I was so happy to learn that I was not the only one who was excited to register for the Chicago Marathon today, wasted 2 hours of my life trying to register for said race, and proceeded to stress out to no end at work for most of the day. After numerous failed attempts, I did end up getting in (on my cell phone so who knows how accurate it is). I was thrilled that my perseverance paid off, but shocked to find out that I was registered not once, but twice! Yikes! I just checked on the Chicago Marathon site, and it seems that I wasn’t the only person double charged. I have never heard of such a registration debacle, and I was grateful to be registered (twice) before they postponed registration!
Does anyone else have Chicago Marathon registration stories?
I spared you the majority of the details about how I ran out of a meeting early, lost internet at work, stalked the St. Jude representative, and almost had a coworker register for me, but I’m sure you get the gist!
Yea, it was pretty dramatic, so let’s rewind a few hours to breakfast…
I tried something NEW!
Angela has some great suggestions on toppings, but I added ground flax seed and granola.
I was a big fan of the contrasting textures, and this breakfast was filling. It was a great pre-run meal (this is saying a lot because I am picky about what I eat pre-run) and kept me energized throughout my 40 minute tempo run at the track. I must admit that I thought about running outdoors today, for like a split second. And then I saw the tornadoes of snow swirling around my neighborhood and went to the track instead.
I am positive that I am not the only one who will love this breakfast! I might just have it again tomorrow : )
Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
From Oh She Glows!
2 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 cups almond milk
1 small bananas, chopped small
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
two pinches of cinnamon
Mash bananas in a medium-sized bowl. Stir in chia seeds.
Whisk in the almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until combined.
Place in fridge overnight to thicken.
In the morning, serve with toppings such as oats, berries, nuts, grains, or nut butters
Note: The original recipe is written for two, but here is the half recipe for one!