Item – The laundry is piling up, threatening to topple over and smother one of us. Me thinks the neighbours are sneaking in to the house and leaving their dirty skivies for me to wash.
Item – The previously mentioned kick-ass long run aggravated my hamstring and I have taken 5 days off. Sitting around for 5 days when I have my first 10k race in less than a week makes me nervous.
Item – We had FROST this morning and my hopes of holding onto summer have been squashed. Feels like -9 out there folks.
Item – Ice and ibuprofen are my friends. Foam roller and I are working on our communication. If we were on Bacefook together our relationship status would be “It’s Complicated“.
Item – Taking 5 days off from running has skewed my eating habits. Also HALLOWEEN!
Item – Sunday, at a kids Halloween event, I ate a hot dog on a processed white bread bun and my stomach has not forgiven me. Yet.
Item – I bought this to help with the tummy trouble and realized AFTER I had taken it that is was also a LAXATIVE!
Item – Tested out my leg on a 30 minute run this morning. I
might have pooped my pants due to the above mentioned LAXATIVE!
I tried the recipe for Single Serve Rolled Spelt Cookie Jan posted last week in her Fridays Favorites and it was pretty good. This week I thought I would change up the recipe a bit and make it into a pancake because it’s cold outside. Also FROST. I used a frozen banana that has been defrosted so I have omitted the water from the recipe and added in some oats and coconut oil.
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Rolled Oats
2 Tbsp Ground Spelt
2 Tsp Chia Seeds
1 Tsp Vanilla
1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
Mash banana, add in the oats, spelt, chia seeds and coconut oil. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to let the chia seeds swell. Add ginger and nutmeg. Heat pan on medium, add some coconut oil to the pan and spoon in the mixture making two pancakes. Brown on both sides. Serve with toppings of your choice.
I found the pancakes a little soft and difficult to turn in the pan. I think it needs a binding agent of some kind and will try these again with some rice or coconut flour, mix up the night before letting it set in the fridge.
The perfect pancake for after a run. Even if you have pooped your pants.
QOTD – You don’t find yourself by running…you create yourself
– John Stanton (@JohnStantonRR) October 21, 2013