I can be a runner

Good morning! October 1?? Did this month come totally out of blue? Where did September go?

Last night, I was getting a little bored so I decided to bake some cookies for Hans to take to work. I briefly looked through the pantry and threw together a nice, healthy little cookie. Hans said they were okay but he is not one to like cookies so who knows how they really turned out.

Almond butter cookies
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup TJ’s maple/agave blend
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and mix wet ingredients in another. Then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.


Stick in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then roll the dough into a ball on a prepared baking dish. Smash down the ball with a fork and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 300.


Up close & personal.


These cookies made the apartment smell wonderful all evening. After the cookie baking it was time for Glee!! Yay, Kristen Chenoweth!!! She is from Broken Arrow!!! The same town that I grew up in, in Oklahoma. Fast forward to this morning and I woke up stoked for my run today!! My legs have been sore since my last run on Tuesday but they felt okay this morning so I headed off for my 3 mile run without a second thought. In the beginning, my legs felt really stiff but after I got started, the stiffness went away. My body found this fantastic rhythm, and it felt like it could carry me anywhere. When I was running, all I kept thinking is that it is possible for me to become a runner. All the thoughts before were just excuses.. 1. I might hurt my back since it’s already sensitive to becoming injured 2. I could never run in high school 3. I am not meant to run 4. I have never really ran before 5. I am so slow when I give it a try… all these things are just EXCUSES!! I finally realized that if I put my mind to it then I can keep going and I finished 3 miles in 30 minutes!! which means 10 minute miles! awesome.. for only starting to run frequently a few weeks ago, I am pretty damn proud of myself. πŸ™‚

Can you guess what I had for breakfast this morning?


Yep, banana oatmeal enjoyed out on the balcony. I didn’t have to add any sweetener to it this time. I kinda liked it that way.

CFW day 2- In Review

Yesterday went quite well until last night. Hans was enjoying a spoonful of Nutella sitting right next to me, and I could just smell how amazing it tastes and right then I knew this evening was going to be hard. But, I fought back and made myself some herbal tea and I was good. When I baked the cookies, I didn’t even lick the spoon.. talk about self control right there.

Do you have any good ideas for another CFW breakfast besides oatmeal? No bread, cereal or granola. Have a nice day ladies!


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7 responses to “I can be a runner

  1. INCREDIBLE cookies!!

    For the breakfast = how about an omelet, green smoothie, Larabar/Pure bar, fresh fruit & nuts…

  2. You are doing so well and are so inspiring with your running! And I just watched Glee the first time last week – I missed it last night! So cute.

    Breakfast ideas: I know you said no granola, but what if you made your own (I made a really easy REALLY tasty Berry Almond Granola recently)…have it with yogurt and fruit. Or you can do yogurt (as long as it’s low sugar..maybe a plain Oikos?) with ground flax, pumpkin seeds, and fruit. πŸ™‚

  3. Brandi

    great job on the run!!!

    I know, I can’t believe it’s October!

    My favorite non-oatmeal breakfasts:
    yogurt with fruit, nuts

    smoothie (green or not)

    eggs any way! scrambled with veggies, an omelette, over easy over some grits or oatbran and fruit on the side, a veggie hash type dish with eggs. I love eggs πŸ™‚

    leftovers from a lunch/dinner


  4. Egg whites w/ veggies + some fruit
    Greek yogurt (0%, unsweetened) w/ fruit, nuts or crumbled larabar (they’re pure!)
    Smoothie are also a great option!!


  5. lowandbhold

    My college roommate was from Broken Arrow, I know it’s a big school but it’d be weird if you knew her. She knew EVERYONE!

    I love Kristin Chenowith but I haven’t been watching Glee. I don’t even know why not?! Are the previous eps available online?

    You’re doing so great with your challenge! Is yogurt a crap free food? You could do yogurt plus fruit? Or you could make your own granola with oats + nuts?

    • innerwellness

      What was your roommates name? Maybe I know her. Glee is a really cute show, I started watching it last week but I haven’t looked if they have the old episodes online, maybe they have it on hulu? I will check it out πŸ˜‰

      Have a good day!

  6. Tra

    egg white scramble? beans traynharder style? =D
    once i made myself a chicken breast. =D

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