Dark, dark, DARK. The mornings are so dark! Come on daylight savings time – Mama’s ready to set the clocks back!
On my bike first thing this morning to ride – in the dark yet again – to the gym to pay my respects to the treadmill. I even dug out my reflective vest to wear on the way there today too.
Flash photography: Friend or Foe?
Foe. Definitely foe.
If I’m going to run on the treadmill and be a rat on the wheel for 30 minutes, I feel like I have no choice but to run sprint intervals to keep things interesting.
Today I did 4 sets of intervals, holding on to a speed of 9.3 to 9.5 for 4 sets – 2 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes and 2 minutes, respectively. I don’t know about you but 9.3 is pretty damn fast for me. I’ll admit though, the more I do it, the easier it becomes, but still. That’s faster than a 6:30 pace and I swear that the treadmill makes this easier than it is out on the open road.
I also swear that I was a little concerned about the possibility of vomiting at the end of that 3 minute set. Take note that it was the only 3 minute set I did.
By the time I was done, the sun had finally dragged itself up over the horizon. I enjoyed the mild air and daylight on the long way home, making my round trip this morning about 20 minutes.
Speaking of round, who wants Pumpkin Fruit Cereal for breakfast today? (Pumpkins are round people, please don’t make me spell it out. Oh great, I just did.)
Oh me! I want pumpkin fruit cereal! I do!
1 diced banana tossed in 2 Tbsp or so of pumpkin puree and a 1/4 cup ground flax seed. Sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg and last but not least some sliced almonds stirred in for crunch.
I know it’s not Halloween yet but we’ve got a homeschool Halloween party to go to today so it’s feeling like a Halloween-y kind of day to me.
I thought using this Halloween magnet from our Melissa and Doug calendar was pretty cute and clever. But suddenly I’m thinking about the millions of times I’ve picked these magnets up off the floor, fetched them out from under the couch, the stove, the litter box (kidding! I think.) and wondering if putting it on my spoon was really the best move I could have made?
Of course I didn’t really think about this until I saw the picture just now and that amazing bowl of pumpkin fruit cereal is long gone – spoon licked clean. Twice.
Bah. Halloween is supposed to be scary, right?