Saturday, June 11, 2011

White Chocolate or Dark?

Ugh. Wasn't it just a few weeks ago that Blogger decided to go all crazy on us? And now the drama is repeating itself (at least for me!) It seems that when I write a post it takes a few hours to update on your readers. So...if it seems like I haven't posted in a while, check the blog out because maybe I already have!

I guess yesterday my body was craving fiber. That or the heat made it impossible to think of eating anything actually cooked. Lunch was a salad with everything green I could find. Spinach, green beans, edamame, cucumber, corn, flax, and a little shredded mozzarella.


Obviously I needed a little something something to round out the meal so I went with a little fruit salad of all my favorites. It was officially the first pineapple of the summer and it was exactly as delicious as I thought it would be!


Pineapple, strawberries, and grapes
Lest you think this is just too healthy for me, don't worry. I was just getting the greens in so I could enjoy my new favorite PB. Julia was showing off her new Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter so I had to buy it and try it out. Yeah, it's giving White Chocolate Wonderful PB a serious run for its money. Every time I reach for a spoon I'm faced with some serious decisions. 



So now I'm about to head out for my long run of the week. Since I'm not on a training plan yet, I haven't decided on my mileage at all. The plan is to....run. Until it stops being fun! Hoping I can get at least 8 miles before it gets too hot!

If you had to pick: dark chocolate dreams or white chocolate wonderful?
Don't make me decide!! So far dark chocolate PB is amazing in oatmeal, but on it's own off the spoon I think I'll stick to white chocolate. I love making decisions like this!

Do you always have a planned distance when you set out for a run, or do you just see how you feel when you're out there?
I almost always have an idea of how far I would like to go. Sometimes it's hot or I don't feel well, so I cut it a bit short. And sometimes I keep running if I feel great!



27 comments:

  1. I love White Chocolate Wonderful a little bit more I think :) But they are both delish!

    I always have a training plan going since I always have a race on my schedule. It is an addiction!! :)

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  2. I am heading out for 8 this morning too!!

    I try to have an idea of what I am going to go because then I will know which route to pick. Otherwise I will come up short or way too long.

    Dark Chocolate all the way. My husband Scott loves the white but I think it is a little too sweet for me.
    Have a great run!
    Sarah

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  3. I'm getting increasingly frustrated by blogger, too. Seems so buggy lately!

    I usually have a distance in mind when I set out, but I'm like you. I'll sometimes alter it depending on how I feel once I'm out.

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  4. I had to download the Google Chrome browser just to be able to comment on blogs again! It's ridiculous.

    I JUST bought the white chocolate peanut butter for the first time at the grocery last week. Yeah... it didn't last very long. lol I even caught my husband doing the thing he's always teased me about doing--going to the kitchen just to get a spoonful of PB. I've gotta try the dark chocolate next!

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  5. I'm almost at the point where I want to make a switch because blogger is driving me crazy!

    As for the PB- I'm a dark chocolate person all the way. And love the dark chocolate dreams. Also fantastic is dark chocolate almond butter...

    I almost always have a training plan and know how far I'm running on a given day, but like you I'm between plans right now. Im running this morning and am using the same philosophy- run happy :)

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  6. I haven't tried the chocolate peanut butters. I'm afraid that once I do... it would be all over. Those salads look yummmy by the way- you are quite the craftswoman.

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  7. I always plan a distance, I find if I don't my run gets shortened.

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  8. Blogger still isn't posting mine today, but at least it finally posted yesterdays!

    I want that dark chocolate! It looks delicious! Possibly I'm just super hungry after my run. I need to refuel!

    I usually have a distance planned, but if I decide to run more along the way, I run more.

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  9. Dark chocolate dreams is like crack to me. I don't buy it often because I can seriously go through a jar in 3 days. :-)
    I always have a distance in mind when I run, sometimes I end up going longer if I feel good, but I usually feel too guilty to cut it short unless I am in pain or something.

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  10. yes my blogger has been going crazy on me too!!!ahhh what to do what to do !!hmm and such difficult decisions, how to choose between two delicious choices!!?!?! guess i have to buy both and see for myself! <-- which could a dangerous move!

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  11. Dark chocolate all the way! I just can't stop!!

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  12. So I just tried edamame for the first time yesterday and now I think I need to recreate your salad! It looks so GREEN, I love it!

    Annnnd go for the WCW...

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  13. hehe I have major commitment issues between dark chocolate dreams and white chocolate wonderful too! I like WCW on things with raisins in them and off the spoon, and DCD is mostly for plain toast/english muffins/muffins and in oats.

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  14. i'm not a fan of PB but in general i'm gonna for dark chocolate! :)

    i usually go in with a plan for my running or at least the minimum amount of miles i'd like to get in. ugh, heat SUCKS, i hope you're able to get in most of yours before it gets scorching. :)

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  15. I hate to admit that I've never tried either one of those flavors! I see it everywhere in blogworld though...I guess I will have to give in! hehe

    When I'm running, I usually plan how far I go right before I leave. I have to see how I'm feeling and I set it on my ipod! Nifty!

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  16. I've done such a good job resisting the chocolate peanut butters that are out, but I'm starting to feel myself weakening...

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  17. I haven't seen either in the stores locally. Both look delicious!

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  18. I had my first pineapple of the summer yesterday too. yum!

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  19. I have not tried white OR dark chocolate peanut butter! I really need to figure out where I can buy those.

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  20. that is a tough call. I've only had the dark PB. I must try this white chocolate!

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  21. WHITE! Oh my gosh, that peanut butter is "WONDERFUL". And dangerous...I've been through a few jars in the past few months...they don't last long in my house!
    I didn't really like the dark chocolate...I think I was expecting it to taste like Nutella, and was disappointed. Maybe I should try again. :)

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  22. thanks for the shout out friend!! I am SO obsessed with both kinds of PB...luckily most times they are usually out of one of them so that I do not have to make a decision as to which I want ;) hope your run went well!! OH! and your salads always look absolutely amazing!

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  23. I've never tried those! But just guessing based on my general distrust of white chocolate (it's... not... chocolate), I would probably say dark!

    A lot of times I'll have a set mileage, but other times I'll have a set time. As in, I only have 45 minutes total to run and then after a warm up, I decide what to do (easy run, tempo, etc).

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  24. in general -- and not just for peanut butter -- ALWAYS white chocolate. I am a white choco junkie. and I hate dark chocolate. even milk chocolate is take it or leave it for me. just gimme the white stuff!!!!!!

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  25. White! I'm so white chocolate all the way. And I recently discovered that pb and am in love!

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  26. OMG haven't tried the chocolate yet, but white chocolate wonderful is mind blowing. I love being off a training plan and not having a set distance for a run!

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  27. I almost always have a planned distance that I aim for. If my head is REALLY in the game I will settle for nothing less than that distance. I've been slacking on that though.

    I don't eat chocolate at all, so I can't even participate in taht question. :( The fruit looks super tasty though!!

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