I absolutely love mornings. Especially ones with sunshine and warmth. My two favorite times of day are sunrise and sunset, also know as breakfast and cocktail hour!
My ideal morning involves stumbling into the kitchen and eating something hearty with a steaming mug of coffee. I love the ritual of breakfast. In fact, when I read the word “breakfast” in my novel last night I got excited for the characters. The thought of doing anything else in the morning makes me grumpy.
But…I hadn’t considered that doing other things during my favorite time of day would make them just as exciting as breakfast. Today Matt and I decided to workout first thing since we have a lunchtime engagement and an afternoon meeting. We decided to duathlon it and bike to a new neighborhood to run. We’re tired of running our usual routes.
And it was G L O R I O U S! The hustle & bustle of the morning traffic. The smell of burnt toast wafting from homes. The dew. The sunshine. The weather warm enough for shorts.
We biked 2 miles, parked, ran 4.25 through a new gorgeous neighborhood, and then biked our way home.
There was only about 10 minutes of suffering – the time from when I got out of bed and was overwhelmed with hunger and the urge to scrap the plans and eat breakfast and the moment when I put a date dunked in peanut butter in my mouth. Crisis averted, blood sugar replenished, ready to go!
Once home, we showered and feasted
I wanted to let the homemade Honey Crunch peanut butter do the talking today (and also didn’t want to spoil my lunch appetite with too much oatmeal at 9:30AM!) so I just blobbed a generous portion on and wallowed in it.
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tbsp scottish oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- Pinch salt
- Lots of Honey Crunch!
This is the last of our spring weather for a while – gotta soak it up!
Have a wonderful day!