I used to hate rainy days. It meant being stuck inside with nothing but homework and reading and things like that.
Nowadays, I look forward to being stuck inside with nothing but homework and reading and things like that.
Today, however, I enjoyed my rainy day. Outside.
It was pouring outside. Absolutely pouring! Umbrellas were pointless and even rain boots would have been a futile approach to staying dry. And so, when I arrived to the local 5k to cheer all the brave runners on, I gave up on my umbrella and decided to just embrace the rain. I could feel the runners’ energy. I clapped and hollered, urging on the tired runners. To keep on going. To not give up.
My favorite moment was when an older woman with a bright smile shouted, “this is my first!” This was her very first 5k! This was her marathon. I loved that I was able to share the moment with her as she thanked me for the motivation, running on to the finish line. It made me want to go out and run!
If you’ve never volunteered at a road race, I highly recommend it!
“Breakfast of the Week”
A fruity bowl of oats sprinkled in coconut, walnuts and a dollop of raspberry jam.
A Fruity Bowl of Oats
Grapes are fabulous with oats. The heat brings out their natural sweetness. A healthy dose of coconut, walnuts and your favorite jam pull it all together. Sigh. What a beautiful morning.
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp. crushed flax
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 sweet banana, sliced
- 3-4 strawberries, sliced
- handful of grapes, cut in half
- cinnamon and nutmeg
- toppings: walnuts, coconut, Trader Joe’s raspberry jam
- Combine oatmeal, flax, milk, 1/4 cup water, fruit and spices in a microwave safe bowl. Stir. Place in fridge overnight.
- The next morning, heat for about 5 minutes or until desired consistency. Top with your favorite mix ins and ENJOY!
Question: Rainy days…Yay or Nay?