A Tough Run & Protein Powder
I was expecting rain this morning, so when I woke up to clear skies I was thrilled to be able to get in an outdoor run. When I neglected to think of was that a threat of rain meant crazy humidity! Add that it was already 80 degrees at 6am and my run was at a big disadvantage.
I intended on doing 7 or 8 miles and my mind was totally in it, but my body was starting to give out. Around mile 4.5 I took my first walking break and ended up taking 2 more after that. I ended up completing a little over 7 miles and my pace was still 9:22 which I was surprised about. This run was a definite struggle, but it’s the tough ones that make us better runners.
I guess I was feeling the long dress thing after buying the maxi-dress from H&M yesterday. I was actually sold this skirt as a tube dress, and sometimes wear it that way, but decided to go with the skirt version today.
Today’s breakfast cookie was my first time trying my new SunWarrior protein powder. I’d been using Jay Robb Vanilla Whey, which I adore, but decided to experiment with everyone’s favorite SunWarrior when The Fitnessista had a OpenSky promo.
I made my breakfast cookie using my normal recipe:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 spoonful almond butter
- 1 T protein powder
- 1/2 mashed banana
- splash soy milk
Peanut flour sauce and a strawberry on top.
Honestly? I thought it tasted a little chalky. It was still good but I could tell a difference. I’ll definitely keep using it since I have that massive bag and I’m sure I’ll get used to it. Excited to try it in other recipes!
My mom isn’t sold on the idea of protein powders. She thinks that coming from someone that is so focused on eating a healthy diet, I should be able to get all the nutrients I need without supplements. I agree to an extent, but have told her I use this as a helpful addition instead of viewing it as a necessary way to get my protein. I really love oats for breakfast and it’s hard to get a significant amount of protein in them. Even with nuts or nutbutter, the protein count isn’t very high. So while I could most definitely get all my protein from whole foods (beans, Greek Yogurt, tofu, quinoa, lentils etc), I choose to use the protein powder so that I can still eat some of the other foods I love!
- Do you use protein powder? How do you use it?
- What’s your favorite kind?