It Came

It finally came.  The white stuff is here:

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I woke up far too early for a day off and didn’t know what to do with myself.  I’m doing some updating and research for my fundraiser (expect posts next week!) and reading blogs. It’s kinda amazing how many I read in a weekend…yeesh!

I went shopping yesterday for some goods, knowing I wouldn’t really be able to get to the grocery store (I know, doesn’t look like much snow but I am a super huge wimp driving in this stuff!) and tempted myself enough to buy Bob’s Red Mill’s Old Country Style Muesli after reading about Katy having so much of it on her recaps of her visits to NZ!

I let my sit for a few minutes in some USVAB then added a banana, some blueberries and a dollop of pb on top.

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I loved the dried dates in the muesli.  I forgot how much I enjoy them in cereals (I used to eat them in something a lot when I was a kid but don’t quite remember).

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I definitely need to eat this with yogurt next time or have more of the muesli because I was no where near satisfied.  What gives!?  Nothing seems to keep me full these days!  So of course I snacked on the best crackers on this planet.

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Please excuse the mark on my table.  My mug leaks for some reason and I can’t figure out where the crack is.  Makes me sad, it was a big mug for lots of tea…

Now I’m debating a run or…well, being stuck in the apartment.  Oh, but I am waiting for an email to go pick up my organic produce box since the highways were closed for a while… 

Anyhow, I was supposed to run a 1/2 marathon next weekend but because Whit’s knee has been bothering him (Yep, the boy has RUNNER’S KNEE and we’re trying to find the best shoes and everything for him…SUGGESTIONS!? ) I’ve decided my training is going to change a bit.  I think I’m going to start upping my miles now that I have more time and so I can get to the higher mileages slower and without hurting myself (knock on wood, fingers crossed).  Off to order and read No Meat Athletes guide to running and fueling for a marathon!

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13 Responses to It Came

  1. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) says:

    We were supposed to get snow but didn't. It's only in the 40's here though.

    As for shoes, Brooks makes some fantastic shoes for people with knee issues. I have a pair of Ariels. I'm not sure of the male counterpart. Tell Whit to foam roll his IT band before AND after a run, it helps me tons!

  2. ELC says:

    It's almost March! Doesn't Mother Nature know we've had enough winter?? :-)

  3. Tori says:

    I hate to rub it in, but where I'm at it's blue skies and warm temperatures with a slight (but nice) breeze! Haha! Like I said, I hate to rub it in ;)

    I've never tried muesli. Did I spell it right? Lol!

  4. Katy says:

    Hehe thanks for the shout out, hun!! I'm loving your muesli right there. Muesli is definitely something that needs to be eaten with yoghurt and a bit of milk alongside.

    Even though the snow seems to be a bit of a burden, it sure does look beautiful :)

    I used to find that Asics shoes were always really good for my knees and shins when I used to run.

    xxx

  5. marisa says:

    just thought i'd de-lurk to leave you a suggestion (: i had extremely painful runner's knee before back when i did cross-country and middle distance track. for me mine was caused by a muscle imbalance, my quads were not developed enough to support my knees. the remedy for that was easy though, didn't need new shoes or anything. i just did leg presses religiously at the gym. you might want to try that?

    try to get to a leg press machine. leg extension machines work the same muscle too but are far less comfortable. (for me at least) good luck!

  6. Haley says:

    So what is USVAB?
    Never tried Muesli! It's like cereal? Kinda like oats?
    And organic produce= yum. I'm jealous :)

  7. Gabriela says:

    I second what Marisa said- my bad knee always acts up when I'm not religious about leg extensions/presses. I do them 4x a week…it helps SO MUCH with knee pain because your muscles will make them so much stronger. Also, if he hasn't been fitted for proper shoes he definitely should!!

  8. greensk8r says:

    I love that muesli–I agree though…not very filling!!
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  9. Magdalena says:

    We're getting snow here this morning (on top of the 9" we got on Friday). It sure is pretty, but I'd like it a lot more if I didn't have to slog through all the snow to work…it'd be better if I could just hole up here with my cat for the day and watch movies.

    I don't know if runner's knee is something in particular or if that's just what runners call sore knees, but it might be worth Whit getting that checked out by a physical therapist. My brother's considering running a half-marathon, but his knees are sort of messed up from years of frisbee, so he's going to see a physical therapist to get exercises and stretches to strengthen all the little muscles around his knee. It'd be good to make sure it's nothing something more serious than needing different shoes or strengthening his quads.

  10. Simply Life says:

    Looks like a delicious breakfast!

  11. Mica says:

    Did you decide to run or stay in?

    Also, what is the difference between Muesli and granola? I've never figured this out.

  12. Krista says:

    I love muesli and don't eat enough of it! I'll have to look out for the BRM brand.

  13. mymarblerye says:

    hope you are feeling better! I was nauseous during my bday week so that sucked. Anyways, that bowl of gorgeousness is getting me all hungry for museli!!!

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