11 miles followed by Pumpkin Oats!

17 Sep

Hello Friends!

I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend! I can’t believe how quickly weekends pass by. I wish I could grasp on to it for a bit longer before monday hits!

Yesterday was another long run with my running group. Last week, I ran nine miles on my own, so I planned on just adding another mile this week to make it to 10. However, when I got to my running group meet-up, I quickly learned that the route was an 11 mile route with hills scattered throughout. I was so not thrilled to hear about the hills, especially since I have been struggling with adjusting to Cincinnati’s hilly terrain. We started out our run at 7:10 a.m sharp and off we went!

I listened to my music in one ear, but kept the other earbud out so I could engage in conversation with others in the group. I had forgotten to bring my armband to carry my iphone so I could track my mileage and pace, but to be honest I’m glad I didn’t use it. It was so great to just run without worrying about beating the clock. I took some GU and water at mile 6, but other than that I kept on running! The hills definitely presented somewhat of a challenge, but I was thrilled that I didn’t stop to walk up them. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger..right? 🙂

To be honest, completing the 11 miles wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Perhaps it’s the support from the running group that motivates me to keep going! If you’re training for a race and are looking for motivation..I highly suggest looking for running groups in your area! Another added perk to joining a group is that you get free swag for signing up!

Thank you Bob Roncker’s Running Spot!

Post Run Fuel

On the drive home from my run, my tummy started rumbling and grumbling. My body was begging for some major refueling! I came home and made two eggs over easy and a big bowl of oats! Since I had leftover pumpkin, I decided to make a new oatmeal concoction! The result was so tasty and filling. After posting this picture on twitter, many of my friends asked me how to make it!

Not the prettiest picture, but it was delish!

Simply make your oats according to the direcitons, then add 1 tbs of pumpkin, a dash of cinnamon, a dash of pumpkin pie spice, and honey to taste. Top it all off with some walnuts for added texture and yumminess! If you’re at all pumpkin obsessed at the moment like I am, I highly suggest trying this out!

Well..it’s back to studying for this girl! I hope you all have a wonderful week!





2 Responses to “11 miles followed by Pumpkin Oats!”

  1. Nithya September 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Soo proud of you!! Keep up the good work and can’t wait to see you this weekend! Also, I’m a big fan of the pumpkin oats with dark chocolate chips and bananas…maybe we can make some for the fam breakfast on Saturday/Sunday?

    • Anjali September 19, 2012 at 3:29 am #

      YUM dark chocolate chips to pumpkin oats would be delicious!!!! I’m in for fam breakfast! Can’t wait to see your lovely face

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