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This morning I woke up craving something CRUNCHY, and luckily I had just bought a box of Grape Nuts (2 for 1!). Plain with milk, Grape Nuts kind of remind me of someone’s grandma, but I spiced up breakfast by preparing Oatmeal Crunch:
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 small sliced banana
  • Layered on top after cooking: 1/4 cup Grape Nuts and 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

It was a nice change of routine from my regular oatmeal (which is sweet) because Oatmeal Crunch is almost kind of…. tangy? Alongside my crunchy breakfast, I had my usual 1 cup of coffee with half n half and Stevia.

Today’s Plans:

I’ve got a LOT of work to do today, but I’m sure it will all get done, so there’s no reason to stress out! šŸ™‚ After work, I’m going to drive to a more scenic area of Orlando for a 4 to 5 mile run. I realized last night my 15k is in 1.5 month, and I’ve really got to start stepping up my training! Although I prefer AM runs, lately I’ve been transitioning to PM workouts due to a change in Future Husband’s schedule. He is in an intense master’s program and doesn’t get home until 9:30; I’d rather stay up with him than go to bed early just so I can work out in the morning and sit alone at home in the evening. šŸ™‚

I’ll leave you with some motivation from the Women’s Olympic Marathon Team. Deena Kastor (35 y.o.) said this: “Running makes you incredibly aware of your body. It seems like a simple sport–putting one foot in front of the other–but it envelops your life, making you want to take the best care of your body that you can.” AMEN to that, Deena!

By the way, Deena runs 120 to 140 miles a week and does strength training 6 days a week. To ensure a speedy recovery, she takes ice baths after a long run. Deena is expected to win the gold medal.

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