I woke up this morning planning for 8 or 10 miles. Usually I go for the higher number because I’m obsessive, and since both runs start the same I can make up my mind midway through. That’s probably a bad idea because you usually tend to slack and choose the shorter route, which is exactly what I did. But, it was probably for the best because I ran 14 miles both of the last 2 Saturdays, which I usually don’t do. I tend to alternate between 14 and 10 on Saturdays, but today I just wasn’t feeling it as much. Sometimes you just need a break.
Plus, if I feel the need for extra calorie burn, Mat and I can take a walk or I can use my bike. 🙂
After showering, cleaning up a bit, calling my grandmother to wish her a happy birthday, and wrapping the gift for the baby shower I’m going to today, I whipped up a smoothie for breakfast. I based it off of the Quick Chiquita Banana Oatmeal Smoothie but made a few tweaks:
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
- ~1/3 cup peanut butter (instead of Greek yogurt)
- handful chocolate chips (instead of almonds)
- drizzle chocolate syrup (because it’s yummy)
I tossed it all in the blender and blended away. It came out really good. I think using cooked oatmeal and leaving out the milk helped. It was thicker than the smoothie I made last Monday. The reason I subbed some ingredients was because a) I wasn’t feeling the yogurt and almonds today, even though it sounds like it would be really good, and b) I didn’t want to use the Greek yogurt because we didn’t buy any more this week and I know I’ll want it for snacks after work this next week.
It made less than last time because I used less bananas and was still loosely following the other recipe, but that’s ok. I had a big glass for myself and left the rest for Mat to have when he gets home from work.
As usual lately, iced coffee with milk and hersheys.
On the agenda for today: Stephanie’s (Mat’s cousin) baby shower and then a relaxing evening at home, probably including some jacuzzi time. 🙂
Have a good Saturday everyone!