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Recovery

by Meghann on March 2, 2009

I have to admit it, that first step out of bed this morning was a tough one. I was lazy and did not stretch as I should have the night before… BIG mistake. I felt like all my muscles in my leg had bounded together in a nice tight ball and were refusing to unwind with every step.

Thank God for yogadownload.com. All the tension in my body felt like it was being released thanks to multiple downward dogs and pigeon poses. I did the 20 minute version of Detox Yoga #1 and when I was finished my legs felt like they had been given a nice massage and were ready to take on the day.

I may not have been ready to climb the three stories worth of stairs into my office this morning, but at least I am walking around like a happy normal person.

This past Friday I announced this week would be a Cereal Free Week for Breakfast in the morning. I have decided to branch out and try something new each day.

For Day #1 of being Cereal Free I whipped up a batch of Kath’s Cheese Danish Pancakes.

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I have tried these once before in the past and remembered how great tasting they were, unfortunately I forgot how hard they are to make. Though I followed the directions to a T, the batter was really sticky and my first round of pancakes came out more like scrambled oatmeal.

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The second shot was much better thanks to some extra egg white and whole wheat flour. They were still not traditional fluffy pancakes, but had a cheesey, gooey taste and texture to them that I really enjoyed. I topped my serving with some Hot Cinnamon Apple and Sugar Free Syrup. 🙂

Even though I only left work early at 2:30 on Friday, my inbox is overflowing with e-mails. Blahh… Mondays are no fun at all! It only makes sense to have a great, exciting weekend to come back to an intense workload week. Oh well!

Have a great Monday everyone!

1 VeggieGirl March 2, 2009 at 8:33 am

Rest your sore muscles, girl!! You deserve it!!

Mmm, pancakes.

HAPPY MONDAY!!

2 Beadie March 2, 2009 at 8:45 am

I hope your legs feel better soon!

Yumma breakfast!!

3 Mica March 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

Your muscle soreness is just a little reminder of the amazing accomplishments of the weekend! I’m still so impressed by your multiple PR’s.

By the way–how does yogadownload work? Do you “buy” the 20-minute, free sessions or is there a way to view them on the site? I’m kind of confused by it…

Have a great Monday, Meghann!

4 Shelby March 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

Honestly…I love when my pancakes come out scrambled! =0

I think they taste so doughy and gooey…mmm!

5 ksgoodeats March 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

I’m reading your recap of this past weekend and I really have to congratulate you! You and Caitlin are always so inspiring with your runs and this weekend was no exception. Kudos to you for setting a goal and accomplishing it – that’s amazing!! Congrats again!!

6 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

Glad your legs feel better after yoga! Have a great Monday.

7 Meg March 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

I bet it is so hard to get back to work today after such a great weekend! Hang in there!

8 Erica March 2, 2009 at 9:21 am

This breakfast looks amazing! So jealous, please make me breakfast tomorrow 😉 Hope your body feels better throughout the day! You did such an amazing job this weekend! You rock!

9 jenngirl March 2, 2009 at 9:23 am

Do LOTS of yoga!!! Hope your Monday goes well! 🙂

10 Natalie March 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

Awww, I hope the soreness goes away!

Great pancakes. 🙂

11 Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

HOLY CRAP cheese danish pancakes?? How I have I never seen those before?
I’m so super impressed with your races this weekend…take some time to recover!

12 Julie March 2, 2009 at 9:53 am

Awesome job this weekend 🙂 Thats so crazy the amount of running you did! Take some time to recover and enjoy the snow you’re not having haha

13 Bec March 2, 2009 at 9:53 am

I agree Mondays are the worst! Can’t wait to see the rest of your breakfasts, I am in a food rut these days.

14 fitforfree March 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

way to rest your legs 🙂 congratulations on the races!!! i loved the recaps — they were very inspiring.

15 Erin March 2, 2009 at 10:20 am

Good luck getting through Monday!
Gorgeous breakfast!

16 cleanveggiex3 March 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

sorry they didn’t turn out as planned, but they still look amazing 🙂

17 Emily March 2, 2009 at 10:43 am

Love the pancakes!
Hope the soreness eases up soon. I remember not being able to walk up and down the stairs after running my half this fall.

18 Sweet and Fit March 2, 2009 at 11:13 am

i just caught up on your last couple of posts – congrats on the PRs girl! you are amazing! hopefully you can attack your inbox at work now =)

19 Marissa March 2, 2009 at 11:19 am

Mondays are the worst days. Voicemails and e-mails seem to pile up on this day! Those pancakes look great!

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20 sweetandnatural March 2, 2009 at 11:23 am

Just catching up to blogs after a weekend out of town. AMAZING job this weekend with your races!! Many many congratulations!!

21 Hangry Pants March 2, 2009 at 11:36 am

OOOh you should get a massage. It’s the perfect time. 😀 Good luck walking, sitting and climbing stairs today!

22 biz319 March 2, 2009 at 11:39 am

I’ve tried to make oatmeal pancakes but end up with the same result – kind of too dense? Yours look good though!

I bet you slept like a baby last night!

Happy Monday!

23 bobbi March 2, 2009 at 11:39 am

I bet your sore! I did that same yoga today:)

24 Maggie March 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

Yay yoga 🙂 I am so amazed by what you did this weekend! You should be so proud!

25 Ryan March 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Your pancakes look awesome, even if they were a little off like you said. The warm apples are the icing on the cake!

Rest up today! My legs are very sore so I can’t imagine what yours are feeling like!

26 kaneil March 2, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Hang in there! Work is blahhh, why can’t we all just run, eat, and blog all day?! hahaha

Have a good day!
Kaneil, balanceisbest

27 Paige March 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I hope your legs loosen up as the day goes on!

28 eatinnyc March 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Go you!!!!!! I just read about all of your PRs and I swear I got chills! LOL. So amazing. I signed up for the NYC marathon and my fingers, toes and eyes are crossed hoping I get in….!!!

29 Sara March 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Yummm, breakfast looks great! Good luck working out the soreness.

30 brandi March 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm

glad the yoga helped a bit! I can’t imagine what my legs would feel like after your weekend!

first day cereal free looks great 🙂

31 alessa March 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm

glad your legs are feeling better! im looking forward to seeing your breakfasts this week, i can’t seem to peel myself away from eating peanut butter on english muffins.. every single day!!

32 Run Saraaah March 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Those pancakes look delicious. I always find Yoga & Pilates to be so great after my muscles are sore. I have a question..what type of sugar free syrup do you use?

33 Kath March 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Those pancakes are finicky…but when you get them right..!

34 Marianne March 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Those look mushy enough that I could probably eat them right now. But if they are somewhat hard to make, I dunno. I’m not the best pancake maker to begin with!

35 Melissa S. March 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm

love the new brekkie!

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