This morning I slept in for a bit which wasn’t too hard to do thanks to our new crazy-comfy feather topped bed. If you’re on the fence about purchasing a feather topper, I kindly nudge you to do so. It’s lovely!
I awoke around 6:15 a.m. with a grumbling stomach.
Hot steel cut oats called to me.
I made the oats on the stove top with milk and a bit of honey and though I had a bit of an overflow issue (don’t walk away from from a bubbling pot of oats… duh), the taste was great and that’s all that matters to this girl. Before removing the oats from the stovetop, I stirred in a spoonful of almond butter and topped them with a sprinkling of chia seeds. Quite the satisfying breakfast!
I ate my breakfast at the computer as I finished up a writing assignment. It felt good to email that baby off before 8 a.m. Hooray for a productive Friday!
And double hooray for coffee!
Rest Day Friday
I don’t have a workout on the agenda for today since I usually take Sunday as a rest day and will be running in my first trail race on Sunday this weekend. Since I prefer to take 1 – 2 days off from the gym every week, a relaxed Friday sounded like a good way to go.
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
I would be remiss if I didn’t at least acknowledge this day on the blog, so Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day to my fellow peanut butter fanatics out there!
Here are some of my favorite recipes to help you celebrate:
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
- Peanut Butter Granola <— I make this several times a month. Great snack!
- Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Protein Bars
- Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Question of the Morning
- How many rest days do you take a week?