I recently bought a Breville juicer hoping I could use it to get more fruit and veg into my picky kids. Well so far kids-4, mom-0, but I’ll keep trying. And I’m still juicing as I happen to love the stuff and hope it will keep me strong and healthy for the jam-packed running and packing/moving months ahead.
Coincidentally, flicking through the US edition of Runners World yesterday, an article entitle ‘Get Juiced’ caught my eye. By the way, the fabulous Shalane Flanagan, my current runner’s crush, is their cover girl this month and there are several articles related to Monday’s Boston marathon.
Back to the juice. I opted for the 1 beet/1 cm ginger/half cucumber/1 pear combo recipe from RW and it tasted great. Beet can be tough on the intestines but it is meant to be an athletic performance enhancer as it oxygenates the blood. Ginger is supposed to calm the stomach. Let’s hope they balance each other out for tomorrow’s 21km LSD!
Irish expat writer and mother-of three who discovered a passion for running at 40. Since 1993, has lived in the Aberdeen, Houston, Singapore, Manila, Oslo, Kuala Lumpur & Perth, Australia. Athletics Australia Certified Level 2 Advanced Recreational Running Coach. 16 Half Marathons and 2 Marathons...so far.