|Spit Pea Tomato Soup|
4 thick slices bacon
1 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
1 ½ cups green split peas
2 cloves garlic finely minced
3 medium carrots sliced
2 stalks celery chopped
1 medium onion chopped
5 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons ground thyme
Cook bacon until crisp, set aside. In a stock-pot add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5-6 hours until split peas break down and soften. Serve in bowls topped with croutons and crumbled reserved bacon.
Makes 4 servings.
|Chris Wodke at 2013 National Duathlon Championship|
Founder & Manager Team CMT
Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon. In 2012 she finished 5th at
the Mobility Impaired Division.
She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion. In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team
USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015. In 2014 she represented the U.S.
as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in . Dallas, Texas
She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.
She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
You may visit her author page at:
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 159 members in 30 states. We also have members in
Canada, Vietnam, Turkey,
Finland and Iran. If you
wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com
CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS). It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.
Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.
Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.
Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.
Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.
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