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Enjoy the sweet life it’s time for Fresh Friday Five

The sweet life and some granola too! Organic Runner Mom’s Fresh Friday Five.

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This week the world beckoned to come outside and play. Today I even say an amazing Sun Dog as I worked out in my flower gardens. The monochromatic gray of winter has left and brought an amazing vibrant rainbow of inspiration into my life. I’m feeling inspired this week and hope you enjoy  the sweet life and this weeks edition of Organic Runner Mom’s Fresh Friday Five.

NECTAR Sunnies

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NECTAR Sunnies. Enjoy the Sweet Life.

NECTAR Sunnies. Enjoy the Sweet Life.

Good Karma Granola Bars

I would share some of my Good Karma Granola Bars with you but unfortunately my kids and I have gobbled them all up.  I’ll give you a hint about what’s in them–Dark Chocolate peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut . . .you get the idea, they are amazing! Please find the recipe for Good Karma Granola Bars HERE. While you are checking out my recipe I’d love to hear about your favorite granola bar. Please leave a link in the comments!

Vermont Peanut Butter Good Karma Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Vermont Peanut Butter Good Karma Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Are you an aspiring mountain runner, hill runner or just want to get faster?

Over the past couple of years I have added mountain running into my racing repertoire (although last year was kind of ugly with my nagging peroneal tendonitis).  I have always been a hill repeat junkee.  I know it sounds nuts but I always like hard hill repeats workouts and a good muscle trashing mountain run where your heart feels like it will explode out of your chest and your lungs feel on fire (why I love hills).  One of my favorite summer races is the Loon Mountain race which I hope to conquer again this summer however first up is the Mt. Washington Road Race at the end of June which means I had better be ready attack the hill (only one hill) mountain with strength of mind, body and spirit and the lungs of an Olympian (I wish!). In order to prepare I have been running up mini-mountains and doing hill repeats. Here are some workouts that you can incorporate into your training if you want to be a mountain runner or simply stronger on the hills and some tips about the benefits of hill running.

Pink to put a little spring in your step!

The earth is turning green around me as the rains come and quench the earth. I am energized by the colors of the world around me ass New Hampshire comes back to life after the long frozen winter.  This week on my run it literally rained pink.  How could this not make you smile? I truly live a sweet life!

It's raining pink.

It’s raining pink.

In the words of Maya Angelou . . .

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated – Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated – Maya Angelou

Now that I’ve shared my Fresh Friday Five with you I would love to hear what has inspired you to run green, eat clean, and laugh strong this week.  Happy training for all of your endorphin filled adventures! Organic Runner Mom

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9 responses

9 responses

  1. This is so timely for me! I’m running SF half marathon in July and will definitely be incorporate hills in to my training! I kind of love them too…kind of 🙂
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  2. I love some good hill repeats. “Hills are our friends!” My high school coach would always say that. Good luck on Mt Washington! I made the lottery one year but left for a camp job in Wisconsin and had to miss it! :-/
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