I decided last night that I’m going to try a morning workout today. I’m a horribly light sleeper, and even though it’s summer break, I still find myself waking up around 6am. So this morning, I woke up around 5:40 (without my alarm… that’s kind of scary) and got ready to go out for a run!
Ignore the sock tan… and the messy closet/room…
I was ready to head out the door at 6… or 6:01 to be precise.
This was my second time ever working out this early. The last time I did was a little over a year ago (March-April 2010!) and I had to get up at 5 to get to my coach’s gym for a spin class at 6 am. Let me tell you this… spinning for the first time ever, especially with it being that early in the morning, was I guess I can say an interesting experience! It was pretty fun though, and I was there with a couple of my other teammates. We also had a medicine ball class after, on top of a plyo and a sprint workout later in the day… But I’m getting side tracked!
I headed out to the track. I don’t think I’m up for a long run quite yet (note, that long for me is anything over an 800, and even then, an 800 is long- heh, that’s what being a sprinter does to you). Anyway, the track looked incredible in the morning! The sun was just barely starting to come up, but it was already bright outside, and the air was so cool and breezy…
But. That only lasted for a short while. By the time it was 6:30, the sun was blazing hot! I was working up a mean sweat. Especially since I had my warm tights on, me thinking that it’d be colder… Of course, California doesn’t work that way, I should’ve known!
After an hour of warming up, doing speed drills/skips, a few short intervals, and core work, I finally walked home. By then, it was hoooot. When I got back to the house, I hopped in the shower to rinse off with cold water. I was going to wash out my hair and everything, but today was one of those rare, rare once in a blue moon days where I woke up and my hair waved/curled itself nicely over night. So I just pinned up my hair and rinsed off the sweat. And I didn’t have to delay in making breakfast, because of this amazing, amazing thing- overnight oats!
I’d never tried overnight oats before. I’m an oats fanatic- steel cut, rolled, Irish- I love it all. But I’ve only really eaten them hot or baked. I have to admit I was a little skeptical of eating the oats cold, but I might as well give it a shot. And I’m so glad I did! I actually wasn’t even able to finish eating it because just half of it got me full!
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1/3 cup water
2 heaping spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt
1/2 ripe banana, cut and slightly mashed
a pinch of chia seeds
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of honey
And for my toppings that I put in this morning- half of an orange and homemade granola!
Definitely trying this again!