It is SO easy to get up when the days start getting longer and the air is warmer! I beat my 6am alarm this morning by 45 minutes and was up and raring to go at 5:15.
With Jillian Micheals chatting in my ear, I went for slow and easy 8.19 miles in 1:06:45, making my pace about 8:09. A fabulous run under this amazing blue ski this morning!
I have Ava to thank for this pic as I only happened to find it when downloading pictures, forgetting that she ran off with my camera for a bit this morning.
Yay to breakfast cookies and a cup of coffee after a nice long run! My usual weekend long run got bumped up in the schedule due to the holiday weekend. 😉
Newman’s Own Organic Coffee with a splash of 2% organic milk (thank you Jillian for teaching me the importance of organic coffee and milk!) and a breakfast cookie made last night with 1/2 cup oats, 1 – 2 Tbsp ground flax, a scoop of crunchy almond butter, 1/2 mashed banana and a few glugs of vanilla hemp milk… topped this morning with banana slices from the left over half.
Ava went with Aunt Ellen to the zoo today while a cranky, Little Miss No Nap For The Past Two Days stayed home and went down for a very early, and very necessary, nap.
I just finished up lunch and have a new recipe to share.
Curried Chickpea Sandwich Spread
Serves about 3.
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1 small onion, chopped
2 – 3 Tbsp mayo
A few shakes of curry powder, cumin, cilantro and S&P to taste.
Add mayo and spices and stir!
An amazing sandwich spread, or dip for cut up veggies or crackers.
I made a sandwich with a whole wheat Arnold’s Sandwich Flat, spinach and a pile of steamed broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms topped with some Parmesan cheese.
Enjoying the peace and quiet while it lasts!