I got really excited about my breakfast this morning.
Oh, and it involved pumpkin.
I’m having a bit of a love affair with pumpkin at the moment.
Really, I had a bit of a love affair with my breakfast this morning. I had POOIAJ. That was, originally, the title of this post… but that sounded kind of gross. You know, as a title.
Spelled out: Pumpkin Overnight Oats in a Jar. But, c’mon, you should know that by now.
Because it was slightly different from last time I made Pumpkin Overnight Oats…
Into the mix went:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup canned, unsweetened pumpkin
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 dashes cinnamon
- 1 packet stevia
- ~1 tbs blueberry flaxseed
- almond butter (well, really, this was on the bottom…and on the sides… and wasn’t added this morning)
- honeydew melon (~1/3 cup)
- blueberries (~1/4 cup)
I wasn’t kidding. I told you I was having a love affair with pumpkin. And my breakfast.
Proof that pumpkin and I are getting serious: when I just wrote “pumpkin,” above, I first – accidentally – wrote “my pumpkin.”
Also, I got strange looks from my neighbors as I was taking these pictures… Perhaps even slightly fearful looks?
Impressive, right? I cleaned that jar out.
Anyway, this breakfast was even better because it was consumed after a beautiful run.
By the way, I am officially addicted to running. I actually fell asleep last night thinking, “Only a few more hours until I get to run!”
Seriously, who thinks like that? At least it’s a healthy addiction, though… right?
I had mapped out four miles yesterday for today’s run, but when I came to the last leg of my run this morning and saw a hill significant enough to intimidate me, I turned around and figured I’d wing it. So, I looped back on a part of my run and hoped I would at least reach about 3.75 miles. Happily, I actually ended up reaching 4.14!
I’ll try that hill some other day. Just not on a day when my hamstrings are still aching from the previous day’s dead lifts.
Thursday Morning Workout
4.14 miles in 48:44, evening out to a pace of about 11:45
I am very happy that my pace is gradually quickening! While that’s slower than my overall 10K pace, I would also argue that today’s is more important because it was consistent. I don’t know yet what my goal time will be for the 10K in November, but I do know now that I will most certainly be aiming for a specific time for this next race.