What does it say about me when most of the things I’m loving lately are food? I could probably fill post after post about all the foods I love!
Skirtsports Super Girl Tank
The first run I had in this tank was so awesome I knew I needed to test it out on my long run that week — it just might be “the one” for my half. There are three open pockets in the back — I stashed my arm warmer in one after it got too warm for it.
I’m not sure I’d put my phone in one of the pockets, but I know SkirtSports Ambassadors who say they have with no problems.
There’s a shelf bra (with a cleavage pocket) — perfect for us smaller chested gals, although I imagine you fuller figured gals will want a bra underneath. It’s a slightly heavier material, which makes it perfect when it’s still cool in the morning.
Alas, I did have some chafing on the long run. I suspect it might have had to do with my hydration pack, though — I wore a SkirtSports tank in my half in NOLA, which was steamy, with zero chafing. Then again, chafing tends to be totally random for me.
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It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote about how I never had PB&Js growing up — my mom is not a breakfast person and doesn’t like peanut butter — yes, feel free to speculate about just where the heck I came from!
So I decided to make one using just one piece of bread — I just spread the almond butter & jam on one half and folded it over. It helped that I found a brand of bread I really love from Whole Foods: Silver Hills. I haven’t given it to Mr. Judy yet, but I suspect he’d like it. It’s bread using sprouted grains (easier to digest), but it’s soft like regular bread and a slice is a decent size. Plus there’s a fair amount of protein in it!
And now I’m hooked. They make a great post run snack or lunch!
There you go, two loves for the price of one
Quite some time ago, the idea to copy a fro-yo bowl with just Greek yogurt came to me — and it was a good idea, let me tell you!
I mix Greek yogurt with some vanilla protein powder (I’m partial to Hammer Nutrition Recoverite). I put that over sliced bananas. Then I top it with some granola and chocolate chips (of course). Sometimes I add some almond butter. Sometimes I crumble a cookie or a protein cookie or a brownie over it. Basically, any of those toppings you’d use in a fro yo place can just go on top of the yogurt-protein powder mixture.
It’s really filling and it feels like you’re eating something decadent, but it’s really pretty healthy and great for recovery!
Pickle Juice Shots
I am not yet sure that I love Pickle Juice Shots, as I’ve only tried it once as of this writing. I have been struggling with cramps for several years. It doesn’t always happen. Sometimes it happens when I’m running — more often it happens after I run. Sometimes hours after I run. I move in a certain way and then I can’t move at all it’s so painful.
There are many different theories on why we cramp up, but what I really need is a solution. I’ve always taken electrolytes in hot weather, on long runs — I’ve tried different ways, too — the most recent way I’ve been doing is Saltstick Fastchews — that seems to work while I’m running, but afterwards I’m still prone to cramping.
One of the solutions I’ve read is good old Pickle Juice. I even have recipes for making it myself; I don’t have pickles around all that often. But that’s cumbersome when you’re traveling.
So I saw something about the Pickle Juice shots and decided to give it a go on my last long run before I left. There were no cramps during or after. I drank half a shot before the run. I meant to take it with me on the run, just in case, but I forgot it. I drank the rest of it when I finished.
And yes, it really does taste like pickle juice!
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Asian Sweet Potatos
Those orangey yams in the stores they call sweet potatoes? I’ve never understand the attraction. They just don’t do it for me. It wasn’t until I tried Asian sweet potatoes that I fell in love with the sweet potato.
I get mine in Whole Foods. If you have an Asian market near you, you can look there, too. They actually look a lot like white potatoes on the inside, but they’re much sweeter tasting than regular sweet potatoes to my mind.
Sometimes I eat them for breakfast topped with a banana and some almond butter — oats aren’t the only way to get in some carbs! They went into both the Morning Frittatas and the Sweet Potato Breakfast cookies from Run Fast, Eat Slow (Amazon Affiliate link).
So let me know in the comments:
What are you loving lately?
What would you top your yogurt bowl with?
Any tried and true cramp solutions?