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FLATTRACK FIERCE Bloomington all-over athlete finds new passion in roller derby

RUNNING STRONG

Marathoner and daughter experience Boston and beyond


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03 Editor’s Letter

07 ACHIEVE Community Spotlight To Market, To Market

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COVER STORY

Flat-Track Fierce

Bloomington all-over athlete finds new passion in roller derby

15 Fresh Picks Strawberry: Sweet Summer Red

16 Go Gadgets Stability Ball

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Running Strong

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Coordinator guides employee health

Marathoner and daughter experience Boston and beyond

Photos of fitness in action

Connecting for Wellness

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stride Editorial director: Bob Zaltsberg Production & copy editor: Kathryn S. Gardiner Photo director: David Snodgress Senior writers: Jim Gordillo, Carol Johnson Contributing staff: Hannah Alani, Kathryn S. Gardiner, Mike Lewis, Brian Culp, Garet Cobb, Rich Janzaruk, Jeremy Hogan and Chris Howell Graphic designer: Stewart Moon Publisher: E. Mayer Maloney Jr. CONTENT: 812-331-4289 kgardiner@hoosiertimes.com Advertising sales manager: Laurie Ragle Marketing manager: Shaylan Owen ADVERTISING/DISTRIBUTION: 812-331-4310 INstride is a monthly fitness, wellness and nutrition magazine serving south-central Indiana with offices in Bedford, Mooresville, Martinsville and Bloomington. It is distributed to more than 90,000 readers and can be found at various locations throughout south-central Indiana. The free publication is also inserted in the Bedford Times-Mail, Martinsville Reporter-Times and Bloomington Herald-Times the second Monday of every month; and the Mooresville/Decatur Times, the second Thursday of every month. ©2013 Schurz Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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ON THE COVER Patches O’Houlihan, right, tries to push Kaka Caliente, left, out of bounds during a Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls practice. Photograph by Jeremy Hogan for INstride

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EDITOR’S LETTER

Derby Dynamos I’m of an age that I grew up watching roller derby on our 25-inch console television, rooting for star Joanie Weston and her San Francisco Bay Bombers. Weston, who died in 1997 at age 62, was an athlete before her time, playing softball in college and excelling in surfing and canoeing. Bloomington’s roller derby standout is profiled in this month’s magazine. Tyler Ferguson skates for the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. She, like Weston, is a multi-talented athlete who has also excelled at soccer and ultimate Frisbee. She explains the allure of her new sport to INstride’s Hannah Alani. Hannah, an intern leaving for her next set of adventures after this issue of the magazine, also interviewed marathon runner Sharon Larason. She was about to finish her third marathon—the Boston Marathon—when she had to stop less than a mile from the finish line because the bombs went off. She plans to go back to Boston next year. Also this month, we bring you a story about a workplace wellness plan a local insurance company runs for its clients. Jodi Hoagland, Bill C. Brown wellness coordinator, explains how the program works and what benefits she hopes participants get from it. Strawberries are this month’s Fresh Pick. Can’t think of a better food for June. Enjoy. Bob Zaltsberg, editor

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CON Coordinator guides employee health

By Hannah Alani

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he small, square conference room in Curry Auto Center was filled with dozens of employees, each with eyes fixed on the power point screen that read “Can I Change It?” “This is the audience participation part,” said Jodi Hoagland, Bill C. Brown wellness coordinator. “So, I need people to shout out things that you cannot change.” “Stupid people,” said a member of the audience, followed by laughter. “The weather,” offered a second employee. “We also cannot change world events,” Hoagland said. “So, what can I change? I can change my attitude.” Hoagland’s “Can I Change It?” is part of an hour-long Bill C. Brown Wellness Coordination Lunch & Learn designed to help company employees recognize and manage the stressors in their lives. Hoagland presents various wellness initiatives to different Bill C. Brown clients. “It’s our mission to really try to impact in a positive way those individuals and those organizations that have put their faith and trust in us,” said Ron Remak, general agent and owner of Bill C. Brown

