Tuesday 130709

For reps:
5 min max rope climbs, 15'
Rest 1 min
4 min max rope climbs, 15'
Rest 1 min
3 min max rope climbs, 15'
Rest 1 min
2 min max rope climbs, 15'
Rest 1 min
1 min max rope climbs, 15'

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Swim WOD, super fun and surprisingly difficult

There are some amazing things about living in Denver.  Yesterday me and the dog went for a great hike.  We saw a deer while we were hiking and Pete was in utter amazement having never seen anything like that before.  The one negative about living here is that during the summer it is super hot.  I'm from the east coast and the summers are hot and humid there and grant it there is very little if any humidity in Denver compared to back east, but 96 degrees is still 96 degrees.

The hard thing about the heat is that most days I don't feel like cooking.  Even breakfast has become difficult to prepare.  Bacon and eggs, though delicious, are still a chore to cook when it's so hot outside.  I'm certainly not going back to Fruity Pebbles so I'm always looking for simple and healthy alternatives that don't require much stove work.  

Staying hydrated is also key in the dog days of summer.  I came across a great blog with a bunch of different recipes that don't require a lot of cooking and preparing.  Exactly what I need when the heat is high and motivation is low.  Check out the full blog by clicking on the following link;  43 Healthy and Hydrating Meals for Summer.

Here are a few that jumped out at me that are simple to prepare.  

Frozen Grapes:  SImple right?  Just toss a bunch of grapes in the freezer and you've got a delicious, healthy, cooling snack.

Coconut Chicken Lettuce Wraps.  Romaine lettuce instead of a tortilla.  Delicious and hydrating.

Strawberry Raspberry Popsicles.  Easy to make and since you know what's in them they are a great alternative to the store bought version.  

If you have any cool recipes or resources make sure and let us know.  Post ideas to comments. Luke says frozen water is his specialty so if you want the recipe be sure and ask him.  

Comments

  1. richard :

    how long do you need leave the frozen water in the oven ? at what temperature ? 

  2. Leslie :

    Luke- I found the frozen water recipe!

    http://www.food.com/recipe/ice-cubes-420398

  3. Dustin :

    I would kill for that 96 degrees right about now, try doing all your WOD's outside in Atlanta everyday.  Even at 85 it's 10x worse

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