Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Running Green!

First of all, thanks to all the new readers for their great comments, I really appreciate your response and input on my posts.

I recently read a book that I LOVED and found really motivational. My husband bought me the Marathon Woman by Kathrine Switzer for Christmas. It is an autobiography about Kathrine is best known as the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event. Her entry created an uproar and worldwide notoriety when a race official tried to forcibly remove her from the competition. This book really made me realize how there was a time that women didn't and couldn't enter races like the 1/2 marathon that I have ran 3 times. It was believed that it wasn't healthy for women to run more than 3 miles! Kathrine was also the person to push for the Women's Marathon event in the Olympics, which wasn't an event until about 25 years ago.

Even if you aren't a runner you can appreciate this book for the fact that it gives you inspiration that women can do anything!

On an unrelated note, I haven't mentioned it before, but I have joined the Green Monster Movement.
I had a lot of Kale in my last CSA that needed used up, so I decided to add some to a morning smoothie.
I used:
1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein
3 kale leaves (without the stem)
1 frozen banana
1 spoonful of Trader Joe's Almond Butter

Love this!


Anonymous said...

That book sounds so very incredible. I think I should like a copy of my own.

Kale in a GM? You are a stronger woman than I!

Katherine said...

I love Kathrine's book! I actually met her a half marathon up in Maine and she was so full of life and so sincere. I read her book while training for the Nike Women's Marathon and I'd be lying if I said I didn't cry at several points in her story. So inspiring!


I love the idea of kale in smoothies - I've only done spinach.

Jenny said...

sounds like a really great book -- thanks so much for the review .. i'm always looking for a good read :)

Faith said...

That book sounds amazing and so inspirational!

Love your green monster!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

beautiful green monster :)

Anne said...

Wow, that book sounds so good! I'll have to check it out. Your green monster looks delicious, too :)

KK @ Running Through Life said...

That book sounds awesome. I need to put it on my reading list!

healthy ashley said...

The book sounds fantastic. I definitely never thought about how 25 years ago I wouldn't be allowed to do the races I'm doing now. Interesting!