I must be going loco or something but I found that 20 degrees was indeed merit enough to run outside. Then I realized, um Hollie, you haven’t run in a month and half no wonder your calves are screaming don’t get out of bed.
As hard as this is for me to admit, I often jump into things. I have to remember, yes I was running 50-60 miles weekly but that was a few months ago. My body will love me if I slowly get back into running (and I’ll be injury free, which posted somewhere that was my coach’s goal all along)
So anywho-I’m going to ACTUALLY stick with the plan of running 20 miles this week. Next week I’ll run 30. The following week, I’ll compete at my swimming championships and never be pool grimy (until July) again and run 10 again.
So yell at me because I’m going to get in my 20 miles and then call it a week.
Today was a pancake to waffle conversion recipe. As many of you know (or don’t) you can’t put pumpkin into a waffle maker and expect a nice hard crunchy waffle. (That’s what she said?). You can’t put a smashed banana, Greek yogurt or actually many other of my pancake staples into a waffle maker. I am the first to admit, I use a lot more mixes to make waffles then pancakes.
But today I adapted my peanut flour pancake recipe to make chocolate peanut flour waffle! It is much denser then a typical waffle but I think you will enjoy the high protein (32 grams!) and high fiber (16 grams!) waffle.
½ cup peanut flour
1 egg (egg sub/whites does NOT work as well)
1 tsp baking powder
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
Between ¾ and 1 cup of liquid (milk or water, I choose milk)
Sweetener to taste
Wala. As you can see, this waffle uses the same amount of batter (if not more than normal waffles) but does not fill out the waffle maker because it’s so thick. So if you like dense breakfast foods for about 300 calories, this baby is for you.
Lunch today was at our nicest eatery on campus, Dexter’s. One of my cross country friends, Bonna, (who I mentioned got plantar fasciitis and had to stop midseason) and I grabbed a bite to eat and caught up. I’m happy to report her foot is doing better and she is planning to run an ultra marathon in November! You go girl.
For lunch I had my normal turkey, mozzarella and assorted veggies in a pita pocket plus a fruit salad. One day I will be creative, but not today.
My first class of the day, teaching middle school, was interesting. It is exactly what I want to do…aka teach middle school math so obviously I’m going to be more interested in that. We also have to go to an actual middle school starting in early March…
My nutrition class was pretty interesting as well. I’m certainly going to learn a lot an I’ll be posting things about it on the blog (if you are interested)…I’m thinking about changing factual Friday to different facts that I’ve accumulated throughout the class. What do you think?
That also leads me to the next point. For the next couple of weeks, I will be posting (I promise) but I’m going to settle into my semester and decide what works best for me and how much extra time I have. I’m taking a 16 credit semester and obviously want to succeed in that. 16 credits but 6 classes since teaching classes are strange and unproportioned credit hours. Although, as we know I’m striving for a blogging career ha. A career of sarcastic writing seems rather suitable for me.
Question for you:
1. Would you be interested in factual Fridays featuring my nutrition class?
2. What is your favorite waffle recipe (post a link to your recipe if ya got one.).
On a side note-want to make pumpkin bread pudding?
Day 7: This was the day I quit last month but here ya go. A picture of you working. Want to know a fun fact about my job? I’m the supervising lifeguard in a rough part of my area. We can’t open without a policeman. We were on the local news when we actual opened this summer. It pays well though and it was a never a dull moment…to say the least.