I wanted to recap my week before getting to the nitty gritty of my Rock ‘N’ Roll 10K experience. Check out my weekly wanderings pre-10K:
1. Breakfast of Champions
I can’t believe I’ve never thought of doing this before, but it seems to be very popular on Pinterest to mix dry oatmeal into smoothies. I tried this blueberry-oatmeal smoothie for a quick breakfast on Wednesday:
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup almond milk (or any kind of milk, I just like almond best)
- 1/4 cup dry oatmeal
BAM. The flavor combo was nutty and naturally sweet, and the smoothie actually kept me full until lunch. Oh – and it’s pretty much impossible to screw up. I think I’ll be testing out a few more of these simple smoothies next week.
2. (ORGANIC) HULK ANGRY
Spotted this gem on a coffee & juice cart in Union Square. I wonder if the Hulk is vegan too?
3. A Sunny Disposition
These colorful yoga mats caught my eye in the Union Square Lululemon store window. I think it’s time to get more zen in my life. Does anyone know any good yoga studios in NYC for beginner/intermediate yogis?
4. Pre-Race Carbs
I had an awesome pre-race dinner on Friday night at Libretto’s Pizzaria. In addition to the amazing house salad, I carbed up with their whole wheat penne primavera dish – pasta cooked with zucchini, yellow squash, and broccoli in a light tomato sauce. The perfect way to fuel my 10K.
I had a blast at the Rock ‘N’ Roll 10K on Saturday. While I don’t think training for a marathon is in my near future, I do believe I may just start a collection of these bib # things…