Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Recipe of the week

Mint Lime Quinoa Salad
1 cup dry Quinoa
2 tablespoons fruity extra virgin olive oil juice from 2 limes
2-3 fresh mint sprigs, leaves removed and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves or parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
A handful of sweet and ripe cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons diced red onion- or use 2 chopped scallions
1 garlic clove minced
First, Rinse your Quinoa in a sieve or buy already rinsed Quinoa(much easier this way!)
Cook the Quinoa according to package directions. Scoop the cooked Quinoa into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients, tossing lightly with a fork until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings. Cover and chill, the longer the better. This is a GREAT summer side dish. It usually has more flavor the second day and this recipe yields 4-6 servings, so you can take for lunch the next day!!! ENJOY, Trainer Todd

Monday, May 17, 2010

Quote of the Week

"It's not about the quantity of workouts, it's about the quality" - Trainer Todd

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trainer Todd's RANT

HELLO ALL! I hope everyone is enjoying their spring training regiments. Longer days= more training opportunities! With that being said, Here goes. I try not to use this blog forum to push my personal attitudes and views. However, I recently rode the Shiner Ride. This is a 100 mile ride. A group starts from Austin and another from Houston. We met in the middle at the Shiner Brewery. Yes, there was plenty of cold Shiner waiting to be consumed at the finish line. The employees and the volunteers were GREAT!! My RANT is with cyclists wearing headphones plugged into their ipods while being surrounded by 2,000 other riders. Are you kidding me? There is a place and time to listen to your ipod, riding at 20 mph with cyclists surrounding you is NOT!!! I will be the first to admit I enjoy my ipod, but this is a disaster waiting to happen. I see more and more cyclists plugged in. This is a serious road hazard. I've got an idea, how about you go out for a run or ride and just enjoy the activity. I'm also amazed at the number of runners that choose to strap on their headphones on race day, especially when the organizers have made it a point to tell you NOT to wear headphones in the information handout. I challenge every runner and cyclist to spend training time and on race day ipod free!! Who knows, You might learn something about yourself! Turn it off, Trainer Todd

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