Sunday, November 18, 2012

Things You Wanted to Know

Sometimes I answer questions by replying to comments from my email, but some people are no reply bloggers and I can't answer their questions.  Between, work, kids, running, and life in general a lot of questions sometimes go unanswered.  Here are some that I have been asked lately and not answered.

Tasha @Healthy Diva asked me what half marathon I was planning to run in the spring.  I am actually look at   doing 2.  One in March around St Patricks Day in Bozeman called the Run to the Pub
yes I know that says 10k but they do a half too.
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration not to miss! Here is an early season 10K or Half Marathon to start your year off right. A mostly downhill course will get you prepped for meeting at Pub 317 for your free beer after the race. All proceeds go to local charities. Plus win a trip to the Dublin Marathon! Remember top 3 St. Pattys day costume wins a prize, go crazy!
and then another one three weeks later in Billings that is new this year that will benefit the Chase Hawks Foundation. It is so new I am not even sure they have the course set for it yet, so it could be a little crazy.

 Either one or both could have bad weather or they could have perfect spring weather.

Emily from In the Between didn't know what dive bombers are.  Here is a demonstration of them.  I would have made my own video, but I am too lazy.

Lots of people wanted to know what kombucha is.  It is a fermented sweet tea said to have all kinds of health benefits, none of which I think have been proven.  I do know I feel pretty good when I drink it.

and finally how do you drive without brakes.  First of all, I don't recommend it.  It involves a lot of downshifting and use of the emergency brake. Also, just driving slower than normal seems to help. 

Here are the nutrition facts from my favorite flavor Raspberry Chia from Synergy
Nutrition Facts Serving Size 8 fl. oz.
Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g (2%)
Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Folic Acid 25%
Vitamin B1 20%
Vitamin B2 20%
Vitamin B3 20%
Vitamin B6 20%
Vitamin B12 20%
Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086: 1 billion
S. Boulardii: 1 billion
EGCG 100mg - Glucuronic Acid 10 mg
L(+) Lactic Acid 25mg - Acetic Acid 30 mg
It is also said to do tons of great things for your body like boost energy, help prevent cancer, help with digestion.  For a longer list of things check HERE
Have you ever tried kombucha? 
Did you try a dive bomber yet, or did you know what they were already?


  1. I love Kombucha. The only thing about it that I do not love is the price $4.00 a bottle in my area. Sometimes I can get it as low as $3.00 but that's rare.

  2. I tried kombucha once - an epidemiologist friend of mine swears by it. I wrinkled my nose at the taste and haven't gone back for a second attempt. Maybe I'm missing something?

    As for dive-bomber push ups. I think I learned those from Jillian Michaels (or BodyRock.TV)? Either way, they're a very recent addition to my workout knowledge.

  3. I'm glad that Emily's question was answered by a video of a woman's butt :)

  4. I despise dive bombers! They are hard and they hurt. Must mean that they are good for me. :-)
    The St. Patty's day half looks like a lot of fun! Mostly downhill and beer? Sign me up!

  5. Dive bombers are killer!

    Never tried kombucha but friends of mine swear by it.

  6. I enjoyed your Post.

  7. Ouch on the dive bombers--but good stuff! I haven't tried kombucha yet, but I think I'd probably like it!

  8. Mike tried to get me to do dive bombers the other day (sometimes we do fitness challenges when we're bored) and I refused because I'm so terrible at them.

  9. I love GT's Kombucha!! In fact, Whole Foods just had it on sale last week. :) I'm partial to the Guava Goddess. I'll have to check out the dive bombers!

  10. I had no idea what a dive bomber was either but I figured someone else would ask or I would google it when I thought about it again. Thanks for answering these. That sounds like a really fun half to do for St. Patrick's Day!


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