Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pancakes, Running, and My Blogging Buddy

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! It's raining like crazy here, but I'm cuddling with my little loves, so I'm a pretty happy camper. Since my daddy-o can't train for the warrior dash that I'm running in June, my chunky hunk has offered to run/do the obstacle course in his place...which means that a few days a week I'll get a running buddy, for a few miles anyway. In preparation for our run on Friday, we decided to make a quick and light breakfast...pancakes, mmm.
Middle monster enjoying her pancakes
Yes, it is completely necessary to make a pancake as large as my head :)

Who needs syrup when you can top your pancake in almond butter?

Old-Fashioned Pancakes

-adapted from

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

4 tsps. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 c. low-fat milk

1 egg

3 tbsp. melted butter

In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Add in milk, egg, vanilla, and butter and mix well til combined.

Heat a lightly greased skillet and pour batter with a large spoon or scoop into heated skillet. Brown on both sides (approx. 1 min per side) and serve hot. Top with butter and syrup, or for more protein top with a nut butter and drizzle lightly with blueberry syrup (pictured above.)

About 2 hours later my hunk and I were off running. Since this was only his second time out, he ran my warm-up with me, about 20 minutes. I went back out for a total of 4 1/2 miles and it was a beautiful day to be outside.

Since I've decided to test my body and see if my knees are physically able to handle the training miles of a marathon, I planned to do an 8 miler today. However, nature had other ideas and after work it was pouring. Usually, I'm not such a pansy about running in rain, but this wasn't rain, this was a full on aquatic assault. So anyway, I decided that, as much as I despise the treadmill, I would have to do my run on that. 8 miles and an hour and 15 minutes later, I was finally finished. That puts my weekly mileage at 23.5, yea! In case you were wondering what I eat after my longer runs...

Chicken, veggie and noodle bowl

And here's my favorite little blogging buddy...

Fit Mommy and baby monster blogger!

Everyone enjoy the rest of your weekend, I have to go ice my shins!

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