The other day Mama Pea posted a recipe titled, “Healthy Monkey Bread.” I’m not kidding you when I say I thought about it all day long, and drove to Trader Joe’s after school to pick up a package of their whole wheat dough, so I could make a batch.
Best.decision.ever. The recipe was ridiculously easy to make. Surprisingly, Jonny had never even heard of monkey bread before! (What??) I was happy to introduce him. Sure, there is still some butter and sugar in this recipe, but this is totally worth the indulgence. And indulgence is a good thing – in moderation; deprivation is not a good thing – ever. Rest assured, there was NO deprivation going on here last night…
Itz better than using your tongue, right? I actually asked Jonny while we were eating
one a few of the dough balls, “Couldn’t you just finish the whole pan tonight?” To which he replied, “Obviously.” And obviously, we did not finish the whole pan because that would not have been moderation. Moderation is key.
I had a nice little jog yesterday morning.
I had a hard time getting myself out the door, but convinced myself by saying I only “had” to run three. My goal was to cover five miles, and once I got going it was no problem. High-five for Linz!
I’ve been in need of new running shoes. My last pair I bought were the Mizuno Wave Rider 14’s. It was probably over a year ago. Since I hadn’t been running consistently, I went out and bought a pair of Asics (pictured above) to workout in.
Honestly, I bought the Asics because I needed a new pair of workout shoes. I found them, they were comfortable, I liked the colors, and they were a good price. However, once I decided to start running a little more seriously, I knew I was in need of a new pair of good running shoes. I went to the place I always go for new running shoes: Missouri Running Company. I got a kick out of this little guy in the store:
Mo Run Co. has the best service ever. The man who helped me looked at my old shoes, watched me walk and run, and listened to what I was looking for and my thoughts on my old shoes. I loved my Mizuno Wave Rider’s, but I did tell him about my recent knee pain, and knew it could be due to the fact that my shoes were old. I also have really high arches, so I need pretty supportive shoes. He suggested the following three pairs: the new Mizuno Wave Rider 15, a pair of Brooks PureFlow, and a pair of Saucony’s (can’t remember which one).
I tested out each pair by running up and down the sidewalk outside the store. Each pair was extremely light, comfortable, and supportive, but ultimately I decided on the Brooks.
I could feel the most arch support in the Brooks, which I like. The website states, “With a wider Nav Band coming up the lateral side and grabbing the midsole, the foot receives arch support without the bulkiness of underfoot materials. A center strike pod provides guidance in finding the natural landing zone, and modern air mesh wraps the foot for an incredibly comfortable fit.” (source) Can’t wait to try them out!
What’s your favorite shoe?