Top Ten Reasons to Run: #8

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Have you seen how RAD these can be? And the best part is you can wear them as short as you want, and it’s perfectly acceptable in the running world. We’ve compiled some of our favorite running shorts below, so start wearing short shorts with that runners pride.

 

How To Be Awesome

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“Awesome” has become quite the buzzword; seems like everything has been just that lately. We’ve compiled this list to help you become awesome-empowered. be-awesome

*Embrace the Body You Have, Not the Body You Want

Weather it’s the junk in your trunk or extra muffin on your top, quit fighting things and start loving them.  You’ll never be the center of a dance circle without the confidence of Beyonce, and we are 100% sure she embraces all her body.

*Look for More Reasons to High Five

There’s little else in this life more satisfying than the crisp slap of two hands meeting. It’s a non-verbal agreement that something has in fact just been awesome. So quit withholding your fives and start giving them out for any small-life victory. Filled your froyo punch card? Yeah that deserves a five.  Avoided a grocery store run by finding that last stick of butter? High five, you deserve it. You always deserve it!

*Make Achievable Goals

Nothing makes you awesomely accomplished like crossing something off your life list.  And while keeping “become President” on your list of goals is awesome, set some goals that are a little more quickly achieved.  Maybe try running a 7-minute mile, baking a Julia Childs meal, or learning to hula-hoop.  Get some goals on the paper and then get them crossed off.

*Don’t Be Afraid to Make Mistakes

Making mistakes is a part of life, so quit letting the threat of them stop you from being as awesome as possible.  Without mistakes we wouldn’t have chocolate chip cookies, sticky notes, or Coca Cola!  Get out there and make some mistakes and live a lot of life. Now come show the world just how awesome you can be by running RAD!

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!