Friends and Fitness
On Tuesday afternoon I met up with my dear friend, Marla.
We met at our usual hangout.
A place where we can gab and get wired up on caffeine.
Sounds perfect, right? And it was.
It’s always a joy seeing Marla and I had not seen her since before the holidays.
Since then, we had both traveled to warm sunny places.
And we’ve both lived lots of life the past few months and had plenty of stories to swap from life to blogging to husbands and kids.
After that I came home and learned that my Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes…
I haven’t made a microwave oat cake in ages but this reminded me to make my own recipe.
Naturally gluten free, vegan, microwave-able and ready in less than five minutes. They’re also portable so you can make them ahead of time and wrap them up in plastic wrap and toss them in your lunch or into your purse for a snack.
In the fitness front, I had a lovely early-ish morning run.
Now that Skylar is in a new school that starts earlier than her former school, I can get my workout done earlier because we’re up and at ’em, bright and early. Whether I want to be or not.
But it does feel great starting the day with a run. Four miles, sunshine, 66F, no wind, beautiful flowers.
Followed with 10 to 15 minutes of light yoga stretching at home and that’s that.
All in under and hour and done by 9:30 am with the whole day ahead of me. Gotta love that.
Have you done anything friend or fitness-related lately?
Are you a morning, evening, or anytime you can get it in workout person?
I’m the later and as a busy mom with no two days ever being the same, being flexible and adapting my workouts to fit into my life is the only way I can be.
I naturally have the most energy about 5pm but it’s too dark in the winter to start outdoor runs at that time.
I don’t naturally have as much energy in the mornings and it’s a chore to get out of the house (and not get sucked into a cup of coffee. Or three. And my Google Reader…) but the feeling of having my workout accomplished and done for the day is a great feeling. I wrote a post almost exactly one year ago with a few of my Morning Workout Tips. I should read my own advice.