Run Your Heart Out

Afternoon! Another warm(ish) but gray day here… might be an excuse for a little nap! I had a great run today, and did exactly the same route that my mom and I did yesterday (although without her lovely company, sadly).  I took K and Sarah’s suggestion and tried Map My Run again.  It got the job done (I know how far I went) but there are still some frustrating glitches that I would probably be able to get rid of if I decided to use something other than the free version, but that’s not going to happen.

Distance: 4.3 miles

Time: 48:05 minutes

Maximum heart rate: 192 (86%)

Average heart rate: 175 (88%)

I ran the whole time, with a short pause to stretch and peel off unnecessary layers at the turn-back point. It was fantastic! I’m getting over my fear of running outside, and I love that the ground isn’t all one level and the scenery changes. I think part of the reason I never run more than 2 miles on the treadmill is that even if there’s a movie or something on the TV, it’s so boring to run in place!

Before I left, I had 1/3 of a new bar that I’ve had in my “bar drawer” for a while now: Promax Nutty Butter Crisp.


INGREDIENTS: PROMAX™ protein blend [non GMO soy protein nuggets (non GMO soy protein isolate, rice flour, malt extract and salt), non GMO soy protein isolate, casein, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate, hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate], corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, chocolate flavor coating (sugar, fractioned palm kernel oil, cocoa powder, whey powder, nonfat dry milk, soy lecithin, and natural flavor), sugar, natural peanut butter, peanut flour, guar gum, oat fiber, non GMO soy fiber, beet fiber, and natural flavor. VITAMIN & MINERAL BLEND: Dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ascorbic acid, d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, ferrous fumarate, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A palmitate, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, potassium iodide, and cyanocobalamin.
Contains: peanuts, milk and soy. May contain eggs, nuts and wheat.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Bar (75g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 20%
Iron 30%
Vitamin E 25%
Thiamin 25%
Riboflavin 25%
Niacin 25%
Vitamin B6 25%
Folate 30%
Vitamin B12 25%
Biotin 25%
Pantothenic Acid 25%
Phosphorus 25%
Iodine 25%
Magnesium 25%
Zinc 30%
Copper 25%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Pros:I was expecting to taste pretty bad, but it was delicious! Sort of like a chewy Butterfinger.  It smells a little protein-y, but it doesn’t have that horrible taste or aftertaste at all.  It would probably be great warmed up.

Cons: Expensive (almost $3).  But, if you eat half at a time (300 calories is a little much for just a snack in bar form, especially since I’d need to eat something else to round it out), you get two. The packaging kind of weirded me out (I can’t decide if it’s very 80s or very futuristic), but I still bought it.

Would I buy this again? Yes, probably.

After my run, I was all set to cook something up in the kitchen… I even took all the ingredients out! But then… I spied the leftover Scallop Pasta in the fridge and what started out as some minor tasting ended in a quest for dignity and I just plated the whole bag.  The portion was kind of massive, but I was hungry.


I also had some 0% Fage with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, walnuts and honey.


Time to walk the pooch and take a nap. I just found out Ari is coming home a day earlier than I’d thought… woohoo! Have an excellent day.


6 responses to “Run Your Heart Out

  1. i recommend too, it’s the site i use all the time for my runs

  2. Wow you’re a trooper! ~$3 is a lot for a bar. But it does sound really good!

  3. mmm yum! love outdoor runs- glad you enjoyed yours!! have fun with Ari 🙂

    scallopy-pasta looks fantastic, too!!

  4. great job on the run girl! I know what you mean about running on the treadmill, I get so bored too. I usually just zone out. haha

  5. Glad the site somewhat worked! Mmmmm, Butterfinger! Have a blast with your rock star boyfriend 🙂

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