3 Things Thursday: What's going on in my world today?
THING 1As part of my 2014 SEASON OF FUN, this weekend several of my athletes are doing a local mud run, The Into the Mud Challenge. This sold out race promises "Filthy Fun for Everyone" and being mud season here in Maine, why not?
Do you do obstacle course runs and races?
(if you are a Spartan Race fan, stay tuned! fun stuff coming up)
|Lola's 1st race at 18 months old-a .25 mile track run!|
The distances will be broken up by ages:
Athletes will be broken into two groups by age.
- 150 Yard Swim
- 2 Mile Bike
- .7 Mile Run
- 250 Yard Swim
- 4 Mile Bike
- 1.25 Mile Run
|Lola's amazing finish at Rev3 Maine GLOW RUN|
Do you have children that race? Let's hear about it!!
FOOD! What am I noshing on lately??
Well, somewhat controversial in the "EAT CLEAN" camp is the powdered peanut butter, PB2.
Now, as someone who could eat an entire jar of peanut butter or almond butter in one sitting, I was happy finally try this out and I have been adding it to my IsaLean Pro shakes. Mixed with my chocolate shake, it gives it a fantastic PB chocolate flavor without the nearly 200 additional calories (plus, it mixes up easier and I don't need my blender if Im on the go)
Food Babe did a post on PB2 and it's atrocities, the comments are just as interesting as the article itself. While I am an advocate of EAT CLEAN and this PB2 does not fall into my 100% clean category (it's processed and it has added sugar) I did not throw the PB2 in the trash and run for my life. It is a NON GMO crop and the ingredients consist of peanuts, sugar and salt, with 1g of sugar per 2 TB serving. I have no fear of the fat in regular peanut butter and I tried this product specifically to add to my shakes.
I did discover that there are alternatives available such as JUST GREAT STUFF, which is non-GMO as well, organic and uses coconut sugar. I will give this a try.
What are you thoughts on PB2? Have you tried it?
In other food news, my new favorite snack is strawberries paired with walnuts.
As seen on my Instagram...two days in a row!
What's going on in YOUR world today?