5K on the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July!

I started my day with a local 5K in the City of Commerce. IMG_9747

Since I ran 11 miles yesterday I was just doing this one for fun :) Susan and I ran together and took a walking break because she’s having Achilles issues.IMG_9742

Before I left I had half a bagel and naner with PB. I wasn’t hungry, but I am usually super hungry the day after a long run and didn’t want to be starving mid-run.IMG_9737

After the race we partook in some oranges and H2O. IMG_9740

This was my first race with a friend and I had fun! I think I let running stress me out too much sometimes. Susan and I are already planning another race together soon! I’ll talk more about it next week, but it’s BIG! IMG_9749

As expected, I was HUNGRY after the race and rushed home to make pancakes. In in my p’cakes…IMG_9752

  • 1/2c egg beaters
  • 1/2 oatmeal
  • 1Tb ww flour (add more or less to desired thickness)
  • baking powder, salt, cinnamon, stevia packet
  • chia seeds (sprinkled on while cooking because I forgot)

See, the chia seeds look like pepper. I guess I won’t be winning “Chef of the Year” award this time around. Darn, and I had my acceptance speech all written out… IMG_9754

Topped with Almond Butter and Syrup :) Oh my gosh! This breakfast was exactly what I was craving and so delicious.IMG_9756

While I was cooking I ate one of the hard boiled eggs Ben made for breakfast. I steal his food too much, but this time it was yummy and necessary.IMG_9750

Then, we headed to church with my parents and went to lunch afterwards. I wasn’t hungry since I had just ate (this NEVER happens), but partook in some chips and salad.IMG_9758 IMG_9759

We went to El Pescador. There are a lot of these around and you can pretty much count on great food with anything you order.

Ben insisted that I take a picture of his amazing pescado (fish) dish. I tasted it and agree it was pretty delicious. He raved about it!IMG_9761

He started with a shrimp soup. This was Ben’s first time at El Pescador and by his reaction, I’m sure we’ll be back.IMG_9757

Matt (my little brother) reminded us we had to stop for fireworks. Check out his loot!IMG_9763

Fireworks scare me, but I am glad they’re not illegal around here. Just be very very very careful!IMG_9764

I am currently making my Flag Cake. I used the ol’ boxed cake mix and pumpkin trick. Just add a can of pumpkin to a box of cake (no oil or eggs needed) for a healthier dessert. *I also added 1/2 apple sauce and some water because it was way too dry. IMG_9765


  1. andrea says

    question: do you wear your garmin with the face near your palm because it’s easier to look at or because that’s just what you prefer?

  2. says

    Your prerace breakfast is right up my alley, Glad you had a good time on your race. :)

    Also fireworks freak me out so I let the husband handle blowing stuff up. :) Happy 4th!!!

  3. says

    Running for fun is just needed sometimes. I love running 5k’s with friends just for fun. It really brings the joy back into running. Glad you are enjoying your 4th!!

  4. says

    Normally I’m not all that fascinated or curious about this kind of thing, but your post has shown me the error of my ways. My thanks to you for taking the time out of your day to write about something like this.

  5. s says

    good call on the funfetti pumpkin cake. i’m going to try that next time i have to make a cake for somewhere.

  6. says

    Ah! Ah! I remember El escador in uptown Whittier! So nice to see they are still around.

    Great race and great day with the family Monica. Welcome back to Socal.

  7. adriana says

    If you love El pescador, I highly suggest you try El Perihuete in the city of Paramount. THE BEST seafood ever, at incredible prices!

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