Today was a fabulous fall day. Why the weather couldn’t have been like this for my run yesterday……
Went to a fall Halloween festival today and spent time with the nieces and my folks. Lots of cute chitlins in costumes today. I also managed to *not* have the wonderful cupcakes I love when I come down to my sister’s. I told John that no matter how much I screamed and cried for one, I was not to have one. Yes, I do turn into a 5 year old when it comes to frosting.
I did a variation of the pumpkin cranberry bars. You know, anyone reading this blog as of late would think I eat all of my food in bar form. But – they are easy and a good alternative to cookies.
Chocolate oatmeal bars
28 grams of protein powder
1 cup lowfat yogurt (any kind but fruit – I happened to have vanilla on hand)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups of rolled oats
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Follow directions here.
More calories than the pumpkin ones, but more protein. John preferred these, because they have chocolate in them!
I must say that I am having a difficult time taking rest days. A complete rest day from both cardio and strength training. Today I just took a slower walk (3MPH) and did 1.5 miles around the track. John did a fast 5K walk/jog at the same time. It was really hard for me not to walk fast, but I wanted to give my legs a break. I have not had any running injuries yet (fingers and toes fully crossed), and no strains from lifting – and I want to keep it that way.
I have my next race planned. There is one locally on Thanksgiving morning! It’s a 5K walk/run – so John is likely to join me on this, as well as my sis (my running partner). Maybe I’ll have 2 pieces of pie if I break 30 minutes!!