It’s Friday again! I have lots of little updates today- some good, some not-so-good, and then we’ll wrap up with an amazing banana bread.
- Fit Gear
Running blogs are buzzing with talk of the Mezamashii Project, and there have been numerous opportunities to win a pair of Mizunos. Guess who totally lucked out and won a pair?!
I’ve never tried Mizunos before, but I took them for a spin this week and they were perfect- great fit, comfy ride, and lighter than I’m used to. I am still in awe that they fit so well for an online shoe purchase- their website was really helpful in the decision-making process. Thank you, Mizuno!
More good news… I’m officially signed up and registered for FitBloggin! This will be my first blogging conference, and I am beyond excited. I have so much to learn, I can’t wait to soak it all up.
And I’m thrilled to be sponsored by Drink Chia!
I came across Drink Chia earlier this year, and was impressed with everything about the company: their mission and the story behind them (started by another running mom), their availability and approachability, and, of course, their delicious drinks.
I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about this in the next few months!
- Fit Hiccup
I hate to break the flow of good news, but my unhappy shin is not going away. I can trace it back to that superhero week when I did HIIT (with lots of plyo moves), then raced a 5k on the unforgiving treadmill, and finished off with a weekend 15 miler instead of my planned 12.
I’m good at ignoring aches and pains, but this week my shin finally got my attention. So… with the triathlon a week away, I’m going to focus on biking and swimming (and tapering) and hope it’s happy come race day. Wish me luck!
- Fit Fuel
I’ll leave you on a happier note, with this amazing (whole-grain, low-fat) chocolate chip banana bread. Despite being very low in sugar, this is dangerously good. You can also double it, and freeze one for later.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (print recipe)
- 3 mashed, ripe bananas
- 2/3 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 c. milk or non-dairy milk
- 1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 c. chocolate chips
Mash bananas and mix the first five ingredients together. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour through salt). Add wet and dry ingredients together, stirring only until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and optional walnuts.
Pour mixture into a greased 9×5 bread loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes at 350, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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