I hope you all had a great weekend! My mom and I have been rudely thrust back into typical New England weather. Just a few days ago, we went from this-
A nice, 5 or so inches of snow to remind us we’re not in Florida anymore. And as if this wasn’t bad enough, we are supposed to get a BLIZZARD Monday night into Tuesday. And I’m not saying that as hyperbole. It’s going to be an actual, legitimate blizzard. Oh, the joys of winter…
So while the snow was falling on Saturday, I decided to try a recipe for cookie dough protein powder balls I had found on Pinterest.
You make these balls by first making a chocolate dough using chocolate protein powder and a vanilla dough, then you squish and roll them together to form a swirl. Of course, these don’t look as appetizing in my pictures as they did in the original recipe (see it here.) Unfortunately, they’re a little dry and kind of bland, but I like the idea behind this recipe so I’m thinking I may experiment in the future and try to adapt it to make these balls a little more moist and flavorful.
So much discussion about balls lately…
Sorry, I had to. But that will be the only reference I make to Deflategate, because COME ON, ENOUGH ALREADY!
On Sunday, my mom and I braved the slushy roads to try to get a run in. I did some of the knee stretches I had looked up before we went off, but unfortunately, they didn’t really help. Within the first mile, it was already bothering me and when we reached 2 and a half miles, I finally gave up and walked the last half mile home. So new plan – I’m going to take a week long break from running and I’ll focus on stretching, icing, and some other workouts (maybe yoga?) Next Sunday, I’ll try a short run and see how the knee feels. I’m not thrilled about this, but the good news is, I don’t have any races on the horizon for a while, so I can really focus on resting.
The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing, cooking, and watching Downton Abbey in the evening! Even though I missed a bunch of episodes, I’m really enjoying watching the show again with my mom.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Good luck surviving the snow if you’re in the blizzard zone too! Any other fans of Downton Abbey enjoying the new season?