I made a new record… I haven’t posted since Tuesday. That’s 1…2…3…4 days of being absentee! Wish I had a really cool, edge-of-your-seat sort of story, but I would be making it up. Please don’t hold a grudge, I just didn’t have the food picture-taking sort of energy this week.
what I did do this week:
- Soaked up the sun at the river.
- Went to a friend’s 2-person play.
- Made good-for-you granola .
- Drank fresh strawberry basil mojitos.
- Visited with old high school friends.
- Prepped organic, local produce for a wedding.
- Catered the wedding.
- Ran 6x.
Despite being exhausted – with a capital E – from a long week of work & play, I drug myself outta bed at 8:00am today to run. Dedication. Addiction. Call it what you please. However, I could barely pick up my feet, so my anticipated long run turned into a 45-minute run/walk:
- 20-min. run
- 10-min. walk
- 10-min. run
- 5-min. walk
Something’s better than nothing! All I could think of while running [music-less] was a sizzling griddle of monstrous pancakes. Upon my return, I bolted through the door, headed directly to the kitchen, yanked out the ingredients and in <12 minutes I was eating pancakes. A new record for fastest pancake prep!
I made up this recipe up on the spot AND it worked… really really well.
Healthy Pancakes for a Hungry Runner
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 2 T sugar
- 1 T ground flax
- 1 T baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 c. 1% milk
- 2 T canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 c. chopped pecans
Mix dry. Mix wet. Wet <—> Dry. Add pecans. Heat oiled griddle. Drop 1/3 c. of batter. Let bubble. Flip. Plate. Top with your heart’s desire. Eat. [Makes approx. 8-10 4-inch ‘cakes.]
Fluffy. Fresh. Filling.
I’m looking forward to a much needed day of R&R today, including computer catch-up, house clean-up, errands, and writing for College Lifestyles.
What have you been up to this week?