Another beautiful fall day. I actually debated about switching up my rest day to today as I couldn’t really decided what I wanted to do. John said it was unusually flexible of me to change like that. Hmmmm….. I always plan my workouts, but I guess I always thought of myself as flexible if need be. Isn’t it funny how you can be perceived differently than what is in your head?
Anyway, I soaked some steel cut oats overnight, so they were ready to cook up with some pumpkin.
Yes – I topped these oats with some ginger bits and cream cheese frosting left over from what we brought to dinner on Sunday. And it was so good! Candy corn bowl makes me want to put candy corn on my oats. It may well happen some time.
A couple questions came up in the comments. Suzi asked about if I had anything to eat before going out in the mornings. I do. Normally I have a protein drink before going to the gym. I just stopped taking a picture of it because it is pretty much the same every day. If I am doing a longer workout, I will have more carbs like toast and jam or an energy bar.
Joanne asked more about the duathlon. Here is the link to it. The entry fee benefits the Towpath, so that is always good. It is a 2.2 mile run/16 mile bike/2.2 mile run. Not superly long, but quite hilly.
Lunch time! Egg sammie today!
I had gotten a coupon through FoodBuzz for a free loaf of Nature’s Pride bread, so that is why you have seen all of these sandwiches lately (not to mention what we have baked).
These clementines are so tiny! And they have a thicker peel, so they are even smaller once you get the skin off. They are in place of strawberries this week, as the strawberries just didn’t look totally fresh.
I was my own barista today and forgot to take a picture of my latte. I did, however, remember to take a picture of the candied pecan cupcake with maple icing! We saved 2 of these out and took the rest on Sunday.
This really was tasty. Maple butter cream rocks! Wish there was some of that left to put on pumpkin oatmeal… Fall is so awesome 😀
My neighbors put up their big inflatable lawn ornaments today:
John says no inflatable lawn ornaments for us. Good thing he said that because I would get a big Tigger to put out.
So, I basically threw my taper plan out the window after 2 days. LOL. Today I was going to do a small brick, but I realized that I didn’t feel like running today and there is not much more I can do this week that will make any difference on Sunday. The other reason is that I wanted to bike to dinner, which would have been too long of a workout with a run in there. I am supposed to be relaxing this week, after all. We took advantage of the weather to bike to my football dinner. Yes – I won the picks again (I am the swammee).
East End Eatery with the bikes (locked up, of course)
That building across the street is for rent. That could be some cool coffee shop or a place to sell said candied pecan maple frosted cupcakes…. Just sayin’
Then John and I split a cheese calzone. I can eat about 3/4 of one of these on my own, so it is actually nice to share and just have half so I don’t get stuffed.
Put your hands in the air for gooey cheese!
Lovely sunset shot on the bike path going home. That’s John riding away from me there, too.
I had to haul ass to catch up to him. Good practice for the duathlon I ended up biking 12 miles today.
Pink item of the day – my magic gloves! Those little tiny ones that stretch over your hands. I wear these under my bike gloves on cold days.
Question: Do you decorate for Halloween?