Sunday Run

What? Why am I running on Sunday when I never run the day after a long run?


Because Ben wants to start running! At least a little.

He went on a run while I was in San Francisco and asked me if I wanted to run this morning. YES! I have never pushed him to run because it’s my thing and I don’t expect anyone to do it just because I do. But – if someone wants to run – then I’m all for it Smile


Ben has knee issues from his football playing days  so he needs to be super careful with that. We did a 2 mile 5:1 run-walk at a slow pace. Since it was so short and we took walk breaks my legs felt fine Smile

After the run I made pancakes. I love Sunday morning breakfast!

I made Ben whole wheat waffles and added cranberries – his favorite.


I’ve only made waffles one other time and they were a fail. Luckily, these came out better. They were a little soft for my taste so I put them in the toaster oven to get crispy – that was the best idea I’ve had all day!

Ben’s other favorite thing is butter. At least we got some exercise?IMG_4251

I had some leftover pumpkin in the fridge and made myself pumpkin waffles.


In the mix:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp each:baking soda, baking powder,  pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute

dash of salt

Opt. handful of cranberries

1/3 cup pumpkin

1/3 cup egg beaters

1/2 tsp vanilla

Opt. almond milk to get appropriate texture – it should be thick though

Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.  Then, combine, but don’t over mix. Add almond milk if necessary and cranberries if desired.

Pour onto hot waffle iron sprayed with non-stick or wiped down with butter.

Cook though, resist the urge to check on them too early.

What do you put on top of Pumpkin Waffles?

Pumpkin Butter!


I topped one with syrup and the other with peanut butter and pumpkin butter. This is the best breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Yum!


Have a great Sunday!


  1. says

    Go, Ben! :)

    I’m the runner, but my husband works out at a gym on a regular basis. Lately, he’s really been pushing me to work out with him. I’m so terrified. But at least he wants some to spend more quality time with me…I guess. 😉

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