Snazzy Paleo Pancakes and Long Run Recap

This morning I was feeling adventurous so I decided to stray away from my typical breakfast and make something new. I have made paleo pancakes a few times in the past and they have always been a success: Basic Paleo Pancake & Flax Paleo Pancakes. Today’s version went a little something like this.sunbutterpancakes

Sunflower Seed Butter Paleo Pancakes

1 ripe banana, smashed
2 eggs
1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
1/8 cup crushed raw almonds (approx)
1/8 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened (approx)
dash of pumpkin pie spice
coconut oil for cooking

Smash the banana in a small bowl, add in remaining ingredients and mix well. In a large pan eat up coconut oil over medium heat. Poor batter into 4 pancakes. Cook a few minutes a side, you will know to turn when the edges start to bubble up. I don’t think these need any honey or maple syrup but if you want to by all means go for! This recipe is NOT low cal or low fat so if you are looking for that this is not your cup of tea!! This rings in around 400 calories. Perfect for pre run fuel!

Week 3: 23 Miles

Mon Jan 21 Rest
Tue Jan 22 Easy Run Dist: 3 Mi @ 9:00, Core, & Soccer DONE
Wed Jan 23 XT Crossfit / Stretching / Abs DONE
Thu Jan 24 Tempo Run
Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm; 4 miles @ 8:34; Cool DONE
Fri Jan 25 Easy Run Dist: 3 Mi @ 9:14 DONE
Sat Jan 26 XT / Rest Rest
Sun Jan 27 Long Run Dist: 11.05 Mi @ 9:18 & Animal Flow Class DONE

Today’s run was a little odd. I started out on the Mt.Vernon, from the the start until about mile 3 my stomach was feeling pretty uneasy and I didn’t want to push it. I paused at mile 1.5 to do a sanity check and realized that all runs don’t feel awesome 100% of the time and to just take it slow and see what happened. At the end of mile 4 I headed onto the Teddy Roosevelt Island, like last week, and got my groove going while I was in there. photo 1 photo 2Once I made it off the island (around mile 7) I felt great and made it home in no time. My splits were goofy so I figured I’d share: 9:10, 9:55, 9:43, 9:43, 10:06, 9:21, 9:06, 8:51, 8:58, 8:49, 8:43, last .05 @ 6:37 – overall 9:18 pace. Considering this run started out not so great I am pumped that my over all pace for the distance went down compared to the last two weeks, which clocked in at an average pace of 9:27 and 9:31. Another weird occurrence today was that my track jacket bled ALL over me. I have worn this thing so many times and it continues to do this. I wash all my clothes on cold so maybe that is why? Any thoughts…pink bleed

I still have the Animal Flow class, courtesy of Equinox Gym, later this afternoon. I definitely will NOT be missing the class so I am marking Sunday as done. There will be a full recap on the class next week. In addition, to celebrate my blogaversary (part I, part II) passing I have 2 giveaways ready for you guys! Stay tuned!

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19 replies

  1. Today’s long run felt pretty tough in Scotland as well. Nice job!

  2. Congrats on the long run!!! That’s awesome! Sometimes I feel like absolute crap for a couple miles and then it gets better, so I’m glad you kept going and things improved for you!

  3. Way to go on the mileage girl! I think it’s so awesome that you get all that mileage in along with the crossfit too. You’ve got me majorly craving pancakes and sun butter! haha have a fantastic Sunday, girlie

  4. Love sharing the splits, my runs (on a smaller scale) tend to be like this too. I start off good, hate mile 2 with a passion, then get past it and finish faster than the previous miles. All runs are different, great job tackling this one!!

  5. I had a similar problem with a sports bra/ I seriously have no idea why it just randomly started to bleed all over me…It was close to a year old. Anyways-you are right about runs. Not everyone feels good and it’s better that way I think. If every run felt super fabulous we would get a false thought process that running is just really easy.

    • Exactly! If your limbs feel good it is a total mental game to keep going, I spent so much of this run thinking about how I wish I had done cross country in hs instead of picking up smoking at the tender age of 15 and turning into a booze hound. Hind site is 20/20 haha.

  6. My stomach will weird out on me if I eat before I run, so maybe it was the pancakes that made for a rough start? Way to go for powering through it though and finishing in such a great time! Negative splits are awesome! I’m so jealous of your pretty running trail.

    • I’m an ADD babe and took my meds right before the run with out water, after thinking about it after the run and recognizing the feeling I pin pointed it! I should have taken them pre food / with more water. I will learn next time around! The pancakes actually sat great, which was a huge treat because I am the same as you when it comes to eating before running.

  7. UM delicious. I am going to make these bad boys as soon as I pick up some coconut!! I haven’t had pancakes in ages. Sounds like you had a pretty good run today! Weird that your jacket is doing that.. I am completely incompetent when it comes to laundry but hopefully it stops doing that soon!

  8. I have never heard of Animal Flow class but I know that Equinox has some awesome classes and instructors. Your running route is beautiful! I am super jealous!

  9. now I want pancakes! Thanks for sharing and have a great day:)

  10. this makes me want to try out some different pancakes. I’ve been lazy lately and just been making either banana or blueberry. I need to switch it up some because not a weekend passes that I don’t have pancakes!


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