CHRIS HOWELL | INSTRIDE

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NECTING for WELLNESS Associates. Remak believes that both maintaining strong relationships and bringing direct value is integral to serving clients. “We really believe that a commitment to wellness is an opportunity to do both of those.” In an effort to build a strong program at Bill C. Brown, Remak hired Hoagland as wellness coordinator in September 2012. “He felt like he wanted to be able to offer direct wellness services as a value–added piece of his business,” said Hoagland, who works with employer groups to develop and implement wellness initiatives in the workplace. “What is really very rewarding about this is that there is individual benefit to the individual employees, but there’s also benefit to the employer group as a whole,” Hoagland said. “It’s very positive. I love the education piece of it.” “It’s one way for us to really take care of your group here so that we’re healthier (and) more productive. Our insurance costs may be looked at differently because we’re a healthier group,” said Cary Curry, owner of Curry Auto Center. “Anything that we can offer our employees is a huge benefit. If they take one or two things away from each meeting we have, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

Hannah Alani | INSTRIDE

Bill C. Brown wellness coordinator Jodi Hoagland leads a wellness initiative at Curry Auto Center. The hour-long “Lunch & Learn” presentation focused on stress management, in and out of the workplace.

Curry Auto Center business development representative Matt Bahr left Hoagland’s Lunch & Learn on April 26 with a better idea of stress management. “I thought there were a lot of helpful, practical steps to take with stress management. I think it’s always good to take a step back from different situations to think through things and clear your head a little bit,” Bahr said. “I really

liked what Jodi said, I think that’s very helpful for me.” Hoagland happened upon the insurance business after 20 years of clinical nursing. This background has helped her achieve the wellness initiatives that Remak envisioned. “The ability to connect at whatever the culture of the organization (is) is a real gift. Jodi has that gift. She’s not talking down to the employees, she’s not

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sermonizing, she’s not judging,” Remak said. “We can talk about wellness programs all night long. At the end of the day if there’s not a connection, then it’s really for naught.” Hoagland works with a team of brokers and benefits consultants who handle other pieces of employee benefits. The collaboration offers frequent communication about the clients as a whole and their benefit structure. “(Jodi) has been a fantastic addition to our team,” said Scott Orbaugh, benefits consultant at Bill C. Brown. “She’s a great communicator. She has a unique ability to be able to see the resources that a client may have in their organization and to help the clients coordinate those resources and build a custom wellness program.” Orbaugh believes the need for more customized programs has become greater due to rising health care costs. “Nine to 10 years ago we weren’t talking about the kind of health plan costs that we are now,” Orbaugh said. “It’s become a more urgent item.” Hoagland’s approach to wellness initiatives certainly reflect the definition of a “custom wellness program.” Wellness coordination is “very challenging in the sense that what works for one employer group (will not work) for the next,” Hoagland said. “Each group is its own little puzzle. What constitutes a wellness program that is going to be successful for an employer group at a stone quarry is going to be different than what would be successful for a not-for-profit or a small office. Each one is a little unique.” Over the years, Orbaugh has seen wellness programs shaping the workplace from an insurance and health care point of view. “I think that the role of agencies has changed and will continue to change with health care reform,” Orbaugh said. “The days of meeting with clients just to discuss deductible and plan designs has come to an end. We all recognize that health management is one of the keys to continuing to provide affordable and valuable health plans to attract and retain quality employees.” Remak is faithful not only in Bill C. Brown’s approach to wellness, but in the community’s at large. “My hunch is that, although we’re not the only community to certainly address the overall (impact) of wellness, nor do I believe our job is anywhere near finished, I gotta believe that Bloomington is at the forefront of promoting and encouraging wellness,” Remak said. “Bloomington is fortunate to have the city council, the county council and the Chamber of Commerce embracing wellness.” “Wellness programs are needed,” Remak said, “now more than ever, especially in the group marketplace with the challenges of health care reform and increasing premiums. ... We want to be a part of the solution instead of just being the messenger of the information of the challenges.” 6 INstride • June 2013


ACHIEVE Community Spotlight

To Market, This column submitted by ACHIEVE is a regular feature in INstride. ACHIEVE stands for Action Communities for Health, Innovation and EnVironmental ChangE.

