Pancakes and a Run

February 5, 2011

I was out the door a little after 8 a.m. this morning for my run. It was my goal not to procrastinate and get out earlier than normal, so I had more time to do other things. 🙂

Don’t mind the fact my face matches the color of my jacket.

I made sure to wear my YakTraxs on my run this morning. The city can be so slow some times to get out and plow the streets.

I ran 6 miles in 53 minutes. It was a nice, quiet run, but I sure was lacking energy. I’m just glad I wasn’t doing a long run and going twice the distance!

Before my run, I had one of these Vita Top Muffins.

I had seen these on other blogs and had been wanting to try them, but was too cheap to pay full price, but when I saw they were 50% off at the grocery store last night, I decided to give them a try.

There were 4 muffins individually wrapped in the box, which I thought was a little excessive.

These muffins are found in the freezer section, so in order to prepare them, the box suggests toasting them or putting them in the microwave; I chose the toaster.

This is a great pre-run food option, although I think I should have had something else to eat because I was lacking energy on my run.

I have been craving pancakes lately, so I made a point to make some this morning for Craig and I.

Don’t be fooled by how boring they look. This is my go-to recipe for awesome-sauce pancakes! 🙂

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

(Based off this recipe)

Yield: 8 pancakes


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

3/4 cup soy milk

2 oz. non-fat homemade Greek yogurt (or store-bought Greek yogurt)

1 egg

1 teaspoon canola oil


1. Combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar together in a bowl.

2. Combine the soymilk, yogurt, egg, and canola oil in a separate bowl.

3. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix just until combined.

4. Drop by spoonfuls onto non-stick grilled and cook until the pancake starts to bubble for about 1 minute. Flip and cook until golden brown on both sides.


I also had a couple of clementines. Love how easy they are to peel!

Craig and I are off to run a few errands, then date night!! Yippee!!


What breakfast item do you enjoy making when you have extra time?

    1. I love Egg-Bake when I plan ahead to night before to make it. Did your family make that in MN? I am doing some research on the origins of Egg-Bake.

      I’m glad to see you running in Yak-traxs – I LOVE mine, though we hardly have ice.

    1. awesome job getting out there for a run so early! i love when i find the motivation to do that on a weekend…i end up being so much more productive the rest of the day.

      love clementines 🙂 i’m pretty sure they are the reason i survive the winter 🙂

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