WIAW: Pancake Day!
|February 23, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under WIAW|
One of the best days of my year, every year…PANCAKE DAY!! I learned from Ellen on Twitter yesterday that in America you call today “Fat Tuesday” instead, and that sounds pretty darn good to me too;)
I don’t do anything by halves, and Pancake Day is no exception. That means pancakes at every meal….oh yes!
Raspberry-almond pancakes for breakfast with banana and maple syrup
I love raspberries. I love almonds. I love pancakes. Clearly I had a stroke of genius when I decided to put those three things together;)
Ingredients (4/5 pancakes, serves 1)
- 1/3 cup flour (I use WW spelt)
- 2T oats
- 3/4t baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 packet stevia/1T sugar
- 2T chopped flaked almonds (optional)
- 1T non-dairy spread, melted (or oil)
- 3/4 t almond extract
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1. Mix together flour, oats, baking powder, salt, sweetener, and almonds (if using).
2. Add the milk and extract and stir until combined.
3. Partially defrost the raspberries (I blasted in the microwave for ~30 secs), then fold gently into the pancake batter until just combined.
4. Make your pancakes over a medium-low heat, and enjoy!
P.S. You should totally do what I did and warm some almond butter and mix it with maple syrup and then drizzle away. Best pancake topper ever!!
Lunch involved banana pancakes with a generous drizzle of maple syrup…
And an pictured salad on the side to get in my veggies!
I had a proper dinner after training of brown rice, lentils and veggies…
…but followed it with four crepe-style pancakes with lemon+sugar:) I am the worst at flipping, so I’ll just pretend that my pancakes turned out looking like these:
They tasted AMAZING and it was a good thing that Pancake Day fell on a day when I have a session, because I am always super-hungry after speedwork! It meant I could fit more pancakes in my belly than usual haha!
After a week off, I finally got to run again yesterday! I thank God for every step He grants me, and being able to run today truly made me so grateful for that gift!
Looks like this flu virus is hitting us runners hard though, because this was Liz Yelling (GB Olympic marathon runner)’s Facebook status yesterday:
Yup, rest and sofa time is where it’s at Liz! She knows we’re twins
Yesterday’s session was a short and easy one: 4 miles, with 4x300s (~51 secs each) and 500m recovery jog between each. Because yesterday’s workout was so short and felt great, I did my last workout before the race today:
It took some mental strength to not give up in that HOT gym! It was like a sauna in there!! I miss the treadmills at the nice gym I went to last week that each had their own built in air-con to fan you whilst you ran. That was perfect! This running mag got me through because it had ‘mind over matter’ written on the cover, and when things got tough I just looked at that and it helped:)
There’s nothing like thinking of your planned post-run coffee date to make you run faster! I met up with a few friends after my workout and we stayed there chatting away until we were chucked out at closing time.
My major achievement of the week has been that I have done core work every day since Sunday! Don’t laugh, I know it’s only been three days, but I have joined the #plankaday thing on Twitter, so I’m being held accountable now! I am always told off by my physio for not doing enough core work, so I’m going to make her proud of me, and I know that it will help me stay injury-free, so it’s definitely worth it! And with that, I’m off to get my core on before bed!
Did you celebrate Pancake Day or Fat Tuesday? Clearly I did;) I am so happy that Lent has started…I love it!
Do you like treadmill running? Not really. I can stick it out now and again, and it did help with my injury comeback, but give me outdoors any day!
Do you do regular core work? What is your favourite core move? I do core work every day now, but it used to be about once a year;) I love doing pikes on a stability ball!
Have a great day! <3