Fall is in the air

Or at least it’s in my mouth?  Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast baby!  I’m not sure what happened to my post from last night it somehow got lost in the hustle of the world wide web.  Let me give you a small recap of it, I’m not feeling to well and I think it might be a combination of working so much, school and stress.  Luckily yesterday was a rest day and I spent the night at home eating grilled cheese and tomato soup and watching “Friday Night Lights” yes, I do live quite an exciting life!

It might be 85 degrees out but I’m forcing myself into the fall spirit via pancakes!  I bought a box mix of pumpkin pancake mix from Trader Joe’ Thursday night and used that to whip them up in no time!

cookin cakes!

There was plenty of batter left over but I only cooked up three to avoid eating 6 or 7 pancakes which I would so be capable of doing!

syrupy goodness

The pancakes were delicious and I demolished them in no time! They satisfied every fall craving I had and I can’t wait for our first rainy day to make them! I didn’t get in the gym this morning because I’m still not feeling so hot! I’m glad today is just 30 minutes of cross training so I’m hoping to make it their later for a light workout!  I’m hoping I’ll still be game for my four mile run tomorrow!

Yesterday, Natalie wrote a post about her bucket list and it inspired me to make my own!  I’ve always had an idea of “bucket list” items but I never really sat down and wrote them out!  I’m vocal about my goals and dreams with my family and friends and thought I should share them with y’all!  I’m such a believer in making goals and striving to obtain them!  I love having goals for everyday things because I love the feeling of accomplishing them in the end!  So here is my list:

1. Graduate College.

2. Get married.

3. Swim cage-free with sharks.

4. Teach in Africa for a year on a missions team.  (I’m Christian and rooted firmly in my faith.)

5.  Run a half-marathon.

6. Go to an Elton John Concert.

7. Shake hands with the President.

8. Hear someone call me “Mom”.

9. Run a full marathon.

10.  Travel to all 7 continents.

11. Drive the entire length of Route 66.

12. Live in another state.

13. Get my Master’s degree in Psychology.

14. Adopt a child.

15. Run the Boston Marathon.

I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list as time goes on but this seems like a good starting point.  Nothing excites me more than being able to check huge goals off and I’m beyond excited that I’ll be able to draw a line through “Run a Half Marathon” in January!  I love that quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.  It’s so true.  The future does belong to those who believe in their dreams!  Wise words Mrs. Roosevelt, wise words!

What are some of your bucket list items?  Have you crossed any of yours off your list?


I’ve joined the twitterverse!

That’s right folks this girl is now on twitter!  Huge thank you to Natalie for the encouragement to sign up!  You can follow me at @kelseyruns13Yay for twitter!  I promise not to overwhelm you with tweets though!

Dinner tonight was g-o-o-d!  I’m the worlds biggest seafood fan and I love salmon!  Can you guess what was the star of my dinner tonight?  Yep, salmon!  I baked a single salmon filet seasoned in with salt, pepper and some Mrs. Dash table blend in the oven.  I also roasted some broccoli that I tossed in some olive oil, sea salt and garlic powder.  To bring the whole dish together I microwaved a bag of Trader Joe’s brown rice and used half the bag to round out my salmon bowl. Everything combined doesn’t look so appealing to the eyes but I promise you it was delicious!  I’m pretty sure I could eat some variation of this bowl on the daily.  I’ll either switch out my broccoli for another veggie or trade the salmon for a different fish and I’d seriously never know I was eating this meal for every meal!  Oh! and speaking of Trader Joe’s…okay I spoke of it awhile ago but tonight I did my grocery shop and I happened upon this…Pumpkin pancake mix!  Sure it might still be 90 degrees out but I’ll be getting into the fall spirit with these cakes this weekend!  Pumpkin anything always reminds me of fall.  I seriously think the day Starbucks brings back pumpkin spice each year (which is always the day after labor day in case you were wondering) should be some sort of holiday!  I’ll definitely be incorporating pumpkin into more of my food items this fall and I’ll be sure to post some delicious recipes!
Now for the workout! Bet you thought I didn’t go tonight, huh?  Well I did. 3 miles tonight!  I am having a serious problem with the pain in my calves and tonight’s run was challenging.  Truth be told, I felt good during the run.  I wasn’t tired or dying to stop but the pain in my calves kept me from going at my full potential.  I’ve ambushed just about every employee at 24 hour fitness in hopes that one of them might be able to help me with my problem and they all seem to have the same answers: Foam Roll and Stretch!  Tonight however the front desk guy said I might want to look into sports physical therapy, and if the pain doesn’t get better I just might do that!  And I’ll leave you with mah stats from tonight….

darn calf pain slowin me down!

See ya in the morn!

Question of the night:  What food gets you in the mood for fall?! Share away y’all 🙂