Food = Energy + Life

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on April 13, 2010


This morning I started the day with a 60 minute total body power workout. But first I had one of my new Raw and Gluten-Free Glo Bars for energy…


They are a secret for now…I am still testing them! :mrgreen: I’m so excited though!!!!

It takes a long time to get a bar perfect and I accept nothing but the best. I hope to have it nailed down in a couple more trials! I also tested out my newest piece of equipment for the bakery…


I’m a bit scared of this machine, I’m not going to lie!!!

Back to the workout…

My continual goal is to stick with strength training and stretching in addition to my normal cardio workouts. So far I have been able to keep it up, but it does take constant effort not to just skip the strength + yoga/stretching aspect of it! I really don’t enjoy strength and stretching that much, but I do like being strong and not having to rely on knee sleeves anymore, so I will keep at it. If you notice me going long times without mentioning S + S, yell at me!!! ;)


A brisk 3 mile run around the neighbourhood. The sun was just rising and it was crisp and glorious outside! The air smelled like SPRING!

The run:

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Time: 28:12 minutes
  • Avg pace: 9:24 min/mile

I still need to figure out how to locate my split times on Dwight! I also want to figure out the feature called ‘Mark and lap’. If I understand correctly, mark and lap allows the watch to automatically begin a new lap each time I cross a pre-marked point along my route. I want to mark Murder Hill. In theory, I would be able to compare my murder hill times across runs to see if I am improving my speed. Eric and I tried marking the top of murder hill the other day, but I don’t think I did it right…I still have a good 35 pages to tackle in the manual so hopefully once I do that, and install the software I will have a better sense of what I am doing with it!


I followed my run with a bunch of squats and lunges. I did 50 squats and 50 lunges (on each leg) all with my weighted bar (22 lbs). Legs were shaking like leafs!


I capped it off with 20 minutes of Yoga for Strength over at Yoga Download.

Killer workout. I haven’t had a tough workout like this in a week!

Sketchie was watching me from up high! Creeeepy.


Post workout I had a delicious juice:

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In this juice: 1 beet, 1 cuke, 1 piece ginger, 1/2 lemon, 3 carrots.

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After working the morning away, it was time to eat again.


Crisped Potato, Chickpea, and Carrots with Homemade Ketchup


  • 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cooked chickpeas (or beans/lentils)
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chia flour (optional)

Directions: Throw all ingredients except cooked chickpeas into a wok and cook on medium heat for about 1 hour, stirring frequently. Throw in chickpeas at the end of cooking to heat. Serves 3.


Chia flour is simply ground chia seeds and it gives the taters a healthy omega-filled coating!

Homemade Ketchup:

  • 2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon almond milk, unsweetened
  • small pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon – 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar, to taste (optional)


This lunch was fabulous!


I don’t eat potatoes too much, but when I do get a craving for them I must have them!!



Along with a grapefruit…




This afternoon I am preparing for my meeting with the director of the organic farmer’s market tomorrow! I need to make sure I have all of my paperwork in order and some samples ready to be tested. If everything works out, I will be moving full speed ahead with hiring 4-6 energetic & passionate people to help me sell Glo Bars at the market on Saturdays. I will also be designing a large vinyl sign + other marketing materials, and purchasing a canopy tent! Busy and fun times ahead. I have a feeling this summer is going to be crazy!

Tonight I am hoping that Eric and I get to Costco to get our wetsuits and start talking about our TRY-A-TRI training!!! I feel a bit scared because I have no idea where to begin. Anyone know of any beginner websites with training help? I also realized that our TRY-A-TRI is ONE WEEK after my Toronto Women’s Half Marathon on May 30th! Should be interesting. ;)


Today’s Question- If you could do only ONE form of exercise the rest of your life what would it be and why?


  • Biking
  • Working out at the gym (on any equipment)
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Trail running
  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Sport (e.g., volleyball, hockey, basketball, etc)

I think I would have to go with trail running. I did a bunch of trail running last summer and I loved it. I can’t wait to get back into it this year.


