Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List

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!

Now on to Trail Tuesdays with Jan at Sprouts n Squats

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 banana
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

Meet Anita

I am a wife to a retired Army Captain and present day shepherd, a mother to two Big's (20 & 19) and one Little (6) and new to running at the age of 42. I am hopelessly addicted to Starbucks Peppermint Mocha's. My family thinks I am crazy. The voices in my head say they may be right.

8 Thoughts on “Trial Tuesday and an Itemized List

  1. We had frost last weekend too! Totally threw me off but it was great because that meant the fireplace came on 😉

    • I spent a ridiculous amount of time hunting for mittens for Little to wear to school this morning. I really miss curling up in front of the fireplace on mornings like these. Thanks for stopping by Cori.

  2. I am definitely lamenting the loss of summer … yesterday morning the weather predicted it to be ~36F for when I got up for my run, so I just dressed for that and didn’t even check. Yeah … it was 24. And I really have a breakpoint ~30 in terms of what I wear. Crap. :)

    • How did the run go? Did you run faster to keep warm? 😀

      • This week I am going easy because I have a half on Sunday, so it was just ~6 miles at an easy pace. The problem was I thought it might just be me (crazy busy weekend so I was exhausted) but it really was colder. Had I warn a second shirt layer, heavier hat or gloves, I would have been fine … but I tried not to push the pace too much.

        Be sure to listen to your body (and husband – sometimes we DO know what we’re talking about!) about how quickly to come back … :)

  3. I think resting is the best thing you can do pre-race, don’t be nervous it will be the best thing for it and you will do well I’m sure!

    Great idea to try the cookie out as a pancake, if you try it with flour and it works better let me know :)

    • Thanks Jan, I needed that. 😀 I have another run scheduled for Thursday and that’s it until race day on Sunday. I know deep down taking these days off will not affect my race too much and to trust the training I have done. I’m going to give the pancakes another go Thursday morning, i’ll let you know if the flour helped.

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