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Dipping, Dashing and Diving into SpringMarch 2013
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Newington Bike
 Tri Expo 
Wednesday, April 17th 5- 8 PM
Stop by the Get Out N Play booth and learn about all our exciting events and programs. Other triathlon gear reps will be on hand showcasing their gear. 
Mount Desert Island Marathon 
Spots are still open for the group coaching program for this scenic fall marathon. Visits the website for more info. 
Birthday Bike Ride
Annual Birthday Barkhamstead Bike Ride
 Sunday April 28th.
Contact Aubrey for more details. 

Sunshine on my Shoulders

A splendid field of crocuses
The arrival of spring always fills me with excitement  This week three things got me giddy with joy. First, I walked out to the mailbox in bare feet. The sun warmed driveway radiated through my feet. At least for now, the winter's chill had dissipated. On last night's final Thursday night group run (before we travel to Charlottesville for the marathon), I heard the spring peepers (tiny frogs) in a nearby pond. Their arrival usually coincides closely with my early April birthday, so I consider it an early birthday from Mother Nature. Finally, while running errands today, I saw the vibrant yellows and purples of crocuses. This fall we must plant some in our yard. Welcome spring! 
Dip N Dash!
Inspiration for the Dip N Dash!
I'm excited to reveal the identity of the area's newest multisport race series. Mark your calendars, Get Out N Play is unveiling a bi-weekly Dip N Dash race series on Monday evenings in Morris, CT in Bantam Lake. First you'll swim in Bantam Lake, then you'll put on your running shoes and hit the streets. 
Race Dates and Distances:
  • June 3rd - 400 yd Swim & 5K Run
  • June 17th - 400 yd Swim & 5 mile Run
  • July 1st - 500 yd Swim & 5K Run
  • July 15th - 500 yd Swim & 5 mile Run
  • July 29th - 600 yd Swim & 5K Run
  • August 12th - 600 yd Swim & 5 Mile Run
Registration opens at 6 PM, with a race start of 6:45 PM.The race will be chip timed by Timing Plus New England. The weekly race entry fee is $25. Course maps will be available soon on the the Get Out N Play website
Plus, each week we'll also feature a kids race, The Little Dippers! All children under 12 are welcome to swim/dash across the roped off swimming area and then run a 1/2 mile around the ball fields for a race of their own. The Little Dippers race is free with a paid adult entry or $10 otherwise. 
This race was inspired by last year's Camp Woodstock's Biathlon and similar races popular in Colorado. 
One Day Swim Race: Bantam Lake  
Swimmers rejoice! We present you with another event to show off your swim talent. Last year's inaugural Malbourough Open Water Swim Challenge at Lake Terramugus was such a success, that we are bringing you a similar race in Litchfield County. Join us on Sunday June 16th in Morris for this fun morning of racing. Race options, 1,2, or 3 mile race, with the option to swim multiple races. 
This race is perfect for swimmers and triathletes looking for an opportunity to boost their training. 
Recipe: Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork
With my busy training and coaching schedule, I am frequently seeking out tasty and easy slow cooker recipes. Despite needing to brown the meat first, this recipe still comes together rather quickly and tastes fabulous. My husband loves the leftovers for lunches.
I've found that the volume of spice mixture tends to be a little too much for this cut of pork. Initially, I'll set aside a portion of it in a small ramekin or dish, so as not to risk contaminating it with the raw uncooked meat. This extra rub is great saved for later on chicken. 

The Rub:
  • 4 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Scant pinch of ground cloves

The Roast:

  • 3 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder roast
  • vegetable oil


1. Combine the ingredients of the rub together in a small bowl. 

2. If the roast is tied with butcher string, remove it. Pat the roast dry with paper towels. Rub the spice mix all over the roast, reserving any extra for another use. If desired, let it marinate for an hour or overnight. 

3. Heat the oil over medium heat and brown the meat on all sides.  

4. Place the roast in the slow cooker and cook on the low setting for 6-10 hours, until the pork is fall apart tender. 

5. Remove from the slow cooker and shred the meat with a pair of forks. Return it to the slow cooker to coat with the juices from the roast. 

6. Serve with tortillas, avocados and cilantro.


Thank you for spending the time learning to nourish your health.

Aubrey Schulz 
Get Out N Play

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