Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal

I wanted to vamp up my usual peanut butter and banana breakfast stand-by with something a bit more substantial for a pre-run meal. Here's a little concoction I came up with and tried out this morning...very tasty and filling!

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal

1/2 rolled oats
1 cup water (or skim milk)
1 tbl natural peanut butter
1 tsp honey
dash cinnamon
1/2 sliced banana

Bring water to rolling boil. Add rolled oats and cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until thick. Take off heat and add PB, honey and cinnamon. Cover for 5-10 minutes. Spoon into bowl and add sliced bananas. YUM.

Hal Higdon Week 2 is complete. It was an uneventful 18.5 mile week of training:
-30 minute "tempo" run (a continuous run with build-up in the middle to 10K pace). Thanks for coming out in the cold with me Sara!
-3 mile "pace" run (running at the pace I'd like to run my 25K at. Of which I am scared to even say what I want to run that race at! I just ran at a 9 min mile pace...but I am NOT saying that is what I want to run my 16 mile race at! GAH!)
-8 mile long run (thanks Divas!)
-4.5 peppy "easy" run with my girl Kara (thanks for picking up my pace sista! You are a strong runner my friend!)

It is crazy to think once full marathon training comes into play, one long run will be as many miles as I ran this week. YIKES!


  1. Yummm, will have to try this one. Hey, BTW, what's the difference between rolled oats and regular oats? (I know I could look it up, but figure you already know ~ enlighten me sista!)

  2. you know, i think they are one in the same. your ingredients should just read "100% rolled oats". not instant. i actually used steel cut oats and those are good too...a bit crunchier! i have another good one i'll post later!