We Can!

October 8, 2010

Yesterday I attended a We Can! conference and training in Anchorage.

We Can! stands for: Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition

They have 3 main targets for children’s behavior: Eat Right, Get Active, and Reduce Screen Time (TV, computer, video games)

I also attended a session called SPARK that promotes physical activity in kids.

It was totally up my alley, and I came away with a lot of activities I can use in my classes. I am so glad I went!

After sitting all day though, I remembered how few calories you really do burn. Usually I eat every 3 hours, but I stayed full for 5 hours!

When I got home, I made myself a Green Monster Smoothie–something light but filled with veggies.

We made trail mix at the conference, but I wasn’t hungry then, so I saved it to have this evening.

– Shredded Wheat

– dried apricots

– dried peaches (yum!)

– raisins

– sunflower seeds

– granola

It matches the leaves outside! Surprisingly our fall is lasting a lot longer than it usual does, which I am not complaining about! 🙂 Usually the fall is about 3 weeks, but we are going on week number 6!!

After dinner I met my friend, Katie, at Kaladi Brothers Coffee.

I love the atmosphere so much! It reminds me of Portland, OR. Portland will always hold a special place in my heart because Craig was going to school in Portland while we were dating, so I went out to visit him several times and basically fell in love with him (and the city) during those trips!Craig and I are actually off to Kaladi Bros. again this morning for some coffee and conversation before work!!

4 Comments
    1. Thanks for coffee this morning. My sludge was excellent.

      For those of you wondering I believe a sludge is a couple of shots of expresso and dripp coffee mixed together. It will wake you up fast than a bucket of cold water.

    1. Oh, I love Portland too. Might be because I live there (er, here?), but still, it is a fun place and we do love our coffee shops. And that picture actually made me think you had taken it of a shop here in town. Ha! Anyway, love your blog! You are motivating me to get back into my distance running. Helps having a cyclist husband who can pop on his bike and keep me compnay, what a great idea! 🙂

      1. I am SO jealous that you live in Portland!! I’ve debated about moving there but am not sure I could handle all the rain. My husband is also nervous about moving because of the high rate of unemployment there!!

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