Treat Tuesday {3/12/13}

It’s Treat Tuesday!  

What are you reading…I mean eating?  

Today’s meme is hosted by Daydream Reader.

The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going

The Liberation of Gabriel King
K.L. Going

The year is 1976.

It is summertime in Georgia.

She is African American. He is caucasian.

Her name is Frita.  His name is Gabriel.

They’re both going into the 5th grade.

They both are victims of bullies.

Frita tells Gabe he has to be brave and face his fears.

But, Frita has fears of her own.

They both stand tall.

They both face their fears.

They both succeed.

The Liberation of Gabriel King is a delicate story that will warm your heart.  Best suited for students in grades 4-8, this book will certainly open the door for much conversation.  My favorite quote from the book is, “Do you want to let someone take something from you that you can never get back again?”  

I laughed, I cried, and I couldn’t put it down!

 I loved it so much; it earns *5 Hearts*.

So what am I reading? The Liberation of Gabriel King

What am I eating? Monster Trail Mix from my favorite store, Target 🙂

Treat TuesdayHosted by:Daydream Reader

Treat Tuesday
Hosted by: Daydream Reader

Welcome March!

Week #4 of my training for the Nike Woman’s Marathon Half in DC is now complete.  Overall, I had a very successful week.  I was able to get in three sessions of strength training and all four of my training runs.  Two of the runs were on the treadmill, but the other two were outside.  Here are the stats for my outside runs:

Saturday 4 Miler

Saturday 4 Miler

Sunday 7 Miler

Sunday 7 Miler

The cold temperatures for my seven miler were killing me, but I knew I couldn’t complete seven miles on the dreadmill treadmill…so outside I went.  By the completion of mile #1, believe it or not, I was completely warmed up!  Needless to say, I was quite pleased with both of my outside runs this weekend. 🙂

While I am running I am always thinking about how I am going to reward myself for my efforts, and today I decided my reward would be a smoothie made in the Vitamix.

Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

I never measure any of the ingredients when I make a smoothie, but I can share the ingredients:

Wyman’s frozen blueberries

a whole cored pear with skin

Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal

Chobani vanilla yogurt

Orange juice

It was the perfect treat after an intense week of working out!

I hope you had a awesome weekend!

Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