Pomegranate Pancakes

This morning I woke up determined to get out on my bike.

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It’s been way too long since I took good ole’ RED out for a spin. In fact, the last time I rode  was with Kelly on our crazy 50 mile adventure!

My bike has been sitting on the patio so lonely. I spent part of yesterday afternoon fixing the tubes and reattaching the chain.

I rode a typical running route..

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It felt so good to get outside. The weather is in the mid-low seventies, and it feels amazing!

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It was a leisurely bike ride:

  • Distance: 10.0 miles
  • Time: 42:49
  • Average Speed: 14.0 miles/hour
  • Average HR: 146 bpm

Before I left, I ate a quick snack:

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When I returned, I made a REAL breakfast. I saw Caitlin make pomegranate pancakes, and I have been dying to try them!

We’re all out of eggs, so I decided to give the “flax egg” a try.

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For one egg:

  • 1 TBL Flax
  • 3 TBL Warm Water

Mix!! It was so easy, and I couldn’t even tell a difference in the taste of the pancakes (although I’m used to flax).

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I mixed the pomegranates into the batter, poured them onto the skillet…

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…and let them do their pancake thing.

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I enjoyed four pancakes out on the patio, with maple syrup on top. 😀

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Chomp. The pomegranate arils added a nice crunch!

Off to work on school stuff again today! I’m working hard this weekend, so I can have fun in New Jersey next weekend!

Happy Sunday!

❤ MegaNerd

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Love Your Body Day (A Day Late)

Good morning! I can’t believe it’s Thursday already.

This morning on my run I was really appreciating my body. I rarely think bad thoughts about it, but I also never think about how much it can do! I had just read Taylor’s Letter to her body and I felt like I could have written it to myself!

It really made me think.

Loving your body isn’t just about loving what you physically look like. It’s about appreciating your senses, like smelling fresh baked cookies, or being able to see the sunrise. It’s about being thankful for the ability to smile, laugh, cry, and love. It’s about loving your legs for carrying you through a marathon, or loving your hips for carrying a child.

We only have one body in this life, it’s important to take care of it and love it!

I know that I’m a day late, since yesterday was Love your body day.

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What do you love about your body?

For me, loving my body also means appreciating my brain. I doubt my mental capabilities more than anything else in my life. Especially with the FE exam on Saturday, I need to be confident in my abilities. I need to remind myself that I can do it!

Breakfast

After my 3.0 mile easy run, I heated up some leftover pumpkin pancakes.

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This batch made a TON, so I froze the extras for quick weekday breakfasts.

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Warmed in the microwave, topped with syrup and a banana. Yum!

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Don’t forget to love your body (or brain) today!!!

❤ MegaNerd