Abigail Joy Dougherty: Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Expert & Lover of Life
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Pancakes and Running Races

runningOkay, it’s official, I am running another marathon.  I kind of haphazardly decided upon it after my best friend decided to come visit and informed me that during her stay I would need to accompany her on not only a 7 miler but also a 14 miler.  YAY?!  I started the training plan she was on just so I could not die be 14 miler ready by the time she got here and BOOM — I’m running the Portland Marathon with her in October.

I’ve made worse decisions, I’ve made better.

Here we are, getting ready for our 7 mile jog the first morning of her vacation.

Running Buddies!

Running Buddies!

Just finished our FIRST marathon 8 months ago and vowed that was our first and LAST....

Just finished our FIRST marathon 8 months ago and vowed that was our first and LAST….

There is something about being on a training plan that really gives you that extra boost to get out there and run.  If there are any runs or races you’ve been wanting to participate in, whether it be a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full I encourage you to find a training plan, sign up for the race and dive in! Or why don’t I just post some info and you can get a jump start! 🙂

Here are a list of race guides and Training Programs by Hal Higdon (just in case you need an extra push — like I did)!  Thanks Dahlio <3

5k Guide and Training Tools:

This is the most popular race distance! 5k = 3.1 miles and a perfect starter spot!  Sadly, I have only run in one 5k.  I think I was slightly scarred by watching my Starbucks manager run straight into a bench… It was during the holidays in 2006, at the Lowry Park Zoo in the dark!!  I need to make a new memory, clearly!

10k Guide and Training Tools:

Ten-K races are fun to run and easy to race. Unlike marathons, you don’t need to spend 18 weeks training specifically for them, and recovery time is measured in days, not weeks. That was taken directly from the mouth of Hal Higdon – Positive news, right?!

Half Marathon Training and Tools:

This is far and away my favorite distance to race.  It is not too far to where you feel like you’re running for 1.5 years but it is long enough to feel like you’re a runner!! I was trying to figure that out… at what point did I actually feel like a runner? And I think it was after my first half marathon!

Seriously, if you need any help or have questions, I can do my best to answer them OR if you just want a running accountability partner — EMAIL ME!! abigail@thesoulofhealth.com

Oh my gosh the pancakes; how could I forget about the pancakes?!

Coconut Pancakes - FAB!

Coconut Pancakes – FAB!

This post came together the way it did because of a post I read on Instagram about these Coconut Pancakes. I was planning on having them for breakfast yesterday after my 7 miler – And let’s get one thing straight, when I run, I think about a lot of things but usually the last mile of any jog, I start detailed thoughts about my breakfast!  Yesterday was no different but  the details were unclear – I had never made these 4 ingredient pancakes before and I was ecstatic about trying something new! I love these because they are super low in sugar, packed with healthy protein and really filling!! They don’t taste exactly like a regular pancake but they taste GREAT! I’m not sure where the recipe originated but I found it from this girl Miss Allergy Fit – Eiren!  ENJOY!!

Coconut Protein Pancakes:

My first topped with pb and bananas! :)

My first topped with pb and bananas! 🙂

Serves 1

  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk (I used Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk but I’m sure any will do)
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

Directions:  Heat Non Stick Pan over medium heat.  Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and pour into pan.  You’ll know when they’re done! 🙂  Serve with any toppings you like! Try with peanut butter and banana, PB2 and Honey, Almond butter and apples, Good ol’ maple syrup and fruit.  The possibilities are endless!

Nutritional Info:  Calories: 118, Protein: 12 grams, Fat: 3 grams, Sugar: 1 g

Seriously delicious!!

Seriously delicious!!

Have you ever run in a race before and if so, what distance?
What are your current fitness goals?  Or do you want to make some – I encourage you to do it! 
<3 Abigail



4 Comments to “Pancakes and Running Races”

  1. Congratulations on your decision to run. Crazy inspiring! I’m emailing this recipe right now to my chef. I can’t believe the protein count! Sounds yummy.

  2. OMG… it’s BLOG OFFICIAL. This makes me ridiculously HAPPY! xoxo.

  3. OMGosh! Another marathon? Eek. I think you have inspired me to try out a race though. I like being active but hate running. I just get bored. I think I will not start with a small race and see how I like it if I have a distance or goal in mind. Thank you!

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