It's been awhile since two things have been talked about here.
1. Oats!! I've been eating a lot of veggie wraps lately (and loving them), but this morning it was cold and by the time I got home from my walk with Talia, my hands were ice cold. Definitely an oats morning!
2. Running! To be honest, my desire to run lately has been somewhat diminished. Physically I feel a little bit worn out. I think being home this weekend will help, but I'm also thinking I might need to play around with my sleep. Right now I get 8 hours a night - which is great! - but I think I might need a few 9 hour nights in there, particularly after and before my long run days. Mentally I've been struggling, too. This morning the beginning of my run felt awesome, but miles 6-10 felt heavy and demotivating. Last weekend's long run was a mental battle, too. I'm not entirely sure why this is, but I'm guessing it's connected to my physical health, and I have a feeling sleep might help this, too. In any case, I do still love running and I'm still excited about the marathon... I think I've just hit a point where I need to play around with some things to make sure I'm feeling my absolute best.
Let's rewind to last night. I made black bean and rice cakes (I used barley instead of rice, which seemed to work just fine.) along with oven fries and roasted parsnips. Doesn't that avocado look so pretty?
Talia and I might have a little baking ahead of us today. We'll see!