How pretty are these roses from our flower garden??
The kitchen was intoxicated with the sweet, lingering smell of fresh roses this morning. Mmm…
This morning, I decided to squeak in an early morning run since I had that extra hour before heading to work.
First I had a nice hot bowl of oatbran. Same ol’, same ol’ as yesterday’s bowl. The cranberries in the warm, creamy liquid are the star of the show. They really plump up and add such a nice touch of sweet and tart. 😀
I like to follow these guidelines with cold morning runs:
<30 degrees: Under Armour Tights with shorts + t-shirt + Under Armour long sleeved shirt
<50 degrees: Under Armour Tights with shorts + t-shirt
>50 degrees: Shorts + t-shirt or tank top
For the most part, these simple guidelines work like a charm. The temperature is already dropping to 42 degrees in the early morning, which means I’ve been running in warmer running tights. It’s not quite cold enough to switch to wearing long sleeves yet, but we’ll be there before you know it. I even saw my breath this morning!
New seasons make me so excited! 😀
My legs felt really fresh for my morning run. I took the past few days off from running, sticking only with my regular walking routine. The rest was was *so* worth it. Three miles of running felt easy! 😀
Lunch was kept fresh and simple today!
- mixed greens
- yellow and red garden tomatoes
- 1/2 c. black beans
- cheese stick
- olive oil and sea salt
With some kashis, an apple, and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabar for snacks.
I’m sticking to my original thoughts on these “new” larabar flavors. Fun, yummy, but a little too pricey for my liking. Although this one might be worth buying now and again. Soooo sweet and chocolatey. 😀
Afternoon Snack: yogurt + natures path pumpkin flax granola + teddy peanut butter
My throat was feeling a little funky tonight. Not really sore, not really scratchy, but kind of just…you know…funky.
A hot bowl of split pea soup felt oh so right. 😀
(see recipe page for recipe!)
On the side, I had a melted sharp cheddar cheese quesadilla.
Simply heat up a frying pan, spray with cooking spray, and toss on a whole wheat tortilla wrap. Sprinkle with sharp cheddar cheese (about 1/4 c. per person) and fold in half. Flip and toast to perfection!
+ steamed broccoli and mixed veggies for that little somethin’ extra
I finished the night off with a hunk of 88% dark chocolate. 😀
I. Am. So. Tired. Tonight.
I think I’m running on chronic sleep deprivation, due to early mornings and late nights. There’s no excuse for going to bed late last night. Just that I stayed up a little too late watching the end of LOST. I waited to see the end of the series until I caught up with all the reruns. I don’t want to spoil the ending for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but…the ending?!? Not a fan.
Off to relax for the night and hopefully go to bed early. Happy Hump Day! 😀
Question: Does your workout routine change at all once the cooler weather rolls around?