New program aims make fresh fruit and veggies affordable to all

To Market

A new Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market program, funded by a $20,000 grant from a private foundation, aims at increasing availability among those least likely to have regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The market will double the value of market bucks, giving up to $18 of additional spending power to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants. The Farmers’ Market, sponsored by the city of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, has enabled market-goers to use SNAP benefits since 2007. SNAP recipients can convert a portion of their benefits to market bucks, vouchers that can be used at participating market stands. Now, for each dollar up to $18, SNAP recipients will receive an additional dollar. Many of the products sold at the market are considered specialty crops by the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and horticulture Bloomington Parks and Recreation | Courtesy photo and nursery crops.” These specialty crops receive smaller amounts of federal funding than their counterparts, and vegetables means increased risk of illnesses like heart commodity crops. Commodities include crops like corn, disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. soybeans, and cotton. As their name suggests, these By doubling the value of SNAP benefits used at crops can be sold on larger, commodity markets. market and offering a newsletter with savings tips and For specialty-crop farmers, less external support and recipes, market officials hope to overcome access barriers a more perishable product make higher prices a necessity. and promote long-term use of the Farmers’ Market. The strain increases as farmers transition to more The Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market, “organic” or chemical-free agricultural practices. These located at 401 N. Morton St. next to City Hall–Showmethods rely on increased labor and hands-on time in ers Building, takes place each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 the fields, only possible by increasing the number of p.m. April through October and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in farm workers or decreasing the land cultivated. Both October and November. An additional Tuesday Market options often mean a boost in prices to ensure that all is open from 4 to 7 p.m. from June 4 through Sept. 24. workers earn a fair wage. To convert your SNAP benefits to market bucks, go The result is a higher concentration of diet-related to the main desk of City Hall during Saturday market illnesses among the lowest-income brackets as the hours. A market staff member will help you complete increased cost of fresh vegetables moves them out of the transaction and give you the additional double many low-income families’ price range. As a family’s or market bucks. At Tuesday Market, speak with the individual’s food budget shrinks, they increasingly market staff member at the market information table. depend on more calorie-dense, inexpensive foods In June, produce is abundant at market, including: containing subsidized commodity crops. Fresh fruits arugula, Asian vegetables, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, and vegetables or dairy may be sacrificed in an effort to cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, cucumbers, fresh get meals on the table three times a day. herbs, garlic, garlic scapes, green beans, green onions, This quickly begins to have physical and emotional kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, microgreens, mulberries, impacts. For children, these impacts include stunted mushrooms, mustard greens, peas, potatoes, radishes, growth, increased anxiety and decreased ability to focus raspberries, rhubarb, sorrel, spinach, strawberries, in school. For all individuals, a diet lacking fresh fruits summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, and watercress.

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Sharon Larason takes a short run on the Bloomington Rail Trail

Running Strong Chris Howell | Herald-Times

Marathoner and daughter experience Boston and beyond By Hannah Alani

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he crisp morning sun shined on Sharon Larason’s face as she shivered in her white T-shirt and Nike running shorts, waiting for the sound to signify the start of the race. While waiting, she looked down to make sure her shoelaces were double-knotted and worried about how she would run the next four hours without being swept off the course. Larason stood in her corral, thinking about her minimal training for the 13-mile race, how she had ignored her daughter’s advice to hydrate well and the high caliber of women surrounding her. At 53 years old, Larason’s race time for the 2009 Disney Princess Half Marathon, her first race, was 2:51.

