Running Hallelujah and Bob’s Red Mill Grande Grains

by Joanne on July 30, 2010

The alarm went off an hour later than normal for a weekday. It was plenty of  time to get Shane out and go 4 or 5 miles. Preferably 5 miles to crank up the weekly total. That should put me within my weekly mileage goal of 50 after the 5K race tomorrow.  I’ll run my warm up 2 miles with Shane then the Rome Race and kiss this weeks running good bye. Hallelujah.

I switched off the alarm and contemplated my motivation to run. It was Friday. It was a short run.  Oh what the hay… just do it!  There was still some procrastinating when I reached the kitchen.  Although I have about 5 different visors, I JUST HAD to have the one in the dryer.  So I folded clean laundry in order to find my hat.  Shane needed water. Filled up his bowls.  Ted lost the cap to the poop-bag holder on one of Shane’s leads.  I swapped out the holder for a new one.  Cut a banana in half and got out the PB.  Decided not to eat the banana but go for 1/2 a dose of ACCEL Gel.   Basically, all the lolly-gagging around put me out the door at 5:15am.  

Today’s run was easier because it was a lot cooler AND shorter. Yesterday, when I headed out it was 73 and humid.  Today it was 61, no humidity.  I have such a horrible burn on my torso from the sports bra.  UGLY!  It didn’t bother me today.  Surprising since it was killing me all day yesterday!   


It’s so nice being that comfortable to share my naked white belly will you all.

Speaking of yesterday’s disappointing run, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for the words of confidence and understanding.  It means so much and really gets a person thinking.

In further evaluation, I realized that an E-Drenaline wasn’t taken.  Maybe I’m totally caffeine addicted and need more than 20 mg to keep me going.  I hate to admit it but…

“Hello. My name is Joanne and I am a Caffeine-aholic”.

coffee addict

As for last night, I was planning to hit the sack at about 8 pm. Instead, we watched the move:  Stolen


Can’t say I liked it. It was disturbing.  The story was about a police officer whose child was kidnapped years ago. Then it shoots back in time to when another little boy was stolen.  The story develops into the connection between the two.  It was slow to get going and there was no real climax.  However, we typically rate a movie according to how many times we drift off to sleep. This one had 2 snores from Ted and none from me…Maybe because Josh Lucas is so darned cute!

Grande Grains

What a discovery!  I told you about the millet Pam introduced me to. When I was buying the millet, I found this interesting cereal from Bob’s Red Mill


So nutty!


Whole grain hard red wheat, long grain brown rice, oats, rye, triticale, barley, kamut, buckwheat, sesame seeds.


This was a wonderful substitute for oats.  It didn’t leave me feeling over stuffed. It was sweet and I didn’t need peanut butter.


Bring to a rolling boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.  It takes a little longer than oats.


Ted and I discovered a new coffee shop:

Java Chalet



Cute outside seating area


Assorted teas…


…. Ted dressed for work…..


An assorted menu and they serve lunch! 

Coffee, as admitted above, I’m a caffeine addict, must be on the strong side for me. However, it has to be smooth with no trace of bitterness.  The Java Chalet coffee was good. I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.  Fortunately for me, they had Stevia.  Unfortunately for Ted who prefers Splenda.

The Java Chalet is located on French Road, New Hartford.


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  • At 2010.07.30 16:08, Monet said:

    New coffee shop and new grains! Wonderful. I hope you have a lovely weekend, and thanks for the product review…I want to give that blend a try!

    • At 2010.08.01 16:18, BakingWithoutABox said:

      The non-oatmeal looks yummy! I’ve got to start trying grains but I’m always scared off by the “health nut” quality that leaves me fearing my lovely cereal will actually taste like heated cardboard.

      Ouch on the burn! Maybe it’s feeling better today? I get those. Even body glide doesn’t keep it all away. Arnica gel helps afterward I’ve found.

      And I just had to say that I love the fact that you’re comfie enough sharing your naked white belly. Lol. Someday I too shall attain that confidence. Maybe 100 miles down the road. But someday!

      • At 2010.08.06 11:13, Veronique said:

        I love bob’s red mill products, and these grains seem wonderful! I eat oatmeal on a very regular basis, and it could use a little sprucing up. Thanks for sharing, now I’m off to locate some of these Grandé grains. 🙂

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