Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dance Parade

The Dance Parade I mentioned yesterday went by Union Square while we were at the farmers market. I thought I'd share a few pictures. We didn't see the whole thing, but it sounded like they were all having a lot of fun! Dance is another great way to stay in shape. I was a dancer through my junior year in high school and loved it. Like many sports, it takes a lot of dedication, hard work, gets you moving, and is fun too! A lot of gyms now have dance based classes to that you can take with students at all levels, like most classes.

On the food tip:
I tried something new last night - a cold pasta salad with veggies and crab! I cooked the whole wheat pasta and in a sautee pan I cooked up onions, red pepper, zuchinni, and asparagus with black pepper. I combined them in a bowl to cool, added some chick peas, cherry tomatoes, a can of crab meat and drizzled with a combination of extra virgin olive oil and juice from half a lemon. It cooled in the fridge for a few hours and just before serving I added some avocado.

It turned out really well although next time I'd like to use fresh jumbo lump crabmeat. Also, I can easilly swap out the crabmeat for grilled chicken, or nothing at all and use as a side dish. It would be a great dish for a picnic since there is no mayo involved like many pasta salads.

Workout Stats -
[I got a bad headache not long after I started (left over from yesterday?), and ended up cutting the workout a bit short.]
15mi bike
3x12 cable pull side twists
200 crunches (various)
foam roller & stretching


Tricia said...

great pics! and the pasta looks great!

Julie said...

awww the dance parade looks so fun! you shoulda dropped your farmers market goods and got in on the action ;)

have a fun weekend girl!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Those belly dancers look awesome!!!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

how fun! :-)
I have a craving for cold pasta salad now :-) yours looks wonderful!

Robyn said...

Cool pics! I really like cold pasta salad although not sure how I feel about canned crab meat :) The rest sounds good though.

The Savage Traveler said...

Lovely costumes and the salad looks good, too!

Simply Life said...

what a fun parade to watch!

The Laminator said...

Great pics of all the festivities! Didn't know you were a dancer in a previous life. Awesome!

hbobier @ Basil Vodka said...

I'm a new reader and can already tell I'm going to be a fan! I danced through high school as well and I still can't believe how much I miss it.

I do love your idea for a cold pasta salad--summer's finally here!

Jocelyn said...

I ended up being around Union square when the parade started. Lots of fun :)