April 17th, 2010
I am so boring.
All I think about is running and all that Dave thinks about is hockey. We are certainly not the most interesting people to hang out with. Unless of course you like running or hockey.
So I’d like to think that my cousin came over last night because she loves hockey and is a marathon runner, but let’s not kid ourselves. We bribed her with grilled chicken, grilled veggies, roasted potatoes and my (ahem) famous chocolate chip cookies. I’ve always considered my recipe secret, so I’m hesitant to share it on the blog. I’ll tease you with pictures.
I can be bribed to post the recipe. I’m not above that.
…While I debate the unveiling of my secret (or waiting for some incentive), I’ll share a recipe for the ultimate couch-staining, antioxidant packed smoothie.
1 small container Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
3/4 c POM Wonderful juice
~1 c frozen blueberries
Squirt of Agave Nectar
I’ve got my 20 miler redo coming up tomorrow with this lovely lady, and a recent study shows that athletes who take the polyphenol antioxidant found in the wonderful variety of pomegranates experience less strength loss and less muscle soreness. Drink up, me hearties! Yo ho!
Speaking of pirates, the Pittsburgh Pirates were at Dick’s this morning while Dave and I were shopping. It was a private event for charity, but Dave got a few stalker photos on his phone.
On another note, did you know that April is National Donate Life Month?!
Did you know that 98,000 people are in need of an organ transplant? And on a daily basis, 77 people receive life saving transplants while 17-19 people die because they don’t get the organs that they need.
Are you an organ donor? I am.
I remember hearing all of the rumors like, "The doctors won’t try as hard to save you if you’re an organ donor". While that is most certainly false, I decided to become an organ donor because around the time I got my license, one of my dearest friends was in the hospital in desperate need of a multi-visceral transplant.
I remember telling my mom that if I died, I wanted my organs to go first to her (if they were a match) before they went to anyone else.
I’m not telling you this so that you see me as a model of altruism (because I assure you that I’m not). I’m telling you because I’m sure those 98,000 people awaiting organs don’t mean much to you, but your best friend and your family members do.
All 98,000 of those people are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. You are given such a great ability to touch so many lives in the deepest way possible.
For more information on organ donation and how to become and organ donor, click here.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
What are your thoughts on organ donation? Are you a donor?