Snappy Saturday: Mug cakes and big ole salad bowls

Good morning everyone!  I hope the weekend is starting off just right for you.  Guess what I did this morning?

Good morning! #taper is a blessing and a curse but I got my miles in, now it's time to stretch. What are you doing this morning? #runchat #running #fitfluential #sweatpink #embracethespace
I ran my taper run this morning. Taper is a blessing and a curse because I’ve been on a running high (mileage) lately but now it’s time to wind that down because the 26.2 is coming soon. I wanted to run more but I stopped for many reasons. I’m kind of battling some fatigue right now too.

This week I attempted the to make my first “brownie” in a mug. It’s one of those things I don’t feel horrible about eating when I want a little extra treat in my life. I made this sucker several times. The first time didn’t turn out too well. I ended up trashing it and ate a quest bar instead. I originally made it in the mug and I didn’t mix everything together well enough.  It was a DUMPSTER FIRE! It wasn’t very tasty.  I thought about it the entire next day and I thought I would tweak the ingredients to work with what I wanted.  So the next night I wanted to try again.

The second time came out much better. I had to tweak it to work for me. This is what you’ll need:

2 tbsp oat flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 packets stevia (I used Pure Via)
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp yogurt (pick your own flavor or kind. I used strawberry greek)
2 tbsp almond milk
1 larger size mug

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
2. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Make sure you get all of it mixed well.
3. Pour the mixture into a mug.
4. Put the mug in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Time depends on the consistency. Mine was in for 1 min 20 seconds. I liked the consistency.
5. Enjoy!

This combo worked well for me.  It tasted delicious and I LOVED IT.  It’s easy to make too so it’s definitely a hit with me.

Last night I was frantically looking for a big bowl to put my salad in. Willie pulled out the normal big bowl but I told him that wasn’t going to work. I used a Pyrex bowl to eat my dinner. Willie thought that was hilarious. It worked though and my salad was soo good!

Do you think there’s something wrong with my big ole salad bowl?

Taper makes me think

Taper makes me think

Today I was on the phone with a friend and they asked, “What’s the good word?” The good word is taper.  For all those who don’t know, taper happens close to a race where you scale back your mileage so you can rest up and recover for the race.  Taper is a good and bad thing.  It’s good because I won’t be running mega miles on the weekend but it bad because I’m not focused on running the mega mileage on the weekend.  It leaves room to think about other things. The thing that’s been on my mind lately is…

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