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Hey Everyone!! How was your week?? I completed the Horsetooth 10K Swim on Sunday even though my sciatic nerve as still super irritated. It mainly hurt at the start, when I would "site", and if I wasn't paying attention to my technique. Other than that I made it through the swim. Here is my race report...

I am taking ice baths every night and still holding out hope that I can do my 50 miler in 10 days!!!

I am still looking for sponsors for my 50 Mile 9/11 Tribute Race next month and my  7 Marathons in 7 States in 7 Days in October. Here are the details on the  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for your biz or cause. 

Other than that, I am coaching Severance Middle School Swim Team...55 boys and girls...yikes, getting organized in our furniture-less house, and getting back to my "mostly raw" eating plan which I got away from this month!

I am  grateful for my soft, snuggable, adorbsicle dog on National Dog Day today!! Love You Joey!!!

Hope you are doing LOTS of things that you love this week!

Happy Hump Day!

See you next week!!
Kirsten :)

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EASY Vegan Meals...

Creamy Cucumber Salad
I asked in my 7 Day Vegan Challenge group which meal people had the hardest time finding something vegan to fix and most said SNACK. So here is my latest (and super delish) healthy vegan snack!!

Cucumber (I use 2)
Garlic cloves (I use 2)
Balsamic Vinegar (1 tbsp-ish)
Vegenaise/vegan mayo (1 tbsp-ish)
Sea Salt

To prep...

Mix everything in a tupperware with a lid and shake



Here is the full recipe before I added the balsamic vinegar and pepper

Follow me on Periscope @throwtogethervegan for daily easy vegan meals!

Workout of the Week...FLEXIBILITY!!

Each week I will feature a swim, bike, run, strength, core, or flexibility workout.


Beacuse they are EASY!! And my legs look super skinny upside-down!!

Yes, it's that simple...put your legs UP the wall like pic #1. Get your butt as close as you can to the wall, back flat on the floor, and feet flexed. Then get your legs as straight as you can. Hold for 2-5 mins and then spread to stretch inside of your legs like pic #2. RELAX in each stretch!!

Nutrition Challenge #1: DRINK MORE WATER!

I have an amazing community in a Facebook group who are positive, motivational, inspirational, supportive, and all striving to become a better version of themselves. I started the group 4 years ago and it is one of my favorites groups.

It's a safe place to share struggles and triumphs and we always encourage every member to be open and honest. We also don't judge or discriminate as we are all such different people.

Since health and weight loss are highly affected by nutrition, every week we run a nutrition challenge as a group. There are 8 challenges that run a total of 9 weeks. And then we repeat.

Kirsten McCay-Smith