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juice to the rescue

I had the most vivid dream last night.

I ran a 1/2 marathon on an indoor track and PR’d.

I’ve only run one 1/2 marathon and it wasn’t on an indoor track.  I’m not signed up for races, and am not even running right now.  Maybe it was something to do with waiting to see the finish line with all the painting?  Who knows!

Either way, when I woke up, I felt like I had run a marathon.  I could have slept for hours more, but needed to start my day!  My body felt tired, but in a need to stretch it out, kind of way.  I contemplated swimming.  Good idea?  Bad idea?  Would it make my arms to tired for more painting?  After making breakfast and doing some computer things, I decided to give it a go. 

I’m so glad I did.  It took a few laps to wake my body up, but my muscles are feeling much looser and relaxed!  We’ll see what I’m saying when I pick up the paint roller though!

When I got home, I was craving JUICE.

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Orange Carrot Cuc Juice

  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 peeled orange [2-3 clementines would work too]
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2c spinach

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This juice was just what I needed and it tasted great!! Definitely one of my favorites!  I decided to forego the lemon/ginger/apple for once, and the change up was delicious!

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I’m 100% re-energized.  The white walls are calling my name!


Reader Comments (28)

This looks so wonderfully bright and vibrant! I've been on an orange kick lately -- I used to dispise them after a near-fatal choking incident when I was three -- but we've settled our differences, oranges and I. I'd be tempted to put some almonds/almond butter in this!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauren @ spiced plate

I wish I had a running dream- I had a dream I was suddenly 9 months pregnant and about to give birth at home. Horrifying!!

I love carrot juice -- and the color of yours is so vibrant!!!

I'm glad the swimming helped loosen you up -- I'm not a swimmer (can't hold my breath under water without plugging my nose!) but is something I want to start doing.

That is officially the best dream! The only way it'd be bettered would be if you ran a full in your cool would that be!?
I'm so jealous when you talk about swimming :/ I miss it!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreya (Brit Chick Runs)

Those colors are gorgeous!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Woohoo! I love when working out exceeds the expectations :)

Wow. I am seriously craving juice now!!! Carrots + ginger + apple is my fav!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy @

Your juices make me want a juicer so badly! I've had that compact Breville on my Amazon wishlist for months :)

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerri

The juice is beautiful. I felt like I ran a marathon when I got up this morning too...and in the not so good way of sleeping like total crap. Good luck conquering those walls!

I just got a juicer a month ago, and it's still sitting in the box! I need to break it out- your juices look amazing!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa @ Simple Eats

Ashley, your juice looks beautiful!

I am so lame and rarely juice b/c I am so slow (apparently) at juicer takes me forever to get my breville really clean! haha!

That juice looks AMAZING!

now THAT is one fantastic looking juice!!!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa (bakebikeblog)

YAY for Carrot Juice! DELISH!! The color is so vibrant! :D


I love how all your juices are so vibrant! This one is gorgeous!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly


March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

this juice looks incredible.

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura (Starloz)

this juice looks soo good, definitely need to try it out!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate@ahealthypassion

Someone shared this article with me today and I immediately thought of you!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarlow

I love homemade juice~~ :D And I definitely believe many times dreams are soooo powerful and meaningful! Your might or might not In MY OPINION. :) But it may just simply be a reminder that life is a marathon, not a race? heehe

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllie@fitforthesoul

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks!! Checking it out!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Wow..that is crazy!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

orange and carrot--what a great combo! what juicer do you use? and how much did it cost? i am a poor college kid, so I need my things cheap!

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma (Namaste Everyday)

The juice looks so fresh and delicious! I love straight up carrot juice, but the oranges, spinach, and cucumber sound like great additions!

I love how juicing keeps me energized all day :)

March 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiran

I bought the Compact Breville Juicer and it was $99. I love it! It's about the best deal you'll find. Totally understand the poor college kid thing!

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Oh girl im in LOVE with that first carrot juice picture!!!! I can't wait to whip out my juicer this season.

March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela (Oh She Glows)

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