Days when I have to wake up to an alarm clock are never as fun. I am so spoiled to have a flexible sleep schedule most days. But today we have a super fun event to attend and had to get up and going.
Alarm clock blared.
THEN, my car alarm randomly went off!?
It was like the car knew I was awake. I accidentally put my car keys (and remote) in the dryer yesterday and I think that messed with one of the sensors. Hopefully it won’t happen again, or we’ll get kicked out of the neighborhood!
I did not want to run this morning. But who does when they’re lying in bed!? I used my visualization technique to think about how I’d feel if I went or if I didn’t. If I’d want to run in the afternoon (which is never as successful) or just take a day off. Ultimately visualization won and I started getting dressed. Once I was in my workout clothes, I was pumped to go! Always works.
Had half a trail mix bar before we left. I didn’t care for this one.
During our 4.8 miles, Matt and I discussed what to have for breakfast and the fact that we were running (ha!) 45 minutes behind schedule. It was decided that cereal would be most appropriate. I really do enjoy bowls of cold cereal, but they are never as satisfying on lazy mornings, so sometimes I look forward to busy mornings as an excuse to have a bowl.
Today’s bowl, however, featured steamed milk made by Matt while I showered! He heated 2 cups of milk for us on the stove-top to 150* (and turned off the heat then so it wouldn’t burn).
It was definitely fun not to have COLD cold cereal!
My bowl was an awesome mix. I find with cereal the more textures I can get the more I enjoy the eating process and don’t just wolf it down
Here’s what my buckwheat looks like. I’m positive it’s toasted, and it’s got a nice roasty crunch to it! Perfect for the cereal bowl.
Into the bowl:
- ~1/4 cup Ancient Grains granola
- ~1/4 cup wheatberries (cooked)
- ~1/4 cup Cheerios sample
- ~1/4 cup POM seeds
- ~2 tbsp buckwheat
- ~1 tbsp oats
- ~1 tbsp flax
- ~1 tbsp coconut
- ~1 cup milk
We are going to a vineyard for a blind wine tasting!!! It’s a press event and I am thrilled to be invited. More details to come! [PS. Spitting WILL be involved today!]