Hello, oatmeal. Itâ€™s been too long.
I made a delicious bowl of Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal this morning. It might be my favorite way to make oatmeal (Oh, who am I kidding?? I canâ€™t choose just one!) because it has pumpkin AND coffee flavors.
C for Caitlin!
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 sliced banana
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- Toppings: cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, blackberries
Fellow blogger Amanda from Modernation is riding the same Century (100 miles) race that Iâ€™m doing. The race takes place in Napa Valley, California on May 23. Like me, Amanda was a little freaked out when she looked at the elevation profile of the course online.
As you can see, there is a slight incline for the first 30 miles, then itâ€™s mostly flat under Mile 50 or so â€“ when there is a HUGE climb for several miles.
Luckily for us, Amanda actually lives in California and did a 45 mile course preview yesterday.
She rode the beginning of the course. Amanda reported, â€œIt is pretty mellow. More hills than I thought, but I wouldn’t even call them hills. More like bumps. Not bad at all.â€
That made me feel SO much better! Plus, look at all these pretty pictures of the vineyards and mountains. I cannot wait!
If youâ€™re curious, you can read the full recap of Amandaâ€™s ride on her blog.
Have you ever done a course preview for a race? I know Kath ran her Half Marathon course the other week as a â€œtrial run,â€ which I thought was super cute! Truthfully, Iâ€™ve never thought to do it!