Our run was more of a stop-start-stop-start run than a steady paced run due to my running buddy who likes to potty all the time.
Now that I’m not training for a half marathon I care a lot less about running continuously and I try to embrace Sadie’s potty breaks and use the time to stretch and catch my breath.
We finished five miles in under 50 minutes and cooled down with a short walk back to our apartment. I always have to take some time to cool down after a run before hopping in the shower, otherwise I’ll keep sweating and that makes getting ready a truly miserable experience.
Post-run, I was in the mood for a cold and filling breakfast.
I also wanted to use the brand new Cuisinart immersion blender I got from my aunt as a bridal shower gift (my shower isn’t until next weekend, but she cannot come and sent her gift ahead of time).
I decided to make myself a pumpkin pie cheesecake breakfast bowl by blending the following:
- 3/4 c. cottage cheese
- 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
- Sweetener, to taste
- Pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, to taste
After blending away, I had a thick, pumpkiny breakfast bowl, perfectly appropriate for fall. (The immersion blender worked perfectly and was really powerful, just in case you were wondering.)
I topped the bowl with a sprinkle of nutmeg for some added flavor.
I like to use no salt added cottage cheese when creating breakfast bowls because regular cottage cheese actually has quite a bit of salt!
I use Friendship All Natural 1% No Salt Added cottage cheese, which works really well.
However, I must warn you: This stuff tastes absolutely terrible on its own, but when mixed with yogurt, pumpkin or a more dominant ingredient, it’s delicious!
For those of you who asked me to report on the movie last night, both Ryan and I really enjoyed Date Night. I think Tina Fey and Steve Carell are absolutely hysterical and they definitely made the movie. Though I wouldn’t care to own it, the movie is definitely worth a watch!
What was the last movie you saw in the theaters? Would you recommend it?
The last movie I saw in the theaters was Eclipse. If you’re curious, you may see my thoughts on the movie (and the Twilight books in general) here.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! 😀