I’m Obsessed . . . with Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bars

from lunabar.com

I LOVE Chocolate Peppermint Stick LUNA Bars. They are the most delicious nutrition bars I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot). I discovered this flavor over the holidays, and I hope they stay around for a really long time.

I’m always a little apprehensive about nutrition bars. Sometimes they’re decent, and sometimes they’re not. I can’t eat a ton before races, so I normally grab a CLIF bar (which I think are pretty good) or some random thing I thought I’d try in my search for a good bar and choke it down. So when I saw this flavor on the shelf, I thought, “Okay, I love chocolate and peppermint together (hello, peppermint hot chocolate!), so I’ll give this a shot.” Fully expecting to be disappointed, as I often am with bars like these, I was surprised how good this little 180-calorie bar was. It’s no Snickers, but if I had to eat one of these every day, I wouldn’t mind. In fact, I stock up anytime I see them. They are 70% organic and have what LUNA (affiliate of CLIF) calls the “Core 4”: calcium, vitamin D, iron, and folic acid–4 important nutrients that every woman needs.

The texture is good, and the flavor is perfect–just enough chocolatey-peppermint goodness without tasting fake.

Bottom line: If you like LUNA bars, try this flavor. If you like chocolate and peppermint, try this flavor. If you’re looking for a nutrition bar that’s tasty, try this flavor . . .

Hopefully I’ve conveyed my love for these bars enough. If not, feel free to email me so I can try to convince you.



Two Truths and a Lie

  1. I’m a neat freak.
  2. One of my legs is longer than the other.
  3. I desperately want a cat.

The lie is #1. I’m definitely not a neat freak, though I’m completely different at work than I am at home. My desk has to be organized, otherwise I can’t take it. I’m more flexible at home. I really do want a cat of my very own. (I can’t have one because we live in a place that won’t allow pets.)

Not my legs. They’re too tan. Source.

Anyway, the other truth up there manifested itself today, when I went to the doctor. After some X-rays that ruled out a fracture, I found out that one of my legs is longer than the other–at least that’s what the doctor thinks. And this is helpful to know because it might be the cause of my many ailments with my left foot–the strains, sprains, pains, and so on. So, I hope it’s an easy fix because I really want to be able to run my half marathon in 5 and a half weeks. At this point, I’ll hopefully be able to run/walk it.

Also, we made barbecue chicken pizza tonight that was probably the best I’ve ever made (and I forgot to take a picture of it because I’m a bad newbie blogger). I made homemade crust and used fresh ingredients–except for the barbecue sauce. FYI: The best thing you can put on a barbecue chicken pizza is cilantro. Try it. It will change your life . . . well, at least it will enhance your pizza. 🙂

AND I’m really excited for a few packages coming my way from PRO Compression, Road ID, and Running Warehouse. I’ll try them out and write a review soon.

Do any of you have one leg longer than the other? How do you deal with it when you run? An orthotic?

What’s your favorite type of pizza?

p.s. Here’s a coupon code for $1 off at RoadID.com: ThanksWhitney18322813. And right now, you can get $20 off calf sleeves at PROCompression.com; just enter the code SLEEVES at checkout.