Oatmeal, Tempo, and the 90s!

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with cold oatmeal. It started with the swiss oatmeal I used to get at Corner Bakery when I lived in DC. I have not found a place that serves the same delicious oatmeal just yet (and this was almost 8 years ago!!). I’ve tried to replicate this oatmeal many times but have not been able to. Finally, I just settled on my own version of cold oatmeal. Ok, this looks gross but I promise it is delicious and nutritious, especially since I added Honey Chex to it:



  • 1/2 cup of quick oats (I use TJs, of course)
  • 1 cup of almond millk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • handful of Chex


  • Mix all ingredients together except the Chex
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Add Chex (or granola, or any type of cereal or topping you desire) in the morning

My TEMPO RUN last night was a 7 miler. I felt really good and I want to attribute it to the clouds. I also wondered if spinning the day before helped so I will try it again next week and let you know. My tempo run last night was 8 minutes faster than last week’s 7 mile tempo, a huge difference.

Last night I played a bunch of 90s (maybe some early 2k) songs for Phil and made him guess them but the ONLY SONG he guessed correctly was a George Michael’s song!! Obvi he was missing out in the 90s. I, on the other hand, began to update my playlists. Here are some of the jams I added:

  1. Together Again- Janet Jackson
  2. Gangsta’s Paradise- Coolio
  3. All Cried Out- Allure
  4. Escapade- Janet Jackson
  5. Family Affair- Mary J. Blige
  6. This is How We Do It- Montell Jordan
  7. As I Lay Me Down- Sophie B. Hawkins
  8. Are You That Somebody- Aaliyah
  9. It’s Not Right but It’s Okay- Whitney Houston
  10. Heartbreaker Remix- Mariah Carey w/ Da Brat and Missy Elliot

On another note, I missed my run tonight. I’m sad but not really.


-What songs are on your playlist?

– What do you do when you miss a run?? How do you feel?


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