How is this beauty for a little running motivation:
I woke up to blue skies peeking through the rain clouds and was surprisingly ready to bound out the door [Note: I haven't wanted to bound out the door for an AM run in months!]
I mapped out a route as I was brushing my teeth – wanted to hit about 6 miles and I wanted to run downtown to see the sights of morning
Dates are AWESOME for pre-run snacks. I don’t feel them in my stomach at all, but they take away all of my morning “I gotta eat or I will faint” feeling and keep me from wanting to eat my arm upon return.
I ran a 10K (adding on 0.2 miles on my street to make the Garmin cross the 10K threshold) in 55:33. 4/6 of my miles were under 9 minutes – which is saying a lot for this town!! I’m getting into my running groove here and it’s just a fact of life that I’m slower with all the hills. Perhaps I should make my goal for my birthday 10K 55:00 on the nose?
Breakfast was a smoothie!
In a bowl
The Pumpkiny Mix
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup organic skim milk
- 1 small scoop Vega Vanilla Chai (You can totally make this without it – that’s why it’s green tinged)
- 1 whole small ripe banana
- 2-3 shakes both cinnamon + all spice
- Granola + magic shell on top!
Cool coffee (<– which just means I add a few ice cubes that melt and make it slightly cool but not iced)
Remember a week ago when I tested a recipe for Wisconsin Cheese’s Favorite Foods with Michael Symon? The dish was Wisconsin Parmesan Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage and it was AMAZING! You should probably add “lemon Parmesan” to the title, because they were the stars. You can find my whole guest post over at the Eat Wisconsin Cheese Favorite Foods site called “Cheesy Confessions.”
I’ve got 3 freelance projects I’m working on today and a conference call. Glad I ran first so my day is wipe open – except for the fact that it’s now 11AM!
See you at lunch!