Tuesday, January 24, 2012

thoughtfulness from a friend...

A few days before our half marathon, one of the mother's in my son's preschool class handed me a letter. 
 I THOUGHT it was an invitation to her son's birthday party, so I didn't open it and simply placed it in my purse to read later.  
When I walked in the house, I opened the letter and to my surprise it was NOT an invitation, it was a card wishing my husband and I good luck! How sweet is that?  I only see her in passing and our boys are in class together, but she knew we were running our first half marathon that weekend!  
I was absolutely blown away by her thoughtfulness.  
She told us Happy Anniversary, and good luck on the race but the best part...
she shared a Protein Pancake recipe and told us that she would have made them for us, but her husband eats them up in their house!  

I haven't tried them yet, but I'm thinking these would be great to make in larger amounts and freeze for a quick and healthy, protein-packed breakfast!

Marisol's Protein Pancakes (makes 4)
1/2 c rolled oats
1 tbs ground flaxseed
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
2 egg whites
1/3 c lowfat cottage cheese
Mix together and cook!
Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact and she sure made my day, that day.

And now you've all convinced me, it's time to conquer a 10K!  
I'll be looking around this week for one in February and let ya know which one I sign up for! 
 I am setting a goal and going to reach it!  If you don't have a goal, sit down and make one RIGHT NOW!  Go for it.  Don't let ANYTHING hold you back.  You can do anything you set your mind to.  That's what we should all live by, each and every day!


Stephanie said...

Hey cousin, want to do the mud run with me on May 26? We could do a 5K, 3.1 mile course with 18 plus obstacles or a 10K, 6.2 mile course with 30+ military style obstacles. :)

fancy nancy said...

Go get that 10K!!!! How sweet of that mom! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Laura Boll said...

That is so thoughtful! I've not used protein powder to cook with, but there are so many tempting recipes floating around the blogosphere, I might need to get some. :)

Becky said...

You are so right it about the smallest things making the biggest impact! It is so nice to know someone cares! Following you from Welcome Wednesday.

Leroy Coffie said...

following your from the Wed blog hop, I have never done a marathon, but it sounds cool or should I say half marathon

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Great blog, full of inspirations!

(found you via Welcome Wednesday!)

Brooke Becker said...

Hello hello! I am stopping by from Welcome Wednesday to say hello and follow your blog.

That recipe looks fantastic! Yum.



kewkew said...

Gotta try that recipe!
I am hopping by from the Welcome Wednesday hop. I am now following your other blog and this one too. I also have a "weight loss" blog besides my Tots and Me page. It hasn't been updated lately because I am pregnant, but the plan is to start back up next month after the baby is born. Would love for you to stop by and check out Turn My Life Around

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