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Birthday Cupcakes

Monday, February 20, 2012

It was a very busy week for me last week at work. Happily, I took Friday off because I have lots of vacation time I need to use and today is a holiday.
I went for a sports massage again on Thursday. Ouch...but so good!!
Sunday was my birthday so I baked some Hot Chocolate Cupcakes. The recipe is from Fine Cooking (Hot Chocolate Layer Cake). I made a 1/3 batch and did cupcakes because I really didn't need a 3 layer cake especially at 1080 calories per slice.

I was able to do 3 runs last week..Tuesday, Thursday and one my birthday :-)
Today I'm looking forward to some elliptical and Jackie Warner 30 Day Fast Start. I'm really liking the pyramids and there aren't any high impact moves or things that bother my ankle so I think it's good until I'm fully back to normal.
I have an appointment his Friday with the PT. I will see what she says. I've still got a little bit of twinges every once in a while but it's definitely doing much better.
Happy Monday!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAGGIE101857 3/2/2012 8:21AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Cupcakes look yummy - may have to give that recipe a twirl; I'm always looking for new ones for work birthdays!! emoticon

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STRINGS58 3/2/2012 6:43AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Good to hear you are running. The cupcakes look wonderful!

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JMARIES51 2/28/2012 10:07PM

    Happy belated birthday and glad to hear that you are back running. Sounds like your foot must be feeling better!

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CHERRYTOMATO 2/22/2012 1:05PM

    Happy Birthday! And yum, those look good!

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THINBUCKEYE 2/22/2012 9:18AM

    This is a really good make cupcakes instead of the whole cake. So much easier to have the treat and still count the cals; although I think I'd have to deep freeze all but one...possibly somewhere in another state! lol
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TEMPENATIVE 2/21/2012 6:33PM

    happy birthday-cute cupcakes emoticon

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LARIESHA 2/21/2012 6:06PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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LISAINMS 2/21/2012 5:23PM

    Your cupcakes turned out so cute. How was the recipe? Yay for getting in 3 runs!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 2/21/2012 4:23PM

    Whoo hoo! Running!! & what yummy looking cupcakes~ Happy Birthday, Natalie! :0)

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JULESRULES78 2/21/2012 1:01PM

    I am so glad that you have been able to run, and Happy Birthday!

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  Happy Belated Birthday! Love all of the baking pics and glad you're feeling better!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/21/2012 12:08PM

    Happy birthday! Great looking cupcakes.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/21/2012 10:51AM

    Happy belated birthday. Those cupcakes look divine!!!! Let me know how you like Jackies Fast Start...........Im interested in it, and I LOVE her.

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SOKKERNUT 2/21/2012 10:40AM

    WOW 1080 per slice! OMGOSH!

Yummmmmmyyyy, I think I just inhaled 1080 cal through the computer with all these cupcakes! LOL..... I bet they tasted even better than they look! :)

Sooooooooooo HAPPY for you and that you are back out there able to run, you are sooooooo lucky. I can't wait for the day with me. Something to look forward to right! :)

Good Luck at your PT appt Friday. Hey can I have some of your vacation days! LOL.....

Have a great day.

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JUNEPA 2/21/2012 8:46AM

    Hot chocolate cupcakes, with mini marshmellows on top, too cute
Glad you are improving every day, that is wise of you to avoid high impact while still moving to stay fit
I noticed you got the spark cookbook, what do you think of it?

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SEABREEZE65 2/21/2012 6:14AM

    Those cupcakes do look delicious!

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MAGGIE805 2/20/2012 8:45PM

    Happy belated Birthday!!! I hope you had a good one. emoticon

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RHONDALYN10 2/20/2012 7:43PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!

Those cupcakes look SO YUMMY!!!

Awesome news on the running!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/20/2012 7:36PM

    Great progress!

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WONDERWOMAN 2/20/2012 4:31PM

    So happy the foot is getting better.
I still say you are posting pictures. emoticon

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MISSG180 2/20/2012 3:32PM

    Glad you had such a great birthday!

