I tried a different variation of oatmeal this morning. Last night, I combined a half cup of oats with a half cup of milk and stuck it in the fridge. This morning, most of the milk had evaporated into the oats and I combined it all with some plain greek yogurt. Then I added stevia, cinnamon and spoonful of Naturally More Peanut Butter. This was okay. Still not phenomenal. I’ll keep trying. I’m just really sick of eggs. For the most part, I try not to keep dry cereal in the house because it’s one of those foods that I cannot stop eating. So I need to figure out what to have for breakfast. Maybe I’ll do instant oatmeal. I like that better. I know it has more sugar, but if I get the lower sugar variety, maybe that’s not so bad.
For dinner tonight, I made this tomato bean mixture with bulgur wheat and green beans.
Close up on the bean mixture.
This was basically a bunch of stuff that I had in my cabinet that I threw together. I based it off another recipe very loosely.
Bean Tomato Stew? Sauce?
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced chili-ready tomatoes
about 6 artichoke hearts, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tbsp oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil. 2. Add the rest, mix until heated through.
I paired it with bulgur wheat and canned green beans. I’ll admit it, sometimes I like the canned variety. I have a bunch of extra bulgur wheat leftover (cooked). Maybe I can make some sort of breakfast out of it? I’ll try tomorrow. It’s worth a shot.
I’m having a bit of trouble with running motivation. This always happens to me when I’m not training for something. That little voice in my mind says, “You don’t have to run tonight.” and there is no other voice telling me, “If you don’t run, you won’t be trained.” I made myself go run tonight even though I really wanted to go to sleep on the couch. The run went well. I did 3.5 miles in 35:45. This includes 3 minutes of walking for a warm-up. I always include my 3-minute warmup as part of my total mileage. It’s never been a problem in a race, where I don’t walk the first three minutes. Anyway, I did 3 minutes walking, then ran at 6.0 until I hit 3 miles and then ran at 6.7 for the last half mile. I’m trying to make my “default” speed 6.0. By default speed, I mean the speed that I can run relatively comfortably at but not feel like I’m running too slow. Basically my regular run speed. It’s been around 5.7 or 5.8 for a while now, but I’m trying to make myself into a regular 10 minute miler. Or better!
The vet just called finally. Murphy has a histiocytoma. Don’t google it, it’s gross. It’s a benign tumor that’s sort of common in dogs. The vet said to just watch it for six months and that we don’t need to get it removed or anything.