Today is awesome (and yeah, it’s a little early to say that). But that’s because it’s a day off for me. Sometimes a mental health day is necessary, you know? Plus, I have hours of baking ahead of me… so it’s an excuse to get started on that…
No baking can be possible without a healthy breakfast, right? Otherwise, I’ll be spooning that cake badder into my mouth like it’s a smoothie. Not pretty. And kind of disgusting.My attempt at baked oatmeal that I adapted from The Running Rabbit. It’s topped with unsweetened coconut, peanut butter, and a little honey. Quite a few of you were surprised with my thing I have against most fruit (of course I like the less traditional ones, such as avocado and coconut)- I wish I understood it, but I don’t. So my adaption naturally didn’t include the mashed up banana. It was good- but I didn’t find it that much different than my regular stuff. Maybe a little more creamy?
Gotta love the throwback 70′s ramekins, right? Not pretty, but they do the job.
Today is a rest day, so I’ll be taking it easy. I’m probably going to do a walking loop on the trail just to get a little movement into my day. And let’s not lie- it’s a last effort to get some color before the wedding I’m attending this weekend. I’d been hitting up the Jergen’s Natural Glo, but then realized I should chill out a little when I noticed some streaks on my hands and elbows. I should have known better. I can’t paint between the lines, what makes me think I can tan myself evenly? I need a helmet…
Last night, however, was not a rest day and I got in a quick 3.1 after work at an 8:23 pace. I may have done more of a cool down if I hadn’t of been in a rush to make sure I’d get a spot at the Summit. Running after work on my later days (when I don’t leave the office until after 6:00) is going to be rough. Hence the reason I’m considering switching to morning runs on these days. But until then, I’ve been at least enjoying the nice weather we’re having. Sure it’s a little cooler than it usually is this time of year, but whatevs.
Oh and because I don’t get out on the trail until that perfect time where the sun is setting, and the bugs are starting to stir, I had the pleasure of inhaling a few bugs. Through my nose and my mouth. So that leads me to the ask the question- which is worse? A bug up the nose or in the mouth? I believe the nose thing is a pretty gruesome experience. The one I swallowed quickly went…uh… down. I’ve also had one fly into my eye before- which is why I almost always try to wear sunglasses. Sure, I didn’t need them last night and ran in a lot of shade. But I’m not taking any chances when it’s that hour within sunset and it’s bug city… blah!
Genesis tagged me for a blogger award yesterday and I just wanted to say thank you, my dear!
So you’re supposed to list some random things about yourself. Let’s see if I can…
1. My favorite tv show is Big Bang Theory. Mostly due to Sheldon. He’s my nerd crush. (What’s yours? This could be fun…)
2. I snuck into the Justified/Stripped tour when I was on a school trip in high school when we traveled to Dallas. Two friends and I found ourselves in a suite for the entire Justin Timberlake performance! Our supervisors probably should have been mad, but they just laughed because they couldn’t believe we successfully got in. And found our way there. In Dallas. All by ourselves. What were we thinking???
3. My dream job would have something to do with event promotions for either the city of Chicago or a sports club. So you can imagine my disappointment when Chicago didn’t get the 2016 Olympics. Seriously.
4. I know how to knit. And have a blanket that has been in the works for over four years still in my closet. I should finish that…
I’m horrible about tagging people for these things, so consider yourselves tagged!
Wow… this post is kind of a hodge-podge of sorts. But really- what’s new? That’s just how I do things. Well I’m off. I have a quick trip to the grocery store to get some last minute things before Baking Bonanza 2010 happens in my little bitty kitchen. Wish me luck. More so that I don’t pass out in a sugar coma and let the cakes burn than anything else. If we’re being completely truthful about it- that’s my only real concern. So yeah… my goal is to get the shopping done and be back to my place in time for Regis and Kelly. Think I can? Annnnnnnd…. go!
(Oh and the title is a clear reference to the Eagles. They kinda rock. That is all.)