Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Ok, that "whoa" can mean a lot today.

First, I'd like to shout "whoa" and pull the reins on this week month life. Things are crazy busy here, and I haven't been on top of my game as far as planning goes. I'd love for things to slow down just a smidge so the rest of me can catch up. My kids both have school programs coming up, and I'm realizing just how big they are getting. I sign my little buddy up for kindegarten in less than a month! How did that happen?

And then, I'd like to shout "whoa" because of this morning's in a Joey from Blossom kind of "whoa." I did 3x800 repeats at 7.0 on the treadmill...that's half-miles in 4:17! I didn't even know I was capable of that! And the kicker? I wasn't completely toast at the end of each repeat or at the end of the whole run. I did the first 5k in 31:30. That's not a great time, but it's good for me...and that included a quarter-mile walking warmup!

And I'll give a pleasantly surprised "whoa" to breakfast this morning. Yes, I'm late to the party, but I gave overnight oats a try last night (see, I really am trying to plan ahead). After I made today's lunch, I made today's breakfast. I stirred together a half cup of rolled oats, a half cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, about a half cup of frozen blueberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Then, this morning when I was ready for breakfast, I added a half a banana and just a little honey. I gave it a try cold, and while I think it will be a good summer breakfast that way, I decided to nuke it for a minute to have it hot instead. It was really good...and filling. And I have an idea to try with it tonight for tomorrow's breakfast...stay tuned.


  1. I'm late to the party too with the oats! You make it sound so easy! I may have to join in! Great job on your know what that means can go even faster!!! Way to go!

  2. Great job on the run! And, you're doing fine keeping up with things. Maybe you should apply FlyLady's 15 minute rule to get some "planning done" instead of decluttering. I bet that would go a long way to help you feel back on track! Even still, I don't know how you do it! I feel a little bad that my kids won't have the opportunity to participate in all the organized sports (because of where we live)...but at the same time, I selfishly am thankful that I won't have to become an expert juggler!

    I'm going to have to try the oats after Easter.