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Her immediate thought after crossing the finish line? “I want to experience this again.” Larason, now 57, is an avid runner who has experienced numerous races, including two full marathons. She completed her first marathon and will travel to Boston next year to complete the Boston Marathon—a race she came within a mile of finishing this year. She had to stop because of the bombing. “She’s just incredible,” said Amber Larason, Sharon’s 32-year-old daughter and running mentor. “(She cut) her marathon time by 45 minutes … She would have cut it by over an hour had we been able to finish Boston.” Amber played a large role in introducing her mother to the running sport. “I wanted to get her involved with running because I felt like it was something she would really enjoy,” Amber said. “My mom loves being around people. ... I really thought she would enjoy the running community, the health benefits that come along with running and all the excitement.”


“I am grateful to live in a community that has Amber helped Sharon prepare a running schedule running/biking trails and encourages healthy lifestyles. I and taught her the importance of hydration and am also thankful that I have found an activity that I can nutrition strategies on the course. The Larason duo enjoy—alone, or with others—that will help me stay have been running partners ever since. Running physically fit, as well as mentally,” she said. together has brought Sharon much closer to her Her compassionate nature and fervor for running daughter, but the most emotional experience the two have inspired others around her to lead healthier have shared took place in Boston. lifestyles. “It’s a very iconic event. You almost have to experi“Sharon is my age and has been a role ence it to have the feeling you have there. model for me,” said Mary Horn, (Amber) decided she wanted to experiSharon’s friend. “I never imagined I ence it with me,” Sharon said. The 2013 could run a half marathon, but with Boston Marathon was Amber’s third. “It Sharon’s encouragement and guidance I was my race, I could set the pace ... . was able to do it. I have learned so much (Amber said) ‘Slow down, Mom, you’re from her about a training program, going too fast.’” pace, hydration and nutrition.” The women were 20 minutes away Sharon is also encouraging her from the finish line when the first bomb younger daughter, Ashley, to become went off. more active. The two completed the “We were cold, sweaty from running ... Flying Pig together. we didn’t know what really was going on,” “She is not a big runner,” Sharon said. Sharon said. “At that point, it was hard “I am grateful to “It was her race, not my race.” to get in touch with everybody.” The live in a community Sharon runs and trains with a Larasons attempted to reach Sharon’s training program directed by YMCA niece, Samantha, but cell service was that has running/ Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Adult down. “We kept walking away from the city. biking trails and Health Director Margie Kobow. “It’s been great to see her get stronger We got to Fenway Park, went into a restaurant to get something to eat. ... All encourages healthy and more confident as each year goes by,” Kobow said. “You always have to the TVs were on the bombings,” Sharon lifestyles.” be open to testing yourself and going said. The Larasons were surprised and SHARON LARASON beyond boundaries you set for yourself humbled by the generosity of the and tolerating that and working restaurant-goers. “Red Sox fans were through that. ... I think she has progressed very well trying to give us coats to put on. (The restaurant owner through both pacing and intensity and is enjoying every said) ‘Don’t expect the bill for your food.’ There wasn’t bit of it.” mass confusion, there was more of a calmness there.” The majority of people in Kobow’s group are females Eventually the Larasons found Samantha and returned between the ages of 30 and 50, with the oldest at 76. to their hotel in Newtown. “(Running) has changed over the years. It used to be “Tragedies such as this always bring to the forefront you have your own running form and that’s what you’re the remarkable courage, compassion, and genuine stuck with. Now you can improve your running form goodness in most of society. We cannot guarantee our and make yourself more efficient, just like Sharon. Now safety at any open event—or really anywhere we go, so we must continue on with our lives doing the things we she’s doing her half marathon in under 2:30,” Kobow enjoy,” Sharon said. “Anything can happen any time. ... said. “It’s showing that we can get faster and stronger as we get older.” We can’t live our lives in fear. If we did that, we would Sharon may have had nervous apprehension on the not live in the nation we do.” morning of the Princess Half Marathon, but now she is Sharon’s views are shared by many in the running only enthusiastic and confident. community, as displayed by those still participating in “I went into (that) race fully intending it to be my races. one and only,” Sharon said. “I never dreamed four years With the aid of extra security, 37,000 runners, ago that today I can say I have completed 14 half including Sharon, participated in the Flying Pig half marathons and two marathons. Each year I become marathon in Cincinnati recently. faster and stronger, and while I know I will be 60 in a Sharon’s experience at the Boston Marathon did not little over two years, I believe you can be as young as shake her faith in her fellow American citizens and it you feel.” certainly did not change her passion for running.

