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2 runs + homemade trail mix

What a very long morning! Somehow I went for two runs and don’t understand how that happened. Run 1 started at dark o’clock with Katie. Headlamp required.0317160631aWe finished up juuuust as the sun was finally starting to shine.0317160630Six miles while I was still asleep! 0317160700bAs I was walking back up to our house Anthony was getting in the car to head to the track. Since I’d started so early this morning I had some time to kill and decided to join in for the running fun. This time in the sun, thank goodness. 0317160659bAfter all, I had to contribute to the new weekly track food series! This week we’re talking Cry Babies. Remember this awesome 90’s candy? Apparently it’s still a thing. I remember eating so many of these one time that the roof of my mouth kind of disintegrated from all of the sourness.0317160648Anthony did a quick, fast workout while I sort of jogged/walked/putzed around for fun. Definitely a lot more laid back in terms of pace and distance from my first workout 😉0317160700aThat was a fun morning with friends. I also found a few minutes to spend some time with my other BFF: Tupperware0316160507Long-time readers might remember my obsession with making the perfect homemade nut/granola bar a while back (see just a few of my recipe attempts here, here, and here). That was fun for about six months and then I got tired of spending time mixing/baking/cutting/wrapping bars every weekend. Who am I?

I had an epiphany and realized that homemade trail mix — aka, a deconstructed granola bar — is a lot easier! And cheaper and healthier than homemade granola bars because you don’t need any sugary syrup stuff to hold the ingredients together :)home_made_trail_mix_DSC0296This trail mix is super easy to make — I made a big batch in about five minutes this morning. I pack it into 1/4-or 1/2-cup containers to take on the go. You probably don’t need a recipe (just mix fruit and nuts, duh) but here’s my favorite combination in case you’re interested!

Homemade Trail Mix in Five Minutes

  • 3/4 C pecans
  • 1 and 1/4 C almonds
  • 1/2 C peanuts
  • 1 C cashews
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • 1 and 1/4 C walnuts
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries
  • 1/2 C dried cherries
  • 1/4 C dried blueberriesCapture

Directions: Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. The end.home_made_trail_mix__DSC0298Off to work! I have a feeling I’ll be ready for bed by about 5 pm.

  • Favorite trail mix ingredient? I also love spicy trail mixes with wasabi peas!
  • What time did your run start this morning?
  • Cry Babies! Did you eat them in the 90s?!