Monday, March 8, 2010

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day!  Celebrate all the women that you know, including yourself!  A couple quotes from a wise woman:
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt
 No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Last night I did my favorite Zen In The Den yoga routine on ExerciseTV.  It really helped me relax before bed.

This morning I started out trying to make Caitlin's baked oatmeal.  Only I forgot to buy agave and did not have any rice milk.  I ended up using Quaker Multigrain hot cereal (a blend of rye, barley, oats, and wheat) with skim milk, some canned pumpkin, instant coffee, cinnamon, a tiny bit of nutmeg, and part of a banana.  I had intended to add almonds, but I forgot.  I then baked at 375 for 20 minutes, and boy did it smell good!  Oh, I also bought little ramekins, so I ended up filling two and giving one to Chris.  Instead of topping with the rest of the banana before baking, I decided to use the rest of the banana to make a green monster smoothie.  I also added spinach, flax, milk, sweetener, and some mixed frozen fruit (I think it's a combination of strawberries, peaches, pineapple, and melon).  In the future, I will have to add some sweetener to the baked oatmeal (which is probably where the agave and vanilla milk would have helped).  I think some honey or Splenda brown sugar would help.

Before baking

After bakin

With my smoothie

Now for my dilemma.   Publix is out of canned pumpkin!  They claim there is a pumpkin shortage!  EEK!  I have one can left.  I have mentioned before how much I LOVE my pumpkin smoothies... so I'm thinking about saving most of it for that.  I'm not sure yet.  The jury is still out.  In the mean time, I should be looking for more canned pumpkin at other stores.

Today is a rest day from running.  My friend, Caitlin, and I plan to run in the morning.  Speaking of running, I remembered something today.  At the running group, someone mentioned that they did not think the 26.2 Run with Donna was a good first marathon since it involves running over 2 to 3 bridges and along the beach.  They said it would be good if I started doing some trail running.  First of all, I have never done trail running (unless you count hashing).  Second, I really want this to be my first marathon, so I'm going to try incorporating some beach runs and try to find some hills... somewhere.  Does anyone know of a good place to do some trail runs in the Orlando area?  I did run one of the Jacksonville bridges last year when I ran The Gate River Run 15K.  And I have run the 7 Mile Bridge

I'm off to make dinner.  There is a new Big Bang Theory on tonight!  Woo-hoo!

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