Thank you all for your comments, social media shares and emails regarding yesterday’s post.
I am so glad that my blunt way of going about such a personal and important topic was so well received. It seems as though many of us have dealt with amenorrhea at one point or another to varying degrees and the truth is, as runners and fitness enthusiasts, it’s always a slippery slope of making sure we are at balance with our energy in vs. energy out.
As a female runner, what I eat matters a whole lot, not just because I really like food but because running means I must eat more in order to keep up with myself, especially when my mileage goes up. We should probably talk more about this in greater detail but not today because today is Friday and my brain is fried.
Instead, let’s look at my favorites from the week and I will work on some follow-up amenorrhea posts when I can think straight!
1. The Fresh Market!
Is it wrong to tell you that The Fresh Market is my new favorite grocery store simply based on their multitude of FREE fresh fruit samples?
I must admit I stop in a few times a week for an afternoon snack. I can’t help myself. Cherries, peaches, cantaloupe and pineapple always on display!
I sometimes feel bad about this but hey, it doesn’t say limit one piece per person per day or even per week. And sometimes I even buy some fruit to take home with me so it’s all okay, right?
2. My favorite hair product at the moment:
When I had my hair cut and highlighted back in June, my stylist told me to try this Saphira Rejuvenating Styling Cream in order to protect my hair from the highlights and blow drying. This product helps restore the proteins and keeps the ends of the hair nice and smooth, eliminating that breakage/frizz appearance. Um, it really works!
I just use a small amount when my hair is wet, before I blow dry. If I am not blow drying that day, I still put some in when my hair is wet and it dries real nice and smooth (but I have really straight hair so I can’t say for sure how it would work for your hair if you let your hair air dry).
3. English Muffins With Peanut Butter:
The other day I told you that I went a day without oatmeal and I think it’s quite possible that I may skip it on a more regular basis at breakfast time in favor of this English muffin+ peanut butter + blueberries combination. It just hits the spot in the right way when I first wake up.
I mean, I always knew this, I lived on English muffins with peanut butter for breakfast for seven years straight but then somehow got hooked on oatmeal. I am hoping to find some sort of breakfast balance between my two favorites.
By the way, I think I prefer english muffins to toast, especially before I run. Toast with peanut butter doesn’t satisfy me the same way that an english muffin does, anyone else with thoughts on this?
4. My Dessert Of The Month For July arrived on Wednesday!
Remember that I told you one of my birthday gifts last month was enrollment in the dessert of the month club?
July’s delivery arrived and while I don’t love this month’s dessert, it is still so super exciting to anticipate the arrival. Such a great gift!
I don’t know, cinnamon walnut just isn’t my thing. It isn’t bad per say, it’s just not chocolate and dessert to me is chocolate. They should have made it a crumb topped cinnamon walnut cake, that I could have learned to enjoy.
5. This Guy…
I like him. And not just because he enrolled me in the Dessert Of The Month Club.
We have fun together and tonight will be no exception, especially since our fun is centered around a town that has Kilwin’s, Torta Fina Bake Shoppe and Cold Stone Creamery all on one street.
If you are wondering how I will pick between all three dessert spots, I haven’t a clue. I have been thinking about it all week and may need something from each place.
Toast or english muffin?
Who is running long this weekend? How many miles are you planning?
If dessert was being delivered to your door, what would you want the most?