I don’t actually think anyone needs any information or persuasion to eat a spoonful of peanut butter (or eight) every day but this post is dedicated to my love… peanut butter.
Runner’s World has a great article about peanut butter and they claim peanut butter is one of the best choices a runner can make.
“Peanut butter provides a feeling of fullness much longer after you’ve eaten than if you’d munched on carbohydrates in the form of, say, pretzels, a candy bar, or even a banana. And that feeling of fullness can help you finish that last set of repeat 400s on the track or power you to the finish line during the last mile of a cross-country 5-K.
Straight sugar or any simple sugar found in carbohydrates shoots your insulin levels high soon after you eat, but then drops them to the floor halfway through your workout. Peanut butter, on the other hand, is full of fat, protein, or fiber, and it gives you a slow, sustained release of energy. It does contain fat, but it is overwhelmingly the preferred unsaturated fat, which makes peanut butter good for your heart.”
I’ve been doing it right all of these years. Peanut butter and carbs is my go-to meal for pre-race food. It helps me stay full when running or doing a big workout. It is also perfect for recovery meals because it has protein and fat to help muscles recover.
If you don’t believe me, take a look at the article in Runner’s World. Then go have some peanut butter.
It is National Peanut Butter Lover’s month – obviously worth celebrating! I didn’t think I had an addiction to peanut butter until I read this article and found myself nodding along to ALL of the signs of peanut butter addiction. Uh oh.
I love peanut butter and my family currently has three jars of peanut butter open… all different kinds to suit the different members of my family and all will likely be gone in a week. Clearly we all need to attend Peanut Butter Addict Anonymous meetings; however if being a pb lover and addict is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
I did a super early morning workout this morning so I could relax after work and not run off to the gym! I did my awesome and super sweaty at-home leg workout and then went to the gym and ran 5.0 miles on the treadmill (8:17 min/mile), did 10 minutes on the stair master and held a wall-squat for as long as I could. I then had about 17 minutes to shower, eat, and get to work. Who needs makeup and a sophisticated hairstyle?
I hated my alarm at 4:25 am but I loved coming home from work and sipping an Americano and watching Ellen with my mom.
After writing about peanut butter, I really think I need a spoonful of peanut butter. Or three.