Just keep swimming

Good morning blog world! I have a spring in my step today.. it is clear skies with a high of 75, please stay this way Charlotte.. No more 80 degrees!! It’s October for goodness sake. Anyway, I had planned my long run for this morning since there is a chance of rain for this weekend. I just wanted to get it out of the way instead of trying to wait for the storms to pass all weekend. When I started out, I thought to myself that there was no way that I could finish. My legs felt so heavy. I had to stop to walk a few times in the beginning but I finally found my ‘running groove’ and I just kept saying to myself “just keep swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.. lalalala.” no joke.. that little song is what got me through my ~6 mile trail run. And ya know what? I finished! I felt so slow the entire time but when I looked down at my watch, I was actually faster than on Sunday? What the..? That doesn’t make any sense but I am not complaining. Onto breakfast! Me likey the sweat pants.


I had prepped some overnight oats before I left for my run-1/3 cup oatmeal with 1 container of 0% greek yogurt. I didn’t know how they would turn out since they only sat for about 2 hours but they were just like if I had made them the night before. I added a 1/2 a banana, a sprinkle of TJ’s Maple Pecan cereal, and 2 tbsp of trail mix. I was really craving Starbucks’ Pumpkin loaf for breakfast so I may be baking a batch this afternoon 😉 Speaking of pumpkin, like my new bowl? I couldn’t pass it up, it’s adorable and only $2.


I promise there is oats under there. See.


What is your favorite Disney movie? I would have to say it’s a toss up between Pocahontas and Beauty and the Beast for me, and of course.. my favorite newer Disney movie is Finding Nemo 🙂


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11 responses to “Just keep swimming

  1. Those oats look so yummy! I love the pumpkin bowl, where did you find it?

  2. I love your bowl mixes they look so tasty all the time! I say just keeping swimming when I run sometimes to. I’m like “c’mon bri you can do it!”. I don’t think I can choose a favourite disney movie I love so many! Beauty and the beast, the little mermaid, 101 dalmations… the list goes on and on.

  3. Errign

    I say the ‘ you are my squishy’ speech to McKinley all the time and he just looks at me confused 🙂

    I like Pocahontas too, a little girl I used to babysit for used to call it “Hocapontas” which I always though was hilarious!

    Your new pun’kin bowl is pretty cute!

  4. Brandi

    great job on the run!

    i love that bowl 🙂

    Hmm…favorite Disney movies – ALL TIED:
    Robin Hood
    Beauty and the Beast

  5. Vani

    Cute bowl! I am a big fan of Robin Hood and The Sword in the Stone 🙂

  6. lowandbhold

    Cuuuute bowl! Love it.

    My faves are in order: The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin

    Oh, the memories.

  7. Pocahontas is definitely my favorite. 🙂 I have a soft spot for Robin Hood and The Little Mermaid though.

  8. Lizzy

    i was always a huge little mermaid fan! hahahaa……

    so proud of your run girl! way to go! 🙂


  9. I adore your bowl. I buy bowls and plates obsessively and especially for things like Christmas and Halloween.
    Disney Movies? aghh too many….I love the live action films too but I’m only going to answer on cartoons (or else I would be here forever).
    Aladdin, Pocahontas and the Hunchback of Notre Dame are probably my ultimate favorites but The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and 101 Dalmatians all come in a close joint second. (and I’ve probably forgotten to mention loads). My favorite new disney movie is Meet The Robinson’s…..should I admit that I cried watching it?! and Tinkerbell.
    I cannot wait for Rapunzel and the Princess and the Frog either!

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