Morning! It is BEAUTIFUL out. It’s a very warm 43, the sun is shining, and best of all, it’s not supposed to rain (or snow) for at least a week! Spring has officially arrived, Minnesota.
Last night I was up late reading in bed, so I snacked on this apple.
This morning I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep because of a perplexing dream… about Barney Butter. Oddly enough, the word that kept running through my head was Maranatha! What does it all mean? I’m so weird! But, and I know this is pretty much blogger blasphemy, I think I may like Maranatha more than Barney Butter, almond butter-wise. I really like the graininess of the Maranatha; the Barney Butter sort of reminds me of Skippy. I still have one more sample pack to win me over, so I’ll keep you posted.
I had a bowl of Oikos Vanilla Greek yogurt mixed with instant coffee an hour before my workout. I wanted the caffeine, but not the liquid sloshing around during my run. It was surprisingly good! The bitterness of the coffee and the sweetness of the vanilla really complemented each other.
I had a great run, thanks to some new music I loaded onto my iPod (which I found in my bed, in case you were wondering). Having something upbeat and fresh to sweat to really makes such a difference for me.
Total distance: 3.48 miles
Total time: 35:20 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 194 (97%)
Average heart rate: 169 (85%)
Calories burned: 381
I’ve been doing the same run for a couple weeks now, and either tomorrow or Sunday I’m going to try to mix it up a little to challenge myself. I don’t want to burn out!
I picked this up on my last visit to Whole Foods, and have been waiting to incorporate it into my breakfast.
It’s really dense (390 calories/19 grams of fat), but I thought it would make a perfect oatmeal topper.
Starting with my almond extract/dried fruit/steel-cut oat base, I added:
- 1/6 Olympic Granola Chocolate Almond Trail Bar
- pumpkin (more than usual, but I used up the can)
I was finally ready for some real coffee and my daily dose of Seth Rogen:
The oats were missing crunch and sweetness, so I added hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, and agave nectar. Much better!
Breakfast ended up being pretty hearty, so lunch will probably be on the late side. I’m not sure what today will hold; I might go to Open Book with my friend Katie to study. What are your plans for the weekend, holiday or otherwise?