Saturday, February 13, 2010

Breakfast of champions

My roommate is training for the same half-marathon as me so we set out on a 7-mile run around 11:30. She's a little faster than me (OK, a lot faster), but I decided to step it up a little bit for this run and try to keep up with her. We ended up running it in a little over an hour at a 9:09 average pace (not bad, eh?! I was pleased).

 Our splits

Our course

I usually run by myself with my iPod, so it was so fun to change it up and run with a friend to chat with along the way - it made the run fly by and I even (almost) forgot about the cold!

Needless to say, after this speedy (and hard! It was freezing out!) run I needed to refuel. The most recent Runner's World magazine has a great spread on breakfasts, so I looked there for some inspiration:
Yummm! Who doesn't love breakfast? And I'm always looking for new things to eat (Cream of Wheat, oatmeal, and yogurt only go so far...). When I read the article and saw the pictures, I knew that I had to try to make the pancakes topped with yogurt and blueberries as soon as possible. Last weekend I picked up some Arrowhead Mills oat bran pancake mix at Whole Foods and was ready to use it after this run. I topped it off with some Trader Joe's nonfat Greek yogurt and blueberries.
Don't you think mine looks just like the picture from the magazine? Hahaha...OK, mayyybe not. It was the perfect meal to help me refuel after a tough run. You should definitely give it a try - good carbs, protein, and antioxidants make for a delicious breakfast!

What's your favorite way to refuel after a hard workout?

1 comment:

  1. I actually love a big green juice before and after workouts! And you are ahead of me on the Runners Worlds :) Your pancakes look awesome!