Pomegranate Pancakes

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Good morning!  :)  I spent a good 10 minutes opening up this lovely lady:


In order to make these:


Pomegranate Pancakes!  Although I am sometimes referred to as “Caitlin Pancake” in the blog world, I actually only enjoy a few types of pancakes.  I do not like chocolate chip pancakes at all, and I only sometimes like blueberry or strawberry pancakes.  There is something about the mushy parts of the chocolate/fruit that I don’t enjoy.  However, I definitely like pancakes mixed with nuts because they are crunchy, not mushy.


Hence, why pomegranate is such an excellent mix-in – it added flavor without mushiness (poms are a little crunchy).  These pancakes were SO good!


Plus, syrup and bananas:


No Workout


Although I’m praying I feel magically better in a few hours and can run, I think I’m entering Day 3 of no work-outs.  I’m getting really frustrated because last week was a taper week, and then week was suppose to be a 30-miler.  It’s not going to happen.  🙁 I really love to run and sweat, and being stuck on my couch, blowing my nose, is not ideal.


In general, if I had a head cold but feel OK, I will work out lightly.  But if I’m exhausted, there’s no way I’m lacing up the running shoes.  It seems to prolong my illness when I push it. 


Sometimes, I feel worse when I first wake up.  Maybe I’ll be cured by lunchtime?


In Happier News…


My mommy is coming to visit me again this weekend!  I’m so excited. 

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We’re going to go to lots of vegetarian restaurants and maybe a yoga class.  It’s going to be a girls’ weekend all the way!




“A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."  Hippocrates



  • Marina October 23, 2009, 9:06 am

    I hope you feel better soon! I am too a bit sick and can’t workout 🙁
    Enjoy your weekend with your mom! I’ll spend it too with my mom, and can’t wait for it!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 23, 2009, 9:07 am

    I’m so sorry you are still feeling crummy! If you have access to a gym (and you feel up to it) sometimes I find that if I just go and do something pretty light for 30 minutes (and bring lots of kleenex) that it helps drain me out a little bit (gross I know), and I usually feel a bit better at the end. Just be prepared to wipe everything down really well before you leave!

  • Sara October 23, 2009, 9:10 am

    Wow! those pancakes look amazing! wish I could make stuff like that! Hope you start to feel bette rsoon!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 23, 2009, 9:13 am

    I would have never thought to make pomegranate pancakes. They look pretty good. So there is a crunch from the pom seeds? I don’t know if I’d be a fan. I can’t believe you don’t like chocolate chip pancakes. I could eat them by the truckload.

  • Sarah (Finding My Balance) October 23, 2009, 9:16 am

    What a tasty breakfast! A very smart idea, girlie!

    I hope you feel better soon, Caitlin. And have so much fun with your mom!!!

  • Julie @savvyeats October 23, 2009, 9:26 am

    Feel better soon! Its frustrating to have to change your training schedule, but you are doing the best thing for you right now. Keep listening to your body, and you’ll get better faster 😉

  • Jenna October 23, 2009, 9:34 am

    yeah i defs think you should listen to your body and give it a rest rathern than puching it! but i am too getting over a head cold and i always feel better through out the day versus the morning when i just wake up! yay for your mom coming to visit 🙂 should be lots of fun!

  • Caitlin October 23, 2009, 9:39 am

    I hope you start feeling better soon.

    Mom days are always so fun. Last weekend my mom, sister, and I went to a little tea house and had lunch..so fun! 🙂

  • Evan Thomas October 23, 2009, 9:41 am

    What a great idea for pancakes! I bet a syrup made with reduced pom juice would go perfect with those

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 23, 2009, 9:43 am

    have fun with mom!!! Feel better!!

  • VeggieGirl October 23, 2009, 9:44 am

    Aww, have fun with Mom! and please get 100% well soon.

  • Sana October 23, 2009, 9:50 am

    Enjoy your mommy weekend! Question, did you eat the seeds in your pancakes? I usually spit them out when I eat the fruit!

    Btw Hi! I never introduced myself!

    • Caitlin October 23, 2009, 9:50 am

      hi:) and yes, you can eat the seeds.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 23, 2009, 9:57 am

    Oooo great idea. I have a pom to eat and I was planning on pancakes soon so this post was perfect.

    Sorry you are sick. I feel ya. My PT finally said I could start to run small distances and then I got the flu. YUCK!

