Today was a busy day! Started with swimming – I dropped Nick in the infant room at the Y (Joined yesterday after weeks of deliberation) – I was sweating horribly doing this. Right decision staying home. I went swimming on Saturday with my sister for the first time since before Nick was born and again today. After the marathon when I have post marathon blues, I’ll be swimming it up!!
We met Abby for a bagel (instead of a run!), stopped off at the Head Nut (local nut/dried fruit/candy store), stopped by my grandmom’s and went for a walk.
were really rough and dry. What did I do next – I took half of the pecan and mixed it in with the peanuts and the same with the other half with the almonds. The result – spreadable perfect nut butters. I added vanilla and flaxseeds to the almond butter and it is divine. I forgot the vanilla in the peanut butter but added flax. Nick was my little helper and watched my every move! : ) It was so cute.
Here are the final butters. The one on the right is named AbmondPeacnut Butter and on the left is BePeacNut butter. They’re named after Abby and Bess – Abby who inspires me with healthy eating and running and Bess who reminded me of the Head Nut which will be my new shopping expedition. I think I need better names but that’s ok. Just for starters.
Here is the recipe for the rosemary bread. I might need to make more for the weekend!
Why cut fat the days leading up to a marathon? I don’t even know – does anyone else? I read it in a coaches email for the Dana Farber team!
Tomorrow’s thing – which includes drinking water, resting and cutting fat, will be positive thoughts. I’m not sure if I will get a chance to post before we pack up and leave tomorrow night. Since I’m doing all this prep (which I haven’t done in a while since my last marathon was November 2007) I am starting to get nervous. I don’t want to be nervous because I do so much better without that! So.. we’re working on positive no pressure thoughts!
Here is a Stonyfield Giveaway! I’ll have a review on their greek yogurt coming in the future!