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!

  • Francine Ivey

    I enjoy your healthy tips they are very encouraging. They help me to stay on track. I like salt and vinegar chips but I also like spicy chips too.
    Keep up the great work!

  • Claire

    Yikes 10.5 on the treadmill is fast! People start looking at me funny when I turn it up past 8.0. My favorite type of cheap is without a doubt sour cream and onion.

  • Claire

    Ha, cheap. I meant chip.

  • Kim Hoffman

    I love the salt and pepper popchips but I’m dying to try sour cream and onion!

  • Ishita

    I’m a sucker for the sour cream and onion flavored pop chips.

  • Erin

    Ooh..I love Popchips! Call me unoriginal, but my favorite flavor of chips are regular, lightly salted. Mmm…

  • Grace

    BBQ Pop Chips are my fave. Sour cream and onion run a close second.

  • Sour cream and onion!

  • Erica

    I’ve been enjoying the salt and vinegar pop chips (the first flavor I tried!), but you’ve gotten me intrigued by the salt and pepper!

  • Nice! I keep hearing about pop chips but have never been able to find them (maybe I should look online. hehe) but my fave kind of chip is sea salt and vinegar and I’m pretty sure, from what I’ve seen that they have those.

    Great give away!

  • Can’t go wrong with salt & pepper – that’d have to be my fave! Great giveaway!

  • Awesome! I love Popchips! My favorite is the original, I know boring, but delicious.

  • You have a stomach of steel, woman! 🙂 I am in awe.

    I love plain PopChips! I haven’t tried many of the other flavors yet, save for sour cream & onion, but I’d love to give them a go!

  • I love the S+P ones, simple and delicious salty fix!

  • Maureen

    Salt and vinegar, but really any!

  • Anne

    BBQ all the way! They go great on a tuna sandwich!

  • Kacey

    pop chips = yum! I tried these for the first time this weekend (when I snuck them into the movies, hehe) and thought the cheddar were tasty. Next up will have to be barbeque–I love tangy, spicy flavors.

  • Caitie

    Looove popchips, I think my favorite is sea salt, but they’re all so good!

  • Maureen

    I LOVE popchips!!! I love the BBQ flavor.
    Oh wow now I think I might have to enjoy them with my lunch today (I keep some in my desk drawer 🙂

  • Oh my goodness I want to win this a LOT! Sea salt and vinegar flavored chips win my heart every single time! They just cannot be beat.

  • Ellen

    I LOVE Pop Chips! My favorite is BBQ. I never feel guilty eating them!


  • Martene

    The Sea Salt favor, I am a standard flavor kind of gal!

  • Salt and vinegar are definitely my faves!

  • Kate

    The salt and pepper chips are awesome…

  • I can’t wait to restock my egg shelf. I desperately want to try scrambled eggs with sriracha.

    My favorite flavor of pop chips are BBQ. 🙂

  • Sarah W.

    my fav is salt n vinegar popchips!!!

  • joy

    My favorite flavor of chips is plain ole plain – I am boring 😉

    BTW – I am having a giveaway too if you want to play:

  • Danielle

    I prefer the original flavor!

  • Shuree

    Salt & Pepper for sure! Dip them into red pepper hummus, and you’ve got yourself a party. 🙂

  • Susan

    My favorite chips are the salt and pepper variety! I really enjoy hearing about your food choices for each day, very motivating!

  • Laura

    Salt and pepper are my favorite!!

  • 10.5 on the treadmill is intense!
    BBQ pop chips without a doubt. I LOVE them!

  • Rebecca

    Salt and pepper are definitely my favorite!

  • Robyn

    Salt and pepper.

  • Sara B

    Love the barbeque and cheddar!

  • Jennifer

    I have heard such great things about Pop Chips but haven’t tried them yet..all the flavors sound good but I want to try Parmesan and Garlic first!

  • BBQ!

  • Deanna G.

    I love anything onion! 🙂

  • I love that speed workout – I need to try it sometime.

    My favorite chip flavor is definitely sour cream and onion. Yum!

  • Carly

    I am definitely a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of the salt and vinegar popchips!!

    It is a crunchy and healthy (in regards to other chips!)way to get my salt and junk food fix all in at the same time.

    I have a hard time finding them, but I am so eager to try the rest of the flavors.

  • Cellabella

    Oh, I love the cheddar Popchips, and basically anything else with cheddar as well 🙂 Great giveaway!

  • Jenn

    I just started reading your blog and I really like your posts. Thank you for the great info! Salt and Pepper is the way to go. 🙂

  • Congrats on the guest column! So cool! I read the eblasts every day and was excited to see you featured today!

    Good to know about the yogurt covered pretzels! I don’t ever buy 100 Calorie packs, but I might get those knowing the nutritional stats aren’t bad! I’m a sucker for yogurt covered pretzels!

    Original Popchips are delish! great giveaway!

  • Elise

    omg i LOVE LOVE LOVE pop chips too! (p.s. I usually have on hand at my desk next time you are in a jam!) My fave flavor by far is salt and pepper…haven’t yet tried BBQ but those sound delish as well!!

  • never had popchips but i’m all about homemade sweet potato “chips”


  • definitely the salt and vinegar!!!!

  • Kerry

    mmmmm the cheddar. delish!

  • Seriously, your treddie workouts are outrageous. And as a fellow kale-lover, I thoroughly salute the use of the green. As for pop chips, I have only ever had salt and pepper. But if I don’t have to talk to anyone for a couple of hours, I go for vinegar ones all the way.

  • Salt and Pepper are the only kind I have been able to find here, but they were great. I would love to find the individual bags somewhere!

  • Jessica

    I LOVE sea salt and vinegar!