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Virtual 5Ks

 
Recent public health concerns related to COVID-19 has caused many of us to feel stuck at home and stressed. Events have been canceled, plans have been postponed, worry about the safety of loved ones has filled our minds. Getting some movement in can help reduce anxiety and boost feel-good hormones. Whether you are a runner, walker, or just looking for something new, virtual 5Ks are a great way to get moving.
 
There are many options for virtual 5Ks. Some are free, some have a registration fee, and some are for charity. Many offer swag like a medal, t-shirt, or bag for joining. All you need to do is pick which race you would like to register for and run! Some have specific dates, and some encourage you to run or walk whenever it works best for you.
 
Here are a few sites offering virtual races.
 

https://www.active.com/*

https://www.virtualstrides.com/*

https://www.virtualrunevents.com/*

https://www.goneforarun.com/current-virtual-races/

https://www.rundisney.com/events/virtual/virtual-running-series/

 
*These sites offer events to benefit COVID-19 relief charities.
 
Information gathered & adapted from: EVOLUTION RDs
Cajun Shrimp Kabobs
Servings: 4
 
Ingredients:
 
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails left on
12 ounces any light beer
1 yellow onion, quartered, then halved
1 green bell pepper, quartered, then halved
1 red bell pepper, quartered, then halved
1 yellow bell pepper, quartered, then halved
1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
8 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
 
 
Preparation:
  
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
2. Remove shrimp and veggies from marinade and arrange on skewers, alternating shrimp and veggies.
3. Place skewers on medium-hot grill. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Enjoy with a side of rice, in a taco, or over a salad.
 
Serving Size: 2 skewers

Nutrition Information per Serving: 221.5 calories, 8.4 grams total fat, 5.4 grams of saturated fat, 10.6 grams carbohydrate, 1.5 grams fiber, 25 grams protein, 448.8 milligrams sodium, 380.5 milligrams potassium, 4.1 grams sugar
 
 
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