How is your weekend going?
I hope it’s off to a restful start!
This morning I slept in until 7:30! I played on the internet for a bit and then made my pancakes.
I used the krusteaz gluten-free mix, ricotta cheese, blueberries, and fresh lemon zest.
First I combined all ingredients the recipe calls for–an egg, a cup of water, and 1/3 cup of milk. I mixed it very gently and added a half a cup of ricotta cheese. Ricotta adds more protein and a savory flavor to sweet pancakes. I love blueberries in pancakes, especially when they get a little melted. I used the zest of one lemon for freshness. Lemon and blueberry is an awesome combo in the morning!
I used my my griddle pan that is a grill on one side, and a flat pan on the other.
In just a few minutes they were done. 🙂
I waited about an hour after breakfast to go for my 3 mile run. I wore my new nike shorts. They were great! They stayed put and were very comfortable. It was 52 degrees when I started running and I go by the 20 degree rule. People say when you run it feels 20 degrees warmer. At 52 degrees F and humid, it was definitely shorts weather.
I walked over a half mile to warm up and then turned on map my run and started running. I ran one mile. It was a little buggy today and said I ran a 4 min mile.. Obviously that it is not true. I quit and restarted a new workout.
After restarting the app, I ran a half mile. The only reason I stopped at a half mile is because I would have to run a bit downhill and I don’t want to run downhill with my knee. I walked down the hill and resumed my workout. I ran to the mile mark a took a break. Started running again, took another stretch/walking break, and I was done!
My knee did not hurt today but I definitely needed those walking breaks. My knee gets really stiff and I minute of walking does wonders! I don’t feel any different going from 2 miles to 3, so I think I am good to keep building up.
Although I couldn’t track the first mile I think I was running at about the same speed. I feel like I’m starting to get my cardio back! I just need to keep getting stronger and I hope the stiffness with my knee will get better.
When I was walking home I saw Lilly again!
She is the color of a dairy cow and has the most darling personality.
When I got home I stuck to my plan to start snacking on good food. I had a banana right after my run. I’ll be able to make this a habit!
How is your day going?
Going running today?
Eating some good meals?