Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill

This is my second of two diners in the Indianapolis area. Before leaving, we decided to stop at one more. Since it’s “famous” we couldn’t say no.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

Atmosphere: D
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill is located in a small strip mall. It’s easy to find, and the outside is bold. The inside, however, is dirty. When you walk in, your feet are immediately met with a sticky floor. There are several booths, tables, as well as a lit up bar area.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh and refilled often. It was good diner coffee, and I have no complaints.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill coffee

Food: B
Indy’s Famous Pancake House and Grill have everything a diner would have. From pancakes to omelets, to lunch options. If you are looking for a healthy choice, they do have salads, but I wouldn’t come here for them.  As a pancake house, they are known for their pancakes. I wish I had come before my half marathon, and carb loaded here.

I decided to order the Indy 500 Skillet. On paper, it sounded like it would be massive and it came with: Canadian bacon, sausage, chorizo, gyro meat, onions, mushrooms, shredded cheese, and hashbrowns.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill skillet

I also chose to get a biscuit with it.

Indy's Famous Pancake House and Grill

When the food arrived, it as significant but not massive. While the food was good, I was expecting a more substantial portion.

Service: A
The waitress was nice, and our food came out quickly. Our waitress made sure everything was refilled and that we got things as needed. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Cost: $
For my skillet and coffee, it was $13.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I thought the Indy Famous Pancake House and Grill were excellent, but I’m not sure I would go back. It’s hard for me to look past how sticky and dirty the floor was. The food was decent, and the waitress was friendly.

Atmosphere: D
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $5-16
Overall: C

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Questions for you:
Do you like skillets? Where is your favorite from?
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Big Cottonwood Marathon, Running, Training

Big Cottonwood Training Week 2: Half Marathons and Workouts

Last week felt like the neverending week. I felt exhausted on Monday, and the week only seemed to get longer and longer. I’m proud of what I got accomplished running wise.

I didn’t get the chance to swim another day, but that’s okay. As I ramp up running mileage, I am trying to remember I can’t do everything and expect to stay healthy (both physically and mentally).

Monday: AM: Easy 60 minutes run
PM: Easy 45 minutes run
Tuesday: Easy 60 minutes
PM: 2-mile swim
Wednesday: 2X10 minutes (average 6:28, 6:29) Total mileage 10
Thursday: Easy 60 minutes
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Easy 60 minutes
Sunday: She Runs 13.1, total mileage 16
Total: About 57


This week was a decent week for running. I’m not especially proud, but I’ve been running on fumes the entire week. There wasn’t ever a point I chose to workout versus sleep, but my sleep schedule has been off the entire week. I’m not someone who can nap in the daytime (past 10 am), so when I’m up…I’m up.

Anyway, the runs themselves felt pretty good. As I increase my mileage, I worry less and less about pace. I measure my easy runs by minutes. I guestimate that 60 minutes is about 6.5 miles, and 45 minutes is 5 miles. Could it be 6.1 miles? Sure but I don’t worry about it. By making a rough estimate, it makes it easier to calculate an increase in mileage.

Swimming felt good this week, and while I only got two days of swimming in, both were quality and I’m glad I did.

Workout Wednesday: 2X10 minutes hard effort (6:28, 6:29) with warmup and cooldown 10 miles

I’m surprised it went as well as it did, but I felt good. I was running on minimal sleep, and it was packed between a busy day, but I did what I could.

She Power 13.1 (1:29.27)

I have a lot to say about the race. I ran the entire thing alone from start to finish. It felt as though I was just running, following the cyclist, doing my own workout. No one to push me, but me.

Did I have a great time? Of course. Was it strange at the same time? Of course. The weather was less than ideal, and it rained the entire time with some course flooding. In all, I kept my splits pretty even and also ran faster per mile than many shorter 10ks that I’ve run so I can’t complain.


In all, I’m happy with the week and how an increase in mileage is going. I don’t plan to run 20 next week or anything (I think that will probably come in mid-July).

Next Week:

Right now, I’m happy with my mileage. I’m hoping that paces will start to feel more comfortable as I continue running higher than I’ve run in a while. Since I’ll be on the road a good portion of next week, I’m not sure how much pool time I’ll get.

Posts from the Week:

May Training Log

Mizuno Waveknit R2 Shoe Review

Scott Coffee 8k (33:03)

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Questions for you:

Have you ever run a race alone?

How was your week of training?