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Coconut Water and a Fake Mango


This morning, I had Kashi oatmeal topped with a bit of peanut butter.

I seem to be eating oatmeal a lot lately, but our mornings are usually hectic, trying to get the kids off to school, and oatmeal is fast and easy.

I was recently able to find the sugar-free pumpkin spice coffee creamer, so I had some of that with my coffee this morning. Now they just need to come out with a sugar-free peppermint creamer, and I’ll be all set.

Today’s Workout

  • 1.6 miles treadmill
  • Body Pump – 60 minutes

Usually I get to the gym about 20 minutes before my exercise class starts, so I usually just jump on the treadmill for a short time. Since I’m only on the treadmill for about 15 minutes or so, I have been practicing improving my mile time. I wonder if there’s any benefit to running just one fast mile?

After the gym, I ran a few errands and when I got home, there was a package waiting for me on the front porch. A coconut water package from Naked! I recently won this through a giveaway from Matt at The Athlete’s Plate.

Besides coconut water, there was lots of fun stuff – a notebook with pens, flavored chapsticks, a mango (?) shaped stress ball squeeze thing, and my favorite part – two real coconuts!

I’m saving them for when the kids get home from school because I know that they’ll love breaking them open! Naked includes real coconuts so that you can do a taste test with real coconut versus their brand of coconut water. How cool is that?

I can’t wait to drink coconut water with my freshly chapsticked lips while squeezing a fake mango and writing secrets in my notebook!

Yesterday, I signed up for what will probably be my last race of the season.

It’s the Sunrise Shuffle 5k and it’s about 5 minutes from my house, so I figured that I’d run it. My stepmom is also running it because last year it was the first 5k she had ever ran. Except last year, it was the Sunset Shuffle, and it was at night. I’m just doing it for fun and hoping to run the same time I ran last weekend or slightly better.

I usually don’t run outdoors in cold weather which is why this will probably be my last race until the spring time.

This evening, I am going to try to make it to yoga. I haven’t been to yoga in about four months since I was doing the Biggest Loser program, and I can’t wait to get back! I just wish that my gym had a morning yoga class instead of only a 7:25 pm class.

Questions of the day;

  • Do you like coconut water? Favorite beverage?
  • When is your last race of the season? Or do you run all year round?
  • If you drink coffee, what kind of cream do you use?



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