Good morning world!
Well, I promise this will not be a place where politics is often discussed but I do want to say…Phew! I for one, am glad that President Obama was elected last night. As a woman, I am especially happy with the result, knowing that issues concerning women in the United States (namely reproduction and their own bodies) will be something left to them, and not the Government. Success!
I enjoyed watching the election last night with Chris and it was over much sooner than I had anticipated! While the U.S does tend to over dramatize most things and that can be a bit much for me to take sometimes, the drama around the election actually made it really interesting to watch and was complete with a giant drawing of the USA on ice which was dyed red or blue every time Obama or Romney won a state (OK, maybe that was a bit much!). All in all, it was a fun/scary/interesting time to be in the U.S and I’m happy with the result.
One thing I learned about the election that I wasn’t so thrilled about however was that approximately $6 Billion was spent in campaigning. SIX BILLION DOLLARS!! I just don’t know you justify that. It literally leaves me mind boggled to think of all the things in this world and this country alone that could have benefited from even a fraction of that money. I mean come ooonnnnnn! Not so happy about that little tid bit. Moving on!
My day started out as most do around here, with a nice breakfast. As you have probably guessed by now, I have seriously been feeling the porridge love the past couple of weeks. Nice hot toasty oats made creamy with some milk and topped with delicious brown sugar…it just doesn’t get any better than that!
I used the usual Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free old-fashioned oats and did them my usual microwave way and then topped with some light brown sugar and another splash of milk. Yummo!
And paired with my other breakfast favourite…
I also did something very exciting this morning…
I registered for my first ever running race!! Weeeeeeeeekkkk (that was a mixture of excitement and nerves!). On Thursday November 22nd 2012 (Thanksgiving morning), I will be running in the Smiles Change Lives 5K Turkey Trot in Blue Point, New York! Smiles Change Lives is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing necessary orthodontic treatment for children from low-income homes. I’m excited to be running for such a great cause! You can read more about them here, and more about the Turkey Trot here.
I am definitely feeling a mix of excitement and nerves about this one! Here are some things I’m nervous about;
1. We get in to NY at about 11:30pm the night before (sleeeepppyyy)
2. It could be freeeeeezzzziinggg
3. I was buggered (exhausted) after running 2 miles the other day!
Oh well, time to start pounding the pavement (and stock up on warm running clothes!). Chris has promised to come and support me on the day so that already makes me feel better and I’m working on getting my sister-in-law to run it with me…I’ll keep you posted on that one! I also just think it will be a nice way to start off Thanksgiving morning and could even be something that turns into a tradition for us, we’ll have to wait and see.
Well, I am off to explain the importance of using kind words to two unruly little rug rats. Enjoy your day everyone!