Since it’s the weekend, I decided to try oats – stove top style.
I also added about 1/2 container of organic blueberry yogurt (3 oz.) to the mix. Yowsa! This was AMAZING. Like, I would have it for dessert. I think it was the yogurt that really added to the creaminess, but I will say cooking it on the stove top wasn’t hardly any more work than microwaving! Just wish they’d put in a stove at work, darnit. I do think I’m going to try adding yogurt to my daily mix of oats…it’ll help me get that much needed calcium, too.
I also got my hands on one of these guys this week…
….and it didn’t disappoint! Definitely feelin‘ this more than Fage, although I can see myself liking Fage more if I’d had a few mix ins. Chobani is definitely a little on the $$ side, but you better believe I’ll still get a couple a week as a treat.
Today I also had my longest run since September 2007, when I did a 15 mile run (right when I injured my hip). This was also my first time running outside since then, other than a few 2-3 mile runs in December. I was very nervous because I’d been running somewhat fast (for me) on the treadmill up until now, averaging about an 8:15/8:30 pace. I know running outside can be more challenging, especially since there are winds here between 17-26 mph today! But more importantly, I was worried that my hip/leg would bother me during the run.
I’m happy to report that I had very minimal pain in my leg (just a little burning when I first got started) and I finished the 7 miles in 57 minutes! I was so happy, I’ve been on a high all day. It just feels SO GOOD to be back out there running. I just knocked on wood, though….I hope I can keep it up!
Hope you’re having a great weekend. Ah….it’s 71 degrees here. Hope it’s warm where you are!