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.|
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate 38g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*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.