Fun, Festive Fitness

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It’s 9am on Sunday and I’m wearing 3 different primary colors…on purpose.

The first mile is hard—it’s cold and the 20 “Kiss me, I’m Irish” stickers I thought would be a good idea are starting to itch. Not a strong start.

Around mile 3 I’m passed by a leprechaun chasing his pot of gold. Mile 4 is one of my fastest, and I pass no fewer than six green tutu-clad teammates.

Yesterday marked the 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 8K—a Washington, DC tradition of dressing up with friends and family and running, walking, skipping through a scenic, downtown 5-mile loop. Team AICR, never ones to miss an opportunity to get dressed up, is here in full force and green garb.

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    Recipes for Our Founding Fathers

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    Today is President’s Day and over at www.foodtimeline.org, they’ve put together a great collection of the US Presidents’ favorite foods.

    It’s got some great research and we’re happy to see so many of them enjoyed vegetables, fruits and whole grains. We took a look at some historical first families and found some cancer-protective modern dishes they might have enjoyed.

    George Washington, famously rumored to have loved cherries, preferred a variety of fruits, along with nuts and fish. Eating a variety of fruits and other plant foods is probably protective against several kinds of cancer, including mouth and esophagus. And lab studies suggest the phytochemical anthocyanin, credited with giving cherries their notable red hue, acts as a potent antioxidant.  Fresh game and fowl from his farmland was also popular at the table. He might have loved to try Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce. Read more… “Recipes for Our Founding Fathers”

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