Hello! For some reason I woke up at 4am today. Four. What the heck? Maybe I am just excited because… I am a health coach! I passed my last Health Coaching test yesterday!!
I remember signing up for the Integrative Nutrition program while I was on that Princess Cruise I took last year. I can’t believe it’s been a year!! I’ll talk more about the program and what’s next for your local Monican later. Right now I really don’t know what I’m going to do with the certification since this ol’ running / eating / random / lifestyle / orange cat blog is doing pretty well. But I am super excited about it and proud of myself.
Speaking of things I did while traveling…
When I was unpacking from Florida I found these papers in the front pocket of my suitcase – my press pass, bib from the Jerusalem Marathon and a receipt in Hebrew. I don’t usually keep my bibs, but I’m considering keeping this one. Maybe.
Then last night I was going through the purses in my closet looking for a packet of stevia (totally normal right?). I was out of sweetener and often have packets in my purse in case of an iced coffee emergency. Anyway…
I found two packets of stevia (in case you were curious), a five dollar bill, several gum wrappers and this peanut butter I got from the breakfast buffet at our hotel in Jerusalem. Boom!
Then, I thought maybe I shouldn’t eat it since peanuts can go rancid and it’s been a while and through several temperature variations?
The point is…
I ate it. I’ll let you know if I die.
In other food news I think we’re taking the term ‘PROTEIN bar’ a little too literally with this one…
This my friends, is a protein bar made from lamb meat.
The nutrition info is pretty good, but I was not going to buy it to taste test. I’m not a big lamb eater (read: I had a bite of it once when a date had lamb chops and insisted it was amazing).
Have you tried this? Would you??
In running news… My tempo run Tuesday was a lot harder than last week. Hmmmm. My legs were a little tired from Monday’s workout and it’s hot (but it was hot last week too). I need to make sure I am fueling soon after my run and getting enough rest (I say after I woke up at 4am).
Maybe joining a running group would help me? I know there are a lot of them around here in Orange County.
I think there might be a new running group that meets on the path I run! But I don’t know if I could keep up with them…
not just because they might run too fast but because I don’t understand the directions they mark on the sidewalk…
In what I’m eating news…
Blueberries. All of them. In 24 hours. Okay, maybe 22 hours
And last night I was craving ice cream, but didn’t want to buy a half a gallon for myself or a Ben & Jerry’s pint (again for myself) so I opted for my favorite low calorie ice cream – Halo Top. This stuff really is good. And as an added bonus I scored this Larabar for $0.15!! What?!
Tip: Leave it out on the counter so it gets a little creamier and melty.
I think Halo Top is a little better than the original flavors of Arctic Zero but I haven’t tried the new flavors of Arctic Zero ice cream with pieces of chocolate chips or cookie bits. Those ‘chunky pints’ as they call them would probably be more comparable to this Mint Chip Halo Top.
I feel like the original / creamy pints of Arctic Zero tasted like an ice cream replacement, but didn’t satisfy my ice cream craving. The Halo Top with chocolate chips does. It doesn’t have a lot of chocolate chips so I usually throw on some nuts or granola for extra crunch. I’m a toppings girl all the way so I kind of don’t care as much about the base of the ice cream as I do the textures and flavors of the toppings.
Question: Have you tried a savory protein bar? A meat one?
I know KIND bars has savory flavors now, I’ve tried those and they’re good. I prefer sweet stuff though.