Hi friends â€“ happy almost Halloween! Any fun plans this weekend? Weâ€™re hitting up my favorite haunted forest tonight with some friends. If youâ€™re looking for something cute to make for a Halloween party, try my Spiderweb Maple Brownie Cookies. ðŸ™‚
In other news, apparently yesterday was National Oatmeal Day! In honor, oatmeal was back in the rotation after a brief hot weather hiatus this summer.
I whipped up one of my standard faves: my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal (<â€”recipe), but with an egg whisked in! If you havenâ€™t tried this yet, do it. You canâ€™t taste it and it is an easy way to add more protein, especially since I was making this batch with almond milk (which has almost no protein).
The egg makes it more like a fluffy baked oatmeal type texture. Itâ€™s fun! I topped it with hemp seeds, slivered almonds, and strawberries. Fun fact: 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds gives you 10 grams of protein. Awesome vegetarian protein source!
Lovinâ€™ on oatmeal right now, too? Here are some of my other fave oatmeal recipes:
And now, on to the fitness! Hereâ€™s what I was up to this week.
Monday â€“ run with my friend Karen.
Tuesday â€“ hot vinyasa yoga class at CorePower Yoga via ClassPass. In related news, Iâ€™m super annoyed because the Georgetown CorePower Yoga has taken their best class times off of ClassPass (aka all the peak times). Super lame. Thankfully the new Clarendon/Courthouse CorePower studio still has all their classes on ClassPass â€“ thatâ€™s where I went Tuesday.
Wednesday â€“ run in Richmond with my friend Brittany!
When I found out Iâ€™d be in Richmond for the Sabra trip, I emailed Brittany to see if she was free to meet up on Wednesday. So fun to get to see her! A huge thank you to her for getting up super early and running in the rain/dark with me. Loved the time to catch up! Also â€“ the last time I was in Richmond I was there to run the Richmond Marathon â€“ my first full marathon back in 2013! The weather was unfortunately similarâ€¦ meeeeeemories!
Thursday â€“ morning class at Urban Athletic Club with Chelsea! We really like their new Tues/Thurs morning instructor, Teisha.
Friday â€“ morning run with my friend Sokphal!
It was a great sunrise morning. ðŸ™‚
Also, Iâ€™m obsessed with the changing leaves right now. So beautiful!
Fun, chatty run â€“ always a nice way to start the last day of the workweek! Thanks for the miles, Sokphal. ðŸ™‚
I think now itâ€™s time for a rest day. ðŸ™‚
Hope you all have a great day â€“ and a fabulous Halloween weekend! Anyone have any great costume ideas for me? As always, Matt and I havenâ€™t thought about it until now, haâ€¦
Whatâ€™s your favorite way to eat oatmeal?
What was the most fun workout you got in this week?