Friday, April 17, 2009

More Snow and a Banana Smoothie - and I'm published!

Why does the weekend weather have to be snowy, cold and nasty for the last several weeks?! It's mid-April and you'd think of mild temps, but no, it's Spring with storms. It's forcing creative workout planning for sure. The snow started early this morning and it is still hanging around, probably until sometime tomorrow. We've had breaks, but you can see the huge moisture band to the east (Colorado Springs is in the top of the empty spot, near the small cluster of green surrounded by white...) So tomorrow's Team workout will be a spin. We were going to run at Garden of the Gods (great place to run!) but we'll stay off potentially slick roads since it is hilly there.

Here's the latest banana recipe -

Coffee Banana Smoothie
2 small bananas, peeled, cut up & frozen
1 1/2 cup milk or soy milk
1 container (8 oz size) low-fat coffee yogurt (you could also use another flavor or plain yogurt and just replace 1/2 c of the milk with 1/2 c coffee)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 dash ground nutmeg
A great recovery drink with protein, potassium and calcium! Could also boost the protein by adding a scoop of whey protein powder.
Running news
Last Tuesday (4/14) we ran "best effort" miles at our weekly track workout. I ran a 6:47 - my best yet! (previous best was 6:54). Woohoo!
I wrote an article on Team In Training for the local online news site,
I'm working on the next one now, which will be about our Team Heroes. Can't hurt to provide a little extra press for the cause!


Terry Odell said...

Nice article. Snow in April. Hmmmm... might have to reconsider that move to Colorado.

Jess said...

and once again i didn't get bananas....*sigh*

Nicole said...

Thanks. yeah, snow, but at least it's not really that cold out. It's just wet - more of a nuisance than anything. The roads are actually clear.

Jess - buy bananas! :-)

Jess said...

i know, i know. I got my groceries delivered as Loki was sick, and they're BAD at picking fruit. So I skipped it. But, my JuJitsu training is going to get "worse", so I might have to stock up. The "older" blackbelts know different versions of the throws and some are much harder. Fun, but unexpected when you're dropped from hip-level when you think it's going to be a gentle roll. ;)