Saturday, March 21, 2009

Homemade PB + Other Yummy Eats

Friday + Saturday Morning Eats (at least those worth mentioning):

Lunch was another wrap, this time with leftover grilled zucchini, avocado, tomato, feta and hummus that I then put in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese. I also had some leftover roasted veggies with some hot sauce.

After work I headed to the track to do a short workout. Usually I start out by warming up with three miles, but yesterday I thought I would try and sprint a mile and then go from there. I ran the first mile in 7:41, took a breather and then decided to do some sprints. I managed 2 x 100m, then 1 x 200m (attempted a second one, but whimped out), and then 3 x 100m. I then did 150 sit ups and some plank and boat stomach moves. I basically was like, hey! It's Friday! I'm going home! So yeah, not a great workout but I was DONZO.

Then when I came home and showered, I finally made some home made peanut butter!! It was super simple, I just put one can of unsalted dry roasted peanuts in my food processor and kept grinding it until it formed a smooth paste. I had to keep stopping it and kind of stirring it around with a butter knife. I also added about 3 T of cinnamon, a few dashes of vanilla extract, and...about 2 T of dark brown sugar! I shouldn't have added that, but I wanted it a little sweet!

The nuts before I grinded them:
The early stages of processing:

It worked!

Final product:

YUM! While I was waiting for the peanuts to grind up, I enjoyed a glass of Merlot from my wine glass that Matt's sister gave me for Christmas :) (And yes, that is my Runner's World calendar in the background!)

After sampling this deliciousness (it was Matt approved!) we headed out to dinner at Yo Burrito downtown where I got the Veggie Platos, which was basically a plate of grilled veggies, some marinated tomatoes, cheese, Mexican rice, black beans and two tortillas. I ate probably 3/4 of the plate. We also had queso dip, chips and salsa. Yum!

After rolling ourselves out of there, we both agreed we should probably not order chips and dip before the meal. Then we also agreed that we would probably never be able to not order chips :)

This morning I got up and did Yoga for Runners from It was a little easier this time, but still kind of confusing! I also downloaded the Core Yoga workout as well, to try out this week.

I then made myself a big bowl of oats and wheat bran. It contained: oats, wheat bran (from the WF bins), 1 spoonful of home made cinnamon PB, 1/2 banana, strawberries, 1/2 scoop vanilla soy protein powder, water, pumpkin spice, honey and ground flax seeds.

Well now we're off to the farmer's market to get some local veggies! I am not running today, but will be running 13 tomorrow so I will update you then on how that goes.

How is everyone enjoying March Madness??? I know my bracket is definitely taking a beating! Matt and I are competing against each other and so far he has 9 losses and I have 11! Still pretty close! My TAR HEELS play this afternoon, so you better believe I will be glued to the screen later on!

How far are you guys running this weekend? Anybody have any races?

Hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday! <3


  1. I need to start making some wraps!! My bracket got a beating yesterday:( Home made PB is such a good idea!!

  2. That's cool that you made peanut butter, I may try that!

  3. GO TAR HEELS! One down... :-)