Saturday, July 31, 2010

Perfect Morning

This morning was a little out of routine for me, but I am learning latley, that that isn't always a bad thing!  I got up early to get a jump on my 14 mile training run for the marathon.  This week in Oklahoma it isn't supposed to get below 100 all week pretty much, so I wanted to avoid heat stroke :)  I always struggle with what to eat before I run.  Somethings really upset my stomach, but I need something to give me energy.  I have been starting to make smoothies with a frozen banana, blueberries, hemp protein, greens powder and a little kale for good measure.  Other than being a little over anxious to get it made, and losing half my spatula in the blender, it was delicious!  (I found the piece of spatula towards the end :)  It really gives me the energy that I need without weighing me down.  I ran out  and back 7 miles on the River Parks trail, which is a forever long trail, mostly along the Arkasas River.  It was really pretty perfect.  I took along a homemade energy bar (Super easy, dried bananas, dates and almonds all thrown in the food processor and then just form them into bars) that helped me make it towards the end.  I decided to make some pancakes when I got back to refuel on some carbs.  So I made these absolutely delicious ones with spelt flour, blueberries and carob.  Then added some mashed bananas as "syrup". I love being vegan!! So many great things to try! (mostly thanks to my new blog obsession  Once I finished those I headed off to yoga with Bryan.  And let me tell you I needed a good stretch like you wouldn't believe!
So that was my super great, perfect morning!  Hope the rest of the day is just as good!

1 comment:

  1. I love that you blasted off half your spatula in the blender!!! BTW, I just got a really cute one at walmart for 1.99. The colors are great and its comfortable to hold.

    I'm sooo excited to follow your blog. We're bloggin buddies :)