For some reason I woke up Sunday feeling rushed, rushed, rushed. I just didn’t seem to have enough time to fit in everything that I need to do! Hence the crazy photos of my oatmeal in a tree in our backyard – I delegated my breakfast photography to Matt.
In the tree:
- 1/4 c Oatmeal
- Brown Sugar
- Butterscotch Chips
- tbsp PB&Co. Bee’s Knees
Mix + Match
After breakfast I ran around and had just enough time to swing by the Co-op to pick up a Mix + Match lunch before I had to head to work to teach a recertification class.
I had planned on heading straight to Aubrey’s house after work to get in a bike ride + run, so I packed a pre-ride snack and a post-run coconut water.
We set out to do just under a 10 mile bike ride and then tag on a mile run at the end. And my first brick went amazingly! I’m still getting used to being on a bike and learning the ropes of shifting, but I find it so freeing. Plus training for a triathlon makes me feel hardcore in a way that yoga doesn’t.
I’m the first person to admit that I have a bad attitude when it comes to running. For some reason I have a love/hate relationship with it. I let my negative thoughts get the best of me and I end up quitting. So on Sunday my goal was to not stop and walk during the mile. I used one of Caitlin’s mantra by telling myself you can do anything for 5 minutes I was able to run for 5 minutes, and then for another 5. Success!
Do you have any personal mottos or mantras that you repeat when the going gets rough?
After being outside for an hour the last thing I wanted to do was head the grocery store. So, we had breakfast for dinner.
It was like having an old fashioned Sunday brunch for dinner.
Post dinner I devoured a bag of Kettle Corn. I love popcorn and I eat it often, but it is not photogenic. Sometimes I just give up and don’t even both taking photos. Do any other bloggers encounter foods like that?
I woke up bright + early on Monday morning and headed into work at 5:45. I had planned to head home after work around 8:30 and crawl back into bed with Matt, but when I looked at my To-do list I realized that wasn’t an option. Since I had to be back at work at 10:45 I decided to swing by Starbucks to grab something to eat so I could stay on that side of town to run errands.
Breakfast: Starbucks Style
A month or so ago Gina had talked about how pleased she was with the packaged snack offerings that Starbucks had brought into their shops and it seems like the health forward choices have made their way into their food offerings as well.
I love that I can go to a major American chain and find egg whites as the standard instead of having to beg for them as a substitution. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind or refrain from asking for ‘wheat this’ or ‘substitute that’ when I go out – but it is refreshing that health-forward choices are becoming the norm on the places like Starbucks.
What are your thoughts on everyone’s second favorite (sorry, we all know that Dunkin reigns supreme at #1) coffee shop?
After running errands galore I went on a leisurely neighborhood stroll and then I rushed home and threw together the quickest lunch known to man.
- 1 c Fiber One Caramel Delight
- 1/2 c Silk Almond Milk
- Fresh, bright Strawberries
Avocado Orange Salsa
- 1/2 Orange [peeled, segmented, sliced]
- 1/2 Avocado [diced]
- 1/4 Red Onion
Snacks + Yoga
After dinner I headed to yoga and did a modified practice. I was feeling pretty tight in my back prior to my workout on Sunday and I think biking + running pushed it from mild discomfort to pure pain. I’m glad I went because I was able to get a lot of stretching in and I’m feeling 100 times better today.
An unpictured Braeburn + chocolate from Brussels:
Yoga Pose May
Yoga Pose May has officially kicked off! The first 8 poses are classic postures that you will see in most yoga classes. Take some time this week to perfect the classic poses as shown below by some fabulous bloggers. Next week will focus on Inversions + Backbends.