As you all know, I like to eat in a pretty healthy way. I say “pretty healthy” because I definitely have my lapses, but happily those times are fewer and farther between these days. My big problem is that once I find a few meals that work, I tend to stick with those. I sort of find a safety zone and then hesitate to leave it. This happens less with lunch and dinner, where I tend to look for more recipes and try to aim for a bit more variety. Breakfast, however, is a different story. Generally, eating the same thing over and over is alright with me. But lately I’ve been getting a little tired of my daily bowl of oatmeal. Here’s the thing: oatmeal has a huge amount of appeal because it is quick and easy to make (microwave, about five minutes total), it is great for you, it keeps you full for a long time, and you can pretty much put anything in it that you want. I like to add nut butter, fruit (usually a banana but sometimes a pear, berries, or peach slices), flax seed, and protein powder. It’s pretty delicious. But at this point not only am I getting a little burned out on oatmeal, it is getting way too warm outside for oatmeal (and coffee, and I don’t want to give that up. And I’m not a fan of iced coffee. So the oatmeal is the candidate for replacement). So I’m curious–I know you’re all healthy people and that you’re eating breakfast (right?), so I’d like to hear what you all eat. Inspire me! Or at least share your ideas 🙂
In other news, I had yet another lackluster run yesterday. It was a bit faster than previous runs (average 9:10/mile or so) but such a struggle the entire time! I was running with a partner and had it not been for that fact, I think I would have bailed within the first five minutes. I didn’t get to the point of crying about it the way I did with Sunday’s run, but it was still pretty frustrating. Oh well. I keep telling myself this pattern can’t last forever. I’m sure there are better runs coming soon!