I was so excited to wake up to a beautiful morning, with the sun shining bright and the birds chirping right outside my window! I literally jumped out of bed to check the temperature because I love to get my workouts in outside as much as I can. You should probably know that I am very sensitive to cold weather so what most people can tolerate I cannot. But it was perfect out! My training packet for today had me doing biking and swimming...well there is one problem. I currently do not have a pool that I am using to swim. I hopefully will have that figured out by the end of next week. So instead I changed it to biking and running. I am fortunate enough to have a lot of not so busy roads around my house to bike on. I did a route that ended up being about 11 miles, then I ended at a park connected to my neighborhood that has a track and ran a little over 2 miles.
It was a great bike ride and run to start off the weekend! The wind was not my friend though today. This route has a lot of hills on the one road, and the wind was not supper strong, but strong enough to really make me work! I don't mind the extra push, it will only make me stronger right?!
After that long workout, my muscles were fatigued, so I knew I needed a nice protein packed breakfast. If you didn't know, you should eat protein after a good workout. It will help with muscle recovery.I have to be honest I had oatmeal probably once when I was a kid and never liked it, but I love it in bars and baked. I finally decided to try some oatmeal again today. I wanted that protein punch, so I cooked my oatmeal in milk and then added peanut butter to it! I also added a bit of honey, or you could add agave nectar as well.
After this attempt at oatmeal I definitely think I will be working it more into my diet. I am not yet in love with it, but it filled me up for awhile. I am going to next try a recipe where I stir in frozen fruits! What is your favorite oatmeal recipe? Please comment and share with us below!
I love peanut butter!! Whoever came up with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a pure genius! This is my peanut butter is my new favorite kind! The good thing about it is that it is all natural
. Jiff makes some great peanut butter, but it is packed with hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils can be avoided and I really try to do that. I blog some other time more about hydrogenated oils...get excited ;)
With all this working out I have been doing my feet have been getting a beating, to put it lightly. My wonderful mother treated me , and herself of course, to a pedicure! I absolutely love to get pedicures and my feet really appreciated it too. We work hard so don't forget to reward yourself every now and then!
Now I am off to spend some time with my best friend, who is leaving for France on Wednesday for a whole month, and some friends we haven't seen since we've been back from school! And yes I said she is going to FRANCE for a MONTH! God is taking her there on a mission to help work with an international church. She is one of the most Godly people I know, and she lives for Him, always. I hope everyone has a friend or friends, like this in their life. Who is your spiritual role model?!