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?
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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?

 

 

Fun Fact Friday

Okay, I love facts!

I find it interesting to just know something about a person, especially if they’re a blogger.

Me, “So…how about a little fact action?”

You, “Sure, why not?”

FACTS!

1) A little over a year ago, I style blogged for Claire’s Jewelry for a month. I wish they would have let me do it longer, because I obviously love blogging…well, duh.

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The cool thing, was blogging about their products every day. It was a ton of fun. A TON!

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2) I lost 20lbs in 2011.

I had actually lost 15lbs in 2010 but gained it back in a few months because I was not being a healthy person 95% of the time like I am now. Thanks to the Tone It Up girls, Karena and Katrina, I learned so much about clean eating and about so many foods and recipes I had never heard of like, chia seeds, protein pancakes, and more.

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First I was 20lbs overweight. And I don’t care how embarrassing these pictures are, because I will never be that again.

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Then I lost the weight with lots of working out (which I love now), healthy eating, and positive thinking…but I knew something was missing…whatever could it be?

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MORE RUNNING! And weightlifting, of course.

3) I’m not going to prom. I really am not all into the whole thing, plus the prom at our school is boring. The closest I’ve got to prom was a pageant in 7th grade…

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4) I had an awesome Sweet 16 a couple years ago, thanks to my parents! And now, I’m about to be 18 in less than 3 weeks!

Yes…we danced. Just Dance 2 had come out. Don’t judge.

5) This one is a random one, but it’s been a fact for way too long. I want to travel (and live there eventually) to Boston, MA. Back in 10th grade, I wanted to go to college there, but that isn’t happening because I have a different and more awesome program that I’ll be doing that can be taken anywhere! And you don’t even know how badly I want to run around the Charles River.

I haven’t been on a plane since I was a baby, so maybe the next time I’m on one, hopefully it will be to BOSTON! And I’ve never been to like a real baseball game…ever.

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Now…TELL ME a couple or more facts about yourself! Facts are awesome.

Or, if you have a blog, I challenge you to tell 5 facts! I wanna know! But not in a creepy way…

And here’s my lunch!

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It was so, so, so good! Flat out bread with cheese, chicken and spinach!

Last Night’s Workout

I did a whole bunch of power cleans which totally tired my arms out. Then, with the barbell and a 25lb dumbbell, I completed this workout. (Not in the sprints though…no no no)

Today’s Workout

I tried two new workouts and if you’re looking for an awesome but quick workout, here’s the two I tried out. I was sweatingggg like crazy and my arms felt like they were going to fall off! But I love challenges like these.

Insane Short Burpee Workout

At Home Bicep & Tricep Workout

Have an amazing Friday! Toodles!

XOXO Audrey

 


Questions:

Tell me some cool facts.

How’s your workouts been? Tried any cool ones? Please share!