Good news on the running front!
I ran FIVE miles today! I’m sure most of you are thinking “big deal” but it was my first five miler in over a month! Don’t get me wrong, I have loved focusing on yoga the past few months but I am so ready to get back on the road more regularly. I am eager to pick a race to train for and am going to be enlisting your help to choose one soon! 😉
The run felt awesome. The weather was perfect and I kept the pace right under 9 minute miles at 8:42.I ran the first three on my own and picked up Sullie for last two. She was more interested in rolling around in the grass like a crazy dog after our run than in posing for a picture!
Once she calmed down I got this shot of her on the front steps. This dog is too cute for her own good!
I was craving a big salad for dinner tonight.
I basically piled on everything in our fridge…spinach, mixed greens, carrots, avocado, apples, dried cranberries, olives, blue cheese and edamame. I whipped up a quick honey mustard on the side with TJs hot and sweet mustard, lemon juice, olive oil and plain yogurt. Cantaloupe on the side. A light and refreshing dinner!
And finally…a peanut butter debate. This morning my friend Meg told me about a story in USA Today, “Who Makes the Best Peanut Butter?” The story covered a recent Cook’s Illustrated taste test to determine the best tasting peanut butter. I was a little surprised to read that Skippy Peanut Butter won top honors. I admit that I used to eat peanut butter like Jif and Skippy but since discovering delicious natural peanut butters a few years ago, I haven’t missed the mainstream peanut butters that are full of sugar and hydrogenated oils.
My favorite peanut butter is Trader Joe’s Salted Chunky Peanut Butter and their Organic Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Both have only two ingredients…peanuts and salt.
What is your favorite peanut butter?