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Tami April 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

i searched every where for an advance beginner tri program and I think that the Idiots Guide to Triathlon training is the best, I have all the workouts on my computer if you are interested. many of the beginner programs are for people who do not currently exercise.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Eric doesn’t currently workout.. and since I will be training with him, I am going to be training at his level (whatever he is comfortable with)! So I think a beginner’s is best :)


Foxy April 14, 2010 at 2:34 am

Belly dance. Dancing to me doesn’t feel like a workout, just like fun. I am a belly dancer and burlesque performer, and I also do some Nia in between. Love dance!

Great blog, thanks Angela! Your recipes always look amazing


Jamie @ Tearaveler April 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I would have to say ice hockey! I love it and it is the best full body workout =) but yoga is right behind it on my list!


Heather (Heather's Dish) April 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

wow, your post was CHOCK FULL of great stuff! i love the workout…that sounds like exactly what i was planning on doing today :) plus that’s great news about the farmer’s market and hiring some people to work it – you’re gonna take over the world! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

When I went to publish it I was like WHOA this is so long! haha. So much for shorter posts today!


Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker April 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Definitely running. I love getting on long stretches of road and just going. It clears my mind, and it makes me feel invincible!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Definitely running!!!!
Your lunch sounds SO good!!! I swear I could eat potatoes every single day and never get sick of them. Especially when I have some ketchup!


katie April 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Hey! I cannot believe it has taken me so long to consistently read your wonderful blog! you look freaking AWESOME. congrats on the tri thing! thats so exciting! LOVE Your fresh juices!! so healthy. I would def BIKE the rest of my life-bc my knees would hate me if i ran and im a terrible swimmer! haha!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Thank you! :) Your blog is great too! I am going to try carrot fries soon by the way.


Elle @ Acquired Tastes April 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I would hate to never be able to do yoga again – I just wish it was less expensive now so I could do it more often!


[email protected] April 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I would either do yoga or hike in beautiful settings, if I had the opportunity to do so everyday. I love running to an extent, but my body doesn’t!


Carly @ The Road To Health April 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Definitely hiking. I love being outdoors, it is so soul soothing :)


[email protected] April 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Definitely running! Nothing gives me the same feeling of accomplishment. But it would also be a sad, sad life without hiking.


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I didn’t know you got a dehydrator!! That baby is on my wish list. I’ve been meaning to email to ask what you do with your test batches of Globars…or the ones that don’t turn out ‘right.’ Do you save them for yourself? Throw them away (gasp)?


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Eric brings them to work! They are always tasty, just not perfect!


Rachel April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm


I love love love to dance. All forms!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

ohhh how did I forget about dance!? Love it. Great idea.


Kate April 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I would definitely say yoga for sure but I’d also want to do hiking. Something outdoors. If I never spend another minute in the gym, I won’t be sad. ;) The older I get, the more I want to be one with nature. :)


Ashley April 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm

That’s a three way tie between hiking, walking, and pilates.

Hiking and walking are relatively the same though. Since I can’t run I walk. I’d take real hiking over paved walking any day though!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

How about hiking to a beautiful spot at the top of a mountain followed by pilates? Amazing, no? :)


Jessica @ How Sweet April 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

HOmemade ketchup sounds amazing! My hubby would probably love it. I would choose walking. It can be done anywhere and you can change the intensity on your own.


Lisa April 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

What a hard question!!!! Swimming is my first love. That would be my first choice I guess. Hiking is a close second.


Morgan @ Life After Bagels April 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I am so into that homemade ketchup!

I will say swimming – one because I did it last night, and two because I have so many joint problems that if I was limited to only one form of exercise it would have to be the one that was easiest on my joints


Ashley April 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm

There is a restaurant in boulder that makes THEE most amazing ketchup ever. I know for sure there is basil in it and possibly a little rosemary or other spice. I literally could eat it as a cold tomato soup! Thanks for the vegan oats shout out! :) Sooo exciting about the tri. For the past 2 years doing a tri has been in the back of my mind. I will definitely get there at some point! I’ve been swimming like a mad woman lately and loving it.


