Yesterday I rode for three hours on my trainer. THREE HOURS!! In full disclosure, I did not do three hours all at one. I did one 2-hour session while Noah napped, and then another hour after the boys went to bed. I got caught up on LOST (it gets weirder every week), watched the 2007 Kona race (I cry every time I watch one of these), and the watched the first half of "Becoming Jane" (very good, if you like anything about Jane Austen).
The big surprise is not how long I did yesterday...I went pretty easy, I thought, but how tired and sore I am today!! And I have a long run (1 hr. 45 min.) scheduled for today.
When I got up this morning and realized how tired I was, I had the huge realization that I will be doing more than these two days of training all in one shot for my half-iron!! What am I doing? I must be crazy!! Of course, I must remember that I am in Week 3 of training, and it is this training that will get me to the finish line.
Now what does all of this have to do with oatmeal?
But I was so inspired by Bree Wee's oatmeal post on her blog, that I have been trying new (no-sugar) oatmeal combos for breakfast. So far I have tried oats with pineapple, coconut, and slivered almonds, oats with chopped dates, walnuts, coconut, and, my fave so far, oats with a banana and a spoonful of natural peanut butter. So good!! A half cup of oats cooked with a cup of water takes less than ten minutes and is super filling with the extras! My new favorite meal.