Tuesday, December 01, 2009


\So what do I decide to pull out last night?

The book I bought when I was first preggers with Bug.

Core Performance: Endurance.

Why? Why anything about CORE right now?

My core is seriously obliterated. Sigh.

All kidding aside, the book outlines some great stuff about strength and nutrition. I am happy to say I've been pretty good on the nutrition front (minus the Pumpkin French Toast I had with JenC last Saturday...but come on, could you pass that up?!) lately. I still have a sweet tooth like nobody's business, but I've been really trying to focus on whole grains and clean food.

I guess I'm just trying to research as much as I can about strength training: preferably in short bursts where you still get a lot of output. Because if I want to do everything I am planning on next season, I will need to get my strength back. I'm not really a spring chicken anymore, right? After two pregnancies, if I'm not good about strength and core, I'm a bit worried about the "I" word.

You know, the thing I never really have had too much trouble with.

That makes you miss races and stuff.

That rhymes with "Schminjury."

That hurts.

That I won't mention right here, for fear I jinx it.

Okay, enough about that. I have been making the tastiest oatmeal this week and have to share. I made gingerbread waffles Sunday morning for Bug and Matt (they really aren't too unhealthy--I swear) and had some leftover pumpkin puree. So I've been using it to make Pumpkin Oatmeal! Super quick and easy, and literally is holding off my appetite until my 4th period lunch, which I wasn't sure anyone or anything could do. Here's how I make it:

1 cup water
1/2 cup of oatmeal

Nuke for 1:45.

Then, mix in:

2 T pumpkin puree
a handful of craisins
a dash of nutmeg
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
just a teensy bit of brown sugar to sweeten a bit

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM. If you're a pumpkin fan, you MUST try this.

Stay tuned for the last installment of "Pregnant chicks running 5ks" this weekend! I'm making some signs for our backs...any funny sayings I should put on them? I threw the gauntlet up on my facebook account and got some great responses!


Jen said...

I am definitely gonna try your pumpkin oatmeal, give me pumpkin anything and I'm in heaven!

Curly Su said...

I too have a horribly intense sweet tooth... sigh...

Anyway - for the shirt, how about - 'I heard there's beer at the finish line.'


Carolina John said...

So did you like that book? it's been on my amazon wish list for a while now.

I might have mentioned it before. But search amazon for a book called Tri Power. It is core and strength training specific to triathletes, and is designed to prevent the i-word. 15 minutes a day m-w-f and 30 minutes on t-th with mostly body weight exercises. so no gym equipment needed besides a swiss ball. i've done it all this year and it is awesome!

still, i want to get that core performace book too. and the total immersion swimming book, which is mostly about core. Why do we have to choose?

Xavi Garcia said...

Pumpin oatmeal, that sounds good...I would ask my wife to try it...haha

Take care,

"XTB" Xavi Spanish from Hong Kong!

Will said...

OMGoodness, i LOVE pumpkin anything. tomorrow's breakfast...sara oatmeal. thank you!

JP Severin said...

DUDE! Take over my column. This sounds like magic. As usual I love you.