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I seriously cannot say “chocolate milk has muscle,” without wanting to strike a bodybuilder pose.

Go ahead, laugh. I am.

I meant to add this to my 10k training update post, but … I forgot. I seem to be doing that a lot lately. In fact, I went to the grocery store this week to get chocolate milk – it was one of only TWO thins on my list – and I forgot it. And then almost forgot it on the second trip.

Yeah, I need help.

So, anyway, why the post on chocolate milk?

Cause the kind PR people for The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board offered up some free T-shirts for three of my fabulous readers. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

So, in honor of chocolate milk, I made a super yummy smoothie after my run. It’s high in protein – which I’ve heard is helpful for recovering after a workout.

chocolate strawberry smoothie

1 cup chocolate milk
1/2 cup Oiko’s vanilla greek yogurt
handful of frozen strawberries
1/2 banana

Optional ingredients:
protein powder (I like Amazing Meal from Amazing Grass)
ice or chia seeds (if you want it thicker)

Blend and enjoy! Just be sure to enjoy it before it gets knocked over by a mischievous cat.

 

How to enter the giveaway:

Leave me a comment telling me why you love chocolate milk. Be sure to include your e-mail (which won’t be published, but how I’ll notify winners). I’ll pick a winners on Nov. 18!

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10k training


Not sure what possessed me to decide I need to stop wavering and start training for a 10k. Actually, I know exactly what it was – a Twitter exchange with my friends Krista and Lin after seeing so many tweets about the Chicago Marathon:

And so it began. I finished up my first week of 10k training last week.

So far, things I like about the training:

  • having set schedule of when to run
  • having a goal

Things I don’t like about the training:

  • I am SORE.
  • I am tired.
  • I can never seem to dress appropriately for the weather.
  • And I never know what to eat before a run.

What are your tips for training for a 10k? Especially when all I want to do is this:

I hate Mondays.

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