On Saturdays, I usually make Chocolate Chip pancakes for the kids. I finally perfected the recipe. I have added ¼ cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water. They come out perfect. I also love eating pancakes. I could not resist my most recent batch.. I always try one or two when I am preparing them, this time I had five!! They were that good. I was not worried, as I was planning on going for a long run Saturday night after the kids went to bed.
Long runs on Saturday nights are easier to do. I am with the kids all day and we usually go for long walks and hop from one playground to the next. My legs are usually pretty warmed up before I get out there. I was preparing to run 5 miles and then switched to 6 in the middle of the run. After turning around and was on my way back home, I still felt fresh. I decided to add a mile and make it an even 7. Even as I was running uphill to go from mile 5 to mile 6, I was still moving at a fast pace.
I could have kept going, but 7 miles was enough this time. I did not want to overdue it. Pancakes are my secret weapon. What is yours?