Not the best pic but let me tell you! the best bowl of oats this morning. I had whipped banana oats sprinkled with 1 tbsp each of:
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Slivered Almonds
- Smart Balance Creamy Peanut Butter
So my morning was off to a great start. It had to be, today was the day that I was to finish the Couch to 5K. Well folks, did I? Did I ever!!! I almost got a little teary eyed on the treadmill. I finished! I finished!!!! I am pretty darn proud of myself today. I feel like today I can officially call myself a runner.
The first 10 minutes of my run were awesome. I was running like it was the easiest thing in the world. In my mind I was imagining the Seattle sky line and U2's song "Where the Streets Have No Name" intro started...some tears might've welled in my eyes. The next 10 I spent convincing myself to not walk and the last 5....a lot of self talk! But I made myself proud and sprinted the last 2 minutes even though I sure as heck didn't want to. Now that's done. On to marathon training.
I came home and was pretty hungry so I decided to make lunch 25 min early. I couldn't think of any snack and thoughts of fish and chips with mayo dipping sauce kept running through my mind. Well, on that note, I whipped up a green monster. Where's the correlation? There is none. Sometimes deep fried greasy thoughts take hold of ne! So back to my green monster. I'm a bit bothered by my daily drink and I think I have green monster envy. Everyone elses looks so green and vibrant while mine usually ends up looking like swamp water or ground up gremlins. (the girls and I just watched Gremlins the other night, sorry for the visual) Angela's from Oh She Glows always look so green and vibrant. Oh well, I still love 'em even though they look like sludge from a swamp.
Speaking of food...I have the biggest hankerin' for peanut butter and almond butter. I CRAVE it somethin' fierce. I've noticed my peanut butter mania increased after I started to take my running more seriously. Nut butters......yumm-o!