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I love hiking — it’s fun because it’s exercise BUT you’re also able to be social. Plus I usually bring a picnic and any form of exercise that incorporates eating is good to me. :D


Julia @ British Bride April 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Can I pick skiing? Either that or running and swimming!

Love your blog btw! I have just started my own: – random musings, healthy living, my wedding! Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy yours. X


Diana April 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Definitely working out at the gym. I just like how it makes me feel and I’ve seen a lot of progress since I started going. :)


Therese April 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Although I currently run a lot more, I’d have to say swimming. Swimming and I go waaaay back. Not competitively but being in the water. I’m sure there’ll be some laps coming up in the future if I can find a place with a pool that has decent hours!

You got an Excalibur?!?! I’m trying to convince my boyfriend to go for one but he keeps eyeing the cheaper ones instead… :(


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) April 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm

That homemade ketchup looks great, I’ll have to try it with stevia for the boyfriend. Can’t wait to hear more about the new bar!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I’m jealous you had good weather this morning. I woke up intending to go for a run but it was raining. I had to go to the gym instead :(


Jil April 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Mmm those potatoes look awesome! One form of exercise…probably swimming. It is truly a full body workout!


Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I’d have to say running, feels so good and is cheap too ;-)


nut April 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I think u are amazing. In the past I was a runner. Now I am a walker. IN the far future, I would like to be able to do what ever I am fortunate enuf to do. Be thankful for your health!!


Morgan April 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I would walk because I consider hiking and walking to be the same! it’s kind of like killing 2 birds with one stone. I would miss swimming too much though. wow, this is tough!


Mary April 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I would jazzercise! Love it. Great workout.


Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

i think pilates bc it’s definitely my favorite–but then would i not be able to walk anywhere?? haha


Sarah R April 13, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I would also choose walking. I think so many times people get caught up in intense cardio and don’t realize the benefits (physically and mentally) of simply walking.


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty April 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I never thought about making my own ketchup! Have I told you lately how brilliant you are?! hehe

My workout of choice would be ZUMBA… hands down.. I LOVVVVVVVVVVE IT!! Such a fun workout too!!


Life Lite April 13, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Oooh I want an Excaliber! I’m asking for a dehydrator for my birthday but I don’t really foresee one of these beauties happening.

The Huz and I were just talking th other day about making homemade ketchup because most of the bottled versions have so much HFC in them. I’m liking your recipe!


Katie @ Health for the Whole Self April 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I would say any kind of outdoor running because it’s the perfect way for me to appreciate nature and get totally lost in my thoughts – simultaneously! :)


Juli April 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Oh to go HIKING every single day! I used to live in Wyoming and I loved to get out on the trail and kick my butt climbing up a steep trail! It’s the best when you reach your destination and get to look out on a great view, then recover on the way back down. Alas, I live in Louisiana now and there is not much on the scenic trails. Unless I want to get carried away by mosquitos or melt into the ground with the humidity :(


Erica April 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Wow! I just came across your blog and am in love with it! I love your story. I am trying to cut all processed foods out of my diet, but just love desserts too much!
Homemade ketchup sounds amazing! May have to try that sometime :)


Meg April 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm

i’m so excited for the reveal of your gluten free glow bars!! i can’t wait to try them :)

if i had to choose one exercise to do for the rest of my life it would be yoga. why? because it doesn’t discriminate, anyone can do it at any age and with any condition. you can decide what intensity you want to do it at and it has so many health benefits! you get to de-stress and tone yourself at the same time too.

i really enjoy the 5 tibetan rites exercises, they’re really cool and a hard workout. google it, it’s really cool!!


Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries April 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Being outside is great, but I’d have to be boring and say the gym. You can do so much all in one place. Hard to beat it!


Miranda April 13, 2010 at 1:04 pm

This is what I used as a guide for the first 5 weeks or so, now I am just doing my own thing working on my swimming technique, and running outside for 30+ mins, and I do spin classes already but my hope is to get my mnt bike cleaned up to start riding outside.


Noelle April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I would volleyball for ever!!!! I love that sport. Now that I have moved somewhere new it has been hard finding a league.


Kelly April 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I noticed you left strength training off the list.. learn to love it! I would choose lifting – I LOVE it!


