Friday, October 9, 2015

Rock Hall Nominees, Eggy Oatmeal and Leg Updates

Rock Hall Nominees

Well, I am going to start off with the most exciting part of my post, yesterday the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2016 were released, and it was a pretty fantastic list of people!  This year's list of nominees:
  • Chicago
  • Cheap Trick
  • Deep Purple
  • The Cars
  • Chaka Khan
  • Chic
  • The J.B.'s
  • Janet Jackson
  • Los Lobos
  • Steve Miller
  • N.W.A.
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • The Smiths
  • The Spinners
  • Yes
That's a really, really good list, in fact it's one of the first lists where Eric and I weren't groaning and moaning for two hours after its release.  Admittedly, I really do have to roll my eyes that they nominated Chic YET AGAIN, and Chaka Khan is...not really my scene.  Otherwise I'm very happy with the pool they chose this year and would be satisfied with just about any combination they choose for the final class.  If I had to pick my personal list to be inducted it would be Chicago, N.W.A., The Smiths, The Spinners and Los Lobos.  I did have Cheap Trick as a pick, but have since shifted a bit since there is a woeful little amount of great Latin artists in the Rock Hall.  But honestly, it's so hard to choose because there are so many great artists on the list.

Most people don't care about the Rock Hall, but it's totally our obsession so you will hear me talk about it from time to time.  Music is a huge part of my life and is very important to me, but I'm sure you gathered that from the amount of concerts we go to!  Anyway, this is now the voting stage, and the final class will be announced in December.  If you do like music and would like to vote on the people's ballot, you can do so here at the Rock Hall site.  When the final class is announced in December I will update you guys!

Injury Updates

My leg is finally feeling better but I'm not going to lie, Saturday and Sunday were pretty rough, to the point where I was scared that I'd done long term damage.  Monday and Tuesday were better but I was still sore.  From Wednesday on I haven't felt any pain, much to my relief!  I've decided that I am going to do a long run tomorrow, but I'm not going to try for a certain mileage.  I'm just going to try to run as long as my leg will allow me, though I would love to be able to hit 15 or 16 miles just so that I'm not woefully behind on training.  At the same time though, I am going to stop the instant I feel any pain, because with further reading, these adductor muscle injuries are nothing to play around with.  Literally the worst thing that can happen is that the muscle can tear away from your pubic bone, which sounds like 7 layers of NOPE.

The most upsetting part about this is that it's forced me to have to come up with alternate plans if it's something that continues to be an issue.  I've said all along that I will stick out this marathon no matter what, but Saturday was scary because it was the first time where I was like, "But what if I'm not given a choice whether I can stick it out?"  I had to acknowledge that if this is something terrible and only fixable by stopping, then I might have to change my plans, and that is so frightening and depressing.  To come this far only to have to stop is just not desirable, so I'm just going to try to think positive and hope that last week was a fluke.


So lately I have been rocking oatmeal for breakfast, which is really rare for me because I'm not the biggest oatmeal fan.  Monday I tried to do one of those refrigerator oats recipes, and while the general concept is something I can get behind, the recipe I used was so disgusting.  It required a whole tablespoon of honey, which my cook's brain knew was way too much, but I did it anyway.  It was so inedible and so sweet that I had to add a grip of hot water to it until it basically became an oatmeal drink.  Gross!

For the rest of the week though I've been doing the simplest thing in the world: a half cup of quick oats, a half cup plus a couple spoonfuls of almond milk, put it in a mason jar, microwave it at work for a minute.  That's it.  No salt, no sugar, a dash of cinnamon.  I've actually really enjoyed it, plus it's so mindless that even if I'm running late I can throw it together in 30 seconds.  I nuke it right in the jar so there's no extra dishes involved.

Today I decided to be weird and wild and crack an egg into my typical mixture this morning (minus the cinnamon!).  The one reason I don't like oatmeal is because I tend to get hungry really quickly when I don't eat a protein heavy breakfast, which is why I love scrambled eggs so much.  Carby things like oatmeal just leave me hungry by 10 am.  Anyway, I am a very weird person and will eat random bachelor type shit, so I reasoned that cracking an egg into my oatmeal would be a way to get an extra bit of protein, so I just went for it.   Same preparation and measurements, then I nuked it when I got to work.  I have to say, it was kind of awesome!  It was like putting a poached egg on top of the oatmeal.  I guess we'll see if it helps with the hunger issues and keeps me fuller a little longer.

Well I guess that's it for now, and I will update you guys after my run.  Hopefully I have good news to share!


  1. I've seen egg in oatmeal recommended before but never tried because I wasn't sure what would happen the texture. Good to know it turned out okay. I may get brave and test that out now that oatmeal season is here.

  2. Try adding more dairy/fat to your oatmeal... that's the glue that will make the oatmeal stick foreveeeeeeer. I'm a huge fat of adding a spoonful of peanut butter to my oatmeal, or 1/2 cup greek yogurt if it's cold oats (pretty sure that would be horrifyingly disgusting to heat). Glad the egg thing worked out for you... not sure how I feel about trying that myself just yet ;)

    1. "I"m a huge fat..." Gah, freudian slip much? Meant to say "I'm a huge FAN..."

    2. Ditto - I'm a fan of oatmeal with a spoonful of PB or almond butter stirred in. I've also used coconut oil to make it more rib-sticky, or some raw almonds. I pretty much eat some variation of this every day (maybe throwing in some pumpkin pie spice or fresh berries or a banana to REALLY spice up my morning) and I never get sick of it.

  3. Fingers crossed that last week was a fluke and you will have an uneventful long run tomorrow. I love oatmeal, but I have trouble with it lasting until lunch. Maybe I will have to try your eggy invention...or maybe some hardboiled eggs on the side :)

  4. An egg on oatmeal sounds interesting, although eggs and my stomach tend to have massive wars so I stay away from them unless I am seriously craving 'em. I do love me some oatmeal, though!
    I will keep my fingers and toes crossed this is just a fluke and the rest of your training will go as planned!