Cleaning out my pantry

I wasn’t really planning on going for a five mile run after breakfast…it just kind of happened.

I’m really glad I did it though! It felt great once I got rid of those troubling mental blocks.  Whenever I go on a long run in the middle of the day, I feel physically great but mentally I have to push myself through it, to convince myself I can do it.  When I get up very early and do my runs before breakfast, it’s before my mind has time to tell me I can’t do it, so I blaze through them.  Today, I managed to get through all five miles without stopping!  Indeed, I torched it! 
Unseen post-workout scarfage was one juicy apricot.  I love them so much.

Since we’re leaving for almost a week tomorrow, I’m trying to get rid of the fruit in my pantry and fridge that will surely go south while we’re gone (except for the plantains I bought, I think those will be just perfect for when I get back!).

I decided, since I had a blackened banana on my countertop, I should revert to my childhood-or pay tribute to Elvis?-and make a sandwich that hearkened back to the beautiful summers of my youth.  I sliced and stuffed the large banana inside 1/2 a Joseph’s Stoneground Wheat Pita, along with tbsp Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and a drizzle of honey.  I paired it with the last of a pint of canteloupe mixed with a pomegranate Chobani.

This was exactly what I needed after a hot run.  That fruit was so refreshing, and the yogurt helped replenish my muscles.  And the banana was sweet but not too mushy.  Oh, and did I mention the almond butter? I want to put my hands in the jar and scoop out handful after handful.

Some people might want to know why I measure out my nut butters. One, because nut butters are still a ‘trigger food’ for me (meaning, if i don’t measure and scoop it out with a spoon, I will not stop until the tub is gone), so it helps me to get one tablespoon out and be done.  Secondly, I actually can’t have more than two tablespoons a day before I have a slight peanut allergy, which causes me to break out in a slight rash on my arms.  It doesn’t stop me from eating nuts or nut butters because since I can’t have cheese or dairy it’s a vital source of fat and protein for me.  I just need to limit it.

Off to prep my dinner, and get ready for work at the yoga studio! Hopefully my instructor can help with my hip abductors!

Published by The Curious Ally Cat

I'm a 34 year old adjunct professor and writer in Connecticut. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late.

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