It appears that spring time is getting closer and closer. This makes me happy. So happy that I decided to rock the capri running pants last night at our Will Run For Wine Run to show my excitement! Ahh… soon enough I can lose the jacket too!
The running group consisted of me and my friend Amy. (Hi Amy!) 🙂 Though there were only two we trudged along and completed about a 3.10 mile run in about 31 minutes. Which is a rockin’ run in my book!
I have noticed that after running my last few runs on the treadmill I am finding it harder to run outside. My legs feel heavy and my breathing is harder to manage. I assume this is due to two things.
1. Being I always forget to turn on the incline when I am running on the treadmill. I have heard that putting it at .05 or 1 percent incline mimics the incline of a running path. (No wonder the treadmill started to seem so easy)
2. I think my strides are shorter on the treadmill. So when I run outside I am struggling a bit to find my rhythm.
Anywho, my first race of the year is next saturday. Next SATURDAY?!! Yep, I decided to run the 5 mile YMCA St. Patty’s Race. I am feeling a bit over ambitious by jumping right into a 5 miler, but I am starting to hate doling out tons of $$$ for 5k’s. I only have one on the race calendar this year. Don’t get me wrong they are great, but I need to pick and choose my races wisely this year. This is to help save some money and to follow the quality over quantity rule. More races does not = more awesomeness. Ha ha ha… That is what I tell myself so I can get through the day.
Now I have to report my on super delicious breakfast. A few days ago I opened a can of pineapple and didn’t know what to do with the rest. Kara gave me the sweetest idea of adding into my oatmeal. Sounded a bit strange but I was willing to give it a try.
So I present you my tropical inspired oats.
My oats contained a scoop of crushed pineapple, a sprinkling of coconut, a squirt of agave nectar, a dab of buttah and a crumbled up failure of a chocolate chip cookie.
J. Alabama and I attempted to make cookies last night and realized we had everything but baking powder. Well we searched and found a cookie recipe that called for baking soda instead and crossed our fingers. Our cookies came out super flat and crumbly and looked like pancakes.
He suggested that I throw one in the oatmeal for crunch. It was brilliant I tell ya!
And just so you know all know, pineapple in oatmeal is AWESOME! 🙂
Hey you will have to come back tomorrow as I have exciting news to share.