Good morning! Despite my best efforts to sleep in today after such a long day yesterday, I wasn’t able to. I had a hard time falling asleep, but once I did, I was out. Nothing beats that first night sleeping in your bed when you’ve been gone a while.
I am so sore from yesterday’s run! Whenever I run at race speed, I wake up the next day with lots of tightness in my hamstrings. I had a banana when I woke up to hopefully ease some of that soreness. Bananas are such a great power food!
I had planned to go on a morning run, just a quick 5k loop around my neighborhood. I didn’t want to run for time, so I didn’t bring my phone to track my distance or time. When I do sans technology runs, I’m able to focus on my running technique and form (which I tend to lose when I’m focused on beating a time).
I’m trying to have longer strides while running. I have such short legs; maybe training my legs to have longer strides will help with the soreness? Regardless, a relaxing run without technology is great for remembering why you love to run as well as for enjoying the weather.
I’m happy I went for a mini-run this morning, I find that running a little bit the day after a race eases my soreness as opposed to just doing nothing!
While eating my banana, I tried a new overnight oats recipe! There wasn’t any vanilla Chobani at the grocery store yesterday, so this recipe is sans Chobani (guess this is a post on how to do without, huh?). These oats were great, they tasted just like cookie dough!
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 vanilla coconut milk (or almond/milk of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 – 1 tablespoon honey
- cinnamon to taste
- Mix ingredients and store in fridge in airtight container (I just store it in a bowl with saran wrap over the top).
- Let sit overnight, or 30 minutes to an hour the day of.
- Add fruit or nuts.
The chia seeds are essential to this recipe because they allow the ingredients to thicken (remember chia seed pudding?).
I added some extra coconut milk to my oats, and stirred in some sliced almonds!
I kicked the peanut butter banana oatmeal rut just like I said I would!