Oatmeal before a long run?? Um. . . .not the best idea you’ve had, Michelle!!
I’m positive I’ve done it before, but after today, this will NOT be happening again!!
Let’s just say there was some major oatmeal bloat going on for the first hour of my run!! Thankfully it subsided after that.
It was good oatmeal nonetheless! 😕
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 banana, divided (1/2 cooked in with oats, 1/2 sliced on top)
crushed strawberries (3 spoonfuls)
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (mixed in at the end)
dash of salt
* Combine all ingredients in small saucepan on stove top and cook until desired consistency.
* Top with banana, peanut butter, and granola.
Long Run Stats
Distance – 13 miles
Time – 1:50
Terrain – mostly flat but some decent-sized hills throughout!
It was a little rough starting out. Not only did I have to deal with the oatmeal bloat, but I also wasn’t feeling up to par. My legs felt a little on the tired side and mentally I wasn’t jazzed about doing a long run.
But the sunshine and nice weather did help, and I knew at the end, I would be glad I did it, which I am! 🙂
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
(It is the only two types of fruit left in the house!)
– 1/2 banana
– chia seeds
– vanilla extract
I was thinking that I would really enjoy this smoothie, but after consuming it, I have decided I am officially tired of smoothies and need to take a break from them for a while. They always end up tasting the same. 🙁
I also had a piece (okay, two pieces) of whole wheat homemade bread.
Actually, the sun and 47* did help the snow to melt, but there is still plenty to go around. Bummer!All day I’ve had a hankering for a huge salad! Not one of my boring salads I make at home, but flavorful, mouth-watering salad from a find dining establishment!
Craig had the same hankering, so this morning we considered many options for our night out: expensive restaurants, small cafes, but nothing seemed to strike our fancy.
While out running errands this afternoon, the craving struck again and we decided it must be satisfied ASAP, so where did we end up satisfying our salad craving??
Round Table Pizza!!! UGH!! What was I thinking?? (And suprisingly, I was the one to suggest this??) Mistake #3 in my food-related consumption for the day!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Round Table Pizza, imagine a sub-par, franchise pizza joint with grease-laden pizza and video game machines right next to your table. Not exactly the place we fit in!
My salad plate filled with wilted spinach, browning lettuce, the most un-freshest (I know, poor grammar.) veggies, and tropical fruit soaked in a heavy sugary syrup!!
This is how Craig felt about his dining experience.
Since our dinner plans were sabotaged by an impulsive decision, I don’t know what the evening holds for us! Maybe a movie, maybe a walk, but for sure some more homemade bread!!
Where was the last place you ate that was a poor choice?