Flax Hot Cereal and a Family Fun Run

Today began with a family fun run! Ryan and I leashed up the pup for a 5 mile run at 5:45 this morning.

ryan and sadie

Ready to Run!

Sadie was awfully chipper and kicked our sleepy lil’ butts. I think she could have easily run double the distance. What a champ.

kisses for sadie

Kisses for Our Star Runner

The run was great and I loved having Ryan along to keep me company (and make sure I was okay when I fell on my butt… stupid bumpy brick streets!). Though it was dark when we set out, the sun was up by the time we were done. I am loving the time change!

julie and sadie

Sweaty Smiles

Running always revs up my appetite for the rest of the day, so I prepared a bowl of hot cereal. I ordered butter pecan Flax Z Snax cereal from Netrition.com and was anxious to try it!

flax hot cereal

Butter Pecan Hot Cereal

To make the cereal, I just added hot water and let it sit for approximately 2 minutes. Of course I added a scoop of peanut butter for some creaminess and a few chocolate chips for sweetness.

flax hot cereal with pb and cc

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips!

This was a winning combination! I expected it to taste like oatmeal but it didn’t quite have the same consistency or flavor. It was thick and creamy, but smoother than oats. Very tasty!

The Proposal

After our yummy lobster ravioli dinner last night, Ryan and I watched The Proposal. Great movie! We both really like Ryan Reynolds (Ryan has a man-crush on him & I just have a plain old crush) and think Sandra Bullock is hilarious. The movie was very funny and also very sweet. Great recommendation, Mama!


  1. says

    I looooove The Proposal…I bought it the day it came out, and that’s saying a lot since I never buy movies! My favorite part is when the grandma and Sandra Bullock are chanting…love it!


  2. traynharder23 says

    yeah ryan reynolds! WOO HO! and yea for early workouts. hahah. i wish i was as confident to run in a sports bra and shorts…but then again you’re gorgeous and got a great bod- some of us lack that!

    cute doggie!


    • peanutbutterfingers says

      she’s like a little baby. she walks around & puts her paws on my legs until i pick her up like this. she’s my lil’ love!


  3. says

    Cute doggy! I wish I could take mine for a run but he’d stop to sniff or pee every 30 seconds. Interval training maybe??? Haha.

    Butter pecan sounds like an amazing flavor. I’m really tempted to order some so I can try it!


  4. onefitfoodie says

    love ryan……he is my all time celeb crush!!

    sadie is such a trooper!! 5miles wow, good for her!!

    that cereal looks greattt


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