Happy Monday everyone! Aren’t you all just so excited to be at the start of another work week???… yeah, me either. I do have quite a few fun activities planned for this week so that keeps me excited; its just a bummer that they won’t be happening until the latter part of the week. Oh well.
Mondays always seem the hardest to get up for. After being able to sleep in til 7 over the weekend, getting up at 5:30 just does not feel right anymore. I just have to push right through because I always know as soon as I get my shoes on and head out the door I never have any regrets on getting up at that time.
This morning my plans were just do a short run and then come back for some desperately needed ab work. However; I was in such a groove with my run that I did not realize how far I’d actually gone and when I returned at my apartment I was very shocked to see I had been away for 51 minutes… oopppss. I guess I will save the ab work for tomorrow.
Time: 51 mins
Distance: 4.59 miles
On my wonderful trip to Whole Foods on Saturday I was finally able to purchase a Blueberry Vanilla Crackle Granola Plank that has become so popular over the blog world lately. I am not a big yogurt eater so all during my run I was trying to think of a fun and creative way to eat the plank with out just going the boring route of plain old bar form as a snack. I always get the most creative with food during my runs, maybe its because that’s when I seem to be the most hungry so everything always sounds good?
What I came up with was dessert for breakfast. J
I chopped up a small red apple which I mixed with a couple of spoonfuls of applesauce and some cinnamon. I then nuked those ingredients for 45 seconds. I crumbled ½ of the granola plank over the warm concoctiona dn just to push it over the top I added a generous spoonful of fat free coo whip to the top.
Now this is what I call a Monday breakfast! Nothing like starting you week off with a healthy sweet concoction to help balance life out. It was everything I hoped for while I was dreaming of it on my morning run. I still have another half of a plank left so I would expect you will be seeing this again before the week is over.
What’s your favorite Monday morning meal to make sure the week starts off right?