While at home I have come to realize that I barely drink coffee. Only because I don’t like instant and my dad took his coffee maker to work (boo). So I must live without it or go to the gas station. Which is more appealing…gee I wonder. I guess I could pay 4 dollars everyday and go to Starbucks. Well-I drink 32 ounces which is 8 dollars of coffee everyday. That is 48 dollars I can spend on clothing.
For breakfast today I made Jazzy Java Cakes. (Yes-I have been wanting to make coffee flavored pancakes just so I can use that name).
This is my basic recipe for pancakes:
1/2 cup flour
1/4 egg substitute 1 egg 1/2 cup water/milk 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee
1 tsp baking powder
1 scoop protein powder
I added about 1 cup of coffee though. That made the pancakes a bit too thin for my liking (more crepey). I just got overzealous with the coffee I guess you could say. Anywho-I’ll make these again in the near future and just add between 1/2 cup and 1 cup and decide how it goes from there. Yes that is chocolate sauce and vanilla yogurt topping. I thought it was appropriate.
I went for a short 5.5 mile run to get my legs into shape for tomorrows 10k race. I’m not expecting to do the best because I’m deep into swim season now (and not running a lot) but I want to at least break 45 minutes.
For lunch I was just going to have a power bar and go swim, but my mom decided to spontaneously ask me if I wanted to go to Quiznos. How could I say no? So I agreed and we went. I had a steak bistro melt and in my trying new things mood, I went with the mesquite chicken. My mom had two veggie flatbread sammies that I’m going to get next time. YUMMY!
I also went swimming today. To answer your questions, we are only allowed to go on break if we do the workouts. How does coach know we did the workouts? Well…taking a week off swimming your ass better be able to do sprints the day we get back and make your target time. Otherwise you get two weeks of doubles or until you can make those target times.
4X100 50 kick-50 swim
5X400 Free Interval
2X200 Free Cooldown
Then I rushed home to get ready for my date with Anna and my parents. We went to a Greek restaurant; I wish I could have gotten a good picture of it. The restaurant is shaped as a giant castle. I had Athenian pasta with gyro meat. I had never had gyro meat and oh boy was it tasty. The Athenian pasta was buttered pasta with lots of feta cheese. I love cheese and butter on my pasta and not many restaurants serve it. Needless to say I may go here to carb load more often.
Anna and I also went shopping but all I really found that I wanted was more peanut flour and coffee. I need new jeans so badly but I couldn’t find any that fit well. I also saw a juicy couture laptop bag at TJ Maxx hint hint (Aram if you are ready this ha-ha. )
Anna and I must go to bed soon. She is spending the night and we have our Turkey Trot tomorrow morning. 10k of pure joy.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Are there any Turkey Trots in your area?