Race Day Review

Race or Run? On race day is it a race or is it a run? Is your goal to stand on that shiny podium accepting your bottle of wine or jar of jam like a pro? Or are you out there to enjoy the views, take multiple selfies and laugh your ass off with a friend? Asses off to You! I recently had the pleasure to run a race with a friend, not to race it, but to run it for the fun. Wow what a different experience that was! Talk about laughing our asses off.. We chatted, we laughed, we enjoyed every step, finished strong and didn't have to fall over the finish line out of shear exhaustion. What I Learned I was nervous more than I realized to run a race this way. What if we aren't compatible? What if I ho

Smoked Salmon Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces spaghetti (or other) pasta Salt 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup chopped shallots (can substitute onions) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup dry white wine (can substitute pasta cooking water with a Tbsp of lemon juice) 1/4 cup cream or non dairy alternative  1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp lemon zest (divided into 1 Tbsp and 1 Tbsp) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or dill 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite sized pieces Fresh ground black pepper METHOD Put pasta water on to boil: Heat to boiling a large pot with at least 4 quarts of salted water in it. (2 Tbsp of salt for 4 quarts of water.) Toast the pine nuts: While the water is heating, brown the pine nuts. Put the

How to Choose a Race

Spring is finally here, and for alot of us this means RACE season. If you have not already choosen and signed up for your race season, nows the time. The weather is getting nicer, the trails are clearing off, and the milage is starting to ramp up. But how do you choose? Where can you look for races? Never fear! We at Bush Babes Trail Running have you covered. Lets start with how do you choose? 1. Look at whats out there, does something jump out at you? My first ultra was choosen by the home page picture. It was The Canadian Death Race and the picture was of a skull, I thought well you probably run until you die! sounds good lets it.. How do you? There are so many races out there with 2. What

Lettuce-Wrapped Asian Salmon Burgers

Ingredients 1 pound skinless salmon fillet 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. Sriracha or other chili-garlic sauce 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger ¼ tsp. ground black pepper ¼ cup toasted wheat germ 3 scallions, chopped ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 Tbsp. canola oil 4 fresh or canned pineapple rings 4 large lettuce leaves, such as Bibb, Boston, or other butter lettuce 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce Instructions In a food processor, combine ½ pound of the salmon, the soy sauce, Sriracha, garlic, ginger, and pepper. Process until pureed and pasty. Finely chop the remaining ½ pound of salmon by hand. Pulse it into the pureed mixture, along with the wheat germ, scallions,

Don't Forget the RIGHT Underwear!

What are The RIGHT Underwear? The Wrong Underwear can Make or Break Your Run. The wrong underwear will turn your best run in the world into the worst, it's called chaffing folks, and it ain't pretty! It's all about the underwear. What works for me might not work for you as our bodies are all a little different. This goes for you guys too.....not just the ladies. Never Wear Cotton Cotton holds moisture, stretches and makes for the perfect conditions for chafing, blistering, etc. Underwear should be tight like a second skin and made of a moisture wicking material. There are Exceptions to Every Rule Some people are just prone to chafing, do not despair there is hope for you and it's called lub

Getting Started

It’s Hard Getting started and making something a habit is hard for most of us, especially if it’s something new. 5 Ways To Help You Make Trail running a Habit 1. Sign Up For a Race or Join a Running Group Signing up for a race is a huge motivator and can be the incentive you need to hit those trails. Running for exercise is one thing but training for something bigger than any one run, something that might seem downright impossible, is an entirely different experience. Not everyone likes having goals, and not everyone likes racing, but once you've laid that money down and signed up you will be surprised how inspired you can get. The like minded people you will meet in a running group or clini

California Grilled Chicken

Ingredients YIELDS: 4 3/4 c. balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. garlic powder 2 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. Italian seasoning kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 slices mozzarella 4 slices avocado 4 slices tomato 2 tbsp. sliced basil Balsamic glaze, for drizzling Directions PREP TIME: 0:20 TOTAL TIME: 0:40 In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, honey, oil, and Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper. Pour over chicken breasts and marinate 20 minutes. Heat grill to medium high. Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 170ºF on an instant-read thermometer. Top chicken with mozzarella, avocado, and

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