What I Ate Wednesday 3.9.16

I have to say – having your race entry determined by a random drawing certainly ups the excitement! I don’t think I ever logged into my bank account (to see if I was charged for the race registration) so many times in one day, or even, one year. I am surprised the bank didn’t call to question fraudulent activity with the amount of log ins I made throughout the day yesterday!

So while I won’t be running the marathon this November (nope, didn’t get in but thanks for all of your wishes!), I am totally okay with it! I definitely believe everything happens for a reason and this year, for whatever reason, is not meant to be my marathon year.

In all honesty, I was (and always will be should I ever get in) in fear of the marathon coinciding with my time of the month. I swore off racing during my period ever since having a fainting scare a few years ago during the Fitness Magazine half and really would have had to make a decision come race day if the two collided.

I have always had a low blood pressure issue which has caused me to faint several times in my life, especially when exercising during my period (at the beginning and end of it so there’s no good day!) so I am sort of happy that I don’t have to think about it now for November.  You may remember this is the main reason why I don’t normally plan out my races all that far in advance – I like to know when I am due so I can avoid racing during that time of the month.

Anyway, back to the regularly scheduled What I Ate Wednesday programming!

what I ate wednesday


The early morning, dimly lit usual pre-run breakfast of oatmeal and coffee. Please note that my travel coffee mug is ready and waiting for my second cup which I drink in the car as I drive down the block to take my son to school. I may not have his lunch made, but my coffee mug is prepared.

oatmeal and coffee

I really need a new name for my three-ingredient pancake because I have been making it a little differently these days.

Protein Pancake? Five-Ingredient Pancake? Whatever we call it, I really like it.

This pancake filled with blueberries, Skoop, some coconut flour, a little banana and egg whites, didn’t flip very well but that’s more because I didn’t care if it flipped well – I was hungry and rushing the process.

protein pancake


I made a quick spinach and onion omelette alongside roasted sweet potato wedges which had a hint of maple syrup drizzled on them as they cooked.  I also added some raspberry jelly and Earth Balance to the sweet potatoes when they came out of the oven because the idea sounded appealing. It was delicious.



When Trader Joe’s actually has their wild shrimp in stock, I become a pescatarian rather than vegetarian. I was so surprised to see the wild shrimp the other day – they really haven’t had it since easily last summer!

I was very happy to make a simple shrimp Stir Fry topped with avocado – it was so good. (Stir Fry recipe very similar to this one in case you are interested).

shrimp stir fry


I rediscovered the simple yet satisfying combination of strawberries with whipped cream. I also rediscovered Trader Joe’s Midnight Moo!

This bowl contains some diced up warmed apple plus strawberries, whipped cream and the Midnight Moo on top < – such a rich chocolate flavor unlike most chocolate syrups.

strawberries with whipped cream

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Who got accepted to the marathon yesterday?!

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine March 9, 2016, 4:46 am

    That’s too bad that you didn’t get in but it totally makes sense that it would be a challenge for you to plan out a race that far in advance. I guess if you really want to run a marathon you could start training and then pick one to sign up for when as they get closer. Did you decide about the LI half yet?
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 4:55 am

      yes! Laura and I started training for it on Monday, under the assumption that I wouldn’t be in the marathon and if I got in, I would have decided if I wanted to run the half anyway. Do you think you will run it?

  • Marina @ Snackie Bird March 9, 2016, 5:08 am

    I run short distance, so I don`t eat that much. Banana or dates with nut butter are my all the time favorites! And big cup of coffee is necessary.

  • Michele @ paleorunningmomma March 9, 2016, 5:51 am

    Love all your food today especially that dessert bowl 🙂 And the shrimp, I have some in my freezer that I need to cook already. And I will make you apply for the marathon until you get in! It will happen one year for sure.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 10:21 am

      I know how you love the fruit and chocolate combo – I am glad to see the strawberries at a great price right now!

  • SuzLyfe (@suzlyfe) March 9, 2016, 6:38 am

    If you want to run a marathon, you will run one. That’s just how it works. But maybe you just aren’t ready for it yet, and that is ok, too. My goal for the next few days (as you’ll see on the blog today) is to get back to some more normalized meals. I let that go to the wayside over my first few s at work.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 10:18 am

      I was more than ready to run had I been accepted for this year but since I wasn’t, ill just wait patiently for next year!

