We still aren’t talking about the weather for this weekend’s half marathon but, if you must know, the tropical storm rain that has been threatening my race is looking like it was upgraded (or about to be upgraded depending which channel you watch) to a hurricane. And while we aren’t talking about it, let me just say, it’s still too soon to really know the path or how it affects New York or how much rain (and wind) will actually happen Saturday morning.
Will the race be canceled? Rescheduled? Maybe the forecast will be wrong? Maybe the storm will take a totally different path and not affect us? Maybe it will just be some wind (I hate wind) or maybe just a little rain, I can run in rain.
Let’s talk about what I ate yesterday instead. It was a pretty busy Tuesday around here because I had to be in the city during the day for a meeting and then get back in time for my son’s first soccer game of the season.
Bright and early yesterday morning I prepared another pot of oatmeal (4 servings) because we were down to only one bowl of oatmeal left in the refrigerator and I like to have servings ready at all times.
As you know, I eat A TON of oatmeal (as does my son some weeks) so it goes quick.
I had a small bowl with some banana (unpictured) before my workout and then another bowl after my workout.
I simmered some apples with cinnamon just like I showed you in Monday’s Autumn Oatmeal recipe post only this time, I added bananas to the pan too. My son loves when I cook the bananas in cinnamon to use on top of his waffles.
I piled the cinnamon apples on top of my already prepared oatmeal that was mixed with blueberries, Skoop and some peanut butter.
I already had a cup or two of coffee but stopped at Dunkin Donuts on my way into the city in order to take advantage of the free medium cups they were giving away for National Coffee Day.
The traffic in and around the city was HORRENDOUS because of United Nations meetings taking place this week. At least that’s what the flashing sign told me as I sat, not moving, needing a bathroom (too much coffee!).
I was not taking the time to grab lunch in the city in fear of not getting back home in time so thankfully I packed my emergency peanut butter on cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread sandwich.
By the time I got home, I was hungry again and rushing to meet my son’s school soccer team at another school’s field for the game.
My go-to quick meal…A Power Bowl on a plate.
Quickly roasted sweet potatoes, roasted frozen broccoli and brussels sprouts with chick peas and avocado (added after picture).
I made this skillet lasagna Sunday night as requested by my son which provided him with nice leftovers, perfect for reheating quickly after soccer.
Look how pretty!
It’s quite good although I wish he allowed me to add vegetables.
I picked at the lasagna a bit last night after soccer but I was really in the mood for something sweet instead.
I love giant honey crisp apples, don’t you?
It looks giant but, if you want to know the truth, after dicing it up and eating it, I still wanted more. So I cut up some of a granny smith apple too.
I am totally on a few apples a day lately and not looking to break the habit.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today 🙂
Who else is tracking the weather for this weekend? Is it possibly affecting your race or another important event?
Did you get your free coffee yesterday in honor of National Coffee Day? From where?
What food are you afraid to run out of in your house? Peanut butter, apples, oatmeal.