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Bob and WeaveOctober 2012
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Destination Marathon Training: C'ville
Info Table
Looking to add a spring marathon to your 2013 calendar. Stop by Fleet Feet on Saturday 10/27 from 10-2 PM and Sunday 10/28 from 12-4 PM and learn more about this fantastic opportunity to race in gorgeous setting, while being fantastically prepared and race ready. 
Newington Bike 
Ladies Night
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
Come check out over 15 different triathlon and cycling vendors for this Western themed Ladies Night. Hmm, I need to find cowboy hat.

Bob and Weave

Fall hike along the AT in Virginia
How you recover from disappointing news says a great deal about your character. Two weeks ago I learned that our destination marathon trip to Utah wasn't happening. The race director had a conflict with the town and needed to change the date to a fall marathon.  The news was a tough blow to handle. Both Bill and I had put our hearts into organizing this event and being met with a road block like this was tough to accept. However we've regrouped and explored our options and I am happy to present to you our Plan B: The Charlottesville Marathon
The Charlottesville Marathon is on Saturday April 6th in Virginia. The course is touted as one of the most scenic marathon courses in the East. I like this race for many reasons:
  • It's in its 11th year. This race won't be cancelled. 
  • It is not on Easter weekend.
  • It offers varying terrain (yep that means hills).
  • There will be green leaves on the trees and after a gray and white winter in the Northeast, we need that, along with some warmer temperatures. The average temperature on race day is 66. 
  • It is a mid sized field of 450+ marathoners, so you'll get a boost from the energy of other runners. 
  • This race has a half marathon. We are offering marathon AND half-marathon coaching.  
  • We'll still have the opportunity to go to a National Park. Shenandoah National Park is less than an hour drive away. 
  • C'ville is full of rich history. Tour Monticello (Jefferson's home) or one of the many other historic residences. 
  • Visit the Downtown Charlottesville Mall- the shopping, dining  and entertainment district all within a brick paved pedestrian area.
  • You can celebrate post race with a trip to one of the many award winning wineries. 
The twenty week training plan starts on Sunday, November 11th. Visit my website for more information about this trip. 
During the midst of my sulking, I got a fabulous email from Steph at Fleet Feet. She told me "with a little bobbing/weaving you can come up with a good Plan B". I took those words to heart and slept on them. The next day I was ready to go and assembled the trip you see before you. I dusted myself off and I'm jazzed up about our trip to Charlottesville
Inspired Intuition: Windsor Locks Wellness Center

Classes have started at Inspired Intuition (545 Spring Street, Windsor Locks). Come check out a class or two. Below is a list of the classes I'm teaching.



12-12:45 PM Mat Movements - Strengthen your core and limbs while incorporating yoga, Pilates and strength movements in this class centered on your yoga mat. Regain a stronger and sleeker frame. 

4:15- 5:15 PM Circuit Style - Move through a series of stations while working up a sweat using a variety of exercise equipment. Develop strength while the ticking clock and the classes' motivation keeps you going.



9:15-10 AM Mixed Level Yoga- Find tranquility through movement, meditation, and mindfulness. This class offers a blend of gentle and challenging postures. 



4:15- 5:15 PM Regenerative Yoga Let go of the stress of the day. Allow the body to relax and recharge with poses that boost your energy levels while also nourishing your soul. 



7-7:45 AM Mixed Level Yoga - Find tranquility through movement, meditation, and mindfulness. This class offers a blend of gentle and challenging postures. 



7-7:45 AM Yoga for Athletes - The lower body takes a beating from the miles. This class will address key areas like the hips, thighs, hamstrings and lower back. It is suitable for all levels, you do not need to be an athlete to attend.

We also have another great yoga instructor as well as an energetic Zumba instructor.

Questions? Don't hesitate to email me.  

Central Wheel Winter Training Program

This winter don't loose all those hard earned fitness gains. Show up to your spring rides with power in your pedals. I'll be instructing an energetic 11 week class on bike trainers at Central Wheel in Farmington. Central Wheel will supply the bike trainers. I'll supply the music, motivation and coaching. You'll bring your bike, water bottles, heart rate monitor and willingness to sweat! 


When: Wednesday nights 6:30- 7:30 PM January 9th- March 20th

Where: Central Wheel 62 Farmington Ave Farmington, CT

Cost: $88 - Early registration before 12/15

$99- 11 week program

$10 Drop in (if space is available) 

BONUS: Register for the 11 week program and receive weekly details for a second trainer workout. 

Email Aubrey to reserve your space. 

Ten Delicious Ways to Eat Kale

The popular food blog No Meat Athlete recently added a post about kale. The author surmises that most of his readers know about the nutritional punch packed by kale. We know we should like it and eat more of it, but we just don't know what to do with it. In an effort to make kale more approachable, a top ten list has been provided along with recipes. Why didn't I think of that? Check it out here

  • Massage it in a salad
  • Make kale chips
  • Pair it with nuts
  • Try dinosaur kale
  • Throw it in a soup
  • Make it the green in "a grain, a green and a bean"
  • Put kale in a burger
  • Put it in a green smoothie
  • Use kale as a burrito shell
  • Just saute it
A Vote for the Food Movement

Allow me to talk politics for a moment. I'm not speaking about the presidential election, but rather a unique opportunity this country has in California. On the ballot in California is Prop 37 which requires genetically modified foods (GMOs) to be labeled. Passing this law is a big deal. The adage is "As California goes, so does the rest of the nation". Alas I do not live in Cali and unable to vote for this legislation. Perhaps you know someone in California who could use a little education. Below are two helpful articles to learn more about the nature of the food battles being waged.

Recipe: Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce and Kale
On Sunday searching for lunch options, this recipe was fresh in my mind. Two weeks ago the recipe was published in the Fleet Feet newsletter. That recipe was the starting point for Sunday's lunch. The more comfortable you get in the kitchen the easier it is to improvise and add things together.

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 small leeks, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bunch of kale, center stems removed and chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • feta cheese
  • fresh parsley
  1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan. Saute leeks for 6-8 minutes. 
  2. Add the jalapeno and cook for 1 minute. Add the oregano and pepper. Saute for another 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the tomatoes and water and bring to a simmer. Then add the kale.  
  4. Cook for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken. 
  5. Carefully crack the eggs into the simmering liquid. Cover the pan for four minutes to cook the eggs. 
  6. Scoop the tomatoes and eggs into a bowl and serve with feta cheese and fresh parsley. 
Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Aubrey Schulz
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