Weekend Wrap-up

My 6-day weekend has finally come to an end. If you missed any of my posts, here’s a couple of recaps.

Giving Thanks

“White” Friday

A couple highlights from the past two days:


Even though it was a holiday weekend, that didn’t deter me from getting a long run in on Saturday morning.

Distance: 11 miles

Time: 1:40

Weather: cold and cloudy, 20 degrees

My body does do well in cold weather!! Somehow I managed to run 11 miles on Saturday, but it was sure slow going!! My body and muscles get so stiff and tight during the winter when it is so cold. I probably ran at about a 9:00 minutes/mile pace, which is about one minute slower than my normal pace during the warmer months. Needless to say, it wasn’t that great of a run.

While on my run, naturally I was planning what I wanted to eat for my second breakfast of the day. The usual did not sound appetizing: cereal, yogurt, eggs, but then I thought about pancakes and couldn’t get them off my mind. So when I got back, I whipped up some pancakes–vegan pancakes to be exact!!

Vegan Pancakes

(Based off this recipe.)


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup soymilk

1 tablespoon canola oil


1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, and then add to the dry ingredients.

3. Heat non-stick skillet on stove top and spoon batter into pan.

4. Flip and cook on the other side.


I topped mine with pumpkin, pecans, coconut, and pure maple syrup. My mouth in watering just thinking about it again!


Saturday night we had a get-together to go to, so naturally I made a dessert! 😉

I decided that I was going to make Angela‘s Peppermint Walnut Crunch Blondies.

I’m always a little worried when I make a new recipe, but have no fear! :)

These were ah-mazing!! I couldn’t believe how delicious they were!!! And they were vegan to boot!!

The rest of my weekend was filled with running errands, cleaning, and laundry–all that fun stuff. Actually, I enjoy doing those things, so it doesn’t bother me. I like to have all my ducks in a row before going into the week.


What is your favorite thing to bring to a potluck?


  1. Vegan pancakes?!
    I need to try this recipe, ASAP!

  2. I love running in cooler, and even cold (well, into the mid-upper 20s maybe) weather! When snow and ice are not involved, I find I can run faster and my HR will stay lower.

    1. Michelle says:

      I know some people thrive on running in the cold weather! My body has never adapted though–despite the fact I’ve always lived where it gets cold!

    2. Sarah says:

      i’m just like that too!

  3. Craig says:

    mmmm. it was also so good!

  4. […] headed over to a friend’s for a little holiday gathering at her place, and I decided to make Peppermint Walnut Crunch Blondies. They were such a hit last time I made them, I couldn’t resist making them […]

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