Running Recovery Smoothie

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After working out you gotta show your body some TLC, it worked hard for you so treat it right. This blueberry smoothie is perfect for post workout of any kind. And at an average of 280 calories it’s completely guilt free.

 Blueberry Smoothie

  • 3 Ounces Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (we like vanilla flavor best)
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries (frozen blueberries are best for texture, but if using fresh blueberries, throw in some ice cubes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1 Cup Kale
  • 3/4 Cup Water

Blend all together till smooth and enjoy instantly!

This is the perfect for post-RAD run recovery.  To run RAD with us, register here!

 

Color Me Rad Ombre Nails

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You think you’re all ready for your Color Me Rad race. You’ve got your white shirt, your RAD shorts, a tutu and enough color bombs to send your friends to the other side of a rainbow.  But you’re missing one important addition ‘cus you’re not fully ready until your nails are did.  Luckily we’ve got a step-by-step tutorial to make sure your fingers look as fly as your outfit.

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Ombre Nails

What You Need:

  • -Make-up sponges
  • -At least two different fingernail polish shades of one color
  • -White fingernail polish
  • -Clear fingernail polish
  • -Q-Tips
  • -Fingernail polish remover

Step 1: Paint your nails with one coat of white nail polish (it will make the colors brighter).

Step 2: Cut the make-up sponges in half and paint 2 stripes with the color combo you want. Repeat for each color combo you’ll use.

Step 3: Sponge onto your nail, patting lightly to slightly blur the color line.

Step 4: Add a top clear coat.

Step 5: Remove excessive paint from your skin using a Q-Tip and fingernail polish remover.

Now you’re ready to get RAD!

Check out our Pinterest for more RAD nails and tutorials.

Effortless Acai Bowls

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We’re not 100% sure how to pronounce acai, but we’re 100% sure we love the taste of it.  The benefits of acai berry are booming, and trust us when we say there’s a reason people call it a “super food”.   We love eating our acai in bowl form, cause it’s easy, delicious, and tastes like a tropical getaway in our mouths. Below is our favorite acai bowl recipe, but here’s the great thing about acai bowls, exact measurements are not required! Add a little more or less of any of the below and your bowl will still taste delicious.

Ingredients in blender:

  • -7 ounce Acai frozen packets (these can be ordered off the internet or found in the frozen section at most grocery stores)
  • -1 cup orange juice/apple juice/soy milk/coconut milk
  • - 2 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • -2 cup frozen strawberries (or any combination of frozen fruit)

Top with:

  • -Shredded coconut
  • -Granola (our favorite is all natural Nova granola, which can be purchased here)
  • -Blueberry
  • -Drizzle of honey
  • -Sliced banana or strawberry or both

*Calories will vary on how you prepare your bowl, but there’s an average of about 100 calories in the above mentioned acai serving size

For even more easy, healthy recipes give us your email here!

 

What To Expect From Your First 5K

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Making the decision to run your first 5K could be your first step to a total fitness

overhaul. It could be the end of a long-term fitness goal. Or the start of a serious

relationship with running. Here’s our list of helpful hints to make the bet of your

first 5K!

 

-You don’t have to run the whole 3.1 miles. Just because it’s a 5K run, don’t feel

pressure to keep up a running pace the entire time. Add some walking to your run

and you’re still gonna get over the finish line with your head held high.

 

– Rest; don’t run the day before your 5K. Give your muscles a break before you push

your limits. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated during all 3.1 miles.

 

-Drink plenty of fluids and eat something light the morning of your run.

 

-During the run, start at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Don’t feel pressure

from other runners to quicken your pace from what you feel comfortable with. It’s

your 5K so take it at your own speed and time.

 

And the only thing you need to expect from running a Color Me Rad is to have the time of your life. Enter your email here to get even more fit tips!

No-Bake, Easy Energy Balls

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Get the most out of your workout with an easy snack! Not eating before a workout is the wrong idea; eating will prevent your body from converting muscle tissue into glucose for the energy you need. This isn’t ideal for losing weight or building muscle, so try out our favorite snack below!
 pre-workout-balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll into balls and enjoy!
  4. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Feel free to substitute any of the above ingredients to accommodate food allergies or special diets. Add cranberries, raisins, goji berries, or anything you like. There’s no wrong way to eat an energy ball!

5 Reasons To Workout Today

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  1. Working Out Makes You Happy

Even a quick workout will repel any bad mood. Working out boosts production of brain chemicals that will help ease anxiety and stress. Or in the words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” So if you’re not going to work out for yourself, at least do it for your significant other.

  1. Strengthen Memory

Can’t remember where you left your car keys; or even worse, forgot your age (I could have sworn just yesterday I was 25!)? Working out can help you get your memory into tiptop shape. Just a single exercise session can result in higher levels of memory strengthening hormones. Keep working out and before you know it you’ll remember everyone from your graduation class without even using Facebook.

  1. Boost Creativity

Exercising can help you think of the next great idea. Studies have found that those who exercised  four times a week were able to think more creatively than those with a more sedentary lifestyle. You’re in good company when you workout to get your creative juices flowing; Steve Jobs often took walking meetings to help brainstorm new ideas.

  1. Helps You Feel More Confident

Self-confidence is all based on what we think we can do and seeing ourselves accomplish surprising feats.  So watching your body run that extra mile, not stop during the entire Zumba class, and upping your weights will not only tighten and tone those limbs, but your confidence will be through the roof. Go get your workout in, see what amazing things your body can do and then go get that raise, date, or new swimsuit.

  1. Minimize Sick Days

Research shows that getting to the gym at least 2-3 times a week will give your body a stronger ability to fight off bacteria and viruses.  One thing we know for sure is burpees are less brutal than body flu. Totally worth it.

 

And when you register to run rad with us you’re going to see workout results in a very colorful way.

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