This isn't the greatest quality photo, but I like how you can see the steam coming off the oats on the bottom. :) I usually just make my oatmeal straight-up like the directions say, but today I used vanilla soy milk instead of cow's milk, plus some cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. I think it took a little longer than usual for the oats to cook, but maybe I was just being impatient. Once they were done, I added a little brown sugar and a big scoop of pb. Amazing! I also had another small bowl of strawberries, but the oatmeal was really the star of the morning!
I hit the gym again today for my first ever tempo run. I ran a total of 4 miles today in 37:39!!! I am highly impressed with myself! :) I ran the first and last mile at a 9:50 pace, and the middle 2 miles at 8:57. I can't believe I ran a sub-9-minute-mile! Like I have mentioned many times, I am not a fast runner. This is the first time I've ever really tried challenging myself with speed, so these little victories are exciting for me.
For lunch, I heated up a leftover pepper from last night.
Pepper innards! I forgot to mention yesterday that I added Texas Pete to the mixture, and then of course doused it with hot sauce again after coming out of the oven.
Side of grapes that I am currently munching on.
I have a pretty long to-do list that I wrote up last night, but maybe I'll just read for a little while. I have SLFP Mentor Orientation in a few hours! I'm excited, but a little nervous!!