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.
Sunflower Seed Butter Paleo Pancakes
1 ripe banana, smashed
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
|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. Once 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…
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!