  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 9, 2016, 8:23 am

    Oh man. Strawberries, whipped cream, and chocolate is such a deliciously classic combo. Fresh strawberries are still crazy expensive around here, but I managed to pick up some fresh blueberries yesterday that were all sorts of good. I always forget how much better fresh fruit tastes than the frozen kind. Good thing summer is coming sooooon.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 10:18 am

      right now the strawberries are on a great deal so my son and I are going through a bunch of containers a week. we love that dessert combination

  • Emily March 9, 2016, 9:34 am

    Oh no! I’m sorry that you fainted several times. I hope you didn’t get hurt. And I really hope you get into a marathon soon, Lord willing! Those strawberries + whipped cream + chocolate sounds like a perfect dessert.
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 10:17 am

      thankfully I never got hurt! it’s the fainting in public ones that are embarrassing though instead of hurt! lol

  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood March 9, 2016, 9:41 am

    Oh man, I am TOTALLY getting whipped cream next time I head to the store!! SO GOOD.
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  • Ellie March 9, 2016, 9:49 am

    Didn’t attempt to get in to NYC so I will not be running it. Maybe someday, for fun. Dessert lately for me is pumpkin and peanut butter fudge. Really simple protein fudge. Three ingredients, tastes decadent and most important, it’s inexpensive!
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  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 9, 2016, 10:22 am

    you have the most positive and down to earth attitude about the marathon! The half is going to work out really well, I know it. 8 months is just a really long time in advance to sign up for a marathon, for anyone—you never know what could happen in that time! I almost signed up last year for the Indy Monumental several months ahead and didn’t, and then we ended up moving from Indiana to Seattle!
    Also now I want that exact stir fry, because the shrimp + avocado combo looks soooooo good!
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  • Suzy March 9, 2016, 10:34 am

    OMG I just noticed this about you. That you love all your food mixed together! See, I am so the opposite. As much as I love what you eat, I’d never be able mixed together like that! I’m neurotic I guess. It would be cool to analyze people’s personalities based on their food arrangements!
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    • The Cookie ChRUNicles March 9, 2016, 10:43 am

      ha – I like a good stir fry bowl! I think as a vegetarian, things just get more mixed together sometimes since you don’t have a meat beside a potato beside a vegetable as often. when I used to eat chicken and stuff like that, my plates were more organized I think 🙂

  • Jen@bubblyrunner.com March 9, 2016, 10:50 am

    Fave pre-run meal is cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with almond butter (and sometimes banana) with espresso and/or a small cup of coffee. Post long run would definitely be oatmeal, or if it’s a super hot day, a cold smoothie! Lately I’ve been loving a combo of cashews and chocolate chips for dessert!
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  • Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl March 9, 2016, 10:50 am

    I am always calling something a 3, 4, or 5 ingredient recipe, but I never limit it to just that much. Always a dash of cinnamon, or vanilla, or chocolate chips, or peanut butter on top, or sprinkles… And I’m sorry you won’t be joining me at the marathon start line, but it sounds like it might be for the best anyway. Everything happens for a reason 🙂
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  • Gretchen | Gretchruns March 9, 2016, 10:57 am

    Bummer you didn’t get in the race, but think of all the desserts and Lulu you can get with the race fee 🙂
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  • Arman @ thebigmansworld March 9, 2016, 12:22 pm

    oh no!!!! I just left a comment saying I hope you’d get in- Well, I’ll run for the both of us aka I’m already planning walking and even skipping it oops.
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  • Fiona March 9, 2016, 12:32 pm

    Aww, sorry you didn’t get in but not to worry, there’ll be so many other races. Strawberries and cream really is a classic and too easy to make not to have it more often. I may well be adding cream to my shopping list this week 😉
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  • Shannon March 9, 2016, 2:01 pm

    Thats a bummer about the marathon but theres always next year! 🙂

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 9, 2016, 2:07 pm

    All of that looks so good… I make pancake scrambles all the time. LOL! Really love the idea of jelly on the sweet potatoes. I usually do PB, but I’m going to try that out too!

  • Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious March 9, 2016, 2:39 pm

    That strawberries and whipped cream…oh so good! All that’s missing is nut butter.
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  • Lindsey March 9, 2016, 5:04 pm

    Your meals look amazing! I am going to have to try making the pancakes! I could eat eggs for every meal of the day and be content 🙂
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  • Faith VanderMolen March 9, 2016, 5:07 pm

    Your dessert looks so simple and awesome! Great idea!
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  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks March 9, 2016, 7:49 pm

    That looks like SUCH a delicious day of eats. I often have eggs for lunch too!
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  • Edye March 11, 2016, 8:18 pm

    Lately I’ve been loving fruit for dessert! Totally random I know, but I just love fruit haha 😉

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  • rachel @ Athletic Avocado March 13, 2016, 10:20 am

    Now i must try those sweet potato wedges with maple syrup, earth balance and jelly! That totally sounds amazing. I usually just roast them with coconut oil and call it a day but this is calling my name! Also need to find that wild shrimp at TJs! Never seen it before.
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