Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal!
Todayâ€™s breakfast was so delicious. I know Iâ€™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 Sundayâ€™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 donâ€™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 â€œnormalâ€ marathon soreness. Soreness, slight pain, tiny twinges, etc. are not normal and are a warning sign something serious is forthcoming! Even though Iâ€™ve run 20 races, I swear I learn something new every time.
Into the Deep End
Iâ€™m back into the â€œFridays are my long workout dayâ€ mode. But instead of running double digits for the marathon, Iâ€™m going to do the Intro to Iron Pumping Challenge workout, bike, and then Ryan is going to teach me how to swim â€“ 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 â€œrecreationallyâ€ (Iâ€™m actually a licensed SCUBA diver and you have to pass an emergency swim test), but I cannot swim in a race situation.
Iâ€™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?