Chia is easy to use too. Just soak some seeds in water (1 to 5 ratio) and they will turn into a flavorless gel that resembles fish roe. Spoon some into your hot cereal, smoothie or simply mix it with juice. This juice/chia mixture is what I use in races instead of gels and bars which gives me a late-in-the-day energy boost. Think slow steady energy instead of the spike and crash that sugar brings.
|Jemez Mountain 50 Miler|
|Unknown flower, but look at that green bug|
My neighborhood run is really boring, but I hope the quick intervals will help add some speed to my race. Who knows, I may even finish before dark. The desert is where I prefer to run though and I have seen much beauty out there lately. Apache plume is blooming right now. This bush gets a rather plain white flower at first, but then the bloom turns into a stunning pink feathery looking thing.
|Prickly pear cactus|
My fellow Team Red, White and Blue members along with some Run El Paso Club runners also ran the mountain and, as always, I tried to captures some action shots while I ran. Afterwards we all met for a fine breakfast at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing. No one seemed too concerned about the paleo, low-carb or flat-belly diet. Eat sensibly and burn more calories than you consume and you should be fine.
See you on the trail.