Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Heavenly Eleven(ly)

I'm feeling a bit "off", during this taper week. Trying not to use it as an excuse, but my posts may be a bit "off", as well. I think it's a combo of limited running and trying to not be nervous about the upcoming marathon.

Today's Topic : Healthy Food Doesn't Have to be Disgusting : I like to promote a feeling of positivity on this blog. However, I also feel it's my duty to prevent the trauma that inflicted The Husband and I, on this past Sunday.

I bought a new kind of healthy snack/protein bar for my hungry man to try. The local Health Foods store had them on sale, so I grabbed a flavor I thought he'd like. He took a long, miserable bite...and then another. When he reported how god-awful it was, I thought he was just being overly picky.

Then I tasted it.

If you're wanting to know what it tastes like to have someone or something die and rot in your mouth, please try these treats!

Someone from their promotions department should be contacting me any minute, now!
just enough to wash the taste away
Including bars, there are a plethora of healthy food options for runners and non-runners, alike. Please don't ever sacrifice good taste when trying to make good food choices. If you're ever in doubt, send me an email and I can suggest a healthy option for whatever you're craving, at that time. I just won't be able to actually provide the product.
We imaginary internet friends do have limits.
Today's Share: Lisa is another blogger I felt instantly connected to. While I generally end up reading only the most recent posts of the blogs I follow, I actually went back and read quite a few of her archived entries. I liked her humor, stories and way with words that much. Someday, the stars will align and we'll pace each other in a race. (she just doesn't know it, yet)
not quite Elf Material, yet. Better luck next year, guys...
Have you recently tried anything that surprised you with its taste?
Do your loved ones do their best to look as ridiculous as possible when you try to photograph them?



  1. You know what surprised me in a good way? Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea. It satisfies my sweet tooth without the sweet! And it's decaffeinated. After a hostess served it at her house, I ran out and bought two boxes. $1.99 each.

    1. that does sound tasty.
      We, sadly, are Trader Joe-less, in FL.

  2. Black bean brownies unpleasantly surprised me. Also larabars. Thumbs down to both. I promise I will never try these 22 days bars! I think everyone feels a little off turing taper, don't worry!

    1. I've never tried black bean brownies, but I make *white* bean blondies that even my kids inhale.

  3. I generally find protein bars to be disgusting, but the snickers marathon bars are good. but then, they're basically just a candy bar.

  4. LOL ok. never seen those bars before..you've got me completely curious now...

  5. Stupidly I once bought a pack of 6 boxes of dried seaweed off of amazon after another blogger described it as "AMAZEBALLS" Leave out the Amaze part and that's what it tasted like. I ended up having to toss 5 boxes of it. Lesson learned!

    My kids are AWFUL at taking pictures. Your kiddos look adorable! Whenever I ask my kids to smile they immediately put their hands up and turn away. They hate getting pictures taken. It drives me crazy.

    1. Ugh! I fell victim to the seaweed thing, too! I'd heard it was delicious and addictive and a great snack...then I tried it. It was like eating a months-old communion wafer that had been kept in the dead fish bin.