So I finally got my lazy butt up yesterday (well not really, besides leaf raking and my run, I was sitting or laying the entire day) and ordered some more protein off of netrition. The theme this month was more cake batter. I loved this flavor. I will be the first one to tell you, it is just an ultra sweet vanilla-but delicious it is.
I also ordered some PB2 and some carbquick baking mix. I love my PB2 and we will see how this carbquick goes.
I didn’t blog about last night’s dinner because I just was feeling lazy but I must add it to today’s blog. I went to the dining hall and discovered they had…GNOCCHI! This is where I first found out about my love for gnocchi. Gnocchi for dinner is what pancakes is for breakfast. I must say the dining hall makes them slightly burnt in such a way that it is my favorite thing they will ever cook (even though I believe they do it wrong-that is why they are burnt). So needless to say after having about 1000 of those on top of those diner pancakes…I’m all carbed out for a while.
The weekend was pretty good. My swim meet didn’t go as well as I would have liked but after cross country season, I can just focus on swimming. The after party was fun though. Swimming formal drama! If you need a few good chuckles read about it here.
Don’t forget my Trader Joe’s Cookbook giveaway ends on Saturday. I only have 15 entries thus far so you have an awesome chance to win.
Well let me tell you about my morning. I woke up at 5:30 which was incredibly hard to do. Shouldn’t it be easier with daylight savings time? Walked all the way to the pool and what happened? It was closed…they were doing work on the pool yesterday and the chemicals were imbalanced. They didn’t tell our coach and he was livid, not to mention us early morning risers were livid.
So what did I do? Go for a run? No, I just went back to bed. I figured with my biggest race coming up on Saturday-I should start my week off strong with lots of sleep.
When I woke up at 8, I decided I was craving more fruity pancakes again. I looked around and saw we had a lemon and a lime. I went with the lemon. Ever since Di @ Treadmill Diaries posted about using orange zest in her French toast, I have wanted to zest up all my pancakes!
Lemon Zest Pancakes!
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup water
4 tablespoons lemon zest
Then class. She canceled class on Friday. Too bad I’ll already be missing it since I’m going to my big race.
My run today was exactly what I needed (minus my iPod died at mile 1). I completed 7.1 miles in exactly 48 minutes. I was really excited about that-6:48 pace! I hadn’t had any good runs in a while so this really helped to pump me up for this weekend. I seriously stared out of my window for 30 minutes deciding if I wanted to run on the treadmill or in the cold.
To run outside or inside? So many choices.
I came back and made myself hotdogs. I hadn’t had them in a while either and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I added a slice of cheese and ketchup to top them off.
Why don’t I have these more often? Mysteries of my life…
For snack, I made myself another peanut flour protein muffin. In case you missed it,
2 tablespoons Hershey unsweetened cocoa
¼ peanut flour
¼ cup pumpkin pure
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
First time in my ramekin!
Mix and put into a mug or ramekin and place in microwave for 1 minute. Yummy ooey gooey yum. I could eat these for every meal.
Then off to swim practice again…at least the pool was open.
10X200 Free Interval
3X (400 kick, drill, swim)
Practice was okay-it actually went by really quickly…perhaps because the clock was broken and I couldn’t stare at it every five seconds.
Then I went to the dining hall for dinner. I had enchiladas and a turkey and roast beef flatbread sandwich. I didn’t talk to many pictures because I’m having a somewhat rough day.
This sandwich is a hot mess
I’ll probably explain in later blogs but long story short-I borrowed Aram’s car yesterday and over the weekend, he doesn’t know when and neither do I, someone hit it. There is a rather large dent on the top of the car, almost as if someone dropped something on it or punched it. Either way, it just so happened it was the only weekend I borrowed his car.
But Anywho, I hope everyone else had a lovely Monday. It’s already 7oclock; this day has flown by though. What did you get accomplished this weekend?