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Flat-Track

Bloomington all-over athlete finds new passion in roller derby

By Hannah Alani

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he image of bodies bashing and skates skidding around a dark, indoor track may sound frightening, but all the Bloomington Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls need do is throw in some mascara, fishnet tights and a seasoned athlete to make their sport a riveting, fun ride. Tyler “Kaka Caliente” Ferguson joined the roller derby club seven

years ago, and has not put her skates down since. “It (is) amazing sharing the roller derby track,” said Ferguson, who is currently the team’s jammer, the quarterback position of derby. “It is a really cool feeling ... lots of people in a small space.” Ferguson joined Bleeding Heartland after a long and impressive semi-professional sports career in both soccer and ultimate Frisbee. “She’s been an athlete for a long time and she’s easy to coach,” said Chris Lynch, Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls coach. “She’s very motivated to be better, which is saying a lot because she’s one of our best skaters.”

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“Soccer didn’t really offer that.” “When I was a little girl, I just Ferguson moved to Portland, felt like I was supposed to be an Ore., to play with Swarm, a athlete. Every single fantasy I had nationally competitive women’s revolved around being the star of some game,” Ferguson said. “In the ultimate Frisbee team. She played with Swarm for three years, the ‘70s, you didn’t see women’s third year being the year Swarm volleyball or women’s soccer. You qualified for a national didn’t see women’s team sports. I championship. knew I was passionately in love “It was bittersweet,” Ferguson with the game of soccer.” She said. “Right before qualifying I met played high school soccer for four my now husband in Bloomington. years, then came to Indiana ...My priorities and loyalties split. University to play competitive After we made it to nationals, I left soccer. However, it was not until Portland and moved back to after she graduated from IU that Bloomington.” women’s soccer became a varsity After getting back into coaching sport. soccer for four years, Ferguson “Many of the women I played happened upon an interesting with on that team live in Bloomopportunity in 1998. ington,” Ferguson said. “It was a “I read about women’s leagues in pretty great experience.” Indy for post-soccer college While in college, Ferguson also women,” Ferguson said. “What is found time to cultivate a passion there to lose for trying out? I knew for ultimate Frisbee. “Ultimate that I wouldn’t make the team on provided the kind of outlet I was skill; I thought if I could just show looking for,” Ferguson said.

up and be crazy fit and out-run people they’d maybe take me as a practice player.” Ferguson was in for a surprise. “I made the team, I couldn’t believe it,” Ferguson said. Ferguson’s excitement was so overwhelming that she took a wrong turn driving home. “I missed 37, drove around 465...I was really super excited.” Ferguson played two seasons with the Blaze before leaving the team. “One of the things I had always wanted to do was play in a world championship,” Ferguson said. She received a call from a co-ed team in Portland. Some of that team’s players couldn’t afford to go to the national championship in Australia—the team offered Ferguson a spot. “It was a little intimidating,” Ferguson said. When she first stepped foot into the players’ room in Australia, they welcomed her by handing her a playbook.

Jeremy Hogan | Herald-Times

Kaka Caliente, left, blocks The Gwen Reaper during Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls practice

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“I studied the book, threw around the next day, then played in the five-day tournament. (The team) finished sixth or seventh, lost in the quarter finals to the eventual winner.” When Ferguson returned to the United States, she thought, “I’m hanging up my cleats, I’m done with ultimate, I’m done with soccer.” In an interesting turn of events, however, Ferguson found her life’s passion in a new sport. “She’s full of energy. ... Not only is she one of our older skaters, but she’s one of our more seasoned skaters,” Lynch said. “And yet, she’s never reached a plateau. She’s always looking to improve. That really shows in her skating.” Part of Ferguson’s experience on the flat track has been bonding with and learning from other strong, confident women. “The mind and the body are working together to help you become better,” Ferguson said. “I discovered my femininity in derby. ... It was a really good lesson for me to know that you can be an athlete and still be a female.” Ferguson’s teammates are grateful to have Ferguson on the team. “Playing roller derby itself is very exhilarating and motivating. Playing with Tyler is especially so,” said Laura “Shock n’ Roll” Vineyard, Ferguson’s teammate. “It’s been a really great ride to be playing with her because she has a real knack for