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JASMINELOU 2/20/2012 2:49PM

    Happy Belated Birthday!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 2/20/2012 2:43PM

    Happy belated Birthday, sounds like a good one, especially that you were able to go on a run, what a great emoticon that was.

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/20/2012 1:38PM

    Happy Belated B-day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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I wasn't on line yesterday (painting windows, hoo hah) otherwise I would have wished you wishes then!

Glad you got some runs in! Great!!! Very good idea on making cupcakes! they look great!

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VYVIENN 2/20/2012 1:32PM

    Oh man, I totally wrote down your birthday and forgot anyway!!! Happy belated birthday, Nat! emoticon emoticon

Glad to hear the running's been going well. We're looking to start up again this week. The ice is going away pretty fast, thank goodness. I need to get back out there...

Those cupcakes look yummy and chocolatey, and did I say yummy?

I found out that a yoga studio near here offers Thai Yoga Massage, so now I'm intrigued!

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KAMAPERRY 2/20/2012 12:53PM

    Congrats on the birthday run!! Those cupcakes are gorgeous!

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STRIVER57 2/20/2012 12:38PM

    recipe please. i like two or 3 layer cakes for my birthday. DD's birthday is the week before mine, both on wednesdays, and she wanted the same cake i did (white cake with white icing, i am such a vanilla person), so we had her celebratory dinner Saturday, with the cake. i had one small slice. She and DH had it for a couple of snacks and she had it for breakfast, leaving one smallish but real slice for my birthday breakfast. and then it was done, i had real birthday cake for both birthdays. ok, it's true i picked at the crumbs in the cake safe daily, but did not overdo that at all. (DD is a chocolate cake person, however, or chestnut. or his favorite, a choolate genois cut in 3 horizontal layers, chestnut buttercream, and chocolate ganache. quite excellent. see what your pictures have done to me!

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/20/2012 12:11PM

    oh my, I tihnk my blood sugar went up just by gazing longingly at the beautiful cupcakes! Receipe deary? pretty pretty please with a cherry on top? LOL

Sounds like you had a great weekend, so happy you are feeling good with getting back in to the running. enjoy ellipticaling and the other too

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BUTEAFULL 2/20/2012 12:11PM

    belated Happy Birthday wishes, I'll still give you a spark goodie after the fact
chocolate cupcakes...yummy, marshmallows...not so much LOL

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STITCHERFRIEND 2/20/2012 12:05PM

    Oh those do look yummy! Congrats on the runs and the ankle feeling much better. Progress is good!

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THECRAZYMANGO 2/20/2012 11:56AM

    YUM!!! Do they taste as amazing as they look!

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KKINNEA 2/20/2012 11:45AM

    Yum! Happy birthday!!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/20/2012 11:39AM

    Hi Natalie,

Those cupcakes look great! Can you eat just one? I am glad to hear you are running again. Once I get over this dang cold, I want to get right back at it.

How did you runs go?

Thanks, Bruce

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JLITT62 2/20/2012 11:35AM

    3 runs! Excellent! I have the fast start DVD but haven't cracked it yet. 1080 calories per slice? Yikes!

I always wanted blue eyes . . . I just think blue eyes & dark hair are gorgeous - I sort of had them for a while - colored contacts.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/20/2012 11:33AM

    Yay for a birthday run! That's great to hear.
Those look like they might be the best cupcakes, or maybe in the top 2! I saw a cupcake store advertising ” Elvis's cupcake”; peanut butter cupcake with banana icing and bacon bits. If it had chocolate instead of bacon, that would have put it in the top 2. Yours win!
Enjoy your workouts, I'm so glad they're feeling good.

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WORTHEYMOM 2/20/2012 11:30AM

    Happy Birthday! Those look totally yummy!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 2/20/2012 11:15AM

    emoticon yum! I love JW's 30 Day Fast Start too.

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