Number 286—Carrie H!
Carrie said, “Ohhhh … My favorite is what I had today. Oatmeal with mashed banana, blueberries and toasted walnuts. Yum!”
I used a random number integer to get the winner so there were no favorites…everyone’s combo sounded absolutely delish! Carrie, please email me with your address and we will get your gift bag sent right out to you! 🙂
It was so funny because I do have a moderation set up for people that have never commented on the blog before (to ward off spam) and I get an email whenever a new comment is being held. Well, at work, I had my blackberry on vibrate in my front pocket and about every two seconds I felt it go off and it sort of felt like I had indigestion or something!! Thanks for playing along, guys. Now, for the giveaway at the end of the month, would yall like to see two winners (one for cookies and one for Amy’s surprise) or just one that gets both? I’m leaning towards two. Thoughts?
In the spirit of today’s giveaway, I’ve had an oat filled morning.
I started my day off with a small portion of oats for a snack—
Topped with a little dark chocolate crack dreams peanut butter. This was divine and it made me so happy to eat something so warm and filling first thing!
And for my actual breakfast……you guessed it, more oats! In a slightly different fashion though….
That’s right—I used the blended grains technique to make blended protein oatmeal! Last night, I cooked 3/4 cup oats with 1/2 cup silk light vanilla and 1 cup water (with a pinch of salt) on the stove until the liquid was almost absorbed but not quite. Then, I transferred the runny oatmeal to my handy dandy Vita Mix and added 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder. Whirled the puppy about 30 seconds and look what you get—-the creamiest, smoothest, densest oatmeal ever!
This morning, I heated it back up at work with a little water and topped it with a big scoop of almond butter
Hot dang!!!!! This was SUPER filling. Amazing.
Breakfast definitely held me over for about 4 1/2 hours until lunch…when I had a moment of weakness and found myself pulling in across the street at Pita Pit. I had been craving a hummus pita all morning and it hit the spot!
All neatly folded up into my whole wheat pita went:
- Mix of hummus & babaganoush
- banana peppers
- black olives
- light sprinkle of feta
- HOT SAUCE
It made my mouth oh so happy 🙂
I’m just relaxing right now for a moment but in a little bit I am going to head out the door for a run. I’m starting to get a little nervous about the 5K trail run I signed up for NEXT WEEKEND, mainly because trail runs are known to be more physically challenging and my shins aren’t 100% healed. My plan to train though is to run alongside the sidewalk in the grass….apparently many people obviously had the same idea because there is a little dirt path that now runs through the grass. Running on a softer surface will be better anyways for my shins though…right?! At least that’s what I hear. Anyone have advice on this? Since my shins are not 100%, I’m not going to run over 3 miles at ALL during the next couple months. And, after May 2nd (the day of the May Classic 5K), I really am just going to rest my legs for about a month. I swear! I really want to be able to run the Turkey Trot 10K again this year on Thanksgiving Day so I have to rest all summer! =) With yoga, ice, compression socks and tiger balm, I should be able to make it through……..