Rule Breaker

I broke several rules all weekend long.  Not on purpose but sometimes stuff happens and at some point you just have to go with it and accept the situation.

Yesterday, I broke my own Homespun Sunday rule and went out for breakfast.  Yup.

I was starving after my race yesterday and I was also tired.  Once I showered, Scott mentioned going out to breakfast.

“Oh we haven’t gone out to breakfast in a very long time.”

“I know, so let’s go!”

And I agreed.  Not only because I love the idea of going out to breakfast but also because I was tired and hungry and quite frankly I wanted someone else to cook for me and bring me copious amounts of food.

I knew exactly what I wanted and even though I could have made it all myself, I didn’t want to take the time nor make the mess in the kitchen it would require.  Totally being honest.  So I bundled up (I was still warming back up from a cool race) and off to breakfast we went.

Saturday, I um, didn’t really fuel myself properly for Sunday’s race (more on that in the race recap), so not only was I making up for racing but I also had to play a bit of “catch up” as well.  This is my entire breakfast and while I didn’t eat it all, I did eat most of it.

You can see in the upper left hand corner is a blueberry pancake with a sizable dent in it.  I started eating before snagging a picture.  I had to get some food in my belly quick.  The pancake almost takes up the entire plate, I ate it all.  I ate all the potatoes, scrambled eggs, and one sausage link.  Four is a bit much even for me.  I didn’t eat the English muffin only because I forgot to ask for it unbuttered.  The fruit I split with Scott, and I had three cups of coffee with a few glasses of water.

I’m pretty sure that when I ordered all that food, the server thought that my eyes were bigger than my stomach.  I had a small piece of pancake left that I hadn’t got to yet and the server almost whisked my plate away!  “You’re done so can I take this away for you?” I had to rescue the little bite from the hovering plate!

I was an eating machine yesterday.  This meal lasted me about two hours.  Then I had a protein smoothie with some cheese crackers.

And then I had some prunes.

Then I got started on dinner because I wanted to eat some more.

I’m not sure I could handle the training for and running a marathon.  As much as I love to eat, I really don’t enjoy eating all. day. long.  I’m serious.

Yesterday was the first roast dinner of the cooler weather season!  Hooray!  I made a roast chicken and it was oh so good.

There was also some mashed potatoes with chives, and roasted carrots and parsnips.  I had a wing and a breast on my plate.  The chicken and potatoes got topped with gravy.  Yum!  And then I had more chicken and mash.

Scott and I watched some ridiculous documentary on TV and sipped on some wine.

Estancia Pinot Grigio.  Some of it I used to baste the roasting chicken with as well.  It was a really nice light white and made for a really good sipping-on-the-couch wine.  Then I had a big bowl of SO Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream and around 10:30, I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer so I hightailed it to bed.

Did you all have a great weekend?  Any fab eats?

This post was part of Off Her Cork’s Homespun Sunday series.

9 thoughts on “Rule Breaker

  1. After the race, you deserve a breakfast out! Heck, I’m impressed you roasted a chicken. I ran a half last year and afterward I passed out for a few hours and we ordered pizza for dinner. Can’t wait to read your race recap!

  2. You totally deserved this feast of a breakfast!!! The only thing I would want to do is eat breakfast all day long after such a commendable race. I can’t wait to hear all about it sister!

  3. OMG, Jay and I shared pancakes yesterday morning, too. They were ridiculously big, but we cleared that plate with no trouble! :)

    Can’t wait to read your recap and see how similar/different our experiences were!

  4. YUM!!!!!! All of this food looks fabulous to me. I totally see what you mean about refueling after long distances though. I’m curious to see how it goes once I start training for my first half.

  5. Heidi says:

    After the race, I wasn’t very hungry but my hubby kept telling me to eat something! It’s funny to see how running affects different people. Can’t wait to read your recap. :)

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