A Warming Experience

by Joanne on January 19, 2010

Accomplished:  A good workout.  Not quite as sweat inducing as when I run, but a good workout.

20 minutes of Elliptical & 10 minutes rowing (rowing is suppose to be good training for runners). 30 minute leg training: 4 sets x 12 to 15 reps each of 1. Hack squats with walking lunges. 2. Leg press with hyperextensions  3.  Extensions with seated calf raises  4.  Curls with standing calf stretches and ab crunches.  51 minute walk with Shane. I wore my YakTrax because the news casters said there was black ice. It actually wasn’t that bad. The snow was falling gently making it a wonderful walking experience. 

Do you feel like you had just as good a work out when you cross train aerobic exercises as when you run?  

A Tea for Two….


Although I’m pretty lucky and have avoided catching any cold viruses (knock on wood), there are many who have been suffering with runny noses and sore throats. 

This gingery-herbal tea offers a soothing experience if that old bug begins to bite.  The strong taste of sage is probably more subtle  when a cold is coming on or already has hold of you since our sense of taste is muted.

Ginger Sage Tea (The Kripalu Cookbook, page 42) –serves 4

  • 4 cups water
  • 3 inches fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
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  • 2 TBS Dried sage *I only had ground sage and used 3/4 TEASPOON as ground sage will make it very strong with a sage taste.
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Put all the ingredients into a pan.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.


Strain *if using ground sage, strain through cheese cloth and enjoy piping hot.


Because of the sage flavor, Ted tried to dilute it with more water. He then tried lemon and finally honey. He declared “I guess I’m not a fan of sage”.  

I enjoyed this tea.   Joanne declared “I guess I AM a fan of sage”. 

What’s your favorite herbal tea?


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1 Comment

  • At 2010.01.21 21:55, Cristella said:

    Thank you for taking the time and sharing with us all. I look forward to reading your latest whenever I have a moment. Coming off a wicked week of sickness thanks to my students… and can ‘t wait to try some of your recipes. So many good ones and great tips! Many Thanks!!!

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