Leisurly Saturday

October 30, 2010

I love waking up on a Saturday morning before anyone else is up (okay that would just be Craig), lighting candles (now that it is dark when I get up), eating a breakfast drawn out over 45 minutes, and just chilling–usually checking my e-mail, Facebook, and reading blogs. And that’s exactly what I did this morning! It was glorious! 🙂

Breakfast included soymilk poured over Life cinnamon-flavored cereal.

I also had a piece of toast with my beloved sunflower seed butter.

I’ve gone too long without this in my life, and it was important it returned soon! I picked it up yesterday at the store. 🙂

After the sun came up at 9:22 a.m. this morning, I laced up my running shoes for my weekly long run.

I have to admit I wasn’t all that thrilled to go and run outside in the cold, but thankfully my self-motivation is strong.

Craig biked with me for a little over half-way. After that he wasn’t warming up (since he was on his bike), so he took off. I ran 10 miles today since this is a recovery week, and then next week I’ll start upping my mileage to about 40 miles.

Eats once getting back.

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie


– 1/2 cup soy milk

– 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

– 1/4 cup plain yogurt

– 1/2 banana

– 1 tablespoon soy protein powder

– 2 teaspoons chia seeds

– splash of vanilla extract

– dash of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg


Add all ingredients to the blender and mix until blended.


I’ve attempted to make a pumpkin smoothie before, but this was definitely the best creation thus far–it was a good one!

Some leftover pizza from last night.

And a Carrots ‘N’ Cake specialty: sandwich thin + peanut butter + milk chocolate and peanut butter chips!! Mmmm. . . this was the first time I had this, and I’m hooked! Now I know why Tina eats them all the time!! 😉

Now I’m just trying to get warm again. I turned the heat up, and I’m sipping on a mug of hot tea!

Plans for today:

– wash the dishes (which helps me warm up)

– shower and get ready (which will definitely get me warm–that is after blow drying my hair and piling on several layers of clothes 😉 )

– go shopping (the mall and Target)

– bake something for tonight

– Halloween party hosted by one of Craig’s co-workers (I’m not sure if we are going to wear costumes or not.)



Are you tired of seeing pumpkin on everyone’s blogs yet? 😉

    1. I love waking up early and stretching out my breakfast, too! The quiet of early morning is just wonderful 🙂 I can’t imagine waiting until 9:30am for the sun to come up! I’d be afraid I’d go into hibernation mode 🙂

      I never get tired of pumpkin recipes either…the more the better!

    1. That sounds like the perfect Saturday! I love when I can take my time starting the day. Hope you enjoyed every minute of it!

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