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by Meghann on January 17, 2009

My plans for a longer run this morning evaporated when I decided sleeping in 20 more minutes was much more important then running 2 extra miles.

Eventually I did get up and managed to crank out 5.19 miles in 48:16.. that’s an average of 9:18 per mile, well below my goal of hitting 9:30 miles leading up to my half.

It was still bitterly cold at 7:30am and all I can say thank god for the great jacket my sister got me to run in for christmas. It kept me warm through my run and kept the sweat off of my body when I started working it out. Thanks Kelly for the wonderful gift!

During my run I had one thing on my mind to keep me at pace.. WAFFLES!


I have dreaming about waffle all week, it has been far to long since I enjoyed these warm, starchy, beautiful creations.


I used the Hodgen Mills Buttermilk Whole Wheat Pancake Mix and added Blackberries to the mix. I topped the finished waffles with Vanilla Fat Free Yogurt, Strawberries and Mini Chocolate Chips. SOooo good.


You can always tell I spend a lot of time dreaming about a certain food when my creativity with toppings chime through. The whole run I just kept picturing all of the great things I could top my waffles with. I have to say this combination was a winner. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I have to rush out the door, I have a meeting this morning with the local Team in Training Group (more on that later) and then I’m off to shop for a bike. Wish me luck!

1 VeggieGirl January 17, 2009 at 9:51 am

Hooray for extra, much-needed rest and for waffles!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck at the meeting!!!

2 Mica January 17, 2009 at 9:52 am

Those waffles look amazing. I would run miles and miles for them!

3 Megan January 17, 2009 at 9:55 am

mmm girl that is looking amazing!

loving the pics from the new camera, btw. so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

4 inmytummy January 17, 2009 at 10:02 am

Good luck with Team in Training meeting. I’ve always thought about doing a race with them. I’ve heard from many people that it’s a great experience.

I have a question for you. I can’t remember what post you wrote it in, but you mentioned the workout videos from netflix watch now program. Do you just do them while watching on your laptop? I’ve thought about it since I have netfilx, but how do you see?

5 jenngirl January 17, 2009 at 10:04 am

congrats on that great 9:18min/mile! And those waffles are definitely great motivation to get through a chilly outdoors run!

6 bobbi January 17, 2009 at 10:05 am

ooo those waffles looks yummers, great run gilr way to pick up the pace:) Can’t wait to hear what your thought are on Teamintraining….wishing you luck on finding a bike:)

7 biz319 January 17, 2009 at 10:07 am

Good luck on your bike shopping! I can’t wait to buy my berries today – you’ll be jealous of me!

8 Shelby January 17, 2009 at 10:12 am

Those are like the most amazing waffles I’ve ever seen girl =)

9 sweatybride January 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

hi meghann! i just recently found your amazing blog and have added it to my google reader! i am a runner, too, and am about to head out for an 8-miler…i think i may have to copy your waffle idea for afterwards! if you don’t mind sharing, what type of jacket do you have? i’m looking for a good one to run outside in.

10 Megan January 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

p.s. OMG, i’m about to double comment, but I was just reading through your old posts (since I’ve newly discovered it) and MY name is Megan, I have a sister named Kelly, and I have a twin brother. haha so weird, we are twins!

11 Sarah W. January 17, 2009 at 10:38 am

waffles are the PERFECT breakfast! yum! esp with all those berries

12 Melissa S. January 17, 2009 at 10:48 am

omg those waffles are PERFECT!!!!

good luck w/ the bike shopping! i don’t know where you’re looking, but if you go to they have some great bikes…kinda pricey but great quality…i bought my 24 speed beach cruiser from there!

13 Melissa January 17, 2009 at 11:08 am

can I get a hell yum

14 Amy January 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

LOVE the waffles—you know its my breakfast of choice ๐Ÿ™‚ Is the mix instant, or do you have to add things? I’d love to try making my own. Love the toppings too ๐Ÿ™‚

Great run despite your sleeping in ! have a great day meghann, and thanks for the support lately. ed-knowledgeable or not, you set a great healthy example for me and i look up to you. thanks girl!

15 Marissa January 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

Your waffles look AMAZING! I love the combo of flavors.

16 Sharon January 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

Oh my gosh, I definitely agree that those waffles are heaven!

17 marafaye January 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

mmm… waffles…drooool

18 Beadie January 17, 2009 at 11:45 am

OMG! those waffles look so darn good!!!!

Hooray for a great run. I have just started to run again I love it so much. I can’t wait to get up to such speeds as yourself!

19 Nicole January 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Wow, it sounds like a fabulous run!

20 Sweet and Fit January 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm

congrats for being ahead of your goal! waffles look great, the yogurt is such a good topping!

21 Justy2003 January 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Good luck with TNT! I know a few people who have done races for them and they say that the fundraising can be a lot of work but they’ve all really enjoyed it overall. And good luck bike shopping…hope you find what you’re looking for!

22 Sarah January 17, 2009 at 12:51 pm

That waffle looks sooo good. I want a waffle-maker now!

23 Brandi January 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Those waffles look SO good! I’m already planning pancakes tomorrow, and I may have to use some of those toppings ๐Ÿ™‚ I got some awesome strawberries on super sale at Kroger yesterday!

24 joeandbetsy January 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Oh my god those look good. I can’t wait for strawberries to come back in season….

25 Melissa G January 17, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Can’t wait to hear how it goes at the bike store!! Road bike all the way!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

26 *Andrea* January 17, 2009 at 2:07 pm

wow those waffles look so decadent – the perfect (healthy!!) weekend breakfast! great run today meghann ๐Ÿ™‚

27 redheadyellowdog January 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I looove waffles! we just got a waffle iron for christmas so we’ve been having fun with it. Last time we used an oatmeal whole wheat recipe!!

did you know you can also put cake batter in a waffle iron?

28 runningveggie January 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I always see bloggers using chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in their breakfasts and I get so jealous! The waffles look absolutely delicious and props to you for knowing how important sleep is.

29 Marianne January 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

The waffles looks spectacular! Makes me want to go out and buy a waffle maker.

30 Meghann January 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Hey Sweaty! – It’s an Adidas Dri-Fit Jacket, My sister got it at Sports Authority

Megan – We are twins! lol

31 Ryan January 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Wow…yummy waffles!!! I hope you had some luck searching for the perfect bike!

32 Heather Eats Almond Butter January 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Beautiful waffles – love the mini chocolate chips. Nice touch. ๐Ÿ™‚

33 glidingcalm January 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm

your waffles look sooooooooo good! it’s been too long since I’ve had good waffles! my ex. had a waffle maker and I MISS IT!

34 Meredith January 17, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Those waffles look so good with all of the fun toppings!

35 run4change January 18, 2009 at 10:17 am

Are you for hire. I need more variety in my food on this journey. HAHA. Looks great.

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