    Take care and enjoy time with your mom 🙂

  • Jessie (Vegan-minded) October 23, 2009, 9:57 am

    Ooh, I am going to have to try using pomegranates next time I make pancakes. Great idea! Have a fun weekend and feel better soon 🙂

  • Carolyn October 23, 2009, 10:04 am

    Those pancakes look fantastic and the plate was so pretty. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Sarah October 23, 2009, 10:06 am

    Hey Caitlin, sorry to hear you’re sick. Sounds pretty miserable. While you’re laid up on the couch blowing your nose, check out the new Volturi fight scene – http://video.yahoo.com/watch/6252893/16226434. You know how Edward often repositions himself in front Bella to protect her – the scene actually shows him flipping her! It’s so cool! (Yes, I’m 34 and I have a Twilight problem. I’m okay with it.) Feel better and have a great weekend with your mom!

    • Caitlin October 23, 2009, 10:27 am

      hahah YES i saw it, it was awesome. i love the flip. i wish husband would flip me.

  • Erica October 23, 2009, 10:14 am

    The pancakes look gorgeous! Totally worth the time put into opening up that pom! I’m sorry you’re still feeling junky 🙁 Hopefully lots of time with your mama and good veg friendly food will get you back on your feet. Have a WONDERFUL weekend

  • christie @ honoring health October 23, 2009, 10:15 am

    Have a great time with your mom and feel better soon!

  • chocolate-Katie October 23, 2009, 10:15 am

    I love the blue dress. You look gorgeous!!


  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 23, 2009, 10:25 am

    Just bought a pomegranate yesterday and it came with a pamphlet demostrating how to open it (just like the one you showed), so there’s no chance of me screwing it up now!

    Let your body rest and recover, so you can feel better soon!

    Have fun with MOM!!!

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) October 23, 2009, 10:38 am

    Those pancakes look amazing! Hope you feel better soon 🙁

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! October 23, 2009, 10:40 am

    You are getting over being sick, so don’t feel bad about not working out your body needs to REST & RECOVER!!!

    Don’t you just love Mom Day Weekends, I do, they are the best………=)

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite October 23, 2009, 10:43 am

    Feel better soon! being sick is such a bummer!

    Have a great day!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life October 23, 2009, 10:44 am

    Enjoy your mom and me weekend! They are the best!

  • MegaNerd October 23, 2009, 10:50 am

    Feel better pal!

    Rest up and you will be feeling better in no time. Don’t push it. Just relax and enjoy the time off. Hard to do, trust me I’ve been on and off dealing with it. 🙁

    I missed you this morning! I feel like I have so much to tell you!! (Ok, I just miss our weekly gab sesh)

  • allijag October 23, 2009, 10:51 am

    Aww, I remember Caitlin Pancake 😉 Don’t you miss Nate? I do 🙁 Yay for your Momma coming! Have fun!

  • Karin October 23, 2009, 10:54 am

    being ill is so frustrating but your body will be thankful if you rest :).

    i never would have thought of pom pancakes but they look amazing. need to make them too!

  • Island Girl Eats October 23, 2009, 10:58 am

    Awesome looking pancakes!

  • Stephanie October 23, 2009, 11:02 am

    Sounds like a fun weekend planned! I hope you feel better 🙂 Love the creative pom pancakes as well!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 23, 2009, 11:14 am

    Pom pancakes! Genius! They look really yummy.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 23, 2009, 11:16 am

    I hope you feel better soon!

    Those pancakes look great! I love pom arils!

  • skinnyrunner October 23, 2009, 11:29 am

    yeah for girls weekends! hope you get better quick!!

  • Runeatrepeat October 23, 2009, 11:32 am

    Feel better 🙂 Don’t worry about the low mileage this week, we will cross the finish line no.matter.what!

  • Ellen October 23, 2009, 11:32 am

    Wow, those pancakes look SO good! And the presentation is so pretty, too! I always enjoy my meal more when I take a little time to make it visually appealing.(Although I don’t do it often enough!)


  • Stacey October 23, 2009, 11:35 am

    Hope you have a great day, despite being sick 🙂 Those pancakes look awesome, and yay for a mommy visit!

  • alyssa October 23, 2009, 11:41 am

    you look beyond gorgeous in that photo!

