A Midday Run and Breakfast Twice

When I woke up on Sunday it was a beautiful 52 degrees. While I was very excited to have the opportunity to run in that temperature I was even more excited to spend some time with my family on a weekend morning. I opted to stay home and have a relaxing morning.

My husband made pancakes. 

A Midday Run and Breakfast Twice | A Mother's Pace

For the owl and train lovers of the household.  These whole wheat pancakes are our favorite recipe, delicious!

Of course pancakes are not the best pre long run fuel. I had to nurse Little E before heading out anyway so I waited for her next feeding time. She ended up taking a huge nap in the morning and by the time I was ready to get out and run it was already 12:45. So much for my late morning run I had planned!

It was still only 75 degrees out so not unbearable. Just not as nice as it would have been early in the morning. 

A Midday Run and Breakfast Twice | A Mother's Pace


It was sunny and there was a little breeze which made for a nice run. I had 8 miles on the schedule and it went by very quickly. My goal pace was between 10:16 and 11:30. I’m trying to stay at the lower end of all my pace goals to prepare for my upcoming half marathon. This run was right on target. 

Distance: 8 miles
Time: 1:22:32
Average Pace: 10:18 

A Midday Run and Breakfast Twice | A Mother's Pace

I started listening to “Reconstructing Amelia” by Kimberly McCreight. It’s my next book club book and with only a week to read it I figured that I better get the audio version plus the kindle version. With Whispersync I can go back and forth between the two. I love that feature. It’s a good book so far too. I finished 8 chapters during my run and then I’m still able to read before bedtime or while nursing Little E. It’s 12 hours long so I know I won’t be able to listen to the whole book while running before Monday. I also like to read a little before bedtime so having both versions is working out perfectly. 

Finally, I’ve discovered the best post run meal. Even better because it was made by my husband.

A Midday Run and Breakfast Twice | A Mother's Pace


Fried eggs, avocado, hot sauce, salt, pepper and a side of toast. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is….this is my favorite after running. Just looking at this photo is making me hungry again.


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Staying at home with kids sounds easy, right? Life with 3 little ones is busier than I imagined. I don’t write every day on the blog but I do update Facebook, Twitter and Instagram more often. 

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