Amphipod + Explosion

Good morning!


Sorry I was MIA yesterday, things were hectic from the minute I woke up to the minute I got on the (delayed) plane. I got back to Orlando around midnight and crashed.


I slept in this morning which felt great! I wanted to get a good run in, since I’ve only run twice in the past week, one 22.0 mile long run, and on 4.0 icy/snowy run.


I ended up running 6.0 miles at a 9:20 pace. It felt good to run in my normal conditions. 😀


My mom bought me an amphipod running belt for Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to try it out!




I really liked that it didn’t ride up when I ran. It also did not bounce, because everything was spread out and close to my body.


The size is adjustable, but I had to make it as tight as possible, which might be a problem if you are smaller than me.




It’s a bit larger than a spibelt (lengthwise) and expands to fit a whole bunch of stuff in it. I fit all of this running gear in the belt. I brought all this along just to test it out.




Even though I didn’t really need all this stuff today, it was a great experiment. I don’t want to have gu packets, my camera, and more shoved in my sports bra during the marathon. I’m going to test it out with a few more runs but I’m pretty sure that I’m going to use it during the marathon! (Which by the way, is in 19 days!!!)



Once I got back from my run, it was already 11:00 am! I was rushing to make something fast, and somehow hit the wrong amount of time on my oats…





I tried to eat the oats, but the texture was just too funky. I remade my oats and it was well worth the wait!



My oatmeal included:

  • oats
  • milk
  • banana
  • brown sugar
  • flax
  • almonds
  • coconut
  • deliciousness…


I have some last minute Christmas shopping to get done today! I can’t believe Christmas is only 3 days away!!!


❤ MegaNerd

19 Responses

  1. Welcome back! That belt looks awesome, too. Definitely a must have before my half in June!

  2. Ohh that belt holds so much! I asked for a spy belt for x-mas – but either way I think it’s a great way to atleast carry a few essentials. And my bf was making fun of me that I wanted a fanny pack for x-mas! Lol… okay kind of! 🙂

  3. I can’t believe how much that belt holds! I had a SpiBelt on my list, so we’ll see 😉

  4. yay for sleeping in and WOW that belt holds a lot!! too funny about the oatmeal explosion 🙂

  5. Oh No! I will say I have has an oatmeal explosions before myself, it is a pain in the neck to clean out of the microwave! Ugh!

  6. That belt would definitely come in handy- do you think it would hold mini water bottles?
    Oh and everytime I make oats in the microwave they explode. For that reason alone I switched to stove-top

  7. oatmeal explosions happen to me all the time it’s not even funny!!! Gahh somehow you managed to salvage your oats so they look gorgeous again. Skill girl, you got skill.

    THat is such a cool X’mas present and it’s amazing that it fits SO MUCH stuff!!! 🙂 Love that you run with a camera…that’s pretty funny. hehehehe A real food blogger you are lady!!

  8. That looks like a great race belt! I am always at a loss as to how to carry everything….sometimes I end up running with things in my hands (very annoying!)

  9. Oh I LOVE my SPI Belt…it is the best..but you are right that it doesn’t hold that much.

    Love the picture of the oatmeal explosion…it is good to know that everyone has those kind of days too! 🙂

  10. I hate oatmeal explosions!! Ive had that happen to me before and its sooo not fun. Have a good x-mas!

  11. I hate when I do that with my oatmeal!

  12. Oatmeal explosions suck. It’s happened to me twice this week!

  13. That belt sounds good. I’ve been looking at belts and I will have to check this one out! 🙂

    Exploding oatmeal sucks… it does get a funky texture.

  14. I love you Sweetie, and I miss you SO much already!
    Happy training!

  15. belt looks super cool!

  16. i have a spybelt and loove it!!

  17. Great belt, I like that it can fit all these items.

  18. That belt looks amazing! I totally need to get one!

  19. hahaha i love the oatmeal explosion. Good thing you decided to make a new bowl!

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