Happy Tuesday 🙂
This morning marked my very first day of training for the Nike Women’s Marathon! Woop woop! Like I said yesterday, I’m following a schedule put together by my Team in Training coach, but I am modifying it a bit so I only run 3x a week and do all my short runs on the treadmill to save my shins. On the schedule today was an easy 20-30 minute run so this morning I grabbed a quick snack—
And went upstairs to run on the treadmill and watch the Today show. I ran 3 pain-free miles and then came back for breakfast. I’m SO glad that I sucked up my pride last month and took a break from running to heal my shins. If I would have just kept going I probably would have a higher mileage right now but I also would be in every day pain, which is not something I want to live with!
On the breakfast menu was oatmeal….my first batch with the new stove!
- 1/3 cup oats
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup whipped cottage cheese (finally found some!!)
- 1 banana
- last bit of the raw almond butter from the bottom of the jar
- scoop of Mighty Maple
- sprinkle of raw grawnola
And now for a fun announcement!
If you haven’t noticed, I have mentioned that I’m writing a lot lately. The blog actually IS my job but I wanted to pick up a few more freelance positions while I work on my book. Enter Creative Loafing.
Creative Loafing is a newspaper here in Tampa that has a big online base and, as of last week, they hired me as one of their food bloggers! So, every day in addition to blogging here, I will be writing posts for “The Daily Loaf”….and my first aired last night! I will be linking daily to my posts over there so you all can follow what I’m writing—it would be a lot to me if you checked it out!
Click here to read my first post about the merits of Greek yogurt!
Its funny how things work out. I actually got this position based on a recommendation from my brother’s history teacher. He came over the night after the service and we were chatting and when he found out I was a writer and had been to culinary school, he immediately said he would place a call to his friend at the newspaper who was always looking for new food writers! Crazy, huh?
My plan for the rest of the day includes:
- yoga at some point
- lunch with my mom at Louis Pappas
- donating all John’s textbooks and school supplies to his high school
See you in a bit!