Newton’s = LOVE.

The Newton’s (see previous post) are WONDERFUL.

I did my first run in them yesterday, an easy 4, and I felt like this was how I was supposed to run my entire life!  And then I finished it up with 100 strides and man, my legs have never had such a fast turnover. ever.  Today it was very snowy, we got around 5″ so I decided to take back out my Nimbus X’s and not risk ruining the new Newton’s.  Even running in the X’s on the long run, I emphasized a mid-foot strike and it seemed to come more natural after a while.

RUN: 10.5 miles, conversational pace.

EAT: Went back to Starbuck’s for my Saturday ritual of a Vivanno with Espresso Shot.  Then I browsed by Jamba and noticed…

STEEL-CUT OATMEAL??? WHAT???  Yeah, this stuff trumps whatever “perfect” instant oatmeal that Starbuck’s offers.  That’s right, straight up Steel-cut Oats with Blueberries, Blackberries, and a Brown Sugar Crumble from Jamba Juice <– That is where it’s AT.

Today, a perfect snowy Saturday is also a joyous occasion to bake.

Banana Bread, anyone?

Here’s what I did (adapted from allrecipes.com):

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 16 ounce plain yogurt (or low fat sour cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease pans. In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • In a large bowl, mix applesauce and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Very moist, as you can tell!  I added diced bananas on top before baking for an extra flair…you can add chocolate chips or whatever into this recipe if you want to.

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10 responses to “Newton’s = LOVE.

  1. yum! where’s my banana bread!?

    glad your new shoes are working out well. i’m actually pissed because my new shoes are giving me arch pain. i ran in my other shoes today and it magically went away… what the eff?

  2. OoOhh, fancy banana bread! Glad you had such a fantas-mic run! I was expecting to see some Fig Newtons or Fig Newmans… but I suppose you run in shoes, not cookies. You should try cookies, though.
    NomNomNom!

  3. hk

    awesome loaf, i love that stuff for breakast and snacks 🙂 (smear with almond butter= divine!)

    glad the newtons are feeling good!!

  4. So glad you’re loving your new shoes. Your banana bread looks amazing. I love the idea of adding chocolate chips. Sounds like you had a good day. 🙂

  5. runjess

    I don’t like the Nimbus 10s, unfortunately. I loved the 9s, but now I can’t find them so I don’t know what I’m going to do!
    After looking at that banana bread, I’ve decided it’s lunch time.

  6. that banana bread could not look tastier! beautiful baking job 🙂

  7. where are you slacker?

  8. well aren’t you special… haha. nice!

    i don’t do cold! i’m dreading my 16 on sunday i gotta do outside! i’m ready for spring!

  9. i’ll try one tomorrow. which one should i try?

  10. i know i’m a best… i’d argue if i could!

    when you gonna update this bad boy? i need a christiina update!

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