But first for my really good news... remember last week when I said I passed my personal trainer exam and then I had to figure out what to do with it. Well I've figured it out or in some weird twist it figured me out.
I had mentioned a few weeks ago to someone I met through work that I was taking my PT course and through that contact, I was approached to fill in for another instructor in a few weeks. I'll be filling in on and off and teaching regularly in a few weeks. I can also advertise as at their facility and use it at no charge!
The other thing that happened was I approached the owners of the store where I run from about running a boot camp for runners class on a trial basis and they were very supportive. And people from my running group are completely on board.
I am so excited to be pursuing this type of work on the side. It does mean that I will definitely not be training for any large races (read marathons) or I will be spread way to thin. But I am still planning to race a few 5 & 10k's this spring and train for a half in the fall.
Now for my new addition...
I have been looking at this blender for years... I'm not kidding... almost four years. My reluctance to buy this blender is the cost. It is a serious investment and I can think of far more exciting things to buy for the same amount of money... a new wardrobe... vacation for my family. But I will never buy another blender again... or at least until I'm 80.
I have secretly had a Vitamix savings account for about a year and a half. Just over two years ago I purchased a 'professional' blender for about a third of the cost of my new one. I took care of it, but lately my smoothies have been more chunky than smooth and I've had to super glue parts of the carafe together.
I made my first smoothie last night for myself, sister and brother-in-law... this was amazing... it was smoother than smooth! I am in love! For the next week it will be smoothies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fact I may just puree everything I make for the next little while... who needs to chew!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: blender raw beverage vegan
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 large handfulls of spinach
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 apple cored and chopped
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water - more to thin if necessary
Add all ingredients to blender. Puree adding more water as necessary.
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