I am easily scared, and I’ve been a scaredy cat on my runs lately!
Since I run in the pitch dark at 5:30 in the morning, it is easy to get scared!
Most of the time I am not too jumpy, but this week I’ve been easily scared by:
- a car horn beeping and car randomly starting up (A lot of people in Alaska have automatic starts for their cars, so it always throws me off when I don’t see anyone walk out to their car–or sitting in their car–when the engine randomly starts up.)
- a piece of garbage being blown down the street by the wind (I heard something coming up behind me, only to realize it was a piece of garbage!)
- my shadow! (Yes, my shadow scared the begeezes out of me the other day!)
Distance: 5 miles
Time: 45 minutes
Weather: 30* F
Notes: I did a track workout Wednesday after work (4 x 400 meters, 4 x 200 meters ~ total of 4 miles with warm-up and cool-down) and then spent 30 minutes lifting weights at the gym, so I was a little slow-going this morning. However, it was all about putting my mind over the matter!
My right IT band did hurt a little at first, but once it warmed up I was better. (I’m worried it is going to get worse though. )
I have no desire to document everything I eat, but I do enjoy sharing new foods I’ve tried.
I liked this Barbara’s Shredded Oats Cereal, and I appreciate that it didn’t taste like cardboard (which a lot of my cereals have been tasting like lately).
This cereal tasted similar to Quaker Oatmeal Squares—just not as sweet. I think I’d have to pick my beloved Oatmeal Squares over these shredded oats as far as the taste, but then again the Oatmeal Squares include some fake ingredients.
For breakfast this morning I had my “I-know-I’m-not-going-to-have-time-to-make-breakfast” breakfast: overnight oats.
These aren’t new, but I added a new protein powder to the mix.
This is Tera’s Whey pomegranate cranberry goat whey protein! I didn’t even know they made something like this!
I love that this company is based out of Wisconsin and supports small family farms in the area with their products.
I also added the protein powder to a smoothie I made on Tuesday morning.
I liked the idea of the pomegranate cranberry flavoring in the protein powder, but I was not a fan of the overall taste of the powder. I think some of it had to do with the stevia added to it. I can always taste stevia (or other fake sugars) when they are in various products.
Unfortunately I don’t think I would ever purchase this product in the future.
I never liked dried bananas as a kid, but my aunt introduced me to these banana chips from Trader Joe’s and I was in love!
I don’t know what it is about these (the coconut oil?), but I love snacking on these after school.
The nutrition stats aren’t the greatest though.
Especially the saturated fat!
I like Luna bars but sometimes all the flavors taste kind of the same to me. I wouldn’t say I love Luna bars, but I really liked this one!
I would definitely buy this flavor again!
What recent food have you tried that you either really liked or really disliked?