saturday mornings…

…are my favorite.  If I were to rank the Saturday mornings in my everyday life, today’s would be near the top of the list.  It had all the components I crave:

  • a restful night’s sleep
  • an early morning workout
  • a trip to the grocery store for beautiful produce
  • cooking in the kitchen with my hubb
  • a beautiful, delicious pancake breakfast
  • a smooth cup of coffee in my favorite NOLA mug
  • good tunes on the stereo

I’ll start with my training run.  The hubb and I finished week #7 of our C’ville 10-Miler Training Program this morning! WooHoo!  We went to the track to meet up with the group at 8am.  We were a little late, so I’m not sure what distance groups 2-5 ran, but group 1 (yay group 1!!!) is up to 3 miles!!!  We rock.  🙂  And, they finally had us out on the road instead of the track!  Hubb and I have been running on the road since the beginning, so we were revved up and ready to go.  We actually added an extra 1/4 mile to the route because we were feeling so good!  So, total run for this morning was 3-1/4 miles, with an additional 1/4 mile cool-down.  YAY!!!  I love the 3-mile mark because I feel like I’m actually being productive with my workout by getting a solid 30 minutes of running in.  It felt AWESOME.  And there are hills too, good hills that have you feeling worn out when you get to the top but then you get to recover with a nice downhill.  I LOVE IT! I get bored when I go to Florida and run because its so flat, but I am looking forward to the warmer weather when we head home for Christmas!!!  It was 26* this morning when we were out running!!!

After our great workout, the hubb and I stopped at Foods of All Nations to pick up a few things for breakfast…we were out of coffee, fruit and eggs!  We’ll do a bigger trip to Whole Foods later, but I was pleasantly surprised by the produce prices compared to WF so went ahead and got our fruit for the week.  I ate a banana on the way home.

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Lots of citrus, honeycrisp apples and CURRANTS!!!!  I l.o.v.e. currants.

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I look forward to this time of year because it means I get to have one of my all-time FAVORITE breakfasts…

Fresh Red Currant Pancakes!  I hope you all like pictures of pancakes, because you’re about to get a lot of them…I just can’t help myself.  And I have to give credit to my hubb for a lot of these pictures…he’s catching the food photography bug too!  🙂

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Happy Saturday!

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16 responses to “saturday mornings…

  1. That’s my kind of Saturday! Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. I’ll never get sick of seeing pancakes! 🙂

    I’ve never had fresh currants. I don’t think I’ve even seen them before!

    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

  3. I just wanted to let you know a few weeks back I found your blog and started the 10 mile training program! Today I just finished week four! Thanks for posting it and btw, I love your blog!

  4. these photos are GORGEOUS. you should work for gourmet.

  5. SO festive! The red currants with the lights in the background – awesome. Have a good Saturday! I’m off to the gym – I’m too much of a wimp to face 26* weather!

  6. May I come to your home next Saturday morning, please?!?!?! 😀

  7. Yay for productive, yet enjoyable, Saturday mornings…definitely the best! Love that run, glad you felt so great!

    And mmm pancakes, I’ve never had currants, but those look delish!

  8. ooh, i’ve never tried currants! those pancakes look divine though, and love the tree in the backgroud 🙂

  9. Wow, delicious! Your photos are stunning, as always!
    Happy Saturday, to you, too!

  10. Your pics come out so great! Whats the secret 😉

  11. runningwithfood

    I agree – a fabulous start to your Saturday!

    Whoa – your pancakes = divine! Your hubby is quite the photographer!! 🙂

    Have a good day!

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  13. Oh my delish! Those look yummy and i love the phototgraphy!

    Quick question, can I get the recipe for those

    Thanks 🙂 and Happy Monday!

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