Woohoo! It’s Boston Marathon Monday!
I’m hoping to watch as much of it as I can, and track my talented friends. It all depends on this little one, and how happy she is to entertain herself.
We had a busy day yesterday, and spent the afternoon at the park to play and have a picnic. I think we’re both ready for a low-key morning at home.
A quick shout-out to some of my friends who are running this year and are going to rock the race…
- Michelle from Me and the Boys
- Lisa from RunWiki
- Robin from Westford Mommy
- Kyria from Travel Spot
- Tia from Arkansas Running Mom
- Alison from Racing Tales
- Sandra from Organic Running Mom
- Lora from Crazy Running Girl
- Jess from Pace of Me
- Katherine from Neon Blonde Runner
- Amanda from Runninghood
- Amy from Lavender Running
- Liana from Run to Munch
- and of course, my running buddy, May!
I always love tracking the Boston marathon, but am finding it even more exciting this year with the very real possibility that I’ll get in and be running it next April. I’m soaking up all the advice I can get.
In order to complete my “B” alliteration for the day, I am also linking up with Heather for her Meatless Mondays from A-Z. It’s my first week participating, but every Monday Heather has meatless meal ideas. This week’s challenge is to create a recipe with blueberries. Check out her site to see all the links!
In my health newsletter this month, I talked about the benefits of spring’s produce for detoxifying the body. Build a detoxifying spring salad with the local produce available in your area: baby greens, sprouts, carrots, radishes, scallion, mushrooms, berries and so on. This is a fun spin on the standard oil and vinegar dressing.
Blueberry Balsamic Dressing
- 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
- 1/2 c. watermelon cubes
- juice squeezed from 1/2 small lemon
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- few dashes each of parsley and basil
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine all in a small food processor or blender until well blended. Top baby greens with berries, mushrooms, scallion, carrots, toasted nuts and/or toppings of choice. Pour over salad greens and enjoy!
Are you cheering anyone on in the Boston marathon? What’s your favorite salad dressing?