I”ve had a totally awesome Saturday thus far.
I woke up feeling ready to run! Set the alarm for 6:26 and was out the door by 7.
I ran the fastest I ever have (non-race, that is)!
- 9:17 (uphil –> flatl)
- 8:53 (flat)
- 8:35!!! (flat)
- 8:46 (rolling hills)
- 8:38 (rolling hills)
I’m kind of stunned by those splits! It’s like I got faster overnight. That run with AnneP must have left something with me I always run fastest first thing in the morning on an empty stomach too. Wasn’t hungry when I woke up so I went without a snack. Maybe that’s also why?
I came home to the most awesome bowl of oats in a while –
Navitas Naturals sent me raw cacao nips and chia seeds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christmas morning squeals ensued. I love their branding and logos – so clean and modern. I looked for these chia seeds at Whole Foods in Boston and couldn’t find them and almost ordered them online – Navitas shot me an email with a sample offer that very day.
Banana Chia Chocolatey Oats
In the pot on medium heat
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Pinch kosher salt
- 1 small banana
- 1 tbsp cacao nibs
- 1 tsp flax
- Small blob Cacao Bliss
- Small blob hazelnut butter
The chia seeds made the oatmeal nice and gooey – in a pleasant way. Kinda like pudding. LOVE LOVE chia seeds. And the nibs are awesome! They remind me of chocolate espresso beans. But I looked twice at the package and realized they are raw, so I was a bit puzzled with the crunchy, roasted flavor/texture. Maybe mine got roasted in the Carolina summer heat? I love them as they are, but anyone know how they are supposed to taste!?
I was happy to have a cup of joe today too!!! Er…a cup of Marley!
I got a sample of Marley Coffee – which was started by Rohan Marley, who is the son of the legendary singer Bob Marley. From their site: “Beyond organic, Marley Coffee stands for all things ITAL- from the biodiversity our our farm, to the ethical treatment of farm workers and sustainable cultivation of coffee trees.” Love it!
I got a 5-pack sample (which is $16.99 on the site) and chose the one with "buttery caramel" to start
Kind of appropriate since "Iron, Lion, Zion" came on my iPod this morning (thanks to the SAE guys of college for ingraining that one in my brain!)
It was awesome!
This breakfast was totally enjoyed on the couch with an episode of Gossip Girl
I am heading to the farmer’s market (guf for having to drive there) and then biking to Michelle and Ben’s for moving day, burgers and beer!
Hope your Saturdays are off to an awesome start!