Sunday, October 28, 2007

Clarence Invite

EVERY year we run this, its MUDDY and RAINY and COLD and MISERABLE. This year, It was MUDDY and RAINY and COLD and MISERABLE. Fortunatly it did clear up towards the end of the races. I forgot to wear my contacts so I was doing the windshield wipers the whole time :P. We may as well have been running through a mud pit the whole time. My legs looked a little cleaner at the end than in the middle but thats only because of all the knee high pond-like puddles we ran through. Thats XC for ya.

Start. LOOK! Everyones running away from coach!

My legs are clean, this must still be the beginning :P

Me finishing with some caked mud

Varsity with our bling and team champ shirts.

Girls Varsity.

Mendon East & Parma Park Meets

We won both meets. By alot. So here are some pictures! All of these plus the ones going into the next post from Clarence were taken by Mr. Hallock, Bobby, Alli, and Billys dad. (thanks!) Im the one with the blue shoes.

Start- Mendon

Out of the woods, 1.5 miles in.

me- last mile of DOOM.

me- finishing

Our top pack at Parma..DANG look at my leg muscles in this picture!!!!

@ Parma again

Monday, October 22, 2007

ROC Meet

I REALLLY want to post about the meet this past weekend but CANT yet due to a current lack of pictures. Which could show themselves soon.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Pancake Review #5

The other day I made 23 apple pancakes for my math class. Then I came home and made 3 more for lunch. I got rave reviews on them and an email saying how awesometastical the were, even being cold and a few hours old and with no syrup!!! The original recipe was from a cookbook my brothers fiancee gave to me called "How To Cook Everything" but I chaned it around a little.

Apple Pancakes

2c flour
1 tbl baking powder
1/2t salt
1 tbl sugar
2 eggs
1.5c milk
2 tbl melted butter
Vanilla extract to taste
2-3 peeled grated apples

Mix dry ingredients. Beat eggs in the milk then stir in the butter and vanilla. Stir it into the dry ingredients. Lumps are good. Add the apple.

Equipment Used:

Skillet, big plastic flipper, large mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, measuring cups, a whisk, a grater, and a peeler.


These are DEFINATLY fantastical. They are good even without maple syrup so you can put them in a baggie and have a snack later. Fluffy but dense and filling at the same time.


You know what? I CANT THINK OF ANY!!!

Everyone loves apple pancakes, good for monday mornings, definatly. If you want to add some whey protein to them they would make an awesome post workout snack. They smell DELICIOUS!

Unfortunatly I dont have a picture of them, before I left I took a picture of that ginormous stack fo 13 pancakes, but I guess it got deleted. Forshame!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

American Cup I

WOWWWW!!! AWESOME meet. I pretty much had a party after my 1000m final. I PB'd by 6 seconds with a 1:48.5!!!! In my 1500m superfinal, I took off a heaping 15 seconds with a 2:48.4!!!!
The 500m was frustrating, I got stuck behind some slow skaters who didnt feel like letting me by, but thats short track :P

Ansis got his awesome new USA skin!! He did crazy good in his 1000m heat. Its all in the skinsuit. Im tellin you, that race was INTENSE. Even to watch.

Ryan wiped out in one of his races and smashed into a water bucket! He TOTALED that bucket, I think Mikey got a picture. In another race, some guy took him out and he twisted his ankle and was out for the rest of the meet. It was funny, they guy was trying to tell him what to do with his sprain, but Ryans a NURSE, HAHA!! It looked like he was about ready to punch him out. I would too. He really didnt know what he was talking about. Not only did he tell him to take Tylenol instead of IB prophin, but he pressed ice on it without wrapping it first.

I love the car rides, they are the 2nd best part of the races! When we were about to leave for the meet, my mom locked us out of the house so we had to climb into the back window to get in. That was fun. Then we watched Bourne Supremacy in the car. On the way back we stopped at starbucks for pumpkin spice lattes and this rest stop where I got a cool finger sock!! I did NOT enjoy the ambushing and the tickling though, at one point I fell inbetween the seats and nearly kicked Ryans face in. I almost lost my coffee too.

Me, Mikey, Ryan, Ansis

Eleanors super-low start.

LOL, I thought the expression was funny.