I know I already told you about lunch today, but please, allow me to back up to my breakfast.
After all, on National Oatmeal Day, it would be a shame not to show you my oatmeal breakfast.
Amusingly enough, however, I had no idea that it was said holiday when I made my morning eats. It was fate, I guess!
Really, I was making oats because I wanted to try out two of my most recent foodie purchases…
Into the mix went:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 dashes cinnamon
- capful pure vanilla extract
- handful frozen dark sweet cherries (at the end)
- ~ 1 tbs walnut pieces
- ~ 1 tbs Cacao Bliss
- ~ 1 tbs Crofters Organic Morello Cherry Premium Spread
Much, much later (as in, late this afternoon), I celebrated a different holiday: Coffee Bean Friday!
What? That’s not a weekly national holiday, you say? Pish posh!
I kept it simple with a Regular Soy No Sugar Added Vanilla Latte. 🙂 Perfect for a chilly office!
I also snacked on a pumpkin-shaped cookie, in the spirit of the upcoming holiday. (Sheesh, that was kind of labor-intensive!)
I shouldn’t have. It wasn’t really worth it. Oh, well.
Strikingly relevant linkage for the week:
From the New York Times: Distance Runners are a Paradox for Insurers. (I know, right?)
Today, I Went For A Run from a non-runner relative of a co-worker about running. I found this to be beautiful, inspiring, touching and an eloquent expression of the mental benefits of running.
And, finally, Baby, You’re a Firework by Monica at Run Eat Repeat because she mentioned a Nike Ad that was exactly what I needed to hear after being told by the doctor yesterday that running is hurting my body because I don’t have the body of a runner.
Check her blog out if you haven’t yet (it’s one of my favorites), but the ad reads:
No one runs in my family.
I am not built like a runner.
My bones aren’t weightless.
My legs aren’t gazelle-like.
As a child, no one ever said,
“Now that one…she’s going
to be a runner.”
I am not a marathon runner.
But, I know that no one
is a marathon runner until
they actually run one.
– Nike Ad
And, with that… have a wonderful weekend. 🙂