Hey hey. Hope y’all had a lovely Saturday.
I started my day bright (sunny!) and early to crank out my last, long training run. I met my friend who runs track and XC for our school. We set out 7:00am and I couldn’t have imagined starting a minute later. There wasn’t a lot of shade on our all-trail route through the beautiful lower and upper Bidwell Park, and I’m a rookie when it comes to exercising in the heat. We ran for 84 minutes total, with a couple necessary stops for water. Unfortunately, I don’t know our exact distance, but I think our goal of 11 miles turned into a hot, 10 miles. I’m pretty impressed with how my body held up on the run, minus a few things I noticed when I removed my dusty running shoes. Ummm… do you see that bruise on my right toe!?
I can’t figure out the unexplainable bruise. My armpits are also chafed (ouch!), as well as my chest. I’ll spare you photos. Running is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it isn’t so pretty. Thank you, Body, for puttin’ up with me and my running addiction.
I came home endorphin and Vitamin D happy… and hungry for pancakes.
I used my recently-purchased g-free mix to make a short stack of ‘cakes.
In MY mix:
2/3 c. mix
2/3 c. unsweetened almond milk
1/2 T chia seeds
This ratio made 4 cakes, of which I ate 3. I layered my cakes with plain, 0% Greek, reduced-sugar apricot preserves, and farmers’ market strawberries and 1/2 peach – delicious!
Layer cake for breakfast is the new oatmeal ;)
The rest of my day included all good things: poolside reading, outdoor studying, phone chat with the madre, $3 swimsuit!, and well… now it’s time to finish up my weekend laundry with the country tunes and air conditioning both blasting. Hehe.
Have a good night,
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