I know what you’re thinking.
“That is one dang big bowl of cereal!”
Oh but there’s yogurt under there don’t ya know. Mixed berry flavor.
Also sprinkled with some peanut flour, for good measure.
I’ve gotten a few curious “Taylor – what exactly is this peanut flour you speak of?” comments.
Well, friends. Please, let me show you. This is (cue drumrolls) peanut flour.
It sounds way more exciting than it looks, I know.
But I told you – it’s almost like peanut flavored protein powder!
Pretty snazzy. $2.99 (or 3.99 – I really can’t remember) at TJs. Go. Run. Buy it now. But leave some for me please.
I ran. However, not to go buy more of this peanut flour (I still have half a bag left, thank you). But I ran nowhere. Just to run. What an odd concept.
Distance: 6 miles
Some random thoughts and facts about my run:
- Total average was 9:53 per mile. But my first mile was a 8:34 pace. While my my last 2 were 11:06 and 10:68. I got tired. What negative splits?
- My legs were really really tired. Really.
- I stopped by my house around mile 4.5 to grab a drink of Poweraide. I thought it would be easy from there on out. I was wrong.
- My side muscle pain thing is gone. But it still feels tight there while on my running. Maybe I should incorporate ab stretches?
Post run, foam rolling, stretching, and icing (man I have a long itinerary!), nothing in my (weak) food stash looked good. Frozen meal? Bleh. Eggs? Eat that with what side? Cereal? Umm just had that for breakfast. Oatmeal? Hello – I am mucho sweaty and hot. No thanks.
Ooooh that melon looks amazingly refreshing and good. But I’m out of yogurt to go inside the “bowl.”
I’ve heard the rumors that you can make overnight oats in about 20 minutes and decided to try it out! In my
overnight 20 minute oats:
- 1/4 cup multigrain oats
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Peanut flour, cinnamon & squirt of syrup
Topped with 2 scoops of maple PB and some strawberry jam.
I don’t think I soaked the oats long enough – they were still chewy and slighty hard. But I was honestly hungry and had no patience! That’s the benefit of soaking them overnight I guess. You’re not awake to hear the oats taunting you from the fridge “Na na na-na na. Come eat me!!”
(PS: As per my nut butter challenge, I’m done with nut butter for the day now. Hold me to it!)
(PPS: To everyone out there who has yet to eat a melon bowl, or is craving one now –> Get up. Drive (or walk if you’re feeling extra environmentally friendly and green) to the store – hopefully one that has honeydew or canteloupe on sale. And buy a melon. Proceed to come home, cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and eat your melon bowl. Preferably filled with yogurt or cottage cheese, nut butter, and jam. Perhaps you may had some cereal or granola for crunch. Please. Just take my advice).
I snacked on some nature’s candy at work.
And some manufactured made candy.
Apparently after drinking this drink I should be able to GO-GO and run around like a super-powered maniac.
Dinner fulfilled my veggie quota for the
In my giant salad:
- Stir-fry veggies
- 2 scrambled egg whites (random add-in)
- Chili beans
- Mango chutney
- Sesame seed dressing
I roasted some cauliflower before realizing I had no room in my stomach for more veggies. So I saved it for a snack
later in the night 30 minutes after dinner.
I toss my cauliflower with olive oil, garlic salt (or salt + garlic powder), paprika and sometimes some cumin. It’s also delicious topped with parmesan cheese. Then cook it at 400 F for 25 minutes or so!
I’m now enjoying my 3rd Red Box movie of the week (not pathetic. Just no cable over here), and enjoying a delicious snack. Also known as one of the only things in my cupboard.
Air-popped popcorn tossed with olive oil, salt & pepper. That bowl was once completely full.
Anyone seen the Bounty Hunter? That was my movie of choice tonight. Not sure what to expect though!