Good afternoon!

Today’s Workout

  • Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes

My calves were still tight when I woke up this morning. Luckily, once I started moving around a bit, they loosened up a lot. The last time they were this bad was last year when I had to go to the sports doctor and go to physical therapy.

Now, I know how to handle them a little bit better. I know not to push myself if they’re too tight and painful. I stretch and foam roll more and I take ibuprofen when needed.

And of course, we did tons of squats and lunges in Butts & Guts class today. I just went at my own pace and regressed some of the exercises if I needed too. I did made sure to put on my Pro Compression socks when I got home though.

Post workout, I had a Larabar.

Larabar recently sent me a few of their bars to try out.

Two of their regular bars in Apple Pie and Peanut Butter Cookie. Two of their Uber bars in Roasted Nut Roll and Bananas Foster.

I had a hard time deciding whether to try the peanut butter cookie or roasted nut roll first. I have never had an Uber bar so I went with that one.

It was so good. I loved all the different nuts in it – roasted almonds, cashews, roasted peanuts, pecans, and roasted macadamia nuts. Yes, it tasted just as delicious as it sounds.

Larabars are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO, vegan, and kosher.

I think I might try these as pre-run fuel.

Speaking of running, I can’t remember if I mentioned that Danny and I are running a 5k on Saturday. I think Marlene is going to come out and run it with us too!

It’s just a small local race and raises funds for the Sarcoma Foundation of America. It’s a nice race. It’s close to home and last year they had raffles and free Italian ice, which the kids loved (okay, I loved it too).

Last year, Danny and my stepmom both placed for their age groups.

Last year’s race:

The kids are signed up for the 1k again this year!

The only thing I’m worried about is that it’s supposed to be 90 degrees on Saturday. Yay.

Have a wonderful day!

  • Ever have a Larabar? Favorite flavor?
  • Any races coming up?
  • Do you like small races or big races?

Larabar sent me some of their bars to try out and review on my blog. All opinions are my own.


Filed under Family Fun, Fitness, Race, Running, Working Out

12 Responses to Larabars…Yum!

  1. I tried the Uber Bananas Foster once, and it was VERY good! My all time favorite is the Coconut Creme though.

  2. Michelle @ 3cheaprunners

    90…man I hope the run starts early.
    I like both big and small races – for very different reasons

  3. I’ve never had a Larabar :( It looks so good, though!
    I have a half marathon in September It will be my first race, so I don’t know if I prefer big or small ones yet

  4. I don’t have any more races I’m signed up for but I do have a couple of races in mind in a couple of months. I like medium sized races. I want there to be a couple people around me but I don’t want so many that my pace is affected by other people.

  5. Danny is a running champ, always placing is his age category!!

    I love Lara bars but for some reason I don’t buy them all that often. I’m not sure why. I don’t have a favorite but the last one I tried was Cashew Cookie and it was pretty amazing!

  6. Teresa @

    I always look for any bar with peanut butter! I figure that more then likely I will like it!! No upcoming races but it is time to start planning!

  7. I’m all about the coconut cream! So good :)

  8. Amy

    I have been thinking about getting back in to running. Right now I just do Zumba and turbo kick. Good Luck on your 5k

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