I feel like I’m going to have a lot to say tonight; not about one thing in particular, just re-capping my day!
I mentioned yesterday that today (& tomorrow) was an in-service days where I work. That means I got to enjoy a more “elaborate” breakfast than usual. And by elaborate, I mean a bowl of oatmeal, so don’t get too excited. I’ve really been loving the oatmeal lately.
In today’s bowl:
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 small apple, chopped
- Chia seeds
- A small spoonful each of peanut butter & Nutella
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
I had a new type of K-Cup to try out on the side… Folgers Caramel Drizzle.
I’ve tried Folgers-brand K-Cups before, & was neither impressed nor disappointed. Since I had a coupon, I figured I’d give this new-to-me flavor a try & it was really good. I’m already looking forward to my cup tomorrow morning.
I was able to come home during my lunch break today, & I put together an Italian-themed meal using my leftover ravioli & meatball from last night’s dinner, plus 2 stuffed peppers that Chris bought yesterday & a slice of bread on the side.
When I came back home for the day, I started trolling the internet for various “Couch to 5K” programs. I had attempted to start one last spring & I think I completed a day or two before calling it quits.
Today, I completed 20 minutes on the treadmill. I started with a 5 walking minute warm-up & then alternated between 1 minute jogging & 1 minute 30 seconds walking until I reached 20 minutes. If you’re interested, my “fast walking” pace is 4.0 & my jogging pace was 6.0 (I’m just about 5’3” & have short legs!).
It was difficult at first, but by the time I got further into the workout, the jogging portions felt easier & I was able to jog for 2 minutes straight at one point, so I took that as a good sign. (Hopefully not too many of you are rolling your eyes!)
I followed this recipe for Stuffed ‘n Squashed Mushrooms. The “stuffing” was really tasty & although I had my reservations, I was actually pretty full after this meal.
I had planned on making quinoa as a side dish, & when I saw this post on Brittany’s blog this afternoon, I made the game-time decision to add 2 heaping tablespoons of pumpkin to the quinoa. It was interesting, but something was off with the quinoa. I’ve never tried Trader Joe’s brand before, so maybe it just has a different taste?
And now, I’m off to complete a few “to dos” before relaxing (hopefully with some ice cream!).
Do you run? If so, what are your tips for new runners?