Run + Pancakes

January 6, 2008

We invited my college roommate, Alaa’, for breakfast this morning (I’ve been trying to get together with her all week and this was my only available time before she goes back to Florida!) On the menu? Pancakes!!!


Since Alaa’ was coming right at 10, we had motivation to get our run done first thing. I came down around 6:30 and played on my computer with hot tea until 7:45 when I got the husband up and we set out. But first I had 2 oz of banana


We did 5.1 miles around the neighborhood (If you don’t know about it, Google Pedometer is great for tracking runs!) I was a little stiff. This summer we were running twice a week and I got smoother and faster, but since it’s freezing and dark at 5 a.m. we’ve had to keep runs to Sundays only and I think I’ve slipped a little. Now that my class schedule starts later than work, hopefully we can run mid-week again, or at least on the warm days!! 400 kcal burned.  


While I was packing and getting ready, the husband made the whole wheat buttermilk pancakes. He also set the dining room table all pretty with candles and little bowls for our toppings :) I topped my pancake with banana slices, peanut butter, a bit of walnuts, and about 1/2 a tbsp of maple syrup.



Also had some egg nog tea:


Total kcal: 375 (plus 50 more for pre-run banana)


Off to pack and get ready for my trip!!

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1 Kristin January 6, 2008 at 7:06 am

Yum – those pancakes look delicious!

Are you going to post while on your trip? Or is The Husband going to fill in? :)

Have a great time!


2 Kelly January 6, 2008 at 7:06 am

Have a great trip! Just wondering, what's your recipe for whole wheat buttermilk pancakes, or what brand/mix did you use? They look deliciously nutritious!


3 Kath January 6, 2008 at 7:11 am


I'll be posting as I get computer access but not answering comments. I'm going to make an effort to post all my meals though, even if all three meals end up in 1 post for the day


It was a mix – see this post for the info:



4 rivermomx3 January 6, 2008 at 7:16 am

Hi there,

I am so jealous everytime you have egg nog tea-I can't find it here! I did find it online, but that's for a whole case, but since I don't know if I'll like it, I really don't want to buy that much! Anyway, have a great trip!


5 Meg January 6, 2008 at 7:45 am

hey rivermomx3…..i would go for the whole case. As I am currently (AT THIS VERY MOMENT!!), sipping my own cup of egg nog tea…. I strongly, highly…well goodness…IT'S MY FAV! get it! I guarantee you won't be dissappointed.

Hey Kath, have you ever made eggplant parmesean? I don't know that I've ever had it before, but it would be very similar to your spag squash pasta. I've been meaning to try Roni's zucchinni lasagna at some point as well…but I was just wondering if you had a good recipe or if you could try one out on the blog some night! I saw one at trader joe's today that I almost considered trying.

I also think it's really great and interesting how many people, even in just the past few weeks, have seemed to have suddenly gotten into nutrition, and even the act of blogging! I'm seeing new food blogs popping up everywhere now. I have to admit, after reading yours I even considered doing one (though I don't think i'd have the time)! I too have always been interested in nutrition…I'm only 19 but a competitive athlete all my life…so that and Sports Psych and Excercise Science…and somehow wrapping them all together is definetely something I want to make into a career! Thanks again for all the time you put into your blog!


6 Karen January 6, 2008 at 7:58 am

Enjoy your road trip, Kath! Safe travels!


7 arimcg January 6, 2008 at 8:15 am

I can't believe all that for only 375 calories. It's really amazing the amount of good food you can eat if you make your own – a plate like that at a brunch place near me would be probably twice as many calories (plus lots of sugar and fat!). That looks great; I love mixing banana and banana chunks into whole wheat pancake batter.


8 Elle January 6, 2008 at 8:39 am

Hi Kath! Your dinner/breakfast "parties" look sooo good! You're so great at throwing together casual entertaining menus…I need either weeks to plan or pizza delivery!

All of Wine Country recommendations were great. We loved the Inn, Cyrus, and Ledson!

Enjoy your trip up north! It's actually not that bitter cold here at the moment…I think it's supposed to be in the high 50s tomorrow so we won't be making a Southern popsicle out of you.


9 rivermomx3 January 6, 2008 at 9:45 am

Hi Meg,

I may bite the bullet and buy the case! If I don't like it, I'll send you the remainder-haha. And as far as Trader Joe's lasagna, the one I tried was roasted vegetable and it was SO good!!


10 Sarah January 6, 2008 at 10:14 am

That last breakfast picture you posted looks so pretty! I love the way the sunlight is pouring in…it makes the whole food setting look delicious. :)


11 Jill January 6, 2008 at 10:46 am

Your pictures are always so lovely. Thanks for the google pedometer, I've been attempting to calculate using blocks per mile (I'm lucky I live in a grid city) but it's not all that accurate.


12 Ala January 6, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Thank you so much for the google pedometre link- I never knew they had that and it is exactly what I have been looking for to calculate distance!! amazing what google comes up with, isnt it? 😉


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