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Mar 20,2017

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Southern Style Toast

We are always looking for new ways to spice up breakfast, and this week we have the perfect recipe for you to try on those busy mornings! This recipe caught our eye because it was quick, easy, AND healthy! The perfect trifecta! We based the recipe off the one found on TornadoughAlli.com.

Ingredients:

1 Avocado
½ Lime-Juice
¼ tsp Cayenne Powder
½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Pieces of Bread
2 Eggs
Salsa
Salt & Pepper
¼ cup Cheese (optional)


Instructions:

Start off by mixing the avocado, lime juice, cayenne powder, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Mash it all together to make a guacamole-type mixture.

Next, toast your two pieces of bread and spread  half of the guacamole mixture on each slice. We went with a multi grain bread for that extra health kick!

Then the eggs, you can cook your eggs to preference, but we chose to scramble them like the original recipe. (Next time we might try sunny side up!)

Finally, put it all together by placing the eggs on top of the avocado mix, sprinkle on some cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and top it off with your desired amount of salsa! For those who are lactose intolerant, or are trying to cut dairy out of their diets, the cheese is totally optional.



What do you think? Have you tried your own type of Southern inspired avocado toast? Share your ideas and recipes in the comments below!

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Mar 13,2017

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How To Get Clean After The Race!

We’ve all been there. You get home from Color In Motion 5K and discover that you’ve turned into a full on smurf. Before you start to panic, know that there is hope! We’ve rounded up some tried-and-true ways to get that pesky color out of your clothes, skin, and hair!

Before we get into cleaning techniques, it helps to know what the color is actually made of! Our color powder is of a food-grade dyed cornstarch and produced right here in the USA. While the color typically washes right out of everything it touches, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, just in case!

How To Get Color Out Of Clothes:

While you’re still at the event, or right after you get home, brush everything off! Try to get as much dry dirt and color off of your clothes as possible. This is the easiest way to get the color powder off, and it prevents additional staining!


Before you throw your clothes in the wash, mix together about ½ cup of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of regular laundry detergent. (This mixture doesn’t need to be exact, but is used for a reference.) Use this mixture to soak the stains! This should loosen the bonds of the color to the clothes.

Then wash the clothes how you normally would! We suggest washing your colored clothes separate from your regular laundry to prevent any bleeding.


How To Get Color Out Of Skin & Hair:


Most of the time the color will wash off of your skin with a shower using your regular soap of choice. For the more stubborn color, try washes/soaps with salicylic acid. This usually does the trick! It can also help to exfoliate your skin with a washcloth to remove excess color.

For those fair headed runners out there, you may find the color wants to cling to your hair a bit more than everyone else’s. Not to worry, we have a tip just for you! Again, the best way to beat staining is to prevent it happening in the first place. Pull your hair up and cover it, if possible. A lot of runners have recommended coating the hair in coconut oil before the race, and this makes a lot of sense! The oil will be absorbed and make it harder for the color to stick.


After the race, you will probably need to wash your hair a couple times. Try using dish soap on the first wash and your regular shampoo on the second. Follow everything up with a good conditioner to keep your hair healthy. The healthier the hair the harder it is for the color to stick around!


Keep in mind that it may take a few washes to completely get rid of any color, so rock that bold color! It’s totally in now!

Do you have any tips or tricks in regards to getting clean after a color type run? We’d love to hear from you!

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Mar 06,2017

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Preparing For Your First 5K!

                Here at Color In Motion 5K, our mission is movement! We believe in getting out and getting active however you can. We have a big mix of participants that join us for our events, and we get everyone from first-timers to color veterans. For our participants that are new to the world of 5K’s, we’ve outlined a little of what you can expect and how to prepare for your first race below!

What you can expect:

  • 3.1 miles of walking/jogging/dancing/running. However you choose get across the finish line is fine by us!
  • LOTS of color! And we mean lots…
  • Loud music at every color station, a rowdy DJ, and a giant after party!
  • Most importantly: so much fun that it will be coming out of your ears!

 

How to prep:

 

  • TRAIN: While it is entirely possible to participate in CIM5K with no training whatsoever, we recommend that you start walking/jogging/running at least one month before the event. That way, you can get your body used to moving more and you can build up to a faster time! (If you’re in to that sort of thing.) Plus, by signing up for CIM5K, you get 30 days free with Mbition-The Smart Adaptive Training Plan! Sign up for our Newsletter to receive additional custom training plans provided by Mbition!

 

  • SLEEP: Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before the event! We know you’re probably too excited thinking about all of the colorful fun you’ll have the following morning. (If we’re being honest, we’re right in that boat with you!) We promise you’ll want to get a good rest before the run. Even though you’ll be having the time of your life, your body will be doing a lot of work and will need all the help it can get. Plus, you might be waking up a bit earlier than normal, and sleep never hurt anybody!

 

  • BRING: Lots and lots of towels. You will be covered head-to-toe in color, so bringing along some supplies to clean up after the race is always a good idea! Towels are great to dust you off and cover the seats in your car. Plastic bags are the perfect container for colorful shoes that might need a little more dusting off at home, and wet wipes are great for cleaning off hands, faces, and mobile screens!

 

That’s it for today’s tips on preparing for your first 5k! Did we miss anything that you’d like to know? Stay tuned for more tips and training ideas!   

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