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One of the most interesting parts of derby is chooing a derby name. “Intelligent people are attracted to the game (of derby). With great minds comes people who can appreciate literacy and word play,” Ferguson said. “(The name) allows them to be someone they never thought they could be.” Like most players’ derby names, Ferguson’s is symbolic of her personality on and off the track. “I love word play ... I really wanted to bring my soccer life into my name,” said Ferguson, who dubbed herself “Kaka Caliente,” “Kaka” being a male soccer player in Brazil and “caliente” being “hot.” Ferguson also notes the double the understanding of sports and entendre in the name, between how to take everybody to the next “kaka” and “caca.” level.” While skating provides a form of Ferguson and 42-year-old fitness, Ferguson most appreciates teammate Stacey “Pele’s Melee” the mind-body connection of derby. Groves are among the older players “A lot of people have really found on the team. inner strength through derby that “I’m lucky to belong to a league they hadn’t found anywhere else,” where (age) is no big deal. No one Ferguson said. “The empowerment seems to notice the age differences, of it is bigger than just the game. and definitely no one seems to care You have a support group of people about it either,” Groves said. “My who are helping you become good favorite thing about playing roller at something.” derby with Tyler is Tyler herself. She Ferguson has no doubt played a has great energy, a great personality, role in helping the team find its own and she never gives up. If something inner strength. about the sport has got her stumped “She’s a great addition to the team or if we are learning a new skill at and really keeps the energy level practice, she stays with it until she high,” Lynch said. “She’s definitely masters it. It’s never a question of ‘if’ one of the best people in Bloomingwith Tyler, only ‘when.’” ton.”


FRESH PICKS

By Hannah Alani

Sweet Summer Red

Chantilly Creme

Low-cal, high-flavor berries satisfy

There’s nothing like saying “hello” to summer by taking a big bite out of that first fresh, juicy, sun-ripened strawberry at the Farmers’ Market. Strawberries are not just the universal symbol of summer. They are the leading small fruit crop in the United States, as well as one of the healthiest fruits you can eat. Strawberries are a tasty source of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. In fact, one cup of strawberries will meet more than the recommended daily dietary allowance of 45 milligrams for the average adult. Strawberries are also low in calories and rich in vitamin A, folic acid, selenium and calcium. Among apples, grapes, bananas and oranges, strawberries have the lowest sugar count and highest vitamin C count. No wonder strawberries were revered as sacred in ancient cultures! In grocery stores, always choose strawberries grown locally during the harvesting season. The local

strawberry season only lasts three to four weeks, so shop quickly. When looking for strawberries, shop with your nose. The most fragrant strawberries will often be the tastiest. Also aim to pick firm and bright strawberries with bright green caps. Berries should be dry and clean. Usually, medium to small berries have better eating quality. Whether at the Farmers’ Market, the grocery store or in wild fruitgrowing fields, do not pass up the strawberries. They’ll satisfy the sweet tooth as well as provide a nutritious snack for your mind and body.

Strawberries are in season, and you can find delicious local berries at farmers’ markets. This recipe for Chantilly Creme is ideal for anyone on a low-carb diet. Serve just a dollop of cream on fresh berries. Remember that strawberries also make a great addition to salads. Begin with a base of fresh local greens, and add other ingredients of your choice: feta cheese, kalamata olives, nuts, and/or chicken. Be creative, and enjoy the sweetness of the berries at the peak of their season! 1 pint heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or scrape the inside of a single vanilla bean) 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Add ice and water to a large mixing bowl. Place a medium-sized bowl inside the large bowl. Add cream and vanilla extract. Using a whisk or hand mixer, start beating the cream and then add confectioner’s sugar. Whip until the mixture holds a stiff peak. Serve with fresh berries. Tip: If using a hand mixer rather than a whisk, start by beating the cream on slow speed. As the cream thickens you can start mixing faster.

