The long run went fantastic this weekend. 16 miles, which may not seem that long to some, but it was brutally hot and humid. September doesn’t mean fall in Texas. I picked a very hilly route, and while not super fast, I felt good. I used it for my MommyRunFast virtual run, but failed to check my time at the 10 miles mark, for a 10 mile virtual race, so my race is a guesstimate. I had a Honey Stinger Waffle for the first time, and I’m undecided if I liked it or not. It’s just so different from the average running food. I have another to try, so maybe next run I can declare love it or hate it. I do love the idea of it. A small, calorie dense waffle? Yes, please.
My 10K race in Bastrop did not happen on Sunday. Boo for no strollers allowed. Even a plea to the race director and a promise to start in the back did nothing. Bottom line, I learned to check the rules every time I register for something. Not that I wanted to run with the stroller, but Mike had some conflicting plans, and it was stroller or nothing. So Jasp and I did our own run, came home and made Greek yogurt pancakes. I also got in yoga and today am so sore!
I have been making these for the last month or so. It’s a variation on a recipe I found online. They seem too simple to be possible, but I swear this is the best pancake recipe I have ever made. I like to top them with stuff that isn’t syrup…like peanut butter, and more yogurt. I keep meaning to post the recipe, so here it is:
Greek yogurt Granola Pancakes
1 c. Fage nonfat greek yogurt
1/2 c. flour
Handful of oats
Handful of granola
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. sugar (optional)
Water as needed to thin batter out
Mix everything. Batter will be very thick, so just add in enough water to make it spreadable. Cook on a griddle if you are lucky enough to have one. They take a little while to cook through.
Today was an 8 miler with Mark. It was originally going to be my 10 mile virtual race, but I was super sore from my hilly 16, and yoga. So yeah, I can’t even manage a virtual race! It was also free day of yoga in Austin, so I went to a quick, short class. Is this a national thing on Labor Day or just in Austin?
It is definitely summer still. This weekend was 100 degrees everyday. So of course we went swimming all 3 days. We also did something we should have done months ago…we joined the YMCA. There is one by my house, and I initially poo-pooed it, because the Y is really expensive. But Mark told me how great it is with a huge indoor and outdoor pool and we can use a ton of different locations. They have yoga, and all my studio passes had expired. The Y was just a little more money than a new yoga pass, but there is a lot more stuff, especially the swimming pools for Jasp. So we pulled the trigger. Jasp and I went to the pool today, and it was fantastic. It’s a 5 minute drive tops, has huge water slides, and in the winter, we can head indoors and swim. Plus, if I ever find a hole in my schedule in addition to yoga there is pilates and spin…well, and a huge weight room I probably won’t use unless I find myself with a whole new schedule. Anyhow, I wish we had done it sooner…it seems like we will use a lot there and hopefully justify the monthly cost.
Lots of leisure activities I want to get to this week. I am re-watching Ken Burns’ National Parks PBS series and I have two new running magazines. It’s the little things in life I tell ya. One quick story and then I’ll sign off this mega post. I was flipping through the new Runner’s World next to Jasp on the couch the other day while he was watching Cars for the 8 billionth time. He snatched it from me, and pointed to the extremely fit looking girl on the cover and said “Mommy!”. Now about the only thing I have in common with the model on the cover is we both wear our hair in a ponytail. But I do appreciate Jasper’s vote of confidence.