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Why do some bananas turn grey as they get older, while others retain their “yellow” while just developing the usual brown spots? I’ve been pondering this very question over the past few days while staring at my parent’s kitchen counter covered in grey bananas. Well, I’ve googled it… and turns out if they are ever stored at below room temperature then it stalls their ability to ripe. So, these must have been refrigerated at some point. Isn’t that interesting? Well, maybe not that interesting. All I know is that there isn’t anything more unappealing than a grey banana.
Speaking of grey, that’s also the description I’d use to describe the weather for the past few days. I guess spring just came long enough to give us a little tease. That’s OK, I know the warm & sunny weather will return soon enough. And when it does, I know happy times will come with it!!
Another benefit of staying with my parents are my mom’s delicious smoothies. She blends together (grey) bananas, frozen blueberries, greek yogurt, ice, walnuts (I know, right?), ground flax-seed, ice and fat-free milk for a “healthy way to start your day”. I’ve started to cut my cereal portions in half just so I can have some. I’m always in for anything made with greek yogurt.
I am really looking forward to heading out-of-town with my coworker Misty to Dothan this weekend for the TriStates 100. Looks like I’m just going to do the shorter distance as to not overdo it with my knee. But, if I feel good after those 25 miles, I may keep going as long as I’m pain-free. Woooooooooooooooooooooohoo!!!!!!! I can’t WAIT to started training again.