The End of Twenty Ten


Happy Friday. Happy New Year’s Eve! After pushing the snooze on my alarm numerous times, I rolled out from under the stack of warm quilts and slipped into some not so warm running attire. My exercise motivation is minimal these days, but I was determined to fit in one last run in 2010.

Run: 48 minutes, including 4 gnarly hill repeats

Yoga: 12-minutes

I coulda shoulda run longer, but I didn’t want to push my knee that was starting to whine… and plus, I wanted to get home to breakfast!

Remember that that delicious breakfast I ate yesterday, which I claimed to be the best bowl of oats ever!? Well, today’s oats take a close second place.

pb&j OIAJ.

  • 1 c. water
  • 1/3 c. steel cut oats
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 T ground flax
  • cinnamon
  • toppings: apricot jam + crushed TJ’s Old Fashioned Cinnamon Grahams
  • almost empty pB jar

In a small pot, boil 1 c. water. Add oats, banana, seeds & cinnamon. Stir vigorously until bananas are like fluffy pillows and the oatmeal has a whipped consistency [about 3-5 minutes]. Pour into an almost empty peanut butter jar, top with apricot jam and crushed cinnamon grahams.




To go along with, a glass of iced green tea sipped through one of my new stainless steel straws that Santa brought! A very Carrots ‘N’ Cake like morning meal, don’t ya think?

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Not only is it time to say farewell to the month of December, but it’s time we let go of 2010, and open the door for a new decade – crazy!?

Let’s take a glance at the past whirlwind of a month, shall we? [I’m not feeling a traditional monthly favorites post.]

      • I finished my 7th semester of college, and it was the most eventful ending to a semester yet… enough said ;)

          • I tied on my apron and got busy in the kitchen:

          No-Bake P.nut Buttah Cookies
          Christmas Crunch Granola
          Sour Cherry & Walnut Scones
          Cranberry Orange Brie Crostini
          … and Christmas Eve dinner for nine.
          • I admitted to struggling with a sugar addiction… and have decided to wean myself off slowly.

          That’s to say, I have a new approach for 2011. Stay tuned for my 2011 aspirations, and what’s to come to NN on the Run in the new year…

          Here’s to health & happiness in twenty eleven!


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          How will you ring in the new year?

          What was the highlight of 2010 for you?


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