Rustled up some caveman pancakes recently. From Juli Bauer's Paleo Cookbook, these are the "mini cinnamon pancakes." They were surprisingly light and delicious. I am not sure if they are in any way better than regular pancakes with respect to their effects on blood sugar levels, but I did use less maple syrup on top possibly because I knew they were allegedly healthier.
Am I healthier? Who knows. I'll probably recheck my hemoglobin A1C in November. I improved my time on a recent workout by >1 minute (3 rounds of 10 thrusters/10 burpees over bar) and got a new 5 rep max on my bench press (78#). I had a particularly hideous call on Labor Day. At one point I had two patients in labor, one in triage and one on prolonged monitoring for a worrisome fetal heart rate tracing. That's when I ate 1/2 of a salted almond dark chocolate bar. I gave the rest to my colleague who totally saved my butt by delivering a "stop and drop." That's labor and delivery speak for someone who comes in and shoots a baby out rapidly. When someone asks me "how do you stay up for 24 hours and function?" I can honestly say it's the people, and sugar + caffeine. People who work in hospitals aren't Paleo.
I came home, ate some turkey and then went to Crossfit. I spent the rest of the day on the couch sleeping on and off during a Project Runway binge.
I am looking forward to the following: Kelly Clarkson at Wolf Trap, the Hershey RV show, Sophie's first XC meet, and Maddy's arrival with a bunch of her friends for a small-press book show. We are going to have beef and leaf. Paleo. We are also going to have some fantastic dessert to balance things out. Sophie and I checked out Dominque Ansel's cookbook at the library. He's the cronut inventor. The book is divided into beginner/intermediate/advanced recipes. We are firmly in the beginner-intermediate category. I'm not sure what we are making, but it will be cheat-worthy.