I bought a mix of frozen fruit at TJ’s last weekend called Mangolicous that contains mangos, raspberries, and blueberries! How could I pass up that combo?! I was fantasizing about smoothies when I threw it in my basket, but this morning I decided to put it in my oatmeal!
With a banana and a hefty spoonful of cashew butter . The mangos were actually a little weird with the oatmeal (but still tasty!). The raspberries, however, were an incredibly perfect addition to oatmeal! I can’t believe I named my blog “Raspberry Runner” and had never thought to add raspberries to oatmeal before!
Also, I just found this great quote e-mailed to me from Runner’s World:
“Ultimately, the best runners are the ones who are willing to work very hard but who have a little bit of a lazy streak in them.”
BENJI DURDEN, Coach
So true. And this is good because I definitely have a lazy streak! Obviously, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to become a runner and maintain your endurance, but there is a fine line between staying in good shape and overtraining. Overtraining –> injury –> no fun!
I actually do run most days of the week because I enjoy it so much. But I find that my best runs usually are after I have taken a few days off, and all of a sudden I have so much more energy! So, if every once in a while, you’d rather lay out in the sun, go out for happy hour, or take a nap instead of going running, your body will probably thank you in the long run (ha! sorry for the pun…). Resting is definitely an important part of training .
Ok, this is going to be a short post ever b/c I have school work to do, and I’m trying to be a good student for my last few weeks of school. Graduation is in 25 days!!!!! Crap. I’m really not ready for college to end…