  • Mary October 23, 2009, 11:48 am

    I’m so sorry that you are sick and unable to run. I am in the same situation. I haven’t ran since last Saturday. It’s so hard to miss runs during training. Let’s pray for the both of us!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 23, 2009, 11:57 am

    I agree, if I feel weak or tired in addition to being sick, it’s better not to push it. And I do find the mornings and evenings are worse so perhaps mid-day you will be feeling better 🙂

  • Diana October 23, 2009, 12:03 pm

    I know it’s cheesy but I was watching the Tyra show recently and she had a dermatologist say to sit out in the sun for 15 minutes unprotected to allow production of vitamin d in your system. It helps with your immune system immensely, not to mention always feels awesome!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 23, 2009, 12:04 pm

    Pancakes look great! I hope you feel better soon, it stinks being sick!

    Have fun with your mom 🙂

  • Brenna October 23, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! I was sick earlier this week and felt like such a slug for not working out, but I knew it just wasn’t a good idea when my body needed rest to heal and recover. It’s reassuring that I’m not the only one! Have fun with your mom this weekend!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 23, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Feel better! I’m trying to fight away the flu with all the power I have, I’m also too busy for that right now.

  • Susan October 23, 2009, 12:16 pm

    Whoa, I just watched the New Moon clip Sarah posted – that’s intense.

    Anyways! Love the pomegranate pancakes and sending you lots of get better wishes!! I always feel crappiest in the morning too, so hopefully you get some of your energy back this afternoon 🙂

  • Julie October 23, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Yuck, feel better! Some mom time will cure you right up.

  • emily October 23, 2009, 12:49 pm

    I hope you start feeling better!

  • Tay October 23, 2009, 1:08 pm

    Oh so creative!! Feel better 🙂 Awww yay for mommies. They make everything better 🙂

  • MelissaNibbles October 23, 2009, 1:19 pm

    The pancakes look great.
    Take care of yourself and don’t worry about the running. You’ll be stronger for the race if you’re in good health. You know you can run the miles, so just take care, enjoy the time with your mom and rock that race when it comes!

  • Anne October 23, 2009, 1:40 pm

    The POM pancakes look AMAZING!! I will definitely have to give those a whirl. I totally know the frustrating feeling of not being able to run. At one point, I had to rest for 3 weeks, and it was NOT fun, but when I was fully recovered I had TONS of energy! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, and you among other bloggers have inspired me to start my own blog! If you have time, feel free to stop by and let me know what you think of it. Feel better soon!!

  • Kristine October 23, 2009, 1:44 pm

    ooo i like the idea of using pomegranates in pancakes! ill have to save a few when i attempt to open one of mine up! hope you start feeling better :]

  • ms October 23, 2009, 1:48 pm

    hey caitlin. sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. i know it’s hard to let your body rest when you have a training plan to stick to. just like you listened to your body the other week when you were running in the morning with friends, you’re wise to listen now also. i don’t know if you’ve read/heard, but a good rule of thumb that i’ve learned from runner’s world is that if you don’t feel well only in your head, then go ahead and have an easy run. however, if your illness goes beyond your head (i.e. ~ lungs, general achiness, etc), skip the run.

    i guess it’s fate you just came back from california with one of mother nature’s best antioxidants!! keep eating those pom seeds!

  • Teacherwoman October 23, 2009, 2:09 pm

    Have a great weekend with your mom! Rest up!

  • Diana October 23, 2009, 3:14 pm

    Hmm, pancakes 😀
    I hope you have a good weekend and that you and your mom have fun! 🙂

  • Jenny Eastwood@ JennyLikesToRun, On a mission to run a marathon to fundraise for The Breast Cancer Foundation October 23, 2009, 3:28 pm

    yum pancakes! I’d never have thought to use pomegranates for pancakes. hm, you learn something new everyday.

    That’s awesome that you’re mum is coming to see you. Hope you have lots of fun!! And get better soooooon!

  • Kim October 23, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Get well soon! I am in the same boat….sick since last Friday. 🙁 I thought I was getting better & ran 4 miles yesterday…bad idea. I took today off and hope to do something tomorrow.

    Try to have a nice weekend.

  • maria October 23, 2009, 6:01 pm

    I love pancakes! Yours look wonderful.

    You’re right to not push it, since it could easily make your body take longer for you to get better. It’s hard to just sit still, though, isn’t it?

    Yay for Mom visits!!!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie) October 23, 2009, 6:43 pm

    your pancakes Are phenonemal!! you look so beautiful in your wedding pics!! 🙂

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