The Nut Butter Cabinet

by Jillian on July 26, 2012 · 13 comments

Sometimes the days pass so quickly that I don’t even realize I haven’t blogged. Between picking up extra hours at the restaurant, some exciting meetings, and half marathon training, I feel like I am constantly busy. But, it’s a good busy and I’d much prefer it to where I was a year ago.

Anyway, Tuesday was my day off this week so Carrie and I went to yoga in the city.

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I said from the start of training that I needed to incorporate yoga more since I’ll be running 3-4 days a week and I tend to get really stiff in the hips. This was just what I needed and we intend to go back next week!

Afterwards, we hit up Blue Water Grill for some lunch.

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Obviously we dug right into the seafood platter before even thinking about a picture.

Later on, we ended up at the restaurant with Joe and had a few glasses of wine. At that point, my throat started hurting and my head felt funny. You know; that feeling when you just know a cold is coming on.

I woke up Wednesday feeling like dirt, but I sucked it up and got outside for my planned run. Unless the symptoms are below the neck, exercise is okay!

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I actually beat my 3.5 mile time from Monday by about 20 seconds. Ignore the “pace”, I was walking while snapping a photo.

I had a pretty busy night last night at work, which was good. I’m still feeling off today though. My throat feels funny and my head is still a little congested. I don’t really know what’s going on – allergies, a cold waiting to come out? Whatever it is, I don’t like it.

On another note. I finally finished a jar from the nut butter cabinet! (There’s about 3 more jars that you can’t see.)

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After I ordered a case of the Justin’s vanilla almond butter for Joe and me, we made it an attempt to finish all of the other nut butters before cracking open the new stuff.

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Obviously, that didn’t happen because we’ve already gone through 1.5 jars, but this morning I finished off a Barney Butter. Yay! Only 10 more to go.

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I’m about to go eat some lunch and head into work. See ya later!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I freakin’ love that nut butter cabinet. I usually only have 2-3 going at once, which is clearly not nearly enough.

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2 Lisa July 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Hope your not getting sick! Feel better soon.
Haha, loving the nut butter cabinet. I definitely am a nut butter fiend, but we don’t get too many different flavours up here so I only have about 4 different ones.

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3 Jillian July 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Thanks Lisa! You are probably better off that way because we get out of hand with nut butters over here! lol

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4 Marilyn July 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I hope you start feeling better. I only have peanut butter in my cabinet, but I always have at least 4 jars on hand. I am afraid of running out! I buy Wegman’s all natural peanut butter. The only ingredient is peanuts. I don’t always get to shop at Wegman’s,so I always buy 2 or 3 jars when I do get there.

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5 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige July 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I love that you bought a whole case of it! Did you just buy it from his website? I can’t find it anywhere near me :(

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6 Jillian July 28, 2012 at 12:59 pm

I ordered it in store from Whole Foods and they called me when it was ready! :) It’s exclusive to whole foods so it won’t be anywhere else. I’d be happy to ship you some if you don’t have one near you!

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7 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom July 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Oh my goodness, you are a nut butter lover for sure!! I had to laugh at all those jars but I certainly wouldn’t be sad if I had them in my house!! I am taking it that the Justin’s Vanilla is extraordinarily good since you ordered a case of it. I have got to try this stuff soon!!!

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8 Tiffany July 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I always keep at least 2 on hand. Natural pb and Marantha brand dark chocolate almond butter. I think it is way better than Nutell and it is a lot healthier too.

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9 Lauren July 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I think I have 6 jars of nut butter opened right now. No shame!

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10 Jackie @ Daydreamer July 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I just discovered your blog and I love it! it reminds me so much of the very first blog I read (Fit Foodie Finds). When are you running your half marathon? I’m a marathon runner myself so it’s always interesting to hear about other people’s training experiences!

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11 Jillian July 28, 2012 at 12:59 pm

So glad you stopped by! I am running a half on September 23rd. It will be my first!

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12 Marilyn July 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Paige…Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter is exclusive to Whole Foods. You can buy it in the store or order it from them.

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13 Alysha @Shesontherun July 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Holy crap. I thought mine PB stash was getting hefty. Feel better!

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