This morning as I sit and enjoy my warm mug of coffee, I wonder:
Why do I procrastinate during weeks in which I have 3 papers due?
In line with that, why do professors assign papers that are due right after Thanksgiving Break? Don’t they know we need a full-week to recover from our food-comas and get back into the swing of the things?
Why did I sign up for my first race during the winter? My outdoor running motivation has to be pulled from the deep dark depths when I wake up to a bone-chilling frost.
And in line with that, will I be prepared for a cold race day if most of my training runs are completed indoors on a treadmill? Not to mention, my indoor running attire is more to the tune of mid-summer weather.
Maybe I should start layering up for treadmill runs?
Enough complaining pondering, how about some breakfast action?
This morning was an oats kind of day. I’m somewhat sinful and I really only enjoy oats a few times a month! Usually I prefer my breakfasts savory and more along the lines of eggs and toast.
Actually, my perfect breakfast includes both savory and sweet. But that’s not really relevant, so I digress.
Apple Pie Oats with a Protein Punch
*egg protein punch was inspired by Holly’s Banana Custard Oats (which I’ve had bookmarked for a while now!
- 1/3 C. Oats
- 1 T. Chia Seeds
- 1 egg
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2/3 C. Water
Add all of your ingredients to a pot, whisk together and let ’em’ cook!
- Apple Pie Spice
- Maple Syrup
- Almond Butter
- Diced/warmed Apple
- Apple Butter
- Dollop of Greek Yogurt (like whipped cream)
- More Apple Pie Spice
Tip: Dice your apple, top with spices, and then microwave for about 35 seconds! This softens the apple and makes for a perfect topping!
Can I just say that this Christmas-colored bowl makes me happy? It’s the little things.
Something else that makes me happy? Today is Sam and my 9-year anniversary! And he remembered before I did!
My papers are clouding my brain. (Excuses…)
We will celebrate this weekend anyway. 9 years means we have spent nearly a third of our lives together!