Minor oatastrophe this morning. While zapping my oats in the microwave, I glanced through the glass of the door with about 30 seconds to go and caught a glimpse of a volcano of oats shooting up to the top of the microwave!
I tried to catch a picture but the eruption subsided as soon as I stopped the microwave. Not too much damage was done-I was left with this:
I think it must have been because I used regular milk instead of almond milk. It’s the only thing I did differently.
This wasn’t the first oatmeal explosion I’ve experienced—once I didn’t realize what was going on and grabbed the bowl out of the microwave, only to find it was burning hot. I immediately dropped the bowl and oatmeal went flying everywhere- predominately down my leg and landing on my foot. Because of the thick, sticky nature of oatmeal, I couldn’t get it off fast enough. I ended up with serious burns and blisters! I still have a little bit of a scar if you look closely. Who knew oats could be dangerous?!
Anyway, after a little clean up, my oats turned out just fine.
Today’s mix: oats, skim milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, wheat germ, flax seed, cottage cheese, PB!!
I decided to make some muffins last night so I could take some as a snack on the plane this evening.
I ended up using a mix I had lying around, but jazzed it up a little.
I started with a mix for honey bran muffins, then threw in some whole wheat flour, ground flax seed, wheat germ, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped walnuts. I added a little extra liquid to make up for all the extra ingredients.
On the feet-front, I seem to have done some damage on my pace-pushing run on Tuesday. I’m trying to avoid the ugly waterfall of thoughts (pain—>no running—>never run again) and just taking it a moment at a time. I’m doing the whole ice thing now, and I’ll be evaluating whether a run is in the cards today a little later. It mostly like is not.
The thing about ice is, it’s COLD!!! So I’m sipping some extra hot coffee and curled up in some blankets while I do some reading for class.
I keep getting distracted from my reading by the Today Show’s report on the Haiti earthquake- my heart just breaks for them 😦