Running: Everywhere in Colorado to train for my first ultra: Ragnar Relay SoCal (with 6 peeps instead of 12). If anyone has any ultra training tips I'm all ears. Luckily I have a badass crew to train with, whether it's 70 or 15 out. (This weekend will be 70. sorry East Coast).
Drinking: Yaupon tea! I gave up coffee two years ago (except for the occasional cold-press from Corvus Coffee), and try to eat more locally/seasonally, but never stopped to think about how all of the tea I drink daily comes from a land far, far, away (and unless it's organic fair trade, probably not under the best working conditions). So I was so excited to find out about Cat Spring Tea which harvests and sells yaupon tea from Texas. The only caffeinated plant native to North America, Yaupon is a cousin to the oh-so-popular yerba mate and guayusa. Owned by two entrepreneurial sisters, Cat Spring Tea creates more jobs in Texas (at fair wages). I LOVE the Stateside Chai blend, as well as Green blend.
Until Sunday when the return of my shows starts again (looking at you Better Call Saul! you'll tide me over until Game of Thrones and Mad Men), I've been absentmindedly flicking through Netflix, failing at watching the movies I actually want to see, and staring into YouTube space. Luckily Carlene Thomas has a lovely new YouTube Channel, and in her first video she answers my favorite question: Should I juice cleanse?
- Mo & Lo Blog Started by two lovely Vegatopians, this Vancouver lifestyle blog has everything you need: recipes, tunes, OOTD, and articles, like my favorite: how to slow down the hustle.
- The Examine Research Digest Issue 4 is out, and if you're a nutrition nerd, you're definitely going to want to get your hands on this.
- If you've ever been curious what I eat in a day (anyone? anyone?), lemme tell you. Just head over to the Lighter Culture Blog and I'll dish out. (I have more fun facts where those came from).