Blonde Runner Hit By Truck on Bicycle

October 1, 2014 by  
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10484951_10152354559031074_1697828632813443646_nRecently I was hit by a truck while I was riding my bicycle. I am recovering well but my bike is totaled. The driver was ticketed. There is only so much we can do to protect ourselves – drivers be aware. Please look for us and share the road. Please share this, more awareness is needed.

Thank you for your support.

Coach “Blonde Runner” – Lora Erickson

Happy Squeeze Giveaway

September 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Nutrition, Prevention & Safety, Weight Loss

orangemangococonut happy family

Oh.My.Goodness.  This is the most tasty delicious portable fruit product I have ever had!  It is like a dessert but healthy!  This orange-mango-coconut flavor reminds me of vacation with my family.  When I find something like this I have to share it!  It’s just too good to keep to myself.  This is a perfect for after exercise or in my kids lunches.  There are many different flavors and they can be found at local stores.  It’s organic too!  Check out my giveaway – it’s worth $25!

~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Superpowers & Super-foods

superpowershadowmenwomenWhen I was young I could be seen with a towel draped over my shoulders running across the yard with my arms stretched out in front of me under a blue sky in hopes of taking flight. I believed that if I tried hard enough I could fly. After many weeks of failed attempts I came to the realization that if I wanted to take flight I would have to do it on a jet plane. But even though I have tucked away those childish fantasies and I may not have the super powers I had hoped for, I will have to settle for a secret weapon. If Captain America had a shield, I figure, I could certainly give a weapon a try. So, what is my secret weapon you ask? Super-foods!

If you are like me, you value your time and adding anything extra to the hustle and bustle of a busy family life with children, demanding training and work obligations seems daunting; then I am here to tell you it can be much easier to eat right if you incorporate “super-foods” into your daily diet. Like with any other habit, small changes repeated overtime can become powerful secret weapons later.

So what are super-foods you ask? Super foods are foods that are well known for their nutrient properties. Some I would house in my arsenal of “super-foods” would be; kale, spinach, broccoli, fish, eggs, nuts, natural fruits, legumes just to name a few. Because there are so many of these foods, I couldn’t possibly cover them all here, but I do want to share one of my family’s favorite super-foods and some recipes with you.

Quinoa

Quinoa (Keen-wah) is often considered a “grain” or “seed” from South America and is quickly becoming more popular in America. My husband and kids like this “bird seed” because it does resemble birdseed as it is a small grain. Quinoa is very versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes and is packed with high quality protein/amino acids as well as other important nutrients like iron. Despite its higher carbohydrate content it is considered a low glycemic index and gluten-free food. It is also high in natural fiber.  Please enjoy the Vegetarian Quinoa Salad and Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa.  Note:  These recipes are great for those that have wheat allergies.

Live Well,

Coach Lora Erickson

Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner is a certified running coach located in Bountiful where she resides with her husband and four children. She has been coaching runners and triathlons for over 18 years and enjoys the opportunity to work with beginners. To learn more or find these and other recipes visit BlondeRunner.com

 

Coach Lora’s Vegetarian Quinoa Salad

This is a salad I often have for lunch.  It’s quite tasty and healthy. Enjoy.

1 cup quinoa

3 cups water

Dash of lemon juice

Dash of vinegar (sometime I use white, other times balsamic)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large tomato dices (fresh from the garden – yum)

½ cup diced cucumber

¼ cup finely chopped white or purple onion

¼ cup fresh chives from the garden

Fresh herbs to taste, minced (cilantro or basil is good)

1 Tablespoon canola or olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the garlic, onions etc and veggies. Enjoy. So yummy (and healthy)!

Lora’s Berry & Wild Honey Breakfast Quinoa

This recipe got two thumbs up from my taste testers (my kids). So, it will stay on our menu. They really like “bird seed” as they like to call it. LOL Enjoy.  ~ Coach Lora Erickson

½ cup quinoa ½ cup low-fat milk (soy milk works well too) 1 cup water ½ teaspoon of cinnamon Dash of vanilla extract Drizzle of wild honey ½-3/4 cup berries (fresh or frozen works – I like to use several different kinds of berries at once)

Rinse quinoa well (*important) and add the milk and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Rest and cool for a few minutes then stir in the spices and vanilla. Top with berries and drizzle with honey and enjoy for a healthy and warm breakfast.

 

Join Team Blonde Runner – Video Clip

I love to coach and especially find the team environment to help athletes achieve their best.  Join Team Blonde Runner – Triathlon.  This is a fully coached triathlon team in Northern Utah.  Come join in the fun!   A 5-week training program will begin Oct. 2014 if you want to see what group training is all about.  Individual coaching also available.

~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Where does obesity start?

Don’t enable your children.  Changing how our children eats starts with you.

Coach Lora Erickson

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Free Shipping on Cocogo

August 29, 2014 by  
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cocogoGood news!  Cocogo is offering free shipping this weekend.  Stock up!  Grape is so yummy!  Use the code BLONDERUNNER (all caps) and save 10%  Click to order

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~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Amazing Karate Chick

Need some inspiration.  This chick is amazing.  She has great flexibility, strength and control.  Amazing! Enjoy.

Coach Lora Erickson

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My Son Made This BlondeRunner.com Commercial


My son made this little video for me. He couldn’t find a swimmer or cyclist but I think it turned out great! Thanks Scott!
MOM
aka Coach Lora Erickson “Blonde Runner”

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The Cover of Runner’s World – I need your vote

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Coping with Emotional Eating Class

August 4, 2014 by  
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Blonde Runner Coping Emotional Eating 8.4

This class will cover all aspects of combating emotional eating and how to better take control of your health. Learn how to eat to lean up your body. It might be easier than you think. A date has not yet been set for this class. If you are interested in attending please message Coach Lora Erickson directly at lora@blonderunner.com so more information can be provided as it becomes available.

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