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Fall Rose and Fig Iced Tea

The weather around here has been exceptionally cool for this time of the year, and while I was out on my run -crushing leaves underneath my new Newton running shoes, of course- I thought about the lovely delicate, yet sweet nature, of fall. So then I started craving something sweet yet “fall-like” and came up with the inspiration for this refreshing iced tea. It’s cool outside, but not too cool!

Recipe:

  1. Rose and Fig Tea from Teavana
  2. Thin Apple Slices
  3. 1 teaspoon of Sugar or other Sweetener
  4. Ice Cubes (to taste)
  5. 1.5 Cups of Boiling Water

First, you’ll want to steep your tea for 5-6 minutes (as stated on package). Place a few ice cubes with 1 teaspoon of sugar in your glass. When the tea is ready, pour the tea in to your glass and swirl with a spoon. Place the remaining ice cubes in your glass and garnish with the thin apple slices.

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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Tips for Running Safely

It’s summer time!!! Which means more sun and more hours to go out and be active! Here are just a couple major important tips to run safely and with others this summer.

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

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Water is Key!

I remember reading once that water is the Matrix for life, so don’t forget to drink water! If you can, drink at least 8 oz of water for every 30 minutes of running, and be sure to replenish completely when you are done with your run!

2. Wear some form of ID (Identification) and let others know how long you plan to be outside running

3. If you choose to run on the road, please runĀ against traffic and keep eye contact with the drivers! This way you can approach each other rather than be continuously surprised by cars passing from behind you.

4. When you are going to pass other pedestrians, inform them you’ll be passing by them by saying in advance “Passing on your Left/Right!” This avoids them from becoming startled and lets them create room for you to pass!

 

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