Running for Boston + Coconut Overnight Oats Recipe

Hi everyone! Good afternoon.

Friday is so closeeee!

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I wanted to share a yummy recipe that I had yesterday morning and it involves OATS.

I love, love, love overnight oats and when I have the opportunity to make them (and I feel like eating them) I will.

These were so creamy and the texture was perfect, that I had to share!

Coconut Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup or more of almond milk
  • 2 big spoonful’s of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. of stevia or truvia or sweetener of choice

 

Directions: Mix all the ingredients together in a large enough bowl. Put plastic wrap over the bowl and store in refrigerator till the morning!

When you get it back out after overnight, put a splash more of almond milk, your favorite nut butter, and coconut flakes (optional)

They taste much better than they look. I promise.

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TUESDAY

Tuesday night, as I said, I ran 4.09 miles for Boston.

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And if you saw my instagram pic (so cheesy), you saw I was giving/getting some fist pumps for those who went running for Boston!

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I ran it with my dad and his running buddy, Edward (who is very fast)

He took pictures of us after we were done, but I have yet to receive the pics via email…so, I don’t know.

We saw a few runners out there running as well that I’ve never seen before, so we assumed they were motivated to #runforboston! Open-mouthed smile

WEDNESDAY

Last night, I went to the Trak Shak running/praying for Boston event with my dad.

I opted to do the 3 miler instead of the 5 miler just because my foot had a blister, I was tired, and it was HOT and HUMID out there. So 3 miles it was! I ran it pretty hard though, because to me, “If you go short, go hard” or it’s a complete waste of time…unless you’re recovering from a race, that’s a different story. (In my mind thinking that way just keeps me motivated, don’t judge Smile)

Post run…

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There’s me with Jamie, who was stopped 1/2 a mile before the finish line. Can you imagine running all those miles, putting in all that work so you can cross that finish line, and then something horrible like that happens?

Down below is a picture of the Alabama Boston maraonthers who could make it last night.

Luckily, we had no one hurt from the bombing. A huge blessing.

And thank you Suman for all your wonderful pictures from mRuns.com

There’s the blood drive for those who wanted to donate blood.

And that’s about it…I’m going to head out for another run later (6X800m repeats, ‘gasp’) !!!!

I hope everyone is doing well!

XX Audrey


Questions:

  • Have you ran for Boston yet?
  • Do you go to running events/get togethers?
  • From a scale of 1-10…tell me how much you like overnight oats?

My Heart Hurts & I Love You, Boston

Yesterday, I was thinking of what I was going to write about. I was planning to write about the joyful Marathon Monday and how excited I was.

But when 3 o’clock rolled around (central time), I looked down at my phone and tweets were buzzing like crazy about a bombing…in Boston? At the marathon?

WHAT?

I turned on the news and I was looking at two bombs that went off at the finish line.

First off, I am really angry. I want to punch whoever did it in the face.

Why?

1) People died and death is not a light subject. Its taking someone’s 1 life away.

2) A marathon is NOT easy. They train for months or even years to get into Boston and then they train more to run it! And all those people that were coming in that popular time (4:09) that thought they were going to have a great time and get to go rest after 26.2 miles ended up being right in the middle of a horrific event.

Secondly, it made me tear up. I hated seeing those people in pain like that. Perfectly innocent people!

Why?

1) That someone would even want to do that. WHO DOES THAT? Give me a good logical answer for doing that and killing innocent people…watching a marathon!!? There is no logical answer.

2) Seeing those hurt people on the ground. Breaks my heart.

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Birmingham, AL had a lot of runners go run the Boston marathon and thankfully the ones I know are okay and lots more!

Here’s an article from a fellow BTC member Click here

Another article on more Alabama runners

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I am also glad that Sarah left to go get in a run before the bomb went off!

I am thankful a lot of my instagram friends from Boston are okay!

I could say more and more and more and more but I think everyone feels the same as I.

Let’s keep the runners and people affected in our thoughts and prayers!

P.S. This only makes me want to run more. Who is with me?

I am running 4.09 miles for Boston today because that was the time on the clock when the first bomb went off!

XOXO Audrey

  • Do you have any friends or family that was running Boston?

 

 

Protein Eggy Oats

Once upon a time, there was a girl who tried to write her blog post. She was about 2 minutes away from publishing it on her blog…AND THEN (dun dun dun) her laptop CRASHED!

Can you guess what happened?

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She slammed her laptop lid and didn’t touch it for a whole day.

The end.

So that is why I have not blogged this week. My patience with technology can only last so long.

Anyone else have problems like this?

And my laptop is running out of storage space…and I really don’t want to delete anything. So…I need a new laptop, something awful.

Suggestions? (Anything but Apple, I’m a Windows girl for life)

I’m just going to start over today, fresh and new. Shall we?

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This morning I wanted to eat egg whites and oats but I didn’t want to eat them separate. So I combined them! A lot of people do this, so I thought, “Why not?”

Protein Eggy Oats

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites or 4 egg whites
  • A few shakes of cinnamon
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 or more tsp of Stevia/Truvia/Sweetener of choice

 

Directions:

  • Put the water in a sauce pan and turn it on high heat. When it starts to boil, turn it to medium heat. Then add the 1/2 cup oats. Stir for about 2 minutes. Oats will fluff up a little bit.
  • Add the egg whites
  • For 3-4 minutes, stir the oats and egg whites in a figure 8 motion because you don’t want the egg whites clumping together.
  • Finally, add the cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetener of choice.
  • Top with nutbutters, fruit, nuts, granola, or whatever you’d like!
  • This breakfast is filled with protein! Enjoy!

 

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I hope you like this recipe and I hope to be back to blogging everyday! Crossing my fingers Fingers crossed

XOXO Audrey


Questions:

  • Fellow bloggers, how do blog everyday? Are you on a schedule? How do you keep it together? What happens if your blog post is erased due to a computer malfunction?
  • Should I pick a certain time everyday to post?
  • HAVE YOU tried eggy oats before? –They are soooooooo good Smile