Today was my official start of winter training with a chilly 45 minute run around the Tree of Life property. It was actually quite invigorating to feel the cool air in my lungs as a started my run with a steep climb up the mesa. The sun began to peak over the distant mountains and I gave thanks to life and good health. My knee seems to be healed since I have not felt any pain over the last few runs that I have been on. I was still a bit sore from the 12 mile road run on Sunday, but I managed to put any discomfort aside knowing that I would soon be home and on the yoga mat to stretch out my sore muscles.
When I got home I treated myself with my raw rendition of the classic Orange Julius. Who knows what was in the original version, but I made a blend of oranges, lime, and fresh aloe vera. It was a perfect treat to a perfect morning run!!
The Orange Julius-
In a Vita Mix add-
4 oranges, orange skin removed
1/2 lime, green skin removed
2 inch section fresh aloe, green skin removed
-Blend orange + lime on high until smooth and frothy
-Add aloe and blend
Drink up and enjoy!!