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I woke up super early this morning at 7! I currently do not have a membership to a gym so I have to go with my room mate because he is allowed to bring me as a guest. He’s gotta work early so we planned to head to the gym around 7:15. I’m surprised I’m not back in bed, ha! Honestly though, I wish I stayed longer than I did. We were there for about 30 minutes, but I didn’t have my keys on me so I had to leave when Matt did. I decided to run on the treadmill because I didn’t think I would have the motivation to run outside later in the day. I was able to squeeze in a short run in the allotted time.

  • Distance: 2.63 Miles
  • Time: 24:54
  • Pace: 9:28

If I feel up to it I might just pull a 2 – a day. I’ve always wanted to try and run twice in one day. I would probably just run another two miles to up my total mileage for the day, I kind of feel like anything under 3 miles is unsubstantial. We’ll see though, my legs are pretty sore because for the past two days I have been doing workout dvd that always kicks my butt!

Anyway, I came back and made some of the best oats I’ve ever had! I made Cranberry Pumpkin Scones yesterday, unfortunately not from scratch though. I crumbled a scone over my oatmeal instead of adding the usual granola and ohhh man it was sooo good. I feel like I usually make my oats either too sweet or not sweet enough, but this bowl was perfect.

  • 1/4 c. steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 cranberry pumpkin scone
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • scoop of pb
  • a good sprinkle of cinnamon

I think I am going to need a nap later : )


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I was so excited to get up and run this morning! I knew how warm it was supposed to be today. I had a nice 7 miles planned out and was so ready to run. It was nice because Derek and I actually woke up at the same time this morning around 9:30.

I wore capris, a sleeveless top and my nalgene ‘camelback’ which has been leaking the past few times I’ve used it. I thought it was from the mouthpiece and I figured it just wasn’t sealing properly, but it’s coming from the rubber around the mouthpiece. It has a hole in it! I was so annoyed running because my shirt was continuously getting soaked. By the end of my run I had to squeeze my shirt out because it was dripping with water. Other than that it was an excellent run. I felt really strong and fast and I didn’t even need the jelly beans that I brought with me. It was SOOOOO nice to run in that kind of weather, I seriously can’t believe how warm it is outside right now.

  • Distance: 7.06 Miles
  • Duration: 64:42
  • Pace 9:09
  • Calories Burned: 695

That is definitely my fastest 7 mile training run ever! I probably could’ve kept going and I would have, but I seriously couldn’t wait to change my wet clothes and get that thing off my back.

I ate the remainder of my Peanut Butter Clif Bar that I had before my run and drank some more water. Then, more oatmeal!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Oats

Tonight I am off to a wrap party with Derek. This film he has been working on just wrapped so I am going out to help celebrate! It’s at a place called Gold Bar, I’ll be back with a recap tomorrow.

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What is going on with the weather? It’s so freakin UGLY outside right now. I am proud of myself though because I actually mustered up the motivation to run. It wasn’t too cold out, but the wind was terrible. I literally had to fight and push my way through it. I did some speed work at the track and this week there was hardly anyone there. I’m not surprised, everyone is probably at home curled up in their beds. I felt a little weak today, kind of tired and I really couldn’t wait to be done. I blame the weather.

  • Distance: 4 Miles
  • Time: 36:30
  • Pace: 9:07
0.25 2m 30s
0.50 2m 30s
0.75 2m 10s
1.00 2m 10s
1.25 2m 25s
1.50 2m 25s
1.75 2m 0s
2.00 2m 5s
2.25 2m 25s
2.50 2m 25s
2.75 2m 5s
3.00 2m 10s
3.25 2m 25s
3.50 2m 25s
3.75 2m 0s
4.00 2m 20s
TOTAL: 36m 30s

I ate half a pumpkin spice clif bar and drank a small glass of juice before I left. When I got back I ate the only thing we have in the house; oatmeal.

I crumbled the other half of my clif bar on top along with some granola, peanut butter, a banana, and honey.


For dinner, I made some Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Soup with some added pepperoni and shredded cheddar cheese. I also had a slice of leftover pizza from last night.



I did lots of cleaning today and some laundry. It’s nice to have everything de-cluttered and organized. Yeah, that’s what I do on Friday nights, it’s that exciting around here.

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Boy am I tired today! It must be the weather outside, it’s not raining, but it might as well be. I woke up slightly earlier than usual this morning and it took a lot of persuasion from myself to get out there and run. I figured mapping out a new route would give me some extra motivation. I mapped out a quick 5K and tried to stay away from the main streets as much as possible. I must say that it was quite a success. My run was rather quick and I didn’t have to weave in and out of people. I must continue running on different streets so I can stay away from the crowds and busy intersections.

  • Distance: 3.11 Miles
  • Time: 28:31
  • Pace: 9:10
  • Calories Burned: 299

I came home and did some core work followed by a bit of upper body strength training. I’ve been trying to push myself to get back into the shape I was by this time last year, or even 6 months ago. I’ve gained at least 5 lbs since the beginning of the summer so I’m just trying to up my workouts. I went to the gym yesterday and it was definitely a nice change. Can’t wait to be able to get my own membership.

After working out was all said and done I whipped up some Steel Cut Oats, in a jar! In the mix was Bear Naked Granola, Honey, and a banana. It was then all poured into an almost empty jar of chunky peanut butter.



Applied for another job today, a one day makeup effects job that is also paying. Gotta go, I’m starving!

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Oats in a Jar

I got this idea from a few of the blogs that I read and I knew I had to try it. I made oatmeal and put it into a just about empty almond butter jar. In my oatmeal I had a banana, honey and cinnamon. I then scooped it into the empty nut butter jar and ate it right from there. Yum! It was good. I scraped the sides of the jar and got delicious bits of almond butter. You should try it!




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