Bridget April 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hmmm…If I had to choose, I would pick bodyweight exercises because no equipment is needed and you can get a combo of strength and cardio. The strength can come from moves such as lunges, squats, and pushups, and the cardio from high knees, jumping jacks, and lateral jumps.


Paige @ Running Around Normal April 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Love the homemade ketchup idea! Sounds delicious.

I think I would pick volleyball. I played in highschool and some college, and I dearly miss it. It’s such a great heart pumping, full body, plyometric workout. I love it!


Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Ohh I’ve always wanted to try a dehydrator!!

That’s a tough question! I’d probably pick trail running or pilates- but they’re both so different I don’t know that I could pick one over the other!


Kayzilla April 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Ahh food dehydrators. I saw a raw vegan “meat”ball recipe on youtube that I always wanted to try. Rumor has it, they’re really epic. :o

I would dance! I love dancing! I love the way it makes me feel so free and happy when I do it. The body just moves how it was meant to move while I dance, and it’s fun. Any sort of dancing will do it, if I can get into the rhythm of a song, I can dance, and I’d do it for the rest of my life. ;)


Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hiking for sure! I love the outdoors and exploring nature ;)


Christie April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I cannot wait for these raw/gluten free bars to come out!
I am dying to try them!


Jenn April 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Ohhh, tough choice. If I could only do one, I would go with running. I love feeling strong and knowing that every time I run I am building a stronger healthy body!


Lauren (Health on the Run) April 13, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I would definitely have to say hiking — preferably in some huge mountain range so then I could also combine trail running and rock climbing! :) I live in a city on the east coast now where there are few trails and no mountains…I’m sorely missing them.

Also — that homemade ketchup looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

Good luck with your big meeting tomorrow :)


Jenny April 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Holy comments! I would pick body pump !


Amanda April 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I would cross-train like crazy! Whip out a calendar and start planning!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Love the look of that meal- yum!

I am good at the stretching part of working out (yoga!) but not so much the strength. I prefer running!

However, if I could pick only ONE exercise, it would have to be yoga! Because there are so many choices in it, and I love it!



Jacquie April 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Yoga came to my head at first, but then I thought, what if I couldn’t walk. I walk everywhere I go in the city for the most part and that’s my favorite thing to do to explore a new place too… hmmm…


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I’d have to say working out at the gym. With two knee injuries it’s really the only way I get to work out. Plus, then I’d have all the equipment needed for my physical therapy exercises right there. But if we’re in a pretend I’m-fixed world, I’ll go with yoga.


rachael April 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

If I had to choose one it would be yoga (closely followed by hiking, then trail running, running, and pilates). Everytime I get or hear about an injury I remember how thankful I am to have a body that can do all these amazing things:)


kim April 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

when i did my first tri, i found that site was full of FREE training programs, people with knowledge and i think without finding it, i would have never gotten through my first tri.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

thank you!


NC April 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

it would probably be tennis , since I like the sport a lot and I get a full body workout. I would suggest for a training program to go over to hal higdon’s webpage , just google it , I am pretty sure he has plans catered to beginner who is trying a triathlon . Hope it helps . About Glo bars , I have been meaning to try it , will you have a veriety pack on the website soon ? I am not sure which flavor I would like and wanted to try a variety pack but I have been checking regularly and they are always SOLD OUT :(


Lisa April 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I know Hal Higdon has a lot of stuff on marathons, but I didn’t know he had training programs for triathlons? I hope he does!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

thanks will check out Hal!

New variety pack should be up in a couple weeks. :)


Lisa April 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Trail running for sure, though pilates is a close second. With trail running, I feel so primal…it sounds crazy, but I feel like with every step I take, there is some sort of connection between myself and my ancestors. I think it’s because I am surrounded completely by nature, I can’t hear any cars, and my ears are primarily filled with the chirps of birds. I don’t get that feeling with any other exercise.

Pilates…well, that just kicks my butt! Plus I get great results from Windsor Pilates, so it’s up there as my fav workout.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I feel the same way about the trails!


