Saturday, March 7, 2009

New Things and a Long Run

Since it's the weekend, I decided to try oats - stove top style.

I also added about 1/2 container of organic blueberry yogurt (3 oz.) to the mix. Yowsa! This was AMAZING. Like, I would have it for dessert. I think it was the yogurt that really added to the creaminess, but I will say cooking it on the stove top wasn't hardly any more work than microwaving! Just wish they'd put in a stove at work, darnit. I do think I'm going to try adding yogurt to my daily mix of'll help me get that much needed calcium, too. :-)

I also got my hands on one of these guys this week...

....and it didn't disappoint! Definitely feelin' this more than Fage, although I can see myself liking Fage more if I'd had a few mix ins. Chobani is definitely a little on the $$ side, but you better believe I'll still get a couple a week as a treat.

Today I also had my longest run since September 2007, when I did a 15 mile run (right when I injured my hip). This was also my first time running outside since then, other than a few 2-3 mile runs in December. I was very nervous because I'd been running somewhat fast (for me) on the treadmill up until now, averaging about an 8:15/8:30 pace. I know running outside can be more challenging, especially since there are winds here between 17-26 mph today! But more importantly, I was worried that my hip/leg would bother me during the run.

I'm happy to report that I had very minimal pain in my leg (just a little burning when I first got started) and I finished the 7 miles in 57 minutes! I was so happy, I've been on a high all day. It just feels SO GOOD to be back out there running. I just knocked on wood, though....I hope I can keep it up!

Hope you're having a great weekend.'s 71 degrees here. Hope it's warm where you are! :-)


Erica said...

SO glad you had a fabulous run today! That is wonderful! Yayyyyyyyyyyy for Chobani! It is a little pricey but I buy it every single week! I try to stock up on two weeks worth when they go on sale. YUM!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Hooray for stove-top oats and creamy yogurt goodness. Keep up the good (& filling) breakfasts. :)

So glad you enjoyed your run outside, and that you are pain free. 7 miles - nice!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome with your run! Go you!

- Sagan

alessa said...

so exciting that you felt great on your run! i love those days.. when nothing goes wrong and you just feel so good for the rest of the day!

Zandria said...

I've never tried oatmeal with yogurt, but I bet it would be good! I do put a little bit of milk and a scoop of protein powder in mine most mornings, which makes it kind of creamy...but I bet yogurt would be even better (not to mention, still getting the extra protein).

Holly said...

Erica - I'm going to keep an eye out for sales, too. That stuff is amazing!!! Can't wait to try the other flavors, too.

Heather - I'm thinking stove top oats will DEFINITELY be a weekend thing for sure - it's not nearly as much work as I thought. I love it when things are easier than you think they'll be. :-)

Sagan and Alessa - thank you! Saturday was definitely a good day...I felt sore, but the GOOD sore - ya know?

Zandria - I need to check out protein powder. There are just so many! (And I am the queen of indecisiveness). I could use the protein, I'm sure. I love creamy oats!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

woohoo longest run! congrats!

HangryPants said...

Wow what an amazing run, especially for your first long run in such a long time.

Chobani is constantly on sale for $1 where I live, so I always get it. :D

Holly said...

Heather and Kelly - thanks. :-) I'm so jealous of the $1 Chobani, Heather! Although, I looked at the wrong item...I guess it's $1.39 which isn't horrible. More than other yogurts but not enough to keep me away. I'm addicted.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a great time on the 7 miles! You are very inspiring :)