SOURCE: WHAT’s COOKING AMERICA

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go gadgets: Equipment to get you moving

By Kathryn S. Gardiner

To the Core In this monthly feature, INstride and local fitness experts introduce you to different accessories for an active lifestyle. This month, Dylan George of Anytime Fitness in Martinsville highlights the stability ball. Mark Imel demonstrates.

Stability Ball Strong core muscles are crucial for balance. Adding a stability ball to common exercises can add a bit of wibbly-wobbly challenge to every movement and help you develop a sturdy core.

1 Ball pass n Rest on your back with the stability ball grasped in your hands over your head. [1] n Engage abdominals to raise your arms and legs at the same time to pass the ball from your hands to your legs. [2] n Lower arms and legs to resting position. [3] n Lift again to pass the ball from legs to hands and lower back to starting position. This is one rep. Control movements and keep abdominals engaged throughout exercise. 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions

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Squat n Position the stability ball between the wall and your lower back. [1] n Lower into a squat until your legs are parallel to the ground [2], then drive back up through your heels to the starting position. Keep back straight and maintain pressure against the ball throughout the exercise. n To increase difficulty, hold hand weights or perform single-leg squats. 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions

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CALENDAR

June Springville Heritage 22 The Festival 5K WHERE: Springville Community

Park, Ind. 54 & Ind. 58, Springville, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: Race starts and ends in front of the Springville Community Park. The course is an out-and-back with a slight incline at the start and decline to the finish. A good course for a 5K PR. MORE INFO: www.mag7race series.com Jog 5K 29 Judah WHERE: Judah Community Center, 385 Hillcrest Way, Judah, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: Start/finish will be at Hillcrest Mall (Near Johnny Junxions BP). Held in conjunction with the Judah Heritage Festival. The festival has a parade, food booths, flea market, live singing acts, pie/cake contest/auction, classic car show, fireworks and more. Please join us for a full weekend of fun, food, and family-oriented events! MORE INFO: www.mag7race series.com

July Sarah Jones Memorial Run WHERE: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4201 W. Third St., Bloomington, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: The Deputy Sarah Jones Memorial 5K Run/Walk is dedicated to all the law enforcement officers in Monroe County and in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. MORE INFO: www.mag7race series.com

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Ride Across INdiana: Same Thing, Only Ride More (RAINSTORM) WHERE: Starts and ends in Richmond, Ind., using Earlham College as a staging area. DESCRIPTION: RAINSTORM offers an intensive week of cycling for riders preferring longer distances; several of our alumni have gone on to complete coastto-coast cycling tours. Each day’s route is approximately 100 miles, and there are no layover days. RAINSTORM travels over hardsurfaced back roads in southern Indiana. Terrain ranges from rolling to hilly; expect to be challenged. Lodging in Indiana State Park inns (three nights) and nice hotels (two nights) is included in the tour fee. All accommodations offer comfortable beds, air conditioning, and free WiFi. Four breakfasts and three dinners are included; menus are carefully planned for sound nutrition and variety, and include options for vegetarian and diabetic participants. MORE INFO: www.triri.org

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Fest 5K 13 Artie WHERE: 59 E. Washington St., Martinsville, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: 5K run and 1-mile family walk in historic downtown Martinsville MORE INFO: www.mag7race series.com Brown County Cross 13 Country 5K WHERE: Eagle Park, Ind. 46 and

Magnolia Lane, Nashville, Ind.

