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?