These were from last weekend but I didn't get a chance to post.
For my sister in law's birthday, she requested oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies (not from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book) I baked these yesterday and we met up today.
Today I baked some orange chocolate chocolate chip cookies (recipe courtesy of JULESRULES78) to bring to a Rosh Hashanah dinner at my Aunt and Uncle's house
And how am I doing.....well, that butt cramp I had last Saturday appears to have turned into piriformis syndrome. The muscles were so tight that it pulled my hips out of alignment. I went to the chiropractor on Monday and she straightened them out...and I felt a lot better but still sore in the butt. By Friday, I needed to go back and have them realigned. My butt is still sore. It hurts to walk but not sit or stand. I have not done any running since last Saturday. I have been doing stretching, foam rolling, yoga and rolling my butt on a trigger point ball. I do have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow afternoon and I'm hoping that will help. I also have a sports massage on Tuesday...hopefully that will get all the tightness out and I'll be pain-free. I would really love to get back to running so I can do my HM in December.
But this recipe is on the Betty Crocker website.
I made these for our Labor Day get together. They were definitely a hit. Oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips and Sundrops (natural-type M&Ms).
What am I up to? Well today I ran 9.8 miles (10.17 with warmup and cool down). I got a butt cramp at mile 2 that only now has started going away (I had a swig of gatorade on the way home from the grocery store and a banana when I got home). Then at mile 3.5, I was bitten by what I think was a horse or deer fly. I couldn't see it but I heard the buzzing and then ouch on my neck. My husband didn't see a stinger (so not a bee) and it hasn't gotten huge (so not a wasp). Otherwise it was a great run :-)
My brother came over early and we all walked over (about 1.5 miles). Certainly glad we did because there were a ton of cars lined up to get in.
I got in line at the 3 portapotties. No toilet paper or water to wash your hands....this run is not starting off well.
My husband and I were signed up for the first wave at 9am so we headed over to the start. It was sooooo crowded. I couldn't see anything in that mass of white t-shirts. They didn't specify where we were to stand and which direction we were running until it was totally packed. Not cool in my book. FInally they started us and off we went over the dirt and rocks. There were a lot of rocks of all sizes on this course. I had intended to do a Galloway 60 second run and 30 second walk ratio but I never got chance to turn on my GymBoss. I ended up running most of it with a few walk breaks when it got too congested. After about the first mile (I think) they had the first powdered color area and there were volunteers throwing handfuls of colors at us. Run a little more and then another station. There were 3 powdered areas and 2 with liquid color that was shot out of paint guns. I'm certainly glad they gave us sunglasses...it helped keep the color out.
Along the way I managed to turn my wonky ankle on a rock..it hurt a lot when I did it but I managed to walk it off...I think. Feels a little stiff and sore today but not too bad.
I was definitely glad to hit the finish line.
I joined my brother (who didn't run but held my jacket and took this pic) and husband. We got a nice colored shot. Then walked home. Got some weird looks on the way back. Stopped at Seattle's Best Coffee for a cup and then showered. Then off to breakfast.
I don't think I'd do another one again. I guess I'm just not into people hurling color at me but I'm glad I did one.
I baked these last Sunday. Shortbread crust with almond coconut topping. They were definitely a hit with the model car guys and at my husband's workplace.
Last week, when I met up with my BFF to thank her for watching the cats while we were gone, I gave her a souvenir from DisneyWorld.
Lots of errands today. Looking forward to a 9 mile long run tomorrow with my new Garmin 410.