Don’t You Eat that Yellow Snow

December 1st, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (22 Comments)

We take December 1st very seriously ’round these parts.

December 1

When I closed my eyes and laid my head on my pillow last night the grass was green! It was also November, so it must have been the flip of the December switch that did the trick.

I had a date with the pool this morning, and for a moment I entertained thoughts of how fun it would be to run in the snow today instead.

But then I cuffed myself upside the head and reminded my overly ambitious snow running self I’ve got all. winter. to run in the snow. Let’s not rush things.

Shakey Fists

November 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (11 Comments)

I was off dark and early to the gym this morning. I was |this close| to driving there, when at the last minute I put my keys back and just ran there in the dark instead. It takes me 5 minutes to get there by car considering the time it takes to give the car a minute to warm up, park and walk into the building. Might as well just spend the 8 minutes running there and get my body warmed up instead.

Did You Know?

November 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (14 Comments)

Did you know that if you let your 5 year old play with an alarm clock that you found in a box of hand me down toys, said 5 year old will inadvertently set the alarm to go off at 5:13? And did you know that this certain 5 year old will completely sleep through that alarm when it goes off at 5:13 on a Sunday morning?

Rise and Shine

Breakfast Garlic Breath

November 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (13 Comments)

Big juice, little juice. Carrot juice, garlic juice. Which juice is which juice?

Big Juice, Little Juice

Yes, that’s right. That little glass. That very little glass. That very little glass that is only half full is the one with garlic in it.

Zak – AKA Garlic Romancer, asked me the other day about putting garlic in juice. I told him I’d never seen it in any juice recipes but he was free to browse The Juicing Bible I borrowed from the library and admittedly, have barely cracked up open.

The Juicing Bible

Birthday Beet Juice

October 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (10 Comments)

Today’s work out was my favorite ride-the-bike-to-the-gym, 10 minutes on the elliptical, 10 minutes on the stair climber, 10 minutes on the indoor track doing speed work, ride the long way home and wonder how on earth a 45 minute work out went by so quickly.

In honor of Z-Man turning the big 3-2 today, I whipped us up a big glass of birthday beet juice. You know you want beet juice for your birthday breakfast – don’t try to deny it!

I don’t have any romaine and given I want to save my red leaf lettuce for something like oh… say… salad, I rocked out with these beautiful beet greens instead.

Run for Breakfast

October 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Morning Craziness - (20 Comments)

I had a real breakfast crisis on my hands this morning:

Empty banana hammock.

Empty Banana Hammock

No milk.

No Milk

Well, I guess that’s not exactly true. There was rice milk that Ava drinks… but umm, in a word – no.

Surely I jest – of course this is far from a real breakfast crisis. But I realized I could remedy this situation with a well planned run this morning.

I took the last couple of bucks out of my wallet, stuffed them into my sports bra and planned my route so I would run about 3 and a half miles and end up at the my little neighborhood grocery store before the final half mile trek home.

Our Sunday Best

October 25th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (15 Comments)

Per usual, I was up before the rest of the crew this morning. I fired up the oven first thing and put together another batch of Toasted Apple Cinnamon Cereal a la Brendan Brazier and Thrive.

When I made this cereal earlier this week I was sort of surprised at how perfectly chewy the apples turned out. I sliced up a second apple and baked it right along with the cereal, both for an hour at 250.

Apples with Cereal this Morning

I’m pretty sure I saw Mama Pea do this a while ago.

Homemade Dried Apples

Over Run Oats

October 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (18 Comments)

Thanks to some warm air and the fact that it’s Saturday and no one is rushing off to work at 8 AM, I got to head out for my run well after the sun was up this morning. Some where around the 9 o’clock hour I hit the pavement and had a glorious 54 minutes and 6.25 miles to all myself. Well, good old Jillian was with me too, but she doesn’t count.

Before I left I put together some pumpkin overnight oats knowing they’d be ready to eat by the time I got back. Given I put them together this morning, I guess I should technically call these Over Run Pumpkin Pie Oats.

No Run, No Guilt

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (12 Comments)

It’s been a little warmer these past few days, so I planned to run outside this morning. Unfortunately by the time it was light out and I had my act in gear, Zak had to put the kibosh on my run to leave something called work.

Fine, I guess you can go to work.

What to do – what to do? Leave sleeping children unattended or find something to do at home? OK, OK get out the yoga mat.

45 minutes of gentle hatha yoga and what was supposed to be 20 minutes of sun salutations turned 5 minutes due to a couple interruptions and then derailed altogether by a growling stomach.

Post: Title

October 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Morning Craziness - (14 Comments)

Sunday: Morning

In: Bed

In Bed

Sun: Shining

Eyes: Open

Eyes Open

Hair: Messy

Who: Cares

Not: Me

Time: To Run

But: Wait

Biking: Season

Almost: Over

Scratch: Run

Ride: Instead

Temp: Cold

Outside Temp

Cobwebs: Ignore

Camera Self Timer: Set

Self Timer

Crazy Picture: Taken

Ready: Set, Go

Time: 57 Minutes

Distance: 13.0

Breakfast Menu: Apple Pie Oats

Apples: Peeled

Peeled Apples: Diced

Peeled, Diced Apples: Cooked

In Pan: 1/2 c Water

Simmer: Until Soft