Everybody has at least one… right? During a run last week I realized I have some odd running habits:
1. I have to chew gum
No idea how/why this started, but suddenly I don’t leave for a run without a stick of gum.
Morning runs get the energy gum. Does it work? I think so…
at the very least the placebo-effect works!
2. I alternate the shoes I wear
Another randomly started habit. I accumulated 3 (new) pairs of running shoes and convinced myself that rotating the shoes I run in will help with… I’m not sure what. Soreness? Injury prevention? Matching my running outfit?
Somewhere I read that rotating deodorants is a good thing so your body doesn’t get too used to one brand and build an immunity. In my head, running shoes are no different.
3. The mileage I run has to be a round number
Unless it’s a short run, in which case I must run 3.14 (a 5K). Why not stop at 3? Who knows.
One of the most-viewed pages on this site is my Zucchini-Banana Muffins. 98 calories. 2.2 g protein. The veggie-factor. Vegan. These are some pretty good breakfast muffins!
I just made them better.
Zucchini-Banana PROTEIN Muffins
(a.k.a. The 92 Calorie Muffin)
- 1/4 C white whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur)
- 1/4 C spelt flour
- 1 scoop (2 T) vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 small zucchini, grated
- 1 small ripe banana
- 2 T unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T light agave nectar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 6 regular-sized muffin tins with Pam/butter/Earth Balance.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
In medium bowl, mush bananas with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
Add the wet mixture to the dry, stirring until just combined. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating pan half way through.
Makes 6 muffins.
Approximate Nutrition Info: 92 calories, 0.4g fat, 17.9g carbohydrates, 1.8g fiber, 8.4g sugar, 5.3g protein
I’m still in a food coma from last night’s dinner – more tomorrow! Today calls for a looooong, gum-filled, round numbered run. 🙂
Do you have any odd and/or randomly formed habits?