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Vines, Pines & Inclines Trail Run

Limestone 5K 20 WHERE: Parkview Primary School, 1900 19th St., Bedford, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: One of the oldest races in the southern half of the state, the Limestone 5K has a long history of producing challenging competition and fast times. The course begins and ends at Parkview Track, touring a flat residential neighborhood. Spectators are treated to the final quarter mile on the track. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: This 5K run/walk will be run at the Brown County High School cross-country course. The course is all grass with some hills. Half of all money raised from this event will go towards the Brown County crosscountry teams and half will go to the American Cancer Society. MORE INFO: www.mag7race series.com

Hornet 5K 27 Solsberry WHERE: Solsberry United Methodist Church, 10051 E. Wilkerson Dr., Solsberry, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: Out-and-back 5K with moderate rolling hills. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

Aug. Morgan County Fair & Square 5K WHERE: Morgan County Fair Grounds, 1749 Hospital Dr., Martinsville, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. DESCRIPTION: 5K run/walk open to all ages and ability levels, begins and ends at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the 2013 Morgan County Fair. Parking will be available at the fairgrounds, but it is recommended run participants park at East Middle School MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

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Mustang Stampede 7K Run & Walk WHERE: Edgewood Intermediate School, 7600 W. Reeves Rd., Ellettsville, Ind. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. DESCRIPTION: The Mustang Stampede is a 7K run/walk on

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county roads. The start/finish line is at Edgewood Intermediate School and the course is a 4-mile square with each “side” approximately 1 mile in length. All proceeds from this race will go toward the Edgewood Boys/Girls Tennis teams. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com Midsummer 5K Challenge WHERE: Bloomington High School North, 3901 N. Kinser Pike, Bloomington, Ind. WHEN: 8 a.m. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

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Patoka’s non-releasable raptors: a red-tailed hawk, eastern screech owl, and with your help, a bald eagle! Swim 500 yards in the open water of Patoka Reservoir at the beach. Bike 12.8 miles along paved hilly roadways. Start by climbing the infamous beach hill, loop through the property’s “hillacious” roadways. Run 3.1 miles (5K) through the woods on well-maintained gravel lanes and a paved bike trail. 8:10 a.m. Kid’s fun run (free for ages 14 and under) 1⁄4-mile up-hill run on the paved bike trail. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

Lake Triathlon ~ 24 Patoka Head for the Hills

Vines, Pines & Inclines 24 Trail Run

WHERE: Patoka Lake, 3084 N

WHERE: Creekbend Vineyard, 7508 N. Woodall Rd., Ellettsville, Ind. WHEN: 5 p.m. DESCRIPTION: The Trail Run is

Dillard Rd., Birdseye, Ind. WHEN: All day DESCRIPTION: All proceeds from the event will go to support

5 miles and includes a section of pine trails with slight inclines. Back by popular demand, the Double Black Diamond Hill of Death is still large and in charge. Survive that infamous hill then celebrate your accomplishment with food, drinks and a live concert. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

Sept. Bloomingfoods 5K Breakaway WHERE: Bloomingfoods, 316 W. 6th St., Bloomington, Ind. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. DESCRIPTION: The race will start at the corner of 6th and Madison going north on Madison to 7th before going east to Morton, then south to Kirkwood. From

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there runners will head east past the courthouse and onto the IU campus. Portions of the course run on the B-Line Trail. The finish line is on a straight line up Madison Street just north of Kirkwood Avenue. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

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River Race 6K & 12K WHERE: Historic Viquesney

Tivoli Theater, 26 N. Washington St., Spencer, Ind. WHEN: 6K run/walk at 8 a.m.; 12K at 9 a.m. DESCRIPTION: The River Race 6K/12K benefits the Historic Tivoli Theatre in Spencer reopened in the spring of 2013. Starts at the Tivoli Theatre and finishes in Cooper Commons Park by the Old Frosty Chicken. MORE INFO: www.mag7 raceseries.com

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Senior Expo Action

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Angela Williams, foreground, is a certified blue belt trainer in Nia and leads a short demonstration of the dance, martial arts and healing arts movements during this year’s Senior Expo

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The Senior Expo took place at the Twin Lakes Recreational Facility in Bloomington

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Lester and Betty Allen of Ellettsville were visiting booth’s like Care Givers, Inc. where Mark Carter, left, was handing out free information and swag

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