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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Frozen Steelcut Oats+Her First Half Ironman

OH my goodness it is almost Friday, one more day to go!!!!

I am getting so stoked about the weekend! I love the beach and this will be the first time we go this year:) One of my friends Erin is having a bond fire down there and it’s going to be a blast!

So last night I mentioned a Half Ironman I would be doing this weekend, well it’s kind of true;) A half ironman consists of  a 1.2mile swim, 56mile bike ride and a 13.1mile run. It’s my goal to do one of these competitively one day, but for now I am just doing a mini one for fun! On Saturday morning I am doing a ten mile run and then getting on my bike with some friends and riding 25 miles down to the beach. Then once at the beach I plan on getting my swim on!!! So I shall be doing almost a half marathon, half of 56 mile bike ride, and I am sure there will be less then a mile swim in there!!! Have you ever thought of doing an Ironman, or half Ironman? 

Taking the list I got about energizing foods last night, I complied a yummy jump start breakfast!

I started with some Newman’s Own Organic Dried Cranberries, delish! I love these babies:)

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I tried Trader Joe's Steelcut Oatmeal this morning, They say, “ T.J’s Frozen Steel Cut Oatmeal brings speed and convenience to the previously time-consuming process of cooking steel cut oats.” This is sooo true! I love making Steelcut oats, but when I don’t have the time, these are perfect! 

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In the mix:


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With some fresh picked Vitamin C!!! 

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and of course some DD French Press!

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The perfect way to start my morning:)

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I am riding my bike to Kettlebell class this morning but I am having second thoughts. I had a great 8 hours of sleep and feel ready to hit the gym, but I have so much to get done around here that I might have to skip it. But I know me I will be bummed if I don't go, decisions, decisions.

Have a Thought Provoking Thursday!!!


Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

That sounds like an exciting weekend!! I would love to do a mini-half iron man on my own like that too! I think eventually I'd love to compete in something like that BUT I first need to get a proper riding bike and practise.

Amazing looking oats!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Brandi said...

i love the "build your own 1/2 iron man" :) sounds like a fun weekend!

your oatmeal looks awesome. I seriously need to convince the TJs people to build one here!

Jenny said...

sounds like you have a super exciting weekend ahead of you :) Can't wait to hear all about it!!

Dominique said...

Hey Bobbi!! Where do you take kettle bell classes in Redlands???

Rae said...

Youre technically doing an Olympic triathlon with a lil more run! An Oly is a .9 mile swim, 25 mile bike, and 10k run :-) i KNOW you could do a half one day, girl! You should check out the sprint tris and Olympics first, though....just my two cents :-)

RunToFinish said...

seriously...isn't this supposed to be taper and you're taking on a mini iron man? :) love it

Mariposa said...

Bobbi!!! i noticed your post about how tired you have been lately with an upset stomach.. are you SURE you arent preggers!!?? ; )

wouldnt that be great??

carolinebee said...

bonfires are so fun!! I'm still in the air about SD- it's a drive and I would have to take a train back up after the dinner b/c i need to be back up to work Sat morning :( Ugh decisions decisions haha. GL with your little mini ironman that is so fun!

Mariposa said...

that would be great right?? that is my root cause for my tummy issues lately, thought you could jump on the bandwagon! although- no one has guessed that- haha

: )

i hope its not food allergies though- that would be rough!

Niki said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!! I would love to do any type of tri but the swimming part is so intimidating!! Hope your tummy issues are gone soon!(unless it's like what everyone else is saying and your preggers!) :)


Dominique, I teach at Ultimate Kickboxing in Redlands.

eatingtolivelovelaughtri said...

I completed my first full Ironman last year and it was awesome. I definitely think you should go for it and attempt a half. Have fun this weekend!

Pearl said...

bobbi i love your gorgeous table!

healthy ashley said...

Ahhh! First 1/2 Ironman! Your mini one sounds like fun :)

I feel like foods that don't agree with me take a full day to "go away."

Alison said...

A half ironman sounds incredible. I can't imagine even doing that. Good luck!
I wasn't a big fan of the TJ oats. I should try it again. I didn't dislike it, but it just wasn't as good as homemade.

3T Heppenstall said...

Wow! You have another jam-packed weekend! Good thing you got your rest today! I did get the evite for Sunday, by the way. We are planning on coming pending on Tyler's behavior. If he is having problems, I will still try to see you guys.

I have wanted to do an ironman in the past (y'know... when I was in basketball shape) but these days I don't think I could do it. :-(

ttfn300 said...

saturday sure sounds like fun!! i still haven't tackled an olympic distance tri, i should do that first ;)