Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Beautiful Spring Day:)

PS from my 'Healing Touch' post last Friday:
In addition to my prescription for healing I always recommend cross training during recovery from injury. Not only will you improve your mental health, you will actually decrease your recovery time by increasing circulation and supporting resynthesis. WOW! What a deal!
So, as you can see from the pic above at the Kingfisher gym (spaaah day Sunday:) I STILL GOT IT! Yes, my Yoga practice has increased dramatically over the past 2 weeks while I have been unable to chew up dirt in the trails. And man oh man does it feel good!
And while my leg was unable to kick it, my upper body was game for some challenging workouts and so all was not, and never is, lost during recovery.
Here is a link for more info on healing through visualization and positive intention...
WOW what a day in the Comox Valley! Another day with real life heat coming off of the sun:) Finally! I was inspired completely and had a spring in my step all day.

FYI We are shutting down the office for the Easter weekend from Friday until Monday and will re-open re-energized on Tuesday April 14th bright and early with Sunrise Bootcamp at 6:00am!
Be sure to register for your ELM April Fitness Adventures before the deadlines this week and next! Check the ELM website for complete details on all of our Spring programs.
Next Week the following programs are kicking off: Fitness Bootcamp and Womens Learn to Run on Tuesday evenings.
The following week we start: Womens Off Road Trail Running on Monday mornings.
After that we hit the trails with Adventure Running 1::3 starting April 30th!
Can't wait to play/train in the spring sunshine with you all!
That's right folks...13 days post-op and I took my Giant for a spin in the country. Just a little 60 minute out and back commute to one of my Partner Training sessions but it was a wonderful (and very liberating) bike ride none-the-less. And who can complain about a commute in the country on a warm blue sky day! I was even showing my calves! ohhhh spring!

Headquarters road: Rolling farm fields, migrating swans, stinky cows, gag reflex inducing fertilizer being sprayed, no shoulder and almost getting whacked by a few side mirrors...priceless!


Vietnamese spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce.

SERIOUSLY! This is spring in a rice wrap! Make a few and double your peanut sauce recipe so you can enjoy these little babies all week...YUM!

Fresh Fusion Salad Rolls’
The perfect light lunch or supper

1Package Asian Rice Noodles (glass noodles)
4 Sheets Rice Noodle Paper (rounds)
12 cooked prawns
4 large butter lettuce leaves (or other crisp green)
1 large carrot grated
½ cup cabbage grated
1 green onion chopped
¼ cup cilantro chopped
1 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 tbs thai fish sauce
1 tsp hot chili sauce or ½ tsp chili flakes
1 tbs lime juice
Adjust mixture to taste!

Peanut Sauce

2-3 tbs natural peanut butter
½ cup hot water or coconut milk (for a rich sauce)
1 tbs lime juice
½ tbs fish sauce
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp hot chili sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbs cilantro chopped finely.
Mix all ingredients together and whisk until smooth. Add more hot water for desired consistency.
Adjust to taste!

Cook noodles and toss with a few drops of sesame or other oil and set aside.
Combine all other ingredients excluding prawns and lettuce leaves.
Soak 1 sheet of rice noodle paper in hot (just boiled) water until it softens.
Place cooked noodle paper on a flat dishtowel and spread out into a circle (it will be sticky but plyable).
Place 3 prawns in a row down the centre of the sheet.
Place ½ cup noodles on top of prawns
Place 1/3 cup grated mixture on top of noodles.
Place 1 lettuce leaf on top and roll up the paper like a burrito, closing off the ends and making a tight roll.
Repeat with all 4
Dip in fresh peanut sauce and enjoy!


1 comment:

The Selman's said...

Yay for Yoga & Bike Rides! Glad to see you're making a good recovery! Don't eat too much turkey & chocolate this weekend! ;)