I found it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But more on that in a bit.
As my last day to really make something for breakfast for the week, I decided on homemade pancakes! This might sound crazy, but I’ve never made pancakes from scratch before. I’ve always used a mix. But this was super easy and delicious!
Pumpkin oatmeal whole wheat pancakes.
You can’t see them, but I also cooked banana slices into them to carmelize when cooked.
Each pancake was topped with something different.
- Vanilla chobani “frosting”
- Pumpkin butter & cream cheese
- Sunbutter & cream cheese
I like cream cheese on my waffles/pancakes/french toast.
And all drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with Banana Nut Cheerios.
These were sooooo good. I never want to use boxed again!
When I finally got around to going to the gym, I ran into a problem. I left my keys in my roommate’s locked car, who had just gone out of town for the day! Ugh. Guess I’ll take the bus. What college town bus doesn’t operate on a Sunday? Oh – apparently mine! Sunday is #1 homework/study day (hello procrastination?). What’s going on bus schedule?
Eventually my other roommate offered to give me a ride there. Where I went:
- 1.5 mile run (5.8-6 mph)
- .25 mile walk
- 1.5 mile run (6 mph)
3 miles running
4 miles total
Followed by some lower body strength moves for the knees.
I gave my knee 4 days rest after it was more sore than normal last Monday & Tuesday. It felt okay today, but I plan to reduce my mileage and stick to the treadmill dreadmill (rather than the track) for now.
I had a mini-breakdown talking to my dad afterwards. He commented how I need to work with my knee and just find something else that doesn’t bother it as much or just run on the treadmill forever. He said that my body just can’t seem to handle running outside. As he was “lecturing” me, tears definitely started falling. Obviously I know my body isn’t able to overtrain, and go far distances day after day (which is how I injured myself in the first place). But I’m 22 years old! I should at least be able to run short distances outside for crying out loud! I know everyone’s body is different, and not everyone can handle the pounding of long distance, and maybe my long marathon distances are over. But what’s wrong my knee is not normal. It’s been over 5 months now. Grr.
Okay rant over.
After the gym I was starving and whipped up this salad.
- Bed of spinach
- 2 sauteed zuchinis and onion
- Sunshine falafel patty
- Tons of sunbutter hummus (5-6+ servings – no joke)
- Poppyseed salad dressing
I loved the contrast of the sweet dressing with the veggies and patty!
I loaded on the dressing and hummus, so along with the patty, it was quite fat laden – although healthy fats.
Finished off with a pumpkin pie saltwater taffy.
Once I was finally able to retrieve my keys, it was grocery time! Since I’m sticking to my freezer/pantry stock, I really didn’t need much – just some fruit, veggies, milk, and eggs…oh and something my roommate texted to me:
“They have pumpkin ice cream at Ralphs hahahah this is an epic day.”
Pumpkin ice cream!!!! I had all my roommates on the lookout at every grocery store they shopped at 🙂 I’ve been searching for it since the beginning of September! I really wanted the double-churned, but Ralph’s didn’t have it. So I settled for the regular. Better than nothing!
I came home with this loot:
How did these guys sneak out of the picture?
More expensive than I was expecting – $28, especially considering everything I got was on sale (except those dang ‘naners). I guess I did splurge on the ice cream and whipped cream (a must for pumpkin flavored things!) so that upped it a bit.
I was still stuffed from my late salad lunch so I didn’t think I’d be very hungry for dinner. But hunger randomly hit so unexpectedly that I chowed down too much, too fast. I went straight for my leftover Kashi pizza.
(+ 1 other slice that I wolfed down straight from the fridge)
While this re-heated up, I chose the fruit side-dish route, rather than veggies (I’d had my fair share at lunch!)
1 peach + 6 strawberries + 1/4 a
super un-ripe pear flavorless crunchy green thing.
Guess I need to let those pears ripen just a bit…
Now onto reading that I didn’t get done all weekend. Must finish that before the Desperate Housewives premiere! Anyone else watching/watched it? Megan just tweeted me that it was weird? Excited to find out!
Hopefully I’ll eventually have room for some ice cream as well. I’ll let you know tomorrow! (Who am I kidding – of course I will 😉 )
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