Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunny Sunday Run Day

It’s March 1st and it is a beautiful Spring day in my neighborhood so I seized the opportunity to get in my 5km run for the March 5 by the 5th event sponsored by Laura at Mommy Run Fast.  I ran the usual neighborhood 5km route and was thrilled to see so many people and dogs playing along the waterfront this morning.  Much of this area adjacent to the path is an off-leash park and it’s my favorite part of the run.

I ran the 5km with my usual 10/1 run/walk combination and finished in 34:20.  That is a fast 5km for me right now.  I know some people would be horrified if it took them that long to finish a 5km run... but I am quite happy with anything under 35 minutes these days.  And now that I have been running 5km consistently for the past couple of months, I think I am read to start increasing my distance again, s-l-o-w-l-y.

So that one’s in the books and now I can share some highlights of the rest of  my week…


I have been reading Sue Grafton’s latest novel in her Kinsey Millhone series, W is for Wasted.  I rarely read novels anymore but do like this particular author and was not disappointed with her latest work. It is a fun series and I will be sorry to see her come to Z.

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I got a shipment of PB2 in the mail on Friday, after ordering it Thursday!  That was amazing service and I am thrilled.  That was just a bonus to it being a really good price. This stuff is ridiculously expensive in Canada so I stock up when I find it on sale.  I love the chocolate flavor, too.  And I heard that today is National Peanut Butter day so I had best enjoy some of it.


A couple of new finds at Costco this past week… one is a Greek yogurt and guacamole mixture.  This is delicious and really handy. I can just pop one open and use it as a snack or sandwich filling or even as a sauce on top of my beloved zoodles.  Just perfect for when I have no fresh avocado on hand… and only 70 calories.

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The other thing I found is this hummus.  Now I haven’t eaten beans since I first did a Whole 30 (paleo) challenge more than a year ago.  But I have been looking for more non-meat protein again and this fits that bill very nicely. Again, very handy and very tasty!  

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The Captain had a nice little score this week… he won a couple of $100 gift cards… one to Milestones Restaurant (which is on the waterfront here) and the other for Danier Leather.  They have beautiful clothing and bags so I hope he finds something he really likes for himself there.

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I have been making these little puffy faux ‘rolls’ lately and really enjoying them. I use them for sandwiches and instead of crackers.  The only ingredients are cottage cheese and eggs and a bit of cream of tartar.  Check out the recipe on my blog.

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I have decided to join Danielle Prestejohn in another 21 Day Fix starting March 2nd… okay I am starting today… and she has put together a FB group for daily check ins and accountability and support. It’s a great food plan and I really like that it fits my Weight Watchers program so nicely. The two programs complement each other very well… portion control, hitting all the food groups, tracking and exercise.  YEP!

Oops... there goes the oven timer... The boiled raisin cookies I am baking for The Captain are done.

What are you up to this week?

What is your favorite kind of cookie?


  1. I am glad you are getting out and enjoying the nice weather. I say any run is a good run, no matter the distance or speed! Just getting out there is a win in itself! I have read some of the Sue Grafton and they are fun reads. However, I think I have skipped around a bit, as I seem to recall reading A and maybe O.

  2. I have yet to try PB2. I noticed one of my grocery stores carries it so now I will. Cool "rolls"! All the best with your "fix"!

  3. I will be excited to hear what you think about the 21 day fix!

  4. Kudos to you for completing your 5k run on the 1st day of the month! And congrats on the great time. Try not to compare yourself too much to others. As long as you're happy with how your run went that's all that matters.

  5. PB2 and Sabra - YUM! Not together.. though maybe peanut butter hummus would be tasty?! hmmm!!!

  6. Who cares how fast you did it? You did it!! I haven't been able to run much lately bc of my foot and I would take any 5k right now. Keep moving forward. I love sabra too! Have a great day

  7. It's bright and sunny here so Ijust went out for a nice, long walk at lunch at it was amazing!!! glad you had time to enjoy yourself!

  8. Sounds like a great start to March for you! Mine started with snow, cold and freezing rain but I know that warm weather is around the corner.

  9. oh reading... i forgot what that is. I use to read all the time. I loved Sue too!

  10. My favorite type of cookie is a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie and I'm obsessed with PB2 as well! The chocolate one is awesome!

  11. I'm a huge PB2 fan :) And this week we have friends in from out of town- so fun! :)

  12. Good PB haul! It is really expensive up here, isn't it?! You should be good for awhile ;)

    I don't think your 5K time is slow at all. That's faster than I can run one these days. Who cares what everyone else does, I think you did fantastic :)

  13. I haven't seen those hummus cups at Costco but I have to go look! I want to eat more hummus it's just a pain to put it in a container and then have to wash it etc. Yes, I'm that lazy lol. I have been using PB2 more often. I love chunky peanutbutter though so it's hard for me to choose PB2 over that but I have been trying to watch my fat intake.

  14. I love PB2!!! I have been wondering about the 21 day fix and how it works, I'll be excited to hear about your experience.

  15. I ove PB2!!! I have been wondering about the 21 day fix and how it works, I'll be excited to hear about your experience.

  16. So cool that the Captain won those gift cards! That guacamole find sounds good:) I just went there yesterday and bought some perfectly ripe avocados. That makes me happy;) Enjoying the sun so far this week. Favorite cookie? Hmm...I do like white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies:)

  17. Oh man, do NOT get me near hummus!!! I will eat the entire container, and then go on a wild hunt for more! LOL!

  18. You ran an awesome 5k! So glad you can join us again. Enjoy your PB2, also!


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