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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Crazy Pants and Pancakes


You, too, can own your own crazy pants...for your cat.



I think I'm officially a crazy runner.

At least I'm not alone.

Saturday morning a relatively large group of us met up for a long run. Sure it was 10oF. Sure it was snowing. Sure there was the occasional ice patch. But we were out there running.

My schedule called for 11 miles (at between 9:20 & 10:00 minute pace; I'm allowing myself to be a little flexible this time around) so I did 11 miles at an average 9:51 pace.

My legs felt like lead for the first few miles. Thankfully I was plenty warm enough (thank you, Under Armour!) even if there were snowflakes in my eyelashes and icicles in my hair.

Told you. Crazy.

The worst icy parts were through the cemetery (I guess dead people don't need clear paths) and a few places where we had to go up onto the sidewalks. I have my fingers crossed that this hardcore winter will mean a cooler summer.

When I got home I was craving something sweet and carb-y. You know, like waffles or pancakes. Sadly, I had neither ready to go in my freezer. However, even in my cold-addled state I managed to whip up some pancakes from scratch. Normally my pancakes turn out like hockey pucks but I may have finally created a keeper.



Ingredients:

2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp sugar
2 large or jumbo eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter, plus a little more for cooking

Whisk dry ingredients. Whisk wet ingredients. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and whisk. Add more flour if the batter seems too watery. Melt a small pat of butter in a non-stick skillet. Pour batter to make whatever size pancake you want and cook for a minute or two per side.

These end up tasting like a cross between a pancake and a crepe. Yum! I literally ate them with my fingers as they came out of the skillet.

All in all I would call it a successful morning. Even if a bit crazy.

Saturday OPRC Run by snmnstrz21 at Garmin Connect - Details

7 comments:

thebalancebroad said...

I am shocked/in awe of both your run AND those pancakes! (I can't make pancakes to save my life). I can't imagine how GOOD it felt to get inside a warm house after that run! Awesome, awesome job!

Sara said...

Great looking pancakes! Super impressive after a long run.

Oz Runner said...

great job on the long run, and props for getting out there in the snow and ice! be careful...

Mica said...

Those do look like good pancakes--light and fluffy.

What kind of protein powder do you use? Do you take it on a regular basis?

kilax said...

Holy crap those pants are only $15! I am totally getting them for Data when I get some more Amazon giftcards!

You know, I love meeting all these runners in the club and at your party - because I know my running craziness is not so crazy afterall (ha ha, there is this guy who shows up for our winter runs barely dressed when we are all bundled up!). I am happy you got 11 in with your the club this morning! Makes the crazy less crazy.

And now I want pancakes!

Maribeth said...

I feel so virtuous when I run in this cold weather that I always treat myself too.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Those pancakes look delish! You are awesome for making those after a cold run, I would probably have reached for cereal instead of making something ;)

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