Woke up this morning and it was again 32 degrees! I was going to run outside as I don’t like to drive to the gym just to run unless it is precipitating horribly outside. So, I made some fantabulous oats for breakfast and got right to work:
40 grams of oats, 1 medium banana (part cooked in, a few slices for garnish), blueberry jam, peanut butter. (Note it was dark out when I made these, too early). So freaking good! Some days food tastes even more amazing, and this was one of them. Maybe because I was hungry, but not starving like after a workout.
Worked until 10:30 and saw the temp was getting close to 40. I knew it probably wouldn’t get much warmer, plus we had afternoon stuff scheduled, so here I was contemplating the thought of being cold!
….. nice camera……
I am just a wuss, because the cold only lasts about 10 minutes, then I get hot and sweaty when running, even in almost freezing weather! 3.2 miles of sweaty goodness, although I should have snacked before I went out.
Had a fun lunch of Total Blueberry Pomegranate (love this stuff!), lowfat vanilla yogurt and a chopped kiwi. I have never had kiwi on my yogurt cereal mash before, and I liked it. 😀
After more work, we took a break to donate blood. It was lickety split because no one was in line, and my veins were really fast today. I don’t even think it took 1/2 hour from start to finish at the snack table.
My iron was at 15.4 – Broccoli and chicken rock!! My iron was higher than John’s LOL.
Afterwards, I had a bottled water and 1 Lorna Doone (my favorite post donation cookie).
Didn’t want the whole pack because we went out for a latte at Cool Beans, where I spotted my pink item:
I chose a skim latte and it was tasty.
Not too hot, either. Most times, coffee shops make the lattes hotter than the sun and I burn myself.
Did more work before dinner and then wanted more fall-themed goodness:
Chicken on wheat bread with Cabot reduced fat cheddar topped with cranberry sauce (toasted). Plus more broccoli – go iron!!
I’ll be working late tonight since I flexed time to donate blood and have coffee. Plus I have to make more soap. Busy! Sitting here snacking on some unpictured cashews while busting out this post. I admitted them back into the house after being banned for a while and maybe it was too soon. I’ve eaten too many today. Think I will put them in the freezer.
PSA: Don’t forget to donate blood if you are eligible! It’s a little inconvenient, but you can save up to 3 lives with each donation. I hope that whomever gets my blood will get a little bit of radiance. 😀
I also found out that it takes 5 days for your body to replace the red blood cells that you donate. Ooopsss… I have a race on Saturday (weather permitting). Might be a little slow – or at least that is my excuse and I am sticking with it!
Tomorrow is biking to bagel day, hopefully. Catch you on the flip side!