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Cooky Recipe Number 9: Butterscotch Brownies and I ran a 5K Race

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I just pulled these out of the oven...the recipe says to slice when warm, so I did. They smell fabulous.
I ran my second 5K this morning, the 18th Annual Run and Walk for Lupus. I did this one last year and it was my first race ever. Despite the fact that it was at least 10 degrees warmer today, I manage to take almost 2 minutes off last year's time. I saw 36:10 as I ran by the finish..official results have not been posted yet...it'll take at least a week based on last year.
I was near some kids who kind of snickered at me for stopping to walk (I did 90 seconds run and 30 seconds walk) but I passed them after the first mile and didn't see them again. Snicker all you want kids, the Galloway method does work. I may not be a speed demon but I think I did pretty well. The course was "rolling hills" and it was somewhere in the 80's.
My husband ran as well and my brother and BFF walked. Afterward we headed over to the Country Inn for brunch....all in all a nice morning.
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MRKTGCHICK 7/9/2012 3:26PM

    Congratulations on your 5K run!!!

It's not how you got there so much as the fact that you tried and you finished!

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/26/2012 11:52AM

    great job shaving time off your 5K!

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WHISPERINGPINE7 6/25/2012 3:51PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon on your race emoticon ....Your squares look delicious. I can almost smell them from here. emoticon emoticon

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 6/22/2012 2:31PM

    WOW, awesome job Nat! I can't believe anyone would snicker...that is very uncool. I ran a 10k almost a year and a half ago and there was one woman who power walked the whole thing--a bunch of us cheered for her as she crossed the finish line. Keep working the galloway method!!

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MIRAGE727 6/21/2012 9:20AM

    Don'cha just love passing those kids up. Galloway rocks!
Good job.!
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When we bake cookies, we use almond flour now and the healthiest brownie mixes.....Now I'm jonesin' for baked goods!
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JMARIES51 6/21/2012 12:10AM

    It's great to hear that you are back running and foot is doing ok. I am starting to train all over again as I have been away for too long and my body is saying OUCH!

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SPEEDYDOG 6/16/2012 12:44PM

    Hi Nat,

My mom used to make these same brownies. They are killer good! Congratulations on your PR! Nicely done!

Bruce

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DEEO12 6/13/2012 2:34PM

    WTG in showing those kids how it is really done! emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 6/12/2012 4:15PM

    Woo Hoo!!!!!! Congratulations on running your 5K!! The food looks yummy!!

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RAINEMARIE214 6/12/2012 2:02PM

    Congrats on your 5k!!! Yay!!

Those cookies / brownies look delicious!!

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JANETRIS 6/11/2012 10:42PM

    Cookies and a 5k...OH MY!! I love that you passed those kids. I run like a turtle, and have experienced the same kid scenario you have described....I love that! Congrats on the time...you rock!!

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SOKKERNUT 6/11/2012 9:07PM

    Oh no you didn't! Brownies, OOOOOHHHH my favorite!!! Good thing I already had dinner but guess what I was thinking of brownies this evening and looky looky what you cooked! BROWNIES! emoticon

emoticon on your 5k and shaving some time off. YOU GO SHOW THEM KIDDOS we older people can play! emoticon

BTW love your new profile pic! You look emoticon

Have a great evening.
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SHRINKINRUNNER 6/11/2012 1:16PM

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KANSASROSE67 6/11/2012 1:11PM

    Great job! So much for those annoying kids!

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BREW99 6/11/2012 10:58AM

    Oh that sounds like a fun 5k with all your family members! Congrats! And mmmm, I think I gain weight just reading your blogs all the time. haha

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BOILHAM 6/11/2012 8:51AM

    congratulations on your 5K pr. Just getting used to running in the heat myself, so I understand that! Good job!

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FUN2BAROUND 6/11/2012 8:29AM

    Good for you...happy for your nre p.r.!!! great attitude and determination win over youthful oblivion any day of the week!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 6/11/2012 7:38AM

    Way to beat those silly kids! hahah!

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SEABREEZE64 6/11/2012 6:12AM

    Good cookies!
Good race!
Good family and friends!
Good brunch!

A good life!!!

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JLITT62 6/11/2012 4:18AM

    I think I gained just looking at them!

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STRIVER57 6/11/2012 2:32AM

    congratulations ... so glad you finally got to race again! brownies look very yummy. how are butterscotch brownies different from blondies?

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/11/2012 1:05AM

    emoticon CONGRATS NAT!!! emoticon
You made great time, woo hoo! I know it must feel so good after all the problems you had with your foot last year.

Oooh, those look really good. I love brownies, they are my favs!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/11/2012 12:06AM

    Yay Nat! congratulations on the GREAT finish! and putting those kiddos to shame, what a bonus! And you just happened to feel like baking when you were done? sounds like a wonderful day!

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LORI-K 6/10/2012 11:33PM

    Nat~
Way to go on your race!! Way to go on beating your time and quieting the doubters!
Love your new profile pic!
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RUN_KAY_RUN 6/10/2012 11:23PM

    wow those bars look delicious!! what a treat! and congrats on your 5k :D it mustve been tough with the hot weather PLUS the hills, but you rocked it!!!

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WONDERWOMAN 6/10/2012 10:41PM

    Great job! Great race! Great brownies! Sounds like a great day all around. WooHoo! Love the new profie pic too!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 6/10/2012 9:52PM

    Congrats on a very successful 5k! I love that you passed those snickering kids!

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LISAINMS 6/10/2012 9:47PM

    Way to go on improving your time! I haven't had Blondies in so long... love those. So buttery caramel-y. Yum!

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MARATHONDAD 6/10/2012 9:23PM

    would love that recipe and way to go on your 5km race!!!

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RHONDALYN10 6/10/2012 9:10PM

    As always - the baked goodies look YUMMY!

Congrats on the 5K! Way to show those kids!!!

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VISUALLYRICS 6/10/2012 8:52PM

    Wow...a 5K and with family too....plus snickering/passing kids...LOL!!! - sound like a Great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon ...and Oh those treats look warm and tasty.... emoticon emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 6/10/2012 8:51PM

    just wanted to ask if when you are all done with the cookies, that you have hubby rate which ones 1-5 he liked the best
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MAGGIENCALI 6/10/2012 8:42PM

    Silly kids...way to go on the 5K! Have a great week.

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KIMBAARTIST 6/10/2012 8:09PM

    great job!! (and send me a brownie!!) emoticon

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/10/2012 7:49PM

    That's right, those kids can eat your dust. I bet they won't laugh when they're not kids anymore. You did awesome!
Yum, warm butterscotch, drool drool drool.

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LAURIE5658 6/10/2012 7:47PM

    Natalie, you showed those kids, huh???!!! Just think of it as YOUR secret.

Butterscotch brownies, huh? Hmmm...wonder if I have the recipe.
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COMMITEDTOLOSE1 6/10/2012 7:42PM

  Awesome job! I am so proud of you for taking so much time off your previous race. Way to go for passing those silly kids. I've looked up to you for a long time. You are awesome!

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GRATEFULBOB 6/10/2012 7:40PM

    brownies look great congrats on the race emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 6/10/2012 7:36PM

    Brownies look good. Congrats on the 5k!! Forget the immature kids...you did great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/10/2012 7:30PM

    You did great!
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Passing the best revenge.
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SLIMMERJESSE 6/10/2012 7:30PM

    Congrats on your second race. Trying to imagine what those brownies taste like.

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