Early Morning Runners

July 9, 2010

It was so nice to see the sun shining this morning!! 😀 The sunshine brightens my day so much. I hope it sticks around today!!

This morning started a little earlier with me giving my husband a swift kick in the hiney to get out of bed for our morning run. Hey, don’t blame me, it was his idea!!

The alarm went off a little after 6:00 a.m. and after only one snooze cycle, (which is not usually the case) we were putting our running clothes on for a chilly (I could see Craig’s breath!!) glorious morning run. We ran three miles in 30 minutes. It was fun to run with Craig–and be the one who gets to do all the talking. It doesn’t happen very often, so I have to enjoy it while I can. (Both the run and the talking.) 😉 I was SO proud of him though!!

After that I finished my run with another 3 miles in 25:30.

It was now time to warm up with a bowl of hot oatmeal. See the sunshine?!?!

MMMM. . . . I love this stuff!! I think I could eat it every morning!!

Combined and cooked together:

– 1/4 cup old fashioned oats

– 1/4 cup milk

– 1/4 cup water

– chia seeds

– 1/2 sliced banana

On top:

– coconut

– fresh blueberries

– peanut butter

– plain Greek yogurt

If you have not tried Greek yogurt on your oatmeal, you should!! I gives the oatmeal a wonderful smooth, creamy texture.

I also snagged one of my Thick Chewy Granola Bars I made yesterday. They were awesome!! Full of flavor, moist, and chewy!! Everything a granola bar should be.

I am a little sad though because they did not stay together in a “bar” form very well. I think it will end up being granola.

For a mid-morning snack I had a Chobani Greek yogurt cup. This is the best Greek yogurt I’ve had so far!! The fruit on the bottom tastes real–not fake–and there is extra room in the cup to add a handful of toppings. . . genius!!

I also had half of this Pink Lady apple. (Yes, I eat a lot!! Especially in the mornings.)

Do you know how many calories are in a . . . ? Click on the link below and see how you score on the quiz.

Many Americans clueless of how many calories they do or should eat

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/weightloss/2010-07-07-calorieconfusion07_ST_N.htm

Most people don’t know their own number. That is, they don’t know how many calories they should consume in a day to maintain their current weight, a nationally representative online survey of 1,024 people shows

Question of the Day:
What is your favorite breakfast item(s)?

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