Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal!
Today’s breakfast was so delicious. I know I’m on a serious Pumpkin kick (I bought 8 cans in December because my grocery store stops carrying them after the holidays), but this breakfast might be repeated very, very soon.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup vanilla rice milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- Dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves
- Toppings: Brown sugar and chopped almonds
And a little green spoon. 🙂
Bum Foot Update
As you all know, I injured my foot during Sunday’s marathon. Yesterday was the first day that I could walk without limping or pain, although I still get random shooting pains along the side of my foot. The bruising and swelling is almost gone, but I definitely don’t see myself pounding out a 6 mile run anytime soon.
For the last two months of training, some mornings I would wake up and the ball of my foot would be very tight and would hurt when I stepped out of bed. It only lasted a minute or two. I just realized that the pain on the bottom of my foot and the swelling on the side are related. Basically, my body was trying to tell me I was getting injured, but I chalked it up to “normal” marathon soreness. Soreness, slight pain, tiny twinges, etc. are not normal and are a warning sign something serious is forthcoming! Even though I’ve run 20 races, I swear I learn something new every time.
Into the Deep End
I’m back into the “Fridays are my long workout day” mode. But instead of running double digits for the marathon, I’m going to do the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge workout, bike, and then Ryan is going to teach me how to swim – all of which I can do safely with my foot!
Ryan is basically a swimming genius. We ran a triathlon relay together and she finished the swim leg (1.5 KM) in 25:43, putting her in the lead for our age group. I think she swam on a team in school?
My swimming expertise consists of doing laps on dry land:
So, Ryan is going to try to teach me how NOT to sink. I am swim “recreationally” (I’m actually a licensed SCUBA diver and you have to pass an emergency swim test), but I cannot swim in a race situation.
I’m going my second attempt at a triathlon in March (my second attempt because I was disqualified from my first for screwing up the swim) so I figure NOW is the time to learn to swim.
Are you a better runner, biker, swimmer, yogi, or something else?