It has been unseasonably cold these past few days, feeling like the middle of January rather than the middle of November!
This morning it was 17 degrees and yesterday it was 10 (that’s TEN) degrees when I went out running.
I only wore one pair of pants yesterday, which was a big mistake! My legs were super cold, red, and had a “pins and needles” feeling to them by the end.
This morning I wised up and wore two pairs of pants, which helped, but there were still areas of my legs that were uncomfortably cold.
I also had three layers on top, a neck warmer, and a hat. (I miss the days of just being able to slip on shorts and one top.)
I don’t like to wear my neck warmer over my mouth, but the cold air gets really hard to breathe in after a while, so I’ll pull it up for a while, then pull it down when I get tired of breathing through the material. This helps warm the air a bit before it enters my lungs.
Monday morning, I only managed to cover 3 miles, Tuesday morning 4 miles, but I plowed through 6 miles this morning in 60 minutes.
It is frustrating that it takes me a whole hour to cover this distance since I’m used to covering 7 or 8 miles in this same amount of time, but I figure it is better than no running.
A few weeks ago, the Manna Organic Bakery sent me coupons so I could try out a couple of their loaves of Manna Bread.
(As you can see I took these pictures before the snow flew.)
I went to the grocery store and picked up two different loaves: multigrain and cinnamon date.
Made with whole sprouted grains, Manna Bread is very different than your traditional bread. Yeast is not used, so the bread is much more dense and moist (think ‘quick breads’).
I liked the multigrain bread, but I preferred the cinnamon date flavor, probably because the consistency reminded me more of a quick bread and the cinnamon date flavor was sweeter.
I enjoyed spreading almond butter or peanut butter on the bread for breakfast or a snack!
And now Manna Organic Bakery has offered to send 4 loaves to one of my readers for FREE!
(This is my first giveaway ever!!)
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your favorite type of bread!
Contest will end at 9 p.m. (AKST) on Friday, November 11.
This contest is open to those who live in the Continental US only. (Sorry Alaskan friends.)