This morning something amazing happened. After hitting the gym for a 45 minute elliptical + 15 minute bike session, I wasn’t sure what to have for breakfast. I wanted oatmeal but it’s warm outside (and incredibly warm in the apartment) and the ship had sailed on overnight oats. I also didn’t want cereal or a yogurt mess. What was I to do?
Well, after opening up my fridge and cupboards and staring in them aimlessly, I reached for the cookie butter jar and found it was
nearly practically almost empty!
I figured it was a sign that I was in fact going to have oatmeal for breakfast, so I whipped up a serving using 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/3 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 small banana, 1/2 chopped medjool date, and cinnamon.
Poured gently into the cookie butter jar and served with TJ’s gluten-free granola.
It was amazing. SO amazing that I kind of want to go buy a new jar right now and eat it all just so I can have this breakfast again tomorrow!
Also, here’s an interesting article on pacing from Runner’s World. They suggest that runners ditch their Garmins and learn to pace themselves by effort and feel. Thoughts?