Ingunn April 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Hiking, definitely hiking! The mix of endorphins, fresh air, sunshine (well, sometimes!), gorgeous views and the sense of accomplishment you get from climbing a mountain = one very happy me.

Between hiking uphill with a heavy overnight pack and using your upper body for scrambling (or using hiking poles) you pretty much get all the exercise you need!


Lindsey April 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Definitely running! It feels good physically and calms my mind all at the same time :)


[email protected] April 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

gosh how exciting for your glow bars! can’t wait to hear about the new one.
great workout and happy that it is spring for you :)
i think biking would be my fav


Jacqueline April 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I would pick running for sure!
I have the 305 too & to get to your laps press mode twice -> history -> running -> day (pick the day your interested in) -> laps at the bottom.
Also make sure you have the automatic lap set up to lap every mile, or you’ll have to hit the lap button every mile.
Good luck!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Thanks I will try this


Cristin April 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Make sure the wetsuits are for swimming, and not surfing…ps. I love you site!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Didnt know there was a difference!


JessicaR April 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Heavy weight training! I love how pumping iron makes me look and feel :) I completely owe my body shape to it… without it, I just wouldn’t feel or look the same.


Emily April 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Thanks so much for all of your great posts recently. I have begun following you about a month ago and have loved reading up about your journey to fitness and wellness as well as your day to day stuff. I have decided to start blogging myself thanks to you, hopefully it will be something that others want to read!

As for your question I would say cycling, and anything trail! I just bought a new mountain bike with my boyfriend and we have loved taking rides around town and have begun planning trail rides locally, too. Hiking and trail running are great as well, can’t wait for the summer weather to really start!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Thanks for your comment Emily. :) I am glad you enoy OSG…I’ll check out your blog now!


Rachel @ Suburban Yogini April 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Yoga obviously (although I would so miss my bike) :)


Allison @ Food For Healing April 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

congrats on your developing business! you’re getting so busy

If i could do one exercise forever, it would probably be hiking, bceause you can explore so much beauty in this world! And Sask has some good trails up at the lake!


Denise April 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I would say Zumba. I do it 6 days a week and just love it! Music and dancing are my favorite things in the world.


Jennifer April 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I have to be boring and say the gym because I am gym motivated and I’d have a variety. That juice looks great!!


Kelsey April 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm

i love homemade ketchup.. there’s nothing better imo. hope the bars turned out fabulous! :)


Blaine April 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Definitely YOGA – it has allowed me to find an amazing relationship with my body, emphasizing acceptance and love rather than adjustment. You can do it anywhere, indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. It disciplines my over-active mind into being “here, now”. It’s a new experience every time, I love it!

So excited about the TRI-A-TRI adventure, by the way!


Amy April 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I def would never give up strength training. I feel like it makes me strong, keeps me healthy and keeps my body toned. I like the toned athletic look and feel I get that I never had before I started strength training.
Oh, and Angela be prepared to sent lots of gluten free bars to Florida. I’m dying to try them.


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

whooo :)


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter April 13, 2010 at 3:12 pm

That’s such a difficult question, but I would go with pole vaulting! You need speed and stamina, flexibility and a bit of strength. And nothing beats the high when you get flung even higher!! :D


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I’d go with running. I just love the way it makes my body (and mind) feel.

This is a random question, but when you’re “testing” a bar, do you take bites from all of the bars you test? I would think that you would get really full!! Does Eric help sample them too?


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm

generally I only test 1-2 batches per week when I am creating a new bar so it doesn’t amount to much. We have as many samplers as we can- usually at least 7-10!


Midgetkeeper April 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Sounds like you quite the summer ahead, that’s awesome.

I love running and walking, nothing like being in the outdoors for me.


Angela @ A Healthy Fit April 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Make sure you get a tri wetsuit and not a surfing wetsuit. There is a big difference. You can get starter wetsuits on for $100 bucks. This is an awesome deal. I just bought one and couldn’t be happier.


Rebekah @ runtrackmind April 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Yes, trail running is so much fun, but in the area I live it really is not safe to run alonein the trails so I will have to say I could not live without road running….just me and the road. By the way, good luck on the TRI, that is fantastic!


