Even though morning comes quickly, my days are full, work is busy, and my commute sucks, I try real hard to make time during the work week for things I enjoy. This isn’t always easy and takes planning. Sometimes it’s big things, like dinner with the girls and sometimes, it’s the little things like watching a TV show with the BOY. Exercise is also a big priority! Although recently I’ve only been getting in 4x week. My Thursdays used to be an easy day to get in an AM workout, but since I made some schedule changes, this has become harder. I was venting about this to some friends at work when one of them said that it’s tough but sometimes you just have to get up before 6am.
What? Yea Right! Okay, actually she was right! And when she mentioned Wednesday night that she would be hitting the indoor track EARLY on Thursday, I said I’d be there. I began pulling out my workout clothes and packing my gym bag shortly after walking in the door. And then moved on to the next day’s EATS.
My recent favorite has been this Chia and Flax Breakfast Bowl. It is seriously the best and leaves tons of room for creativity! Megan made this amazing Chocolate Chia Protein Bowl, and I loved the idea of adding some chocolate, so I did! I stirred in some cacao powder (who doesn’t love chocolate and banana?) Wednesday night and added a light sprinkle of granola Thursday morning before hitting the road.
The track is near our office, so I snacked on a few bites of breakfast before my run, saving the rest for afterwards. It was a gorgeous morning that would have been perfect for an outdoor winter run! But I was happy to find my friend and motivator already running laps around the indoor track.
We kept a nice pace and it was fun to have company for my early morning run! It was exactly what my sore legs needed after Tuesday’s speed intervals. I was only sad that we had to cut it short to get ready for work. I would have much preferred an hour at Starbucks first! But then again, who wouldn’t?!
Banana Chocolate Chia Breakfast Bowl with Flax
1-2 tbsp flax
2 tbsp chia
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup almond milk
Mash your banana well. Stir in the flax, chia, cacao, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, top with berries, granola, nut butters, etc.