Good morning! I overslept and woke up with a stiff neck from biking. It’s always surprising to me how much my muscles rebel when I take a few days off. I couldn’t fit in my run this morning, but I did lots of stretches, and I’m going to run later (working a 1/2 day, woo hoo).
Breakfast sure looked pretty!
I had banana oatmeal that contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 banana
- Toppings: blueberries, flax, and apricot
- Meghan is raising money for Team in Training, too! She created an awesome electronic cookbook that you can buy with a $10 donation to her cause. Check out it here!
- Zesty Cook is on vacation, but there’s a fun guest post up from Alisa from One Frugal Foodie on how to make Sweet Tart Watermelon Lemonade and it sounds sooo delicious!
- The latest "Where in the USA is Monica?" post is up on Operation Beautiful!
A Reader Success!
Holly emailed me last month to tell me that she was training for a 5K and her knees were bothering her a little. I gave her some advice and wished her good luck! Well, I just got an email from Holly and she completed her first 5k!
Holly said, "While I didn’t break any records, I finished in 40:14 and only walked for about 45 seconds. It may not seem too impressive, but only 10 weeks ago I could only run 2 minutes without stopping (not exaggerating!!!) and I didn’t even take my first walk mini-break til 2 miles! I never thought I would ever ever be a "runner." But now I love it, and it shows you can do anything you put your mind too! And my fiance even promised to do my next one with me (he’s in Iraq now, so kinda hard for him to do this past one)!"
Rock on, Holly!
Anyone else completed something new and challenging lately?