Those who were once welcome…

by Joanne on June 7, 2010

Sunday, in spite of the rain, we managed to get 14 miles of cycling in.  As long as it didn’t thunder and lightening, we were ok.  It turned out to be a good breakfast ride.

Today’s running accomplishment:  4.5 miles on the treadmill plus 4.38 miles outside with Shane.  Total 8.88 miles average pace 9.25.   In between the two running sets were weights.  It was chest and arms today.  A total of 40 minutes working with dumbbells, bars, and cables.

The rest of this weeks running schedule looks like this:

  • Tues:  Hardest day = 6 to 8 400 meters with 400 meter recoveries in between.  1.46 is the time goal each lap.
  • Wed:  60 – 90 minutes of easy running
  • Thurs:  30 – 40 minute run
  • Fri:  Rest
  • Sat:  5K Nate Race = all out effort to get my best time ever. 

Eats later, first we must discuss visitors who initially were welcome guests but then ABUSED their welcome!


Remember that cutie from Saturday?  Well, we suspect she/he was back again but THIS time got a little TOO close and snacked a little TOO much.


The pretty flowers Ted bought and put in planters along our walkway.


Those pretty flowers are apparently very flavorful to our now UNWELCOME deer friend.  Both plants eaten away.  I hope they grow back.  We’ll have to move the planters closer to the house and maybe put some of Shane’s hair in there. Do you think that would keep them away?

Now I’m feeling HANGRY!!!!


Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal Pancakes* modified by Apple Crumbles – makes 10 pancakes.


  • 3/4 cup GF Oat Four
  • 3/4 cup GF Quick Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Non fat milk
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBS Vegetable oil

Heat milk for 1 minute in the microwave and add the oats. Stir and let sit 5 minutes.

On top of the oats, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Stir.

Combine the egg yolks and vanilla with the oil and beat until frothy.  Add to oat mix and only stir until combined.

Heat a non stick griddle on medium high.  Drop mixture by 1/4 cup measures onto grill and when bubbles appear on top, flip over. 

Enjoy with a healthy option oleo and a small amount of 100% maple syrup.


Is your favorite topping for pancakes maple syrup? or do you prefer something different like whipped cream and fruit? or chocolate sauce?


A friend just sent me an article from the May 24th issue of People magazine which featured Bob Moore’s surprise gift to his employees on his 81st birthday.  The man is a true hero. To find out more, see this interesting link.  Everything about Bob’s Red Mill just thrills me!


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    • At 2010.06.07 08:47, Lori (Finding Radiance) said:

      Deer can be a real problem with plant. There are some organic sprays out there that you can put on the plants to repel the deer.

      I love blueberries on my pancakes!

      • At 2010.06.07 11:14, Joanne said:

        Blueberries are my favorite as well.

        • At 2010.06.07 11:48, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

          oh i am so glad you got your bike ride in. you are such an inspiration to me with all yo running and biking. love how you seem to not get burned out-how do you always stay so motivated?

          • At 2010.06.07 14:27, Joanne said:

            I think it’s because I’m so achievement oriented. Maybe a bit overly competitive?

            Either way – every day presents a challenge as to whether I can achieve what I have

            set out for my self. When I do it, what a rush! When I don’t, major disappointment. I

            would much rather feel the rush than the disappointment. And in the midst of it all, when

            I get tired, I just say to myself “just a little bit longer – you can do this!”.

            • At 2010.06.07 12:28, Biz said:

              We tried everything to keep the deer and bunnies away from our garden – moth balls, these blood pellets you get at a home improvement store – even went so far as to line our garden with human hair (from the barber shop!) and nothing worked. 🙁

              Okay, now I want pancakes!

              • At 2010.06.07 13:34, Mary @ Bites and Bliss said:

                Oh no! It’s cool to see a deer in your yard but not when they eat your beautiful flowers! Those pancakes look incredible. Maple syrup’s hard to beat but sometimes I like fruity syrups- they kind of make it taste like a PopTart. Of course, peanut butter’s amazing as well. 🙂

                • At 2010.06.07 14:27, Joanne said:

                  Blueberry syrup is amazing! Never thought of peanut butter but you’re right. Ted eats it on his waffles all the time.

                  • At 2010.06.07 21:14, pegasuslegend said:

                    I will have to try your recipe love pancakes from scratch with fresh raspsberries now you got me right in the mood to have these yum!

                    • At 2010.06.07 21:39, runnerforever said:

                      So sorry that the deer tore into the flowers, but we do have to remember that we kinda took over their land :-(. I think you all need to come to a compromise haha.

                      • At 2010.06.07 21:54, Bela said:

                        Looks like you had a great workout today!

                        • At 2010.06.08 05:09, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                          Awww, I keep seeing pancakes all over blog world and want some too 🙂

                          • At 2010.06.09 18:16, kilax said:

                            Those are the guests we are worried about in our garden! We put up a fence last week. Wonder if that will even work 😉

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