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Showing posts from October 27, 2013

Let's eat! Trimarni sushi, pomegranate banana bread and more!

Pomegranate smoothie 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds 1/2 large orange (without peel) 1 large celery stick (chopped) 1/2 large banana (very ripe) 1 tsp ginger chopped 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/2 cup  milk 1/3 cup greek yogurt (Fage 0% plain) Small handful spinach 1 tsp cinnamon ~25g protein powder 10 ice cubes water to meet consistency needs. 1. Blend ingredients for 90 seconds to make a smoothie meal that is thick enough to eat with a spoon.  Zucchini pomegranate banana bread 2 bananas (very ripe), mashed 1 egg 1 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/3 cup skim milk Pinch nutmeg Pinch all spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup zucchini (shredded) 1 cup pomegranate seeds. 2 tbsp white sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup oat flour 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 8 x 1 1/2 inch pans with non stick spray. 2. Combine all ingredients except flour and mix well. 3. Add the flour until evenly combined. 4. Pour batter in one pan until 3/4th filled. Pour leftover batter in other

Karel's Miami 70.3 race report

1.2 mile swim Around 8:40 or so, Karel lined up near the front of his wave just behind the inflatable swim start sign. Karel went into this race with a lot of swim confidence as he has been working really hard with a swim coach/masters team at UNF on his swimming skills. As a cat 1 cyclist turned triathlete and just learning how to swim 15 months ago, Karel has come far in both his endurance and efficiency as a swimmer. But all of triathletes know that to be a great triathlete you need to be able to exit the water relatively fresh - with a body that can bike and then run to the finish line. The great thing about this specific swim course is that it was designed really nicely for all levels of swimmers. For Karel, the numbered buoys and 3 specific turn buoys allowed him to pace himself but also mentally swim strong throughout the swim. Also, Karel liked starting in the water, after jumping off a dock. Karel has expressed that the mass swim start chaos is not something he looks

Miami 70.3: Spectator report (and tips) part 1

I've been a participating athlete at races more than I've been a spectator since I started being a competitive triathlete in 2005. But, that doesn't mean I don't know a thing or two about spectating. Lucky for me, I've learned from the best...thanks mom, dad and Karel for being the best cheerleaders out there! But to be a great spectator you have to do your homework and some experience goes a long way. You also need to have some patience and plenty of snacks..... compression socks help too. But most of all, you have to be supportive. Having goal times and meeting them has been proven to be very helpful to my parents and Karel as spectators but of course, they've done their share of worrying when I don't hit my goal times. That's the wild thing about sports - you never know what will happen on race day and the ultimate goal is to get to the finish line as your biggest fans will be excited for you no matter what the day brings.