Since I might run a race that's longer than a half marathon after I run the March 1 Woodlands Half Marathon, I ran 15 miles today instead of the planned 13 on the plan in the Run Faster book.
I happened to have a package of Powerbar chews in the pantry so I took it along, eating one every mile starting at the 5th mile. It was nice to have a sweet treat to look forward to. It was a bit of an incentive on a windy day. I'm not complaining, though, the sun was out and it was 40F - nice compared to yesterday's rainy workout.
I made a yogurt dip to eat after the run. You really don't need a recipe to make it, but here's what I mixed up in my nearly empty yogurt container. You can't beat snacks that don't dirty any dishes!
Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- dash of vanilla extract
- honey to taste
Adding mashed banana or cocoa powder would be good, too.
The first time I put peanut butter in yogurt, I didn't like it, but some recipes grow on you. Others never will...
Don't Mess With Cauliflower
I apologize to the 20 Pinterest pinners who pinned the baked cauliflower tots recipe after I pinned it to my "Must Try" board! I like cauliflower, but apparently not if it's pretending to be something else like potatoes in tater tots or even mashed potatoes. Years ago, I mixed cauliflower in with mashed potatoes thinking that my family wouldn't notice and now, they'll never let me forget!