Last night, my mini marathon training group hit the pavement to complete 5 miles.
Last week, temps were in the teens, so when we heard that the weather was about 30 degrees outside we were honestly expecting a heat wave. It’s easy to forget how cold 30 degrees really is…especially with wind!
Well, the run was cold, but we managed to push through and finish with an 8:18 overall pace…not too shabby for my 8:30 pace group!
Despite the cold, the sidewalks were very clear compared to last time we did a route similar to this.
It also stayed light for us during the entire run! Having the sun still shining makes a HUGE difference 🙂 Thank goodness for daylight savings time this weekend.
Home sweet home…
In addition to having a great run, there were a couple of other things making me happy last night. We had a TON of leftover bananas at mini marathon training, so we were able to take a big bunch home! Yay for bananas 🙂
And I had a lovely package waiting for me when I got home…my first jar of Nuttzo!
Nuttzo is an organic nut and seed butter made from brazil nuts, hazel nuts, chia seed, flax seed, cashews, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. I have seen this stuff ALL OVER the blog world for what seems like years (Sprint 2 the Table, Cotter Crunch) and I finally had to cave in and try the darn nut butter.
I opted for the creamy peanut free version, and boy is that stuff good!! I just tried a little out of the jar, and now I am anxious to actually put it on and in stuff 🙂
Speaking of cooking and trying new things…this weekend I cooked steak for the second time EVER in my life in honor of Brian completing (and passing!) his clinical boards.
I have never been a red meat fan, so it’s just not something I purchase or prepare…EVER, but Brian had mentioned a couple of times that he could really use a meal of meat and potatoes. I also never make plain why (cauliflower free) mashed potatoes…so that is exactly what I made him and he loved it!
My mom and sister LOVE steak, so of course I knew they would have the perfect recipe for me. This recipe is SO simply, SO fast, and pretty much fool proof. It makes a medium rare steak, so if you want something a little more done you will need to adjust the cooking times. I hope you ENJOY!
Prepares steak Medium Rare
That’s it! Could it be any simpler? I think not 🙂
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I am so glad you love the Nuttzo!! My favorite is the crunchy, and I just ordered the chocolate to try.
Steak is one of my favorite meals. I actually just cook i all the way in a grill pan. I will cook just about anything… but preparing raw chicken breast still creeps me out.
Raw chicken breast is definitely creepy!! All raw meat kind of is…
Ahh thank for you a fool-proof way of cooking a steak! I’ve always been so intimidated by red meat, but my husband always asks for it too. I’ll definitely need to try this method!
Let me know if you try it!! I promise he will love it!
Yay for runs with friends! i wish I was able to run with friends a little more, but I do most of my training solo (I don’t mind that either though 🙂 )
My other half loves mashed potato too, even though I am not the biggest fan, but I make it! I have made a few steaks, and try top get a lot of red meat because of the iron intake that I need to keep up to prevent anemia from all the pounding on the roads! You must be a natural if yours turned out so perfect first try 🙂
Ha a natural…or lucky 🙂
that is my favorite one! love it!! and perfect with your bananas! yay. 😉
So perfect with the bananas 🙂
Nutzzo is so good. If I have it, I find every reason to eat it. Thankfully, since it’s pricier, I don’t buy it often enough for it to be a problem.
You guys are doing awesome with the training. I’m sure the clear sidewalks were nice!
Thanks, Kimberly! Yes…this Nuttzo is addicting…