Wet Feet & French Toast

August 4, 2010

Wet feet are the worst thing about running in the rain!! I hate wet feet period, so that doesn’t help. They make me feel so much colder and more uncomfortable. And, yes, it was overcast and rainy again on my run this morning. . . . sigh.

I think it is especially funny and frustrating that when your foot goes to land in the puddle, it isn’t that foot which gets wet, but the other foot because of the splash. It always throws me off.

I did manage to crank out 7.5 miles in 60 minutes this morning. In between puddle jumping, dodging cars, and stopping for traffic lights, I also managed to do a tempo run for 30 minutes within the hour.

Breakfast warmed me up though and brought a smile to my face.

French Toast

Ingredients

1 cup half-and-half (I used low-fat milk.)

3 eggs

2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 (1/2 inch) sliced day-old or stale country loaf, crioche, or challah bread

4 tablespoons butter (I did not use this much.)

Directions

Whisk half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt together. (You may do this the night before.) Pour into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, then remove to a cooking rack that is setting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes. Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes.

The one piece of French toast didn’t do much for my appetite, so I put together a delicious yogurt bowl for some protein.

Yogurt Bowl

– Nancy’s low-fat plain yogurt

– fresh nectarine

– Kashi Heart-to-Heart Cinnamon Oat cereal

– chia seeds

– shredded coconut

– agave nectar

Time to go take a shower and warm up.

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