Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe

I love overnight oats. It is a super easy and fast breakfast that you prepare the night before. These oats started as peanut butter cinnamon oats but I decided that they needed extra crunch so I chop up apples the morning of and add them to the oats.

 

Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats: 

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I use Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt)

1/2 cup milk (I use Silk Unsweetened Original Almond Milk)

1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1 chopped apple

2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or other nut butter)

 

The evening before mix the oats, greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon together. In the morning add the chopped apple and peanut butter; I like a lot of peanut butter so I put in about 2 tablespoons on top but you can use how ever much you want.

The recipe is adaptable so instead of an apple you could add a banana or other fruit.  You can also add ground flax seed, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and more; the options are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found a new recipe to have for breakfast!

What is your favorite breakfast meal? 

 

Tips to PR: Strength training


Strength training is such an important part of running. Regularly strength training can help you to PR by reducing injuries. I am going to group weight lifting, strengthening exercises, and ab workouts as all part of strength training. 

Weight lifting:

Weight lifting is great to do for runners. This helps to build strength which can prevent injuries. I aim to weight lift twice a week but it usually ends up being once a week. I follow a weight lifting plan that Tina Muir posted on her blog (tinamuir.com).

Strengthening exercises:

I do strengthening exercises 3-4 times a week. This includes exercises like clam shells, side leg raises, and donkey kicks. I also do speed skaters too. When I do those exercises I do 2 sets of 20 reps of each exercise.  I think it’s so important to do strengthening exercises to reduce injury and to speed up recovery from injuries. 

I also like using resistance bands. I use a band for my ankles to strengthen them. I also tie the resistance band together and do monster walks where you take big steps (forward/backward) and walk to the side while squatting  down a little bit. 

Ab workouts:

Having a strong core can help your running. I really enjoy doing ab workouts and I try to do 15mins every other day. I really love planks so I do about 10 mins of different planks and about 5 mins of different ab exercises I have learned from Blogilates YouTube videos. I would suggest starting at once or twice a week with 5 min ab workouts and then you can slowly increase  the time and frequency if you want. 
I hope this post helped you to learn more ways to help you PR in your races. I will be doing more posts in the future about more specific exercises that I do for each of the different strength training categories I have listed above.

Do you strength train? If so what is your favorite kind of strength training? 

Healthy Eating in Disney World

As I have mentioned earlier, I usually pack meals for myself while in Disney World. My family always stays off Disney property so we do not get the Disney Dining Plan. When going to Disney World, my family stays in a condo with a full kitchen. This makes it very easy for me to prepare my meals. However, if you are unable/don’t want to prepare meals to bring into the park there are many healthy options throughout Disney World.

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Tips to PR: Strides

I hope everyone is having a great summer! I have been busy working and running. I babysit during the day and then have another job for a few hours on the weekend. I’m also starting to plan the decorations for my dorm room!

This is the second blog in my Tips to PR series. If you missed the first one about motivation click here to read it.

One thing that has really helped my training is doing strides. Instead of running easy most of the week you get your body a little familiar  with running at a faster pace.

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Tips to PR: Motivation

Hi everyone! 🙂

I’m going to start my first blog series on tips to help you PR (personal record) in your races. These tips will generally work for any distance but I will be focusing on PRs for cross country.

Becoming and staying motivated is a huge aspect involved in running that can help you PR.  Sometimes the hardest part of preseason training is getting motivated to run. You need to stay motivated throughout the preseason in order to follow a training schedule and complete your workouts. Being motivated to run throughout the summer will build up your running fitness. This can then help you to PR during your races.

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