As you probably have figured out by this point, I’m now on WordPress! After months of going back-and-forth in my head, I decided that the switch really was necessary because of all the features WP offers that Blogger does not, especially the ability to respond to comments. In Blogger, you basically have to act as a stranger and submit a comment yourself rather than a direct reply as a moderator. I think I’ve made the right decision.
Several links will be off and I will try and fix all of them in the coming weeks, so bear with me. But as for the overall appearance of the blog, I think I want to stick with this one for now. I hope that all of you like the new-and-improved Undercover Runner!
I decided that Tuesday morning I would set out and make something that I had never made before…
Pancakes. I feel like most people have made, or at least know how to make, pancakes. Welp, not me. I’ve never made a pancake. Recipes: Super easy to find and chock-full of variations. The actual cooking part? Most people don’t include that information when they give you a recipe and just assume that you’ll know how. I actually had to Google it. But, I’m glad that I did rather than wing it all by myself, because I didn’t burn a single one!
Stacked with banana, cinnamon, and White Chocolate Wonderful PB&Co. peanut butter between the layers (this reminded me of Elvis and his PB&B sandwiches). Yum! I think I may make some more either Thursday or Friday morning (I would say “for every meal” but I don’t want to get stuck in another food rut and end up hating pancakes for awhile) following a different recipe. My mission is to find my perfect vegan pancake mix. The search will be long. It will be hard. But I know that I can do it, haha! Expect to see another picturesque stack in my next post as well.
Wednesday was a big bowl of protein oat bran, mixed with vanilla protein powder, flaxseed meal, a plum, mini vegan chocolate chips, and crunchy almond butter (as far as I can remember). I’ve started making them on the stove rather than in the microwave. I haven’t decided if I like it better yet, but I’ll give it a few more tries before completely converting myself over to the stove-side (aka the dark side).
Tuesday, I started having some nausea after breakfast and so decided to call in sick to work and skip my first lecture (which I can get online anyway). Although I have medication for the rare occurrences when nausea prevents me from going about my normal day, it does not always work, or work fully, and the side effects are not so fun sometimes. I still had to go to my second lecture because it was the very last time the class was meeting this semester (!!) and I had to turn in an assignment.
One thing I’ve been pretty excited about lately is a Blogger Exchange that I have in the works. I’m going to keep the details vague at this point, because neither of us have done one before, but I’m already thinking of things that I want to send in my package to them and I can’t wait to see what goodies they come up with as well!
The 40 in 400 challenge continues and I’m slowly making progress. If only so many of them didn’t have time constraints that made it so that I can’t complete them just yet. I’m one of those people that like to check things off of their “To-Do” lists right away. Ahhh, I love the satisfaction of crossing off an item, don’t you? As some of you may have noticed, I checked one off today: #24. Buy something for myself spontaneously and without guilt. I received an e-mail that OpenSky was having an awesome offer for Sun Warrior protein powder, and I jumped at it! $41 total (yes, that does include S+H) and I don’t have any buyer’s guilt whatsoever.
The weather ended up being not quite as bad as the forecasts had claimed, so it would have been perfect weather to run in on Tuesday rather than the scary storm clouds I was expecting. But, since I didn’t do my weekly yoga session on Monday, I knew that I had to decline a run in favor of some much needed stretching
I would seriously do nothing but run everyday, but I know that even just one day of yoga in exchange for one day of running could be what prevents me from getting an injury during training. Plus, it gives me a killer arm workout, which I am normally lacking in my workouts. I’ve noticed that I’m slowly able to hold the positions longer and stronger (as in, without trembling) than I was able to when I started training a few weeks ago. Hopefully someday soon I will be able to do the entire DVD without doing any modifications.
On Tuesday, the weather was all over the place. Storming and windy one moment, and clear skies and sunny and warm the next. I took advantage of another storm break and went for a quick 5K run.
Mile 1: 9:01
Mile 2: 8:18
Mile 3: 8:12
Mile 3.1: 0:50
Total: 26:24 <– See what I meant by speedy?
I’m now on Formspring! I plan on doing a Q&A post once I get enough responses. Seriously, ASK ME ANYTHING. My running, family, school, ED, nothing is off limits. And it’s completely anonymous, so don’t hold back.
You can check out my answers from Part 1 here.
Do you guys like the switch of Undercover Runner from Blogger to WordPress?