I have a football hangover today. I was up too late last night, but I had to watch the end of the Broncos game! Yay!!! I think the Colts were so stupid to give up on Peyton Manning. Lucky for the Broncos, though
So this morning I tried the Speculoos Cookie Butter on my banana bread pudding to try it out (other than what I ate off the spoon yesterday… oops).
I should have waited a bit to photograph it because it got all melty.
It’s good stuff. Not stellar. I would put it on par with Nutella as far was what it is like. Very sweet, but has little crunchy cookie bits in it, which were the yummiest part about it. The calories are pretty much the same as peanut butter (although less protein). I might buy a jar now and again, but I have to say that I prefer my natural salted peanut butter.
Anyway, I guess I never really explained much about the running intervals again for one of my monthly goals. Long-time friends know that I gave up running last year because of frustrations caused from my leg problems after my herniated disk and I just stopped. Well, to be honest, my secret heart goal is to do another duathlon. And I don’t just want to do it as a team with me doing the biking, but do it all myself. There are 2 that go on here, one is in the spring and the other in the fall. The fall one is just about happening and that got me wanting to do another.
Plus, the Towpath ride I took with my sister went along some of the duathlon route that I did a couple years ago. So, it starting tugging at me. Like I need another bee in the bonnet, as John says. So, I am going to just do some intervals and try to work with my leg instead of trying to force it to do something it just is not capable of. I don’t know if that means intervals forever with no long running – which I have a feeling is the case – or if I can take a longer period of time to try to build up, like over the whole entire fall and winter. To do the event next May would require running a 5K, biking 30K, then another 5K. Biking I could do in my sleep – even in early season. 6 miles of running seems like it might as well be a marathon to me now. It annoys me because I used to be able to run 6 miles total without issues. Oh well.
I’ll just take it one day at a time.