My Big Fat Greek Yogurt
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What is it about cold weather that makes snot flow freely? Maybe it’s just me.
It wasn’t really that cold; about 47 degrees, but dry today!
I ran just over 4 miles in just over 40 minutes at the park this afternoon. The run felt great! I tried to keep my pace up through the whole run, and hold it strong at the end.
I was a little disappointed to see I average about 9:42 min/mile- I felt like I was pushing harder than that! I guess compared to my slow run on Sunday this was faster though! Either way, it felt great. My glutes were screaming thanks to my strength session yesterday.
To be exact I’d guess I ran 4.18 miles in 40.33. (Like how I said to be exact and then I guessed?) You gotta do what you gotta do when you don’t have fancy-schmancy gadgets like a Garmin and what not!
I took my “splits” again just to compare to Sunday’s run:
(I found out today the Tobacco Road Marathon is completely sold out!! That’s a good sign for it’s first year!)
As I finished my run I noticed this on the side of the road:
a lost wallet 😦
Unfortunately I don’t think I was the first to stumble upon it….there was no money or credit cards. There was a license so I’m going to try to mail it back- hope his address is up to date!
I had some random eats today.
A whole grain bagel from Panera
(Panera: you need to add peanut butter to your menu!) If I know I’m going I bring my own packet, but I didn’t know I was going and I’m out of PB packs!
Some Mrs. Fields cookies at work (that I didn’t take a picture of.) I had 2 mini peanut butter and 1 small cinnamon sugar cookie.
And then some Greek yogurt after my run.
Kristina at Stoneyfield was kind enough to send me some coupons to try this stuff out! (Thanks Kristina!)
If you haven’t had Greek yogurt before, it’s strained to remove the whey, resulting in a thick, creamy yogurt with twice the protein and less sugar than traditional yogurt. Oikos, Stoneyfield’s brand, is made from organic milk, meaning it’s made without chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, or hormones. Sounds good to me!
This is the first Oikos I’ve tried. I usually prefer to use Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream because of it’s tanginess, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from a flavored Greek yogurt.
All I can say is wow! I really like this Caramel flavor. Seriously, it was dessert worthy. I’m not really too big on yogurt in general (except in baking) so it says a lot that I just chowed down on this like there was no tomorrow. I can’t wait to try out some of the other flavors I got.
I love the idea of Greek yogurt, but I have to say the price gets me every time. It’s pretty steep, so it’d have to be on sale or I’d have to have some good coupons to be able to add this to my regular diet.
I’m going to be SO ready for a nice, big dinner tonight!