Exciting times #4
|March 29, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Special Breakfast Mondays|
1. Exciting Special Breakfast Monday.
I love Special Breakfast Monday!! Especially when it involves my fave ‘normal’ nut butter…
SO darn good!!
You guys are the BEST!! I’ll be posting my 7 Facts About Me tomorrow!
3. Oat obsession.
…and in peanut-butter-topped microwave banana oat cake form as a post-workout munchie…
I tell myself that it is perfectly normal to have a bowl of oatmeal as a snack. It was weird making it in the microwave though for once- I can’t believe I used to do that every day!! Stovetop is SO much better!!
4. Date obsession.
Somebody save me!!!! Does date rehab exist…?
Makes about 8 large balls, depending on how much dough you eat during the process…!
2/3 c whole raw cashews
1/3 c dry oats
2.5 tbsp date syrup (or other sweetener if you don’t have any, like agave)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c chopped dates
1/8 c non-dairy chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)
- Put cashews and oats into a food processor and grind until a fine powder is formed.
- Add the date syrup and vanilla extract and blend again. Add more syrup if dough is too dry.
- Chop dates and add to the processor with the chocolate chips. QUICKLY blend, or stir in by hand.
- Remove the dough and form into balls. Put into fridge to firm up if necessary, and ENJOY!!
These are ADDICTIVE, I’m warning you!! Although that’s probably more me and my non-existent self-control!
6. Shin news!!
After talking to an expert dude about my shin, he suggested I:
a) Get my gait analysed again. I’ll be doing that this weekend!
b) Not run until I have no shin pain in ‘normal’ life. Then ease back into it, so no more ‘training’ for the time being.
c) Cross-train my butt off in the mean time! I’ve been warned off the elliptical though, so I glued myself to the bike today with my reading material for a 45 min session…
And he said I SHOULD be okay to run my big race which is in 2 weeks time! BUT he said I probably won’t be able to do as well as I had hoped what with the training cut-back and the affected performance…but I can heal-up properly, do my best, and anyway there’s always next year
7. Exciting workout!
Today’s workout: 45 mins bike, 75 min yoga class.
Not sure why people always give me free food, but I’m not complaining!
And to help myself get up at the ridiculous 5-something-am, I will be sleeping in those clothes. And not brushing my hair or washing beforehand. Sorry fellow spinees.
What exciting things have happened to you so far this week? I also washed my hair on Monday. BREAKTHROUGH or what?!
What foods do you never go a day without? Oats is one example. Even if I don’t have it for breakfast, I ALWAYS have it in one form or another every day. And obviously, chocolate and dates.
What tips do you have for an early start? I’m relatively new to this whole early-morning thing, so I need the advice por favor!!
Enjoy the rest of your week lovelies!!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Sun Warrior giveaway if you haven’t yet!! Ends on Thursday!!