MM5K Run/Walk For Research! (Dennis, MA)

I just signed up for a 5K in W. Dennis on Sunday, September 9th!  If you’re in or around the Cape area you should do it too!!  Not only do you get a great race and fun after-party but more importantly the registration money goes to a great cause, “The Turlough Meehan Research Foundation” at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Plus, it’s a run/WALK so anyone can do it. 😀 

See ya there!   

Bring On The Long Weekend!

Good morning! 

Ready for the Labor Day weekend?  I sure am!  It feels like it’s been the longest week everrrrr.  I do have to squeeze in an 11 miler at some point but besides that it’s all about doing nothing but the beach all wknd …..   😀

I woke up a little after 5 today and hit the road for an easy 4 mile run. 

I ran to Castle Island and then took my time running back along the beach, stopping at a couple benches for tricep dips and push-ups.  Gotta work the arms as often as possible!

I wanted to run further and faster but couldn’t do it.  My stomach was killing me from eating leftovers last night.  Eating about a pound of tofu was def. a poor decision on my part…..  It left me with a killer cramps while running and now I have no tofu for lunch today 😦   Grrrr.

Breakfast

But on a positive note, my breakfast was super tasty!

After showering and getting ready for work, I prepared a bowl of raspberry greek yogurt, cut up strawberries, and a scoop of my home-made peanut butter granola.  Ohhhh sooooo goood!

Time to take off for work!  Enjoy your Friday!

Peanut Butter Granola

I’m back in Boston!  I arrived last night so it was a super quick trip to Germany but well worth it! 🙂

I know I was only gone for 3 days but I still came back feeling a lil’ bloated and frumpy.  Do you guys feel that way every time you travel??  So today I tried to eat healthy meals and snacks to help me feel a little bit better. 

Dont’ worry, I didn’t take pic’s of everything I ate today but I did take pictures of dinner!

Dinner

I stopped at Whole Food’s to pick up my favorite thing……   the Mediterranean Herb ToFu!  I also had steamed broccoli, home-made sweet potato fries, and a glass of wine with the tofu.

Mike’s away tonight but I still bought enough food so I could pack leftovers for lunch tomorrow.  Leftovers = da bomb since my lunch is usually pretty boring!

Granola

Right before prepping dinner, I decided to make a batch of peanut butter granola.  I worked with what I had in the kitchen and quickly came up with the following delicious recipe: 

Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

2) Microwave the peanut butter for 20-25 seconds (until warm and creamy).

3) Pour the oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, olive oil, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix until combined (I used my hands to mix it more thoroughly.)

4) Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

5) Spread the granola mixture on a cookie sheet and make sure it’s even layered. 

6) Bake for about 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Remove when the granola is light brown and toasted. 

7) Let it cool completely then store in an airtight container in the fridge.

How have I never made peanut butter granola before?!  It’s tastes amazing!  (well anything with pb tastes amazing to me.)  It’s not as “clumpy” as other granola’s I’ve made but the pb flavor makes up for it.  I can’t wait to have a bowl of pb granola, greek yogurt, and strawberries in the morning. 😀

Have a good night, everyone!