The forecast called for snow starting last night into today so I planned on running on the treadmill this morning.
6 miles – 6.5/0% warm up, intervals of 7.0/1% – 8.1/1%. I even added a few sprints for a tenth of a mile @ 9.0/0%. Running at 9 mph is fast! The pace is 6:40(if I remember right). I couldn’t imagine running that fast for more than a sprint. At least I got to feel what it’s like to be an Olympic athlete for about a minute!
When I wake up in the morning, I’m usually starving. I need to eat something before I run so I will grab a couple of dates. I can’t believe I used to think these things were disgusting. Try stuffing an almond inside of a date. Delicious, quick snack!
Speaking of food, I tried a new breakfast. Inspired by Tina, I made Oat-less Oatmeal. At first I was a little skeptical. Eggs for oats, really? The results? Yum! It’s a little slimier(is that a word?) but it tastes just like oats.
I made a few adjustments to the recipe.
2 eggs instead of 3 (organic eggs are expensive!)
2 tsp cinnamon(I really love cinnamon)
Sprinkle of wheat germ
1/2 tsp almond extract
This kept me full for 5 hours! I love my regular oatmeal but I’m usually hungry within a couple hours. That’s even with bulking it up with milk, ground flax, banana and nut butter. My tummy will usually start growling about mid morning but not today. This is a keeper!
Since it was a snowy day and our Music Together was cancelled, I decided we needed to bake. We made Spinach Blueberry Muffins. You can find the recipe here.
I made these last week for the first time and everyone gobbled ’em up. I thought they needed a little punch of fruit so I added blueberries. I also used 1 cup of white whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Delicious! The kids devoured them and even my “big kid” liked it.
After baking and snaking I thought we needed a change of scenery. The kiddos have not been out in snow this year so I thought it might be fun to see their reaction. L at least tried to walk in the snow.
Total time spent outside in the snow: < 5 minutes
Thank God it’s nap time! I’m going to enjoy a Spinach Blueberry Muffin and a cup of coffee in preparation for Round 2. Have a great Thursday!