Sunday = special breakfast. Agreed? In traditional fashion, I’ve decided that Sundays for me now mean pancakes. Now that I’ve learned how to make them, I don’t want to lose the skill. Plus, they’re so delicious they should be made at least once a week, right?
– 1/2 c whole wheat flour
– 2 t baking powder (this is what makes pancakes fluffy!)
– 3 T canned pumpkin (yes, I have 2 cans of Libby’s saved from fall)
– 30 g raisins
– 1 1/2 t sweetener
– 1/4 c non-dairy milk
– water, to thin as needed
– pinches of cinnamon, nutmeg, salt
I would recommend that you let the batter sit for a minute or two. The raisins will plump up, which I like, and I’m sure you would, too. This made 4 pretty good sized pancakes; topped with maple syrup and more cinnamon. Nice and simple and filling. Pancake experimentation will continue for weeks to come, messing with proportions, ingredients, and combinations.
I’ve been awarded my first ever blogger award! Molly from Molly Runs Fresh selected me for the ‘Blogalicious’ award.
To keep this award going, I have to (1) tell you who tagged me, (2) share with you 7 things about myself , and (3) tag 15 other bloggers and tell them you did so.
7 Things About Me
1. I’ve moved 9 times, all in and around the same town.
2. In 2006, my mother and I went on a 2-week Harry Potter-themed tour around England and Scotland (Ignore the awkward 15-year-old me and focus on the location, haha.)
3. Even though I’ve only been in college for (almost) two years, I’m considered a senior because I have so many credits. Despite this fact, it will still take me at least another 5 semesters (1 summer, 2 fall, 2 spring) for me to get through all of the classes that I need to graduate with my degree.
4. A friend 2 years younger than me had to teach me how to ride a bike because my dad gave up on trying to teach me.
5. I used to have sports-induced asthma, but “outgrew” it through running.
6. I hate mustard (all kinds), avocados, and brussels sprouts.
7. My favorite food as a kid was ham, american cheese, and ketchup rolled up in a white flour tortilla. Eww.
And I think that I’m going to do the same as Molly did and only choose 5 bloggers to pass the award on to.
I guess that this means that I get to cross off yet another 40 in 400 list item!
Finals week starts tomorrow. I have 2 Monday (1 online, 1 in person), 1 Wednesday, and then my last 1 is on Thursday. Then I get a week off to gather myself together for summer classes. 5 days a week; 8am-12pm. (At least until 4th of July, then I’ll have a new schedule.) Looking at it like that, things don’t seem too intimidating. I’ll be plenty busy, but I think it will be good for me because my boyfriend’s interviews went really well and it’s looking good that he will be offered an internship and be away all summer. And the 8am thing isn’t really an issue. I’m definitely not a party animal nor do I enjoy late nights. A girl needs her sleep.
April has changed me so much and a lot happened in that short amount of time:
- I started my 40 in 400 Day Challenge
- Experimented with baked oatmeal
- As well as pizzerts and baby pizzerts
- I joined Formspring, so that I could start doing…
- …Q + A posts
- Wrote a guest post for Carrie about inpatient treatment
- Made pancakes for the first time ever
- And ran my furthest distance to date
Recovery run today. 2 miles, no big deal, just to stretch my legs and joints. Last night, my ankle was a bit wonky, but I iced it pretty well yesterday and this morning it seemed to be a-okay.
As I’m upping my long-run distances I keep worrying about injury. I think that I’m doing all that I can to avoid hurting myself, but I still have the worry that my body is going to rebel and take me out of training for a week or two (or *shudder* more).
Later in the day, I decided to also run through my Jillian Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD since I felt like I was slacking on the upper body work this week.
Yesterday, after my 8-miler, I realized that my half marathon is no longer a matter of “Can I do it?” but “When will I do it?” (in reference to speed, not the date since I’m already signed up for one in mid-September). I know in my head and in my heart that I will be able to finish what I started and come out stronger (mentally and physically) on the other side. Since I began training 1 month ago, so much has changed (read more on this in the “Life” section above). I’ve done things that I never thought I would be able to do, looking back at the girl who almost puked after running a mile at her first day of cross country practice freshman year of high school.
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. I’ll open up about pretty much any part of my life, I just have to be asked first.
You can check out my answers from Part 1 here.
Molly Runs Fresh went to Prom this week and it got me to reminiscing about my own Senior Prom. I loved my dress. It reminded me of Taylor Swift’s dress in her “Love Story” music video (on the left).
I got my massive heels caught in the lining of the dress so many times that night. Literally ripped a hole, but you can’t tell. I still have the dress, but I’m thinking of donating it to one of those “Project Princess” programs.
What did you wear to your prom?