Sunday, June 26, 2011

Early To Rise

I love getting up early in the morning.  Its not always easy to get out of bed, but I love having that time to myself in the morning.  Take this morning for example, I got up at 5am naturally with no alarm.  I made myself a little breakfast, had a small coffee, and watched the news while messing around on the computer.  I then headed out for at 5:50am for a 7.5 mile run.  I got back just about exactly an hour later, and Shawn and Cori had just gotten up.   By 10am I had cooked breakfast, washed dishes, showered, swept, vacuumed, and got all the general house cleaning done that I wanted to for the day.  I just love having everything done and knowing I have the rest of the day to enjoy.  Especially since we haven't seen the sun in a while and its finally back today!

Do you like to get up early and get your workouts done or do you wait until later in the day?

Once I start marathon training in a week and a half I will have no choice but to rise early to beat the heat and get in my runs before Shawn goes to work for the day!  When I try to wait until the evening I find that I have no energy, so I always try to get it done early.

As promised, a recipe for the week.  I made cookies with Devin yesterday because it was yet another rainy day and we needed things to do.  We'd already done a foot soak and scrub and painted our toes, read books, and so on to baking we went.  She has a new love for honey, so we decided on Honey Banana Oatmeal Cookies.  They came out pretty good!

Honey Banana Oatmeal Cookies

1/3 cup of honey
1 banana, mashed
1 egg
1 1/4 cup of oats
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbs cocoa powder (optional)

Mix all of the wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients separately and than add them to the wet.   Put 'em on a cookie sheet and bake them at 350 degrees.  I think the time was like 10-12 minutes, I could be wrong so check them often!  Enjoy!

Do you use honey?  What is your favorite thing to do with it?

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


  1. I am an early riser too. I am always up by 5 if not earlier. I love the quiet of the morning and love to have my run done before my husband goes to work! I love honey! I am not that creative with cooking with it though. I love it on toast.

  2. I usually workout mid-day or night. But then I spend my time complaining about how hot it is :)

  3. I love getting up early too...I'd rather get all of my "must do" things done early in the day so the rest of the day I can enjoy! And if you're running outside you really have to get an early start in the summer!

    I love honey! Its so good on toast with peanut butter and banana slices! I've also tried to cut out artificial sweeteners, and honey is delicious in coffee instead of splenda!