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Marathon Birthday Party

Jennie said to me on the ski lift during yesterday’s Marathon Birthday Celebration, as she called it (she’s my friend that recently converted from a pure-junk diet to an 80% raw diet):

“You know what I like best about eating this way? It’s that after a workout I feel good. Instead of exhausted, like I always did before.”

That’s so true. I haven’t ever felt exhausted after a workout. Maybe that’s why I do it so much–after intense physical activity, all I feel is the positives: endorphins and calmness.

I imagine this has everything to do with fueling one’s body appropriately.

Here we are at the top of the tram at Snowbird. It’s not the beach in San Diego, the backdrop of my lecture last week (photos tomorrow). But it’s beautiful, nonetheless, where I live.

We worked out for half an hour in the morning, then played tennis at the U of U. (I smoked Jennie 6-2, then she eked out a second-set win 7-5, and then we had to leave for skiing, no time for a third set to break the tie. Jennie is an amazing athlete, and super quick, so my drop-shot/lob combos don’t often work on her.) Our ski day was beautiful: Snowbird has the longest runs–20-25 mins. to ski to the bottom! (I’m not going to lie: at 4 p.m. I was tired!)

Our two friends we were with would NEVER go for Rawtopia food, so Jennie and I bought it as takeout, and then we went with the others to Olive Garden. We told the waitress we would tip her as if we all ordered entrees, and then J and I ate our raw “falafel” and “pasta” while our friends ate fettucini alfredo. Yum! There’s always a way to eat right….traveling, with friends, in third-world countries. I think I’m going to write a book on that eventually, but I drop tips all over the place in this blog.

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