I am a bit disappointed with my run this morning. I set out to finish the entire trail, somewhere between 5-6 miles and I had to cut it short at 3. Why? Because at mile 2, I got a huge cramp in my right calf- I could literally see the calf muscle in a little ball. It was so painful, I had to stop and rub it out, and then I walked for a few minutes and tried to start jogging slowly but nope, my body wouldn’t have it. My right calf muscle started to cramp up again. I walked the mile back to the car, pissed off and frustrated. Oh well, that’s life.
I was freezing when I came home from my less than stellar run. So, I had banana oatmeal, naturally.
1/2 cup oats, 1 banana, 1 tsp maple/agave blend and cinnamon. I enjoyed my oatmeal out on the balcony wrapped up in a huge old cheerleading hoodie and sweatpants. Fantastic.
Yep, that’s my morning face… big hoodie, messy hair, no make up and all. To make this post more interesting and to quit boring you with my every day oatmeal bowl.. I decided that this morning was perfect for the big reveal of Hans’ breakfast bar recipe.
1.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat pancake mix
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup vanilla soymilk
Combine dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Meanwhile, heat almond butter and maple syrup on the stove until smooth. Add the warm almond/maple mixture over the dry ingredients and mix through. Add as much soymilk as you need to get a somewhat sticky consistency but not sticky enough so that it sticks to your fingers. Add mixture to a foil lined baking dish, flatten the mixture out and stick in the freezer for 1 hour. Take the breakfast bars out of the freezer and cut them into desired pieces. I usually keep all of them in the freezer and Hans takes one out each morning and eats it once he gets to work. Enjoy!
I have a question for you. Why do you think my calf muscle cramped up? And how can I prevent this from happening in the future?