Last night I was talking to my dad and thinking….dang, this year has gone by in the BLINK of an eye. Seriously. I think this has been the fastest year of my life…I can’t believe school is already back in session and fall is right around the corner! Makes you really want to slow down and appreciate moments as they pass….who knows where you might be next year at this time!
Okay, that was my caffeine induced moment. Now back to my morning.
Alarm went off at 6:15, I ate a piece of bread with pb and headed out for a short FAST run. I think I’m starting to get a wee bit nervous because my race is less than two months away and I know time is going to fly by. Even though my shins aren’t perfect, I really have to kick it into high gear now and train smarter and harder. I’m obviously not in this race to win (hahaha) or to even get an awesome time, but I’d like it to be a great experience. So today, two fast miles. I paced at about 8:15-8:30 the whole way and felt really strong. Next up: 7 miles on Saturday morning. Eek! I’m sort of pumped though that next month I’ll be in San Francisco and can do a dry run for the half…..get to know the course a little bit and try my legs out on those lovely hills. Awesome.
Breakfast was overnight oatmeal!
I forgot how much I adore this. For new readers, all I do is the night before I combine 1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup liquid (I used almond milk) and let it sit in the fridge overnight. This morning I stirred in 1/2 cup greek yogurt and topped it with a banana, cinnamon and raw agave nectar. Mmmmmmmm
Wait! Just now as I write this I realize I forgot the peanut butter!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a total blonde moment. Wow. I totally meant to put peanut or almond butter on top of this but clearly I’m a little out of it. I thought something was missing! oopsies. That’s pretty funny actually. (laughing out loud at myself as I type this)
Anyways!! I’m headed home to Vero Beach today to visit Christie. We’ve got major girl-talk to catch up on and going home always feels good. Plans include: wine, The Time Traveler’s Wife (!!!), sun, boats, bike rides and awesome food cooked by her mom. Y’all know how much of an awesome chef her mom is….remember when I lived with them?! That seems like forever ago.
Enjoy your day!