We got up at 7 this morning to go running with my cousin at a park. We ran 4.33 miles – it was a fantastic run! My cousin is quite the cross country runner and we spent the whole time talking about running, what to eat, how long to run, cross training, music, etc. Great way to start the day, get in some exercise and get to know my cousin better 🙂 350 kcal burned (yes, I had my HRM with me 8) ) I’m so glad I’m getting some exercise in on this trip!
I had 1/2 a banana before we left and another half after our run so I wouldn’t get to breakfast starving.
We drove to grandma’s (we were staying with my cousins) and picked her up to take her to breakfast around 10:30 before our drive back to Baltimore. (I’m glad I had the banana to keep my post-run blood sugar from freaking out on me in the time being!).
I was completely torn between a bowl of oatmeal and the banana pancakes, but I decided since I was on vacation and I eat oatmeal all the time to get the pancakes. I’m glad I did! My sister and I split a stack of 3 – we each had one and we didn’t eat the last one. I haven’t had refined pancakes in years and actually think I prefer the whole wheat, but these were still delicious! Also had a cup of coffee and some great fresh fruit. This is the day of banana! A little syrup on the side.
My grandmother got a toasted blueberry muffin and had coffee (she LOVES coffee, she says!) Here we all are!
Because we had such a late breakfast, my sister and I decided not to stop for a real lunch. I had a HUGE apple, some nuts, and the last of the carrot sticks as a snack at 2:30 during our drive back. Not much of a lunch, but the pancakes were filling and this was a giant apple.
Then we went shopping with my other grandmother when we arrived and I was commanded to try the delicious homemade cookies in the jewelry store – yum!
Off to dinner at the Towson Peppermill!