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I Hate Mondays

I think the title of this post captures my mood right now 😉

I had overnight oats & coffee for breakfast and opted to not bore you with MORE overnight oats pictures, but if you’re interested in seeing some click here and here.

I found this little baby on youtube:

Who knew you could make oatmeal in a coffee pot when you’re in a crunch at a hotel?  I might have to try this when I go on vacation next week!  The herbal tea addition also sounds like it would be delicious in the oatmeal.  Have you ever tried this before?  Was it as good as it sounds?

I roasted pumpkin seeds this weekend!

I took:

  • 2 cups raw pepitas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

& roasted them at 200 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.

I also used these GU gels on my run yesterday in preparation for my half marathon next Sunday:

I technically only used the Espresso Love but brought the Mint Chocolate to taste as well.

The verdict?  Well Espresso Love was great, had an awesome taste, the caffeine really PERKED me up, and left no awful taste or upset tummy.  Mint Chocolate tasted fine as well and although it has no caffeine, I assume since it has the same ingredients as Espresso Love that it works the same.

I also picked up some of these babies at TJ:

I’ve only had dates in Larabar form so I am very excited to try them, stay posted for a date tasting later this week!

& because I have class until 3 and don’t have time for a proper lunch in between, I snack on larabars and fruit in between classes

Questions:

I’m also interested in trying out some almond butter, are there any recommendations for brands and/or styles?  Raw or roasted?  Salted or unsalted?  I’m lost!

What’s your favorite bar to snack on when you don’t have time for a full lunch? Larabars all the way for me! 

How do you cope with the dreaded Mondays? A strong cup of black coffee (or two) for me 🙂

 Also, check out a chobani giveaway here

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My Running Shoes & Larabar Product Reviews

I promised pictures of my running gear, which really is my shoes because I can wear any workout clothes and run:

These babies are Nike+ Lady Triax 12 & my second pair of ’em!

See those PINK SOLES inside?  Those are my Superfeet inserts!  They work wonders with my feet & I recommend checking them out at your local running store.

All this talk of barefoot running has me quite intrigued!!  I need to read “Born to Run,” which is next on my list after “The Omnivore’s Dillemna” (which I am currently reading)

What shoes do you run in?  Are you a barefoot runner- what made you decide to change from shoes to solely (heh) feet??

Now… ON TO THE LARABARS!

I discovered Larabars at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon expo & have been mildly obsessed ever since..

Those ones in the picture are the flavors I currently have in my pantry.  Jealous? 🙂

I haven’t tasted a bar I haven’t liked.  They are made or 3 -5 ingredients and consist of a date base with nuts and dried fruits (sometimes one or two spices) added in for the flavor.

Because I have nothing negative to say about them, I’m going to list them in the order of their tastiness, with ONE being the best!

  1. Peanut Butter & Jelly
  2. Peanut Butter Cookie
  3. Key Lime Pie
  4. Pecan Pie
  5. Lemon Bar
  6. Apple Pie
  7. Cherry Pie
  8. Cinnamon Roll
  9. Cashew Cookie

Those are all the ones that I’ve tasted and while they ALL TASTE AMAZING, some clearly taste better than others.

Alright, I’ve got a Spanish midterm tomorrow and an Archaeology Regional Culture (Cajamarca in the Andes) project due tomorrow morning so I better get to it!!

All this talking of pies from reviewing Larabars has got me thinking about pie— what’s your favorite pie??  My favorite is a tie between Pumpkin and Key Lime… nom nom nom..

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