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Valentine’s Day Overnight Oats

Posted Feb 14 2012 8:42am

Good morning and to those who celebrate, Happy Valentine’s Day!

This morning I woke up bright and early to knock out a 5 mile run. We got some snow late last night and I didn’t want to risk slipping and falling outside, so I settled for the treadmill. It worked out nicely because I got my run done early enough to make Ian surprise cake batter pancakes in bed.

They turned out really well and I almost wished I had thought to make enough batter for myself, but then I remembered my Valentines-themed overnight oats in the fridge. In my opinion overnight oats > pancakes any day!

I mixed 1/3 cup oats, under 1/4 cup rice crisp cereal, 1/3 cup greek yogurt, 1/3 cup flax milk, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup thawed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and cherries), and a shake of cinnamon in a glass and then put it in the fridge to set overnight.

This morning I added Love Crunch granola on top and dug in!

Unfortunately, the texture of the overnight oats wasn’t any different with the rice crisp cereal than without. I was really hoping for a drastic change :P . But, the flavor of the oats was so good. I loved the sweetness from the berries!

I stumbled across this article in Runner’s World on Falling in Love Again [with running] . It’s a great article that describes the stages of a relationship and applies them to running. The article also provide some tips on how to rejuvenate your relationship with running. Here’s an excerpt:

Quality Time. Too many runners heap on the miles, setting themselves up to see running as nothing more than a number in the logbook. No wonder they fall out of love; what kind of relationship is that? Three “mindful” miles-spent deeply breathing in the sweet spring air, watching a flock of geese winging overhead, marveling at the sheer physics of human locomotion-beats 6 miles of head-down slogging any day

What do you think, is running like having a long-term relationship?

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