Pop chips giveaway!

Lots of exciting things going on today! I’m a guest columnist over at Skinny in the City –  have a look at my article on what to eat after the gym. Who are the gals behind Skinny in the City? Check out this NY Post article for more info. Love them!

Yesterday was another busy day. It started off with the usual coffee and a 3-mile shake-out run with Alma. Sometimes on the mornings of speed workouts, I’ll do a short “shake-out” run to get the blood movin’ in my legs.

Frida coffee mug

Breakfast was a nearly an entire container of strawberries….


And pb&j toast with scrambled egg whites with sriracha sauce. Mmm, spicy protein.

Eggs and toast

In an attempt to save $$ and use up fridge ingredients, I packed my lunch yesterday. I topped a bed of romaine lettuce with homegrown sprouts, Wildwood baked tofu, dried cherries, and salsa.


Followed up by some salt & pepper popchips andddd an afternoon of near-constant snacking.

pop chips

Fruit, nut, & dark chocolate trail mix x 3 handfuls. Mmm.

trail mix

Yogurt covered pretzels. I don’t usually buy 100-calorie packs, but I liked that these didn’t have hydrogenated oils OR high fructose corn syrup. Plus Venus and Serena Williams endorse them and I’m a sucker for advertising.

yogurt covered pretzels

And a cappuccino because around 4pm I seriously contemplated a nap under my desk.


I had big plans to peace out of the office right on time and head on over to the gym for a speedy treadmill workout, however that didn’t pan out…. I ended up working on a project until nearly 7pm and started to get really hungry. Unfortunately, the only snacks I had at my desk were peanuts or prunes. Hmm. About an hour before I arrived at the gym I ate about 8 dried prunes. A bold move, I know. Thankfully I was able to finish my workout without much tummy trouble, but I need to stock some more running-friendly emergency snacks ASAP!


Central Park Track Club Tuesday Speed Workout (except I ran on the treadmill because I don’t have a $300 season pass to the Armory indoor track…)

  • 1 mile warm-up
  • 5 x 800m @ 5K pace (200m jog recovery)
    Reps were done at the following treadmill levels – 8.6 (~6:58 pace), 8.6, 8.7 (~6:53 pace), 8.8 (~6:48 pace), and 9.0 (~6:39 pace)
  • 3 x 300m @ 3K pace (100m jog recovery)
    Reps were done at the following treadmill levels – 9.5 (~6:20 pace), 10 (~6:00 pace), and 10.5 (~5:42 pace)
  • 2 mile cool-down

Felt good, wore the lunaracers. It’s tough going all out on a treadmill, but this workout was a decent effort nonetheless. Stretching and foam rolling afterward.

Afterwards my stomach felt a little less than awesome (oh prunes…), but a gal still has to EAT. I love Kale, so I baked up some crispy kale chips with lots of ketchup and to round out the meal I had a some of Alma’s famous peanut butter pasta.

kale and peanut butter pasta

And a clif bar before bed because I needed more calories. Hooray for a successful day! I’m so so thankful to be back in running shape and able to do workouts and long runs.

clif bar

Exciting Announcement! Pop chips (love, love, love) has offered to give away a case of 24-single serve bags to a Runner’s Kitchen reader. To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite flava of chips. I’ll randomly pick a winner Friday morning (Feb 19th). Good luck!

  • Catherine

    My favorite flavor of chip has to be bbq. Just love the smokiness of it. And popchips are so delicious! I am excited to try there other flavors….

  • maren

    salt n vinegar chips are my fave!! would love to win!!!

  • Kate

    Salt and vinegar are my favorite for sure! My mouth waters just thinking about them. 🙂

  • Megan

    I can’t get enough of the sour cream and onion.

  • Jul

    I am a plain chip kind of girl. 🙂

  • courtney

    holy 105 comments, batman! salt + vinegar, fo sho. love me some pop chips!

  • Ellie

    Sour cream and onion chips are my favorite!

  • Definitely have to go for the parmesan garlic… get IN my belly!

