I’m so glad it’s Friday because it means the official start of our vacation is just hours away. Hooray! I can’t wait for Mal to get home so we can celebrate. Ireland, here we come!
This morning’s breakfast was a delicious one. I’ve been on a little bit of a sunflower butter kick lately, so I experimented with it in some pancakes this morning and, oh my goodness, they turned out really well—light, fluffy, satisfying, delicious, and nutritious.
Sunflower Butter Pancakes
- 3 tbsp sunflower butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine ingredients in a food processor (or by hand).
- Pour batter onto a prepared skillet or fry pan.
- Heat each side of the pancake until it is cooked all the way through.
- Serve immediately with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or your other favorite toppings.
Makes 4 pancakes
After eating breakfast and blogging about running, I felt really motivated to throw on my sneakers and go for run. I thought about doing a long training run in preparation for the ZOOMA half marathon, which is just 7 weeks away (yikes), but the weather was cold, gray, rainy, and, well, just plain crappy, so I opted for a 5-mile run instead.
I got my legs moving and trucked along for 5 glorious miles. Despite the weather, it was a really great run—definitely one of those that reminds you why you love running so much.
After my run, I quickly showered and then hopped in my car to run some last-minute errands for our trip. I made some green juice to take with me for the ride. In the mix: spinach, cantaloupe, lemon, celery, carrot, cucumber, and ginger.
My errands included a very expensive trip to CVS to refill all of my prescriptions. I’m weaning down to 10mg of Prednisone tomorrow, so there’s a chance my GI track will spaz out and start to flare again, so I definitely want to be prepared when I’m in another country.
When I got home from running errands, I finished up a couple of blog things for next week. I won’t be blogging from Ireland, but I have a bunch of posts (and giveaways) ready to publish while I am away. Be sure to check in!
A little while later, my stomach started to grumble. I’m not someone who forgets to eat a meal (ever), but I almost forgot to eat lunch today. At this point, I realized just how hungry I was, so I whipped up a quick egg sandwich with guacamole and Garden Vegetable cream cheese spread from The Laughing Cow. I actually made this same sandwich for lunch yesterday and loved it so much, I had to eat it again today—plus, it was really quick, and I needed food in my stomach immediately!
And now while I type this post, I’m snacking on some white bean and basil hummus with rice crackers—both of which are from Trader Joe’s. Mmm… such a delicious afternoon snack!
Did anyone else see this week’s episode of Parks & Rec when Ron Swanson eats a banana? I thought it was absolutely hilarious and was seriously busting a gut laughing so hard. Mal and I actually replayed the clip a couple of times because we thought it was so funny.
Question of the Day
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on TV (or YouTube) lately?