An oaty mess

Mmmmmmmmm …

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But first, I literally jumped out of bed this morning when my alarm went off at 5. I felt so refreshed, like it was Saturday morning at 10! Maybe because I went to bed at 8 last night?

I bundled up like yesterday (plus a scarf I wrapped around my face so just my eyes could peek through) and jogged over to the gym to do Tina’s 45-Minute Treadmill Run again (minus the first 5 minutes because I counted the jog there as my warmup) and make up for missing running club last night. I finished with 10 minutes stretching/abs and jogged back home for my oats! Stats: 1 hour, 5 mins (including stretching), 4.61 miles (3.67 on treadmill; 0.94 outside), 567 calories, average heart rate 155, highest heart rate 186.

Remember how I said that pumpkin mess I made last night would have been even better with banana? Inspiration struck this morning when I realized that I only had about 1/3 cup of my banana bread crockpot oats left. I mixed the rest of the oats with the rest of the pumpkin mess and oven-ed it at 350 for 30 minutes while I got ready. With 1/2 cup yogurt, coconut, nutmeg, and peanut butter:

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Pumpkin-banana-bread-mess-oatmeal highlights:

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Of course I accompanied it with a giant mug of sugar cookie sleigh ride tea … which I’ll be drinking all day at work and probably all night tonight and all weekend and every minute for the rest of my life because it is soooo good :-).

P.S. If you love oats, too, you’ll be excited to see what HungryGirl wrote about today!

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