Good Morning? How is everyone’s Thursday?
Mine has been wonderful so far because my second class was cancelled which means I am already home and done with campus for the day. Lucky me…..sort of. I have tons of school work to do today including a paper for an English class and reading (almost an entire book). The first few weeks of school seem so sluggish and hard. I haven’t felt productive yet. I guess that’s the senior in me.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bar on the way to school. Really good flavor.
Second Breakfast- 2 scrambled egg whites with Cabot 75% reduced fat cheese. DELISH. I love Cabot because they provide the 1 ounce serving size measurements on the package. I’m always guaranteed to eat one serving without having to guesstimate! Very helpful, Cabot.
I also had a Tam-X-Ico’s Lo-Carb tortilla…only 5 grams of net carbs. And tasty, too.
This is how I typically eat…a plate among stacks of books.
That’s just how students roll.
Plans for the day:
Nap, Homework, Meeting, Gym (cardio day), More Homework, Dinner….maybe a movie with Rachel??
Exercise Mantra of the day:
True, so true! Especially for turtle runners.
Do something active for yourself today. Positivity is contagious!
I am back from a busy weekend away from my computer….
I come bearing breakfast in the form of egg white scramble, toast and coffee. Boring, but purposeful.
It’s Monday…..another week.
I don’t have much news but I did end up conquering 5 MILES on Saturday!!! This was by far the best run that I’ve had…legs felt great, pace was faster. I was having fun! I ran with Hannah, my aunt and our friend, Andrea at Stone Mountain. It was a fun time.
I’m off to school, but I have a few new recipes for tonight, so I’m really excited!
Enjoy your Monday
Something to think about:
Good Morning. Today was a pancake kind of morning. Whole wheat banana for me, boxed mixed for the kid I am babysitting…..picky eater, that one.
I also had coffee….one packet of Truvia and a splash of milk.
Now, onto our topic of when a run becomes a wog. Brittany over at A Healthy Slice of Life introduced me to “Wogging” which is a walk-jog combo. An interval if you would rather…I just like “Wog” better because it sounds funny.
Today, I was scheduled for a 4 mile run. Since I started my HMT early, I had to repeat last week instead of moving onto 5 miles this week. I just want to take this nice and slow….I am not going to rush things.
Sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Things like airports and eating too many Hershey Kisses can get in the way of things…cough, cough. This week has been slightly off for me…
Yesterday I felt all out of wack. I ate too many pieces of candy, too much French bread and I sat around watching movies. I didn’t work out and felt miserable. When my alarm went off at 8 am, the though of running killed me. My stomach felt sour, but I put on my shoes anyway. I felt like I was running through molasses….thus, the run became a wog.
I alternated running for 2 songs and walking for 1 for a total of 4.5 miles. I felt MUCH better after my wog and no longer felt the guilt of my candy/bread overload from the day before. I realize that I should have ran, but sometimes, a wog is all you need to get back on track.
I am off to take the kid to the pool. Then its back to work.
Last night Michael and I had dinner in downtown Morgantown at a cute, local place called The Golden Finch. The restaurant was quaint and had a really cozy atmosphere that we both loved. We wined and dined on a shrimp and grits appetizer alongside a bruschetta burger that was served on the most delicious ciabatta bread. We also shared a tomato and mozzarella salad that was great!
The alarm rang at 7 and I snoozed until 8 until we finally both got up and headed out for a run along the Monongahela river. I had all my of my gear on including my Garmin, my Spibelt, my ipod and my amphipod water bottle. Each of these items serves a purpose and I felt like I needed them with me today. Michael thought all of my gadgets were overkill and looked at me and said, “Morgan, were not going to the moon.” Just call me space cadet!
Just call me Space Cadet
One minute into the run, it started to rain. The rain came down harder and harder as we pushed on. While I wasn’t hot, I didn’t find this particularly soothing and now I feel like I’m going to have swimmer’s ear. All of my gear tested great for being waterproof, so at least that was a plus!
3 miles later and we were home. Our shoes were now filled with water and I looked like a drowned rat. I made us whole wheat bagel thins with white chocolate wonderful peanut butter. We also shared an apple.
We are relaxing for now watching Shark Week and Man vs. Food….then its off to run some errands! Have a great day!
Good Morning friends!
Baked Oatmeal with Nectarine
I have already accomplished so much today. Steamy, hot temperatures have forced me to wake up earlier to get in training runs. I completed 3 miles and headed to the gym to do a few weights (note: weights before running is always better). My upper body was so tired from only doing 4 moves so I left and headed home to make one of my newest favorite breakfast…baked oatmeal!
Baked Oatmeal Recipe-
Combine 1/2 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of almond milk (or milk of choice). Beat in 1 egg white. Add in a shake or two of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and salt. Add in a serving of fruit (today I used 1/2 a nectarine). Top with a sprinkling of brown sugar and spray with a little butter. Bake for 30-35 min at 350 degrees.
Pinterest- My new favorite way to waste the hours away
Lately I have discovered Pinterest. It’s an online tool that allows you to search, share and save your interest and pin them to categories or folders. Pinterest allows you to pin images from any website and place them into your categorized folders. Once I discovered the little “pinning” tool, I was amazed and began saving all kinds of things from home decoration ideas to recipes to my favorite Fall fashions. It’s insanely addictive, but oh so fun. I’m obsessed. I’m on a Pinterest spree this week!
Some of my favorite pins right now are…
A lovely fall scarf worn by Kate Moss.
Kitchen nook that I'd love to have someday...
Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups...sign me up!
In order to use Pinterest, you have to sign up and wait for a confirmation email. Then, you can create you own categories and start pinning!
I’m off to hang out with this little guy…
I am house sitting this week for a friend and this is Sir Robert Redford…her 2 year old King Charles Cavalier. Catch ya later!