Molly (Fuel Her Up) April 13, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Running for sure! I don’t know how I could live without it!


Lizz (Leading the Good Life) April 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Oh man, only one?! I guess I’d have to say hiking. I love running, but I think I’d get sick of it if it was all I could do. However, hiking is just seems to be so refreshing and invigorating every time (plus a great workout)!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

oooh that juice looks good!
Mine would probably be MOUNTAIN BIKING!! So much fun :)


The Yoga Girl April 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I would of course have to say yoga!

I am so jealous you got an Excalibur…I can only imagine all of the tasty treats ahead you are going to be making!! I definitely want to get one of them and have been reviewing all of the models to determine which is best.

Good luck with all the training! Can’t wait to try the new Glo Bar! Yum!


Jolene April 13, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Walking for sure!!

I can’t wait to try the new bar!! I have tried every flavour so far, and love them all!!


Lauren M. April 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm

That’s a touch question you pose. I was a competitive runner for 8 years and I will forever consider myself a “runner,” but I just bought a mountain bike (check out this bad boy: ) and I really love it because it’s something that my boyfriend and I can do together. He’s not big into running and I tore my hamstring a few years back, but we will be able to mountain bike together forever and ever..even when we’re old and married. ;-)


lindsay April 13, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Yum, can’t wait to make the homemade ketchup!! I love ketchup. I could trail run the rest of my life. I love running and being nature. Totally agree with you.


Stephanie April 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

definitely cycling and swimming. I am already an avid cyclist. I was born with rheumatoid arthritis, and as a result, I have to be extremely careful with my joints… so I could never be a runner. However, Cycling keeps me in great shape, and is an AWESOME workout.


Susan April 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

You got a food dehydrator!!! Ohgosh, I would love to have one of those. More than a juicer or spiralizer or any other fandangled kitchen contraption.

I would choose weight lifting. I love trail running too, but I don’t think I could ever get bored of lifting weights!

Bookmarking that ketchup recipe…


John April 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I don’t know if anyone has brought this site to your attention but I hear this is a good one. I’m going to start using it next week once I decide on which Tri race to do.


MarathonVal April 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Definitely running, but I would sure miss yoga! Also, have fun with your Excalibur, I love mine and know you will love yours too! :)


Fallon April 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Yoga for the rest of my life would be fine and dandy for me!


maria April 13, 2010 at 11:32 pm

It would be tough for me to only stick with one exercise forever, but I’d choose running. It is just my favorite and the exercise I feel I reap the most benefits from, both physically and mentally.


Nicci April 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

If I had to choose only one form of exercise, I would stick to running!


David aka GlowingBIL April 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Volleyball (but you already knew that.. which is why it was first lol)

Great team sport.. can play relaxing for fun or step it up in competition. Play on the beach, grass or court. Great way to meet people and stay in shape and get all your frustrations out crushing the ball.


Twisted Chicken April 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I made this potato, carrot, chickpea dish last night for supper, complete with the tomato paste ketchup. It was delicious and so comforting. I ate the rest of it for lunch today and it was even better. Thanks!


Jeni April 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I did my first tri a couple of years ago (in a freezing Canadian glacial lake!) and the wetsuit I used was nothing fancy. I thought about getting a tri-suit, but decided that my swimming skills were poor enough that it was not worth spending the money on a special suit. I bought a regular wetsuit at Canadian Tire, like one of the ones you would wear water-skiing, and it worked really well! Just make sure you can reach the zipper easily and the suit fits well. I love your blog and I hope you have a great race!


Amanda April 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm

hands down = running! Running saved my life… I know this sounds dramatic but I was at a really low point in my life – so unhappy, I thought there was no relief in site. Than I started running and my opinion changed. I felt better about myself, it gave me alone time, I was able to solve all the problems in the world out there – just me and my sneaks!
TO this day when I don’t get at least 3 runs in a week I just feel off balance. I broke a few ribs about 6 weeks ago – after two weeks of no running I couldn’t take it anymore!!! I was running 2 weeks post break – shorter mileage, maybe slower but I needed to get out there :) Running for sure…


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