Never again…

Will I be running in the afternoons…At least not until summer is OVER.  I think it’s time to get my lazy hiney up earlier on Saturday mornings after my eventful afternoon yesterday.

My smart-self decided to go for a run at 3:45pm yesterday afternoon for my weekly Saturday 3 miler.  I got to around 2.5 miles when things started going down hill.  I could feel the heat radiating upwards from the concrete and it felt as though the sun was shining directly on me from above.  It was just hot all around.  At mile 2.55 I literally had to keep jogging back and forth along one block of a park because that was the only area where there was some slight shade from some trees and it was the only way I could keep going.  Finally at 2.8 I just had to stop.  It was WAYY too hot and I was not prepared for the heat at all.  I had no idea it was that hot out and I guess I didn’t have enough water in me.  I was sweating like crazy and so incredibly thirsty I ended up calling my mom to see if she was nearby and could bring me some water (momma to the rescue!).  Luckily I have the sweetest mom and she was close by at Wal-Mart and brought me a bottle of ice cold water.  I was planning on continuing on, even if it was just walking, after she brought me my water, but Idiceded against it in the end.  I was so hot I kept feeling chills up and down my back, so i just went home.

Lesson of the day yesterday…check the weather before going out.  I took this photo with my phone as I was driving yesterday evening.

99 degrees at 7:30pm.  Thats Texas for ya!  I don’t even want to think about how hot it was around 4pm.

Needless to say, this morning (and last night) involved plenty of hydration.

I decided to change things up a bit and go the more savory route this morning for breakfast.

Breakfast taco (egg white + pepper + swiss cheese) with a side of a pineapple ring stuffed with low fat cottage cheese. Good and simple.

I’m going to a BBQ tonight and want to bring something along, so I’ll be doing some sort of baking this afternoon. Favorite Sunday afternoon activity 🙂

Hope everyone’s enjoying their long weekend!

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Quinoa, meet Oats

My summer is officially over.  Or at least thats how it feels right now, since summer classes started today.  At least they’re online and I don’t have to actually go into school everyday and sit in a classroom.  But I guess that wouldn’t really matter today since it’s STILL dark, dreary, and raining outside.  It’s literally so dark it feels like it’s 8pm.   Thats how many days in a row already?  4 or 5?

Thunderstorms called for oats once again.  Today I introduced quinoa to my typical oats.

The quinoa added a great texture to the oats and its also great source of protein!

Quinoa, meet Oats – Oatmeal 

  • ~ 1/4 cup oat bran
  • ~ 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 organic egg whites
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 heaping t organic low fat cottage cheese

Cook oat bran and rolled oats in water and almond milk over medium high heat until 3/4 of the way absorbed.  Stir in egg whites until incorporated.  Lower heat to medium and add in cooked quinoa and cottage cheese until incorporated.

I didn’t add too much quinoa into my oats this time because I wasn’t sure of the outcome, but I loved it, so next time I’ll probably take out the rolled oats and add in more quinoa. This was a super filling breakfast and a good and healthy start to the day to get back on track considering what I had after dinner last night.

We picked up this cookies and cream ice cream cake for my sisters birthday from Whole Foods.  It’s all melted because the people at Dicks Last resort didn’t put it in the freezer.  You think they did it on purpose because they’re supposed to be ‘Dicks’?  Whatever the reason, it was still soooo good I had two slices.

I guess now that I’m back on track, I should be off to get organized and figure out what books and such I need for my classes and maybe start doing some reading.  Keyword: maybe.  Which most likely means not today 😉

Lets get this week starteddd!