Green Smoothie Week, Day Six

Can you believe that it's already the penultimate day of green smoothie week? I definitely can't. This has been a big week -- my job teaching summer school came to a close, I entered a 10K race to run tomorrow, and I took a rest day today. Well, sort of. I hiked up a mountain, but that doesn't count as work . . . right? Anyway, I got pretty close to a rest day. I didn't even go into super-vacuum or super-mow mode in an attempt to make up for my lack of exercise.

I was rather distracted, though. After said hike and a lovely phone call with an old friend, I headed to the mall to take advantage of its air conditioning. While there, I fell in love.

I mean, who wouldn't? Who could help it? Not me. His name (we think .-- the jury's still out) is Oliver. He's a shy, floppy-eared chihuahua who apparently enjoys attempting to roughhouse with big dogs. It's a little hard for him to manage without getting injured due to his size, but he gives it a good shot.

As the pups were all getting to know one another, I looked on with today's green smoothie in hand. Except today's smoothie wasn't quite green. It was brown (ish). But it tasted wonderful. I brought some citrus in for this one, and the result was very refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day of dog wrangling.

Brown Monster

1/2 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 orange, peeled
2 cups spinach
1/2 packet stevia
1 handful ice cubes

Blend! Pour! Enjoy!

Serves 1.


I'm still not 100% sure if I want to run tomorrow's 10K race. Any thoughts out there on the blogosphere? I'm definitely going to run, it's just a matter of what and when. The race doesn't start until 9:35 AM, when it will already be getting hot. I'd rather run earlier, and run longer. I've got my sights set on a half-marathon, folks! So racing a 10K just kind of seems like a waste of money since I can train for what I'd rather, and do it for free. Plus, I can still take full advantage of the farmer's market if I do a longer, earlier run. What's a running blogger to do?

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