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Grasshopper Pie and A Not Quite 10K Race

Monday, July 16, 2012

My husband's birthday is today and he requested grasshopper pie. I scoured the internet for a recipe and asked my MIL what recipe she used. She couldn't find hers but found something on the internet that seemed close. That's what I made.

It got a thumbs up from my husband, so mission accomplished.
We ran what we thought was going to be our first 10K race yesterday. It was Miles for Migraines and this was the first year they were doing it at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. They also had a 2 mile walk and a 5K race. The 2 mile walk ended up being 2.25 miles, the 5K was correct length and the 10K was about 5.5 miles. I got 5.42 on my Runkeeper...the Polar GPS wouldn't find a satellite. I think they averaged the mileages from everybody who had a GPS to get the 5.5 mile number. My husband came in at about 55 minutes and I was timed at 1:03:33 (but I could swear I saw 1:02 when I hit the finish line). My brother came in third place in the 2-ish mile walk and won a $25 spa gift card...pretty sweet.

After the race, we headed out to brunch. We were pretty darn hungry.
Yesterday was my father in law's birthday so we met with the family for lunner.
Busy day but fun.
Today I took the day off to spend with my husband.
My legs and butt are a little sore from the race but not bad. I've got a sports massage scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEO12 7/22/2012 6:53AM

    You weren't to far behind your husband emoticon . Sounds like it was a lot of fun! Your cake looks delicious! emoticon

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WHISPERINGPINE9 7/19/2012 8:24AM

    emoticon the pie looks delicious!! emoticon

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/18/2012 8:30PM

    Hooray for the run! What a great time, too. emoticon emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 7/18/2012 12:03PM

    Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Wendy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JANETRIS 7/18/2012 9:34AM

    What a great day for you and the family! Pie looks good too...yum!

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LINDAKAY228 7/18/2012 4:44AM

    Hmmm that pie looks so good! Glad he was happy with it. Sorry that the race didn't turn out to be quite as long as it was supposed to be but congratulations on doing it. Hope you have a great day today!

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RHONDALYN10 7/17/2012 7:39PM

    Once again - YUM! Chocolate and mint.....mmmmm....

CONGRATS on the race! You did great!

Had to laugh as we call a late lunch early dinner - Linner. And here I thought we were the only ones.....

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WONDERWOMAN 7/17/2012 7:28PM

    I always love seeing pics of you and hubby. Maybe because of my/hubby's hight difference. Link to pie recipe please? Have a great massage.

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BUTEAFULL 7/17/2012 4:20PM

    emoticon you are awesome and I'd be surprised if you DIDN'T have some sore muscles
oh and if the recipe really got thumbs up from hubby then message me that recipe, I'm in for grasshopper pie

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 7/17/2012 12:25PM

    Way to go! Sounds like a fun family event!

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SOKKERNUT 7/17/2012 11:56AM

    Enjoy that MASSAGE! WOW good job for your hubby and brother! What is a grasshopper pie?

Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby. Hope you guys had a nice day and that you had a nice day off from your TESTING! Since I deadline around the corner.

Have a great day.

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VISUALLYRICS 7/17/2012 11:11AM

    Great emoticon !!

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RAINEMARIE214 7/17/2012 10:11AM

    Great job on the run, even if no one seems to know the correct distance! ;)

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LISAINMS 7/17/2012 10:06AM

    Nat, congrats on going the distance! WTG to you and DH.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 7/17/2012 9:42AM

    Awesome job on the run!! And enjoy that massage, you deserve it!!

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KBRADFORD88 7/17/2012 9:25AM

    Sounds like fun. Great time. Oh, what's not to love about mint and chocolate?

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LEYETTE 7/17/2012 9:23AM

    Even though there was an error with the mileage & time, I'm glad you had a great run!! emoticon

Hubby's pie looks yummy too!!

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JASMINELOU 7/17/2012 9:09AM

    What a cute picture, looks like you had fun. Yummy looking pie too! My husbands birthday is Thursday and he has requested Sweet and Salty Brownies. Congrats to your brother woo hoo!

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INIT2LIVEIT 7/17/2012 8:16AM

    Thats a shame it wasn't quite 10K, but 8k is nothing to sneeze at either!
You two look cute together! Happy Bday one and all :)

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JLITT62 7/17/2012 5:24AM

    That's a GREAT time (by my standards, anyway!). It's not really unusual for races to be a little off & runkeeper isn't necessarily completely accurate . . . but that's a lot. A good cause, tho.

And the pie looks yummy! And dangerous. 1/8 always seems so small.

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STRIVER57 7/17/2012 2:00AM

    nice picture and sounds like a lovely couple of days!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/17/2012 12:51AM

    A weekend of birthdays. That looks so good. Great job on the marathon, woo hoo!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/17/2012 12:35AM

    i hate it when my races arent the distance they are supposed to be! seriously! it messes with my brain. sounds like you guys had a great day anyway. the pie looks great. is that minty? with a chocolate crust?
enjoy your time off and that sports massage!

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KANSASROSE67 7/17/2012 12:33AM

    Love the picture of you and DH! Glad the race went well, even if it was a weird distance. Sounds like a fun day.

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 7/16/2012 11:21PM

    Congrats on an awesome race!!! Hopefully your next 10k will be the right distance! I want that grasshopper pie!

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JUNEPA 7/16/2012 10:34PM

    You make the coolest desserts and birthday cakes !!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 7/16/2012 9:03PM

    Well it would have been nice if they had more accurate tracking, but it sounds like a pretty darn successful day, at least for your part, as well as dh and bro.
The pie looks like something I'd want to stick my whole face into.
Have a wonderful sports massage. Yay for a short week at work!

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    Good job on the race - even though the numbers were off. Enjoy the massage!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/16/2012 8:19PM

    Maybe the race got a migraine.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/16/2012 8:04PM

    Very cute photo of you both. Happy B'day to him. Never heard of grasshopper pie. Congrats on the race.

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