Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stupid cold

or allergies, or something. Either way, it's Thursday and I haven't been to the gym yet this week. Blech.

I had planned to wake up and run in the morning both yesterday and today...FAIL. Part of it was because I woke up sniffling with a sore throat -- but honestly, part of it (most of it?) was because I just used that sore throat as a big ol' excuse.

Lame. Because both yesterday and today, I found myself walking to work, WISHING I'd gotten up and taken advantage of the nice weather...especially since it's supposed to start RAINING today or tonight, and not stopping for, oh, like a week.

Oh well. Since today is one of the very last days EVER that I have to deal with the little condo gym, it's probably fine that I spend some time on the treadmill tonight.

Also, just an FYI on a product I will NOT buy again: Skippy "Natural" peanut butter. I figured I'd give it a shot -- Sophie gets a kong every morning filled with kibble and topped with a bit of peanut butter. I usually buy natural PB at Costco -- two enormous jars, tastes good, good texture. For eating off of a spoon, anyway, which is generally how I eat my peanut butter. But, unfortunately, the natural stuff tends to run a bit when I put her kong down, which -- if she doesn't eat it right away, which she usually doesn't -- leads to a pretty frequent crate-cushion-washing.

So, I was at the store the other night grabbing a few things, and I figured I'd give the Skippy Natural a shot, figuring it would have a texture closer to that of "regular" (read: fake and sugary) peanut butter.

Um, and it sort of does. But...ew. First of all -- it's got just as much sugar in it as "regular" peanut butter, which means it tastes like candy to me. Blech. But also, they use palm or canola oil instead of the oil from the peanuts themselves...and it gives it this weird, almost gel-like texture. Sophie doesn't mind it, really, but I think it's freakin' gross. Food is NOT supposed to behave like that. I almost want to throw the rest of this jar out, but I don't have any other PB, and she doesn't really care for almond butter (freak dog).

On a related note, I cannot WAIT to go grocery shopping this weekend -- we have nothing in the house. NOTHING! (OK, well, not NOTHING. We have a couple sweet potatoes, a package of Arnold's thins, a ziplock baggie of mushrooms, and about half of a Costco-size container of Sabra hummus. But that is NOT the makings of a satisfying meal.)


  1. I am embarrassed to say that Skippy Natural (creamy) is a guilty pleasure. Please don't tell anyone!!!!!!!

    P.S. I hope you feel better!

  2. ugh, that was me the week before last--too sick to run, and then not being able to run made me feel even worse!