I haven’t been doing my tri-weekly runs as consistently because I’ve been having knee pain. My left knee hurts after a run, but it never hurts while I’m running, which is weird.
The pain wasn’t so bad yesterday, so I had a cookie dough protein ball a la Amanda,
put on my knee brace (that I hate using, but it really helps) and went out.
I waited until 8am to go, so it was already really hot and sunny out. Running is even harder when the sun is blaring in your face and it’s 90 degrees out! I’m sorry, Florida, but I don’t appreciate your weather.
I didn’t have a set mileage I wanted to go, I just wanted to do as much as I could – without dying.
I only had 2.16 miles in me. But that’s okay. That’s actually the farthest run I’ve ever done off a treadmill.
I’m really slow, but I have plenty of time to get faster! I’m planning on a 5k soon, in a month or so and I want to do it in less than 40 minutes.
Can we talk about Amanda’s cookie dough balls for a sec?
I am addicted.
I did mine a little different from her recipe. I used chocolate whey protein powder, a mix of almonds, cashews and peanuts, an extra date and bits of Baker’s unsweetened chocolate.
I’ve made a lot of fudge babies and Lara bar-type things, but these are the best yet! Again, I am addicted.
So far today I’ve eaten a cookie dough protein ball,
mint chocolate chip protein icecream,
(1 cup milk, 1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder, spinach, a drop of mint extract, blended together then freeze in ice cube tray, then blend frozen cubes and it tastes just like mint chocolate chip icecream!)
and peanut butter and jelly oatmeal.
I haven’t had good ole oatmeal in a while. This was delicious.
Polaner’s raspberry jelly is so good! And this morning I made an almond, cashew, peanut butter and it is amazing.