Sweet and salty.

Happy Tuesday!  I had a good night’s sleep last night.  Yay!  I decided to do a pre breakfast run today.  Haven’t done one of those in a long, long time.  I think pre-injury!  I had a granola bar first for energy:

then I hit the streets for a 3-mile run.  Running is still a struggle for me.  It’s  my thigh while runnning, and does not feel like it used to before when I ran.  Plus my back aches when I am done.  Oh well, I can’t complain all that much, because I am pretty much back to normal activity.

I did get pretty sweaty, though.  Good thing it was 7 am and only about 55 degrees out!

I showered up (don’t post exercise showers feel the best??) and commenced to breakfast making.  It went much easier than yesterday 😀

Custard cream of wheat with a mashed banana.

I topped it with some of that beer jelly I got a few weeks ago.

Beer with breakfast? Why not?  It actually had a beer smell to it, but not so much in the taste.  It was mostly sweet.

Work went pretty smooth today.  I actually had an interview today with another company.  MTs with experience are in demand, which is good, but the pay is just awful every where you go.  Thank you off shoring for that….  Anyway, I may try this company to see how it fits for me.

Lunch break for a tuna wrap and a delicious kiwi!

A girl needs chocolate, right?  So I had some with my latte:

There actually was more in this bowl, I just forgot to take a picture before I ate some.  Just so you know….

And yet another reason for me to keep embracing caffeine.  This study shows a link between 4 cups of coffee a day and reduced head/neck cancer!  I always take studies with several grains of salt, because the numbers can be manipulated, but there seems to be more and more evidence that compounds in coffee have beneficial properties!

Dinner time was a classic BBQ chicken salad.  This bowl has about 1/2 a bag of spring mix in it, topped with 4 oz of chicken chopped up with BBQ sauce, a little slivered almonds and 3/4 oz of reduced fat feta cheese.

It has that sweet/salty mix I like.

Speaking of sweet/salty – we headed out to run a couple errands and hit up the cheap shopping:

John snuck these into the cart:

D’oh!  I didn’t even want to try them, since I love pretzels and chocolate together.  But, I did.   I ate some out of this bag.  Quite tasty.  I actually wish there was a little more chocolate in each one, but the texture was yummy.  This is something that won’t be coming into the house very often.

Tomorrow is bagel day and lifting move of the week!

Question:  Have you tried the pretzel M&Ms?

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20 thoughts on “Sweet and salty.

  1. Leah

    I have not tried them for fear I’d eat too many, because I’m also a chocolate and pretzel fan. 🙂 I guess they would be nice for a treat or to count out only a few. Maybe later. 🙂

    Definitely thinking of trying that salad soon. How do you cook the chicken?
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Beautiful Blogger Award =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      We cook up a large amount of chicken either by grilling it or cooking it in a pan. Then we store in the fridge for easy meals, like the salad! Sometimes we marinate, sometimes just some spice rub.

  2. Joanne

    I’ve seen all sorts of different chocolate covered pretzels and I’m a little afraid to try them since I really love pretzels and if chocolate is added…look out! I’m not sure I could stop. Haven’t seen the M&M brand.

    That is pretty interesting jelly. Wonder if they make a Cabernet Sauvignon? ;)…or for tougher work days, Jack Daniels? Are we onto something here?!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Cookbook Review: A Taste of Utica =-.

  3. Shelley B

    Those M&M’s look yummy and dangerous – I actually haven’t bought a single serving bag of candy (or bar) in probably close to two years…now that’s not to say that I don’t have a bag of Dove Promises in the house, but somehow I can usually portion myself out just 2, versus eating the whole bag like I would with a regular-sized bag of candy.

    Good run! We ran 3 miles this morning, too…only our temperature was about 30 degrees higher than yours (and yes I am jealous that you can run in such cool temps in JUNE!).

    Hope you get that new job – a change might be just what you need.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..The Scale Means Nothing… =-.

  4. MB

    Oh nooooooooo, I should not know there are pretzel M&Ms. I’ve had way too many binges on chocolate covered pretzels in the past. I could eat an entire bag in one stressful afternoon at work. I hope I’m strong enough to resist trying them although it’s a much smaller bag than the Flips so I’d have a little portion control. 😉 I better not risk it.

  5. debby

    Yes, the chocolate covered pretzels are a danger food for me. I get a bag of regular M&M’s once in a while and I usually eat only half the bag with some popcorn when I am watching a movie. For some reason I have control over those.

    That granola bar looked awfully good–homemade? And I think I will have to make some custard oats tomorrow morning. I was too lazy this morning.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can =-.

  6. janetha

    i havent tried them but i have a feeling i would love them! i also want to find the PB&strawberry ones and the coconut ones. they are probably all dangerous 😉 nice job on the workout, glad you are back to normalish. and that granola bar looks super tasty!
    .-= janetha´s last blog ..crunch time. =-.

  7. Miz

    tried em.
    loved em.
    would never lie to you 🙂

    I wish you were my neighbor.
    caint lie about that piece either.
    for some reason I KNOW my life would be more exciting and less….apt to reside in a RUT than it is now.

    Im just sayin….
    .-= Miz´s last blog ..Running: getting started. =-.

  8. April

    I love an after workout shower. I also love when you start sweating again afterwards…go body!

    I did try one of those M&M’s a few weeks again. I could have eaten the whole bag, I loved it! I also tried the coconut. They were good but not AS good. The pretzel and the crunchy, oh yeah!
    .-= April´s last blog ..Got sweat? =-.

  9. Jody - Fit at 52

    Congrats on that run & even with the aching, you are so much better.. exciting!

    I love those coffee studies along with my coffee! 🙂

    Have not tried the M&M things.. me, I just prefer a cookie treat! I know, boring!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..What Is Your Theme Song? =-.

  10. Ang

    My mother in law keeps trying to push those M&Ms on me and I keep telling her I can’t eat gluten! They look oh so tempting though!

    My husband would probably like beer jelly!
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..My New Favorite Thing! =-.

  11. Pubsgal

    Haven’t tried those pretzel M&Ms, but I have been known to have a few peanut butter-filled pretzels with a few dark chocolate chips for a snack. Yum.

    So glad you’re back to normal activity. It’s very inspiring to me, how you persevered through your injury and are making such a good recovery!
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..I’m Back! =-.

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