Gather round, itâ€™s time for for breakfast!
I am a huge fan of Greek (AKA strained) yogurt. Itâ€™s a little more expensive, but in my mind, itâ€™s worth it due to the protein content (12 to 16 grams). Iâ€™ve seen the Siggiâ€™s brand before but always shied away because it was SO expensive, even compared to Stonyfield Oikos.
Finally, I decided to just buy a few containers and give it a try. Just for something different!
Holy yogurt miracle â€“ thick, creamy, with real flakes of vanilla bean in the mix. The ingredient list was only 5 ingredients deep, and it was flavorful without being overpowering.
I had it with 1/2 cup raw oats, chia seeds, and a banana.
In case youâ€™re wondering, hereâ€™s my yogurt preferences breakdown:
Siggiâ€™s probably tops Chobani in terms of flavor, but it was just so darn expensive (over $2 each) that there is no way it will become a regular thing!
Girls on the Run
Gotta Be Flexible
Half Marathon training really isnâ€™t going as well as Iâ€™d like it to be. My foot injury (now healed) threw a major wrench in my plans; also, Iâ€™ve been totally overloaded with work and suffering from major anxiety that literally been impacting my quality of life (no sleepâ€¦ I plan to do something about this soon if it continues).
The other issue is that I donâ€™t seem to be bouncing back as quickly as I normally do. After re-reading my own Cures for Sluggish Runs post, I think itâ€™s mostly sleep- and stress-related. I had to take a good, hard look at my training plan and make some modifications, especially with long runs. Iâ€™m reducing my overall weekly mileage and giving myself more breathing room in between long runs. Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™ll be PRing at the race in March, but thankfully â€“ I have back-up races planned!
The most important thing to me is that training remains fun and safe, so Iâ€™m more than willing to be flexible!
1) Howâ€™s your training going if youâ€™re prepping for a big race?
2) Whatâ€™s your preferred yogurt?