    On another note, great job on that tough looking treadmill workout today! I think I may give it a shot – also on a treadmill tomorrow am… we’ll see how that goes…

  • stephanie

    I love popchips! My fave flavor is salt n vinegar!

  • melissa

    First time reading your blog- I really like it!
    I am training for a 1/2 marathon and have been struggling a lot with when to eat and what to eat and I ended up gaining wt at the beginning of the running training which really had me feeling down about it.
    I loved your post Skinny and the City and that is how I got here.

    I love BBQ flavor but have not tried pop chips. I have celiac and checked and they are GF- awesome!!

    Thanks again for your post run fuel post. Now if I can just get off this last 10 lbs so I can run a little lighter…

  • Mallory

    salt & peppah – mmmm 🙂

  • MaryEllen

    Salt and vinegar!

  • Amy

    I love mediterranean flavored (lemon, olive oil, garlic, oregano) chips. They are for sure my favorite…then again, I have never tried pop chips!

  • Margaret

    My favorite flavor of chips would have to be sweet potato, or salt and vinegar (when I don’t have plans to do a lot of talking!).

  • Rachel A.

    Oh gosh.. my all time fave flav is Cheddah! I lovvvvvvveeee Cheddar anything, so when I tasted Pop Chips Cheddar, I was in heaven. Problem is, not everywhere has them.

  • I love bbq flavor!

  • Katherine

    My favorite chip flavor is Sour Cream and Onion! 🙂

  • BBQ chips, yum yum yum! I’ve never tried pop chips but have been dying to get my hands on them.

  • BBQ! I’d love to try all of the flavors!

  • Lauren

    BBQ are the best! I would love to try their other flavors, they are so hard to fnd at the stores by me.

  • Sara K

    i LOVE the bbq flavor. UNBELIEVABLE.

  • BBQ !!!! Salt and vinegar! BBQ!! Salt and vinegar! Urgh, can’t choose!

  • ida

    Salt and Vinegar please!! Great give-away.

  • My favorite is popchips! cheddar potato chips *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  • Erika

    My all time favorite chip flavor is prawn cocktail…you can’t get them in the US, but in England I always look for the hot pink bag and indulge away 🙂 Pop chip flavor choice is sea salt and vinegar, can’t get enough!!

  • Salt and Pepper…yummm! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • Beth

    I love your blog and always get running and cooking inspiration from you! I love pop chips, I hope I am not too late. My favorite flavor is BBQ.

  • Kelly

    Yum!! Love the cheddar flavor!

  • Amy

    Hi I’m a new reader! Great blog. My favorite chips are cheddar and sour cream ruffles. Though this week I’ve had a love-hate relationship with a random bag of Doritos Cheeseburger chips. They aren’t that great but I can’t seem to stop eating them!

  • Kelly

    Hands down…sour cream and onion

  • Kendyl

    Your blog has really put a bright spot in my day! Thanks for sharing! My all time favorite chips are dill pickle 🙂

  • Shelby

    I love popchips! Found them in the city and they are finally more widely available!

    Cheddary is great, but plain is my all time favorite!

  • Nekeisha

    Sea Salt & Vinegar. I thought that I would hate it but I love the tangy-ness.

  • Kelsey

    salt and vinegar!!

  • My fav is salt and vinegar.

  • Sara

    salt and vinegar definitely!

  • Marnie

    Salt & Pepper are my favorite!

  • Yum! The BBQ Potato always hit the spot!

  • bridget

    i love the sweet + spicy bbq flavor!

  • Camille

    I love the Salt & Vinegar chips!

  • tim

    Salt & Vinegar—yum!

  • Salt and vinegar all the way!!

  • Sara

    Catching up on your blog in lieu of practice tonight, and holy cow 140+ comments! (I don’t really like chips, so count me out, hehe).

    I wholeheartedly endorse eating an entire carton of strawberries for breakfast and I’d do it every day if they were still in season! Looks like you found a good bunch 🙂

  • Renee

    Sea Salt and Vinegar! =)

  • Sarah G.

    My favorite is the BBQ. MMM mmm good

  • Katie

    My husband and I are both addicted to the bbq. What did we do before these things????

  • I LOVE sour cream and onion chips! Yum!