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Cooky Recipe Number 18: Cinnamon Slices

Sunday, November 18, 2012


These are a variation of the Vanilla Refrigerator Cookies recipe. They turned out light and cinnamony...a big hit.
Alas during my 5 mile run last Sunday, IT band syndrome hit...at least that's what I've diagnosed myself with and my husband concurs. Outer knee pain. I've been doing stretching, foam rolling, hip/butt strengthening all week. I also got a sports massage on Tuesday and he worked the butt and hip muscles and IT band. It's still sore on and off but from what I've read, taking more than about a week off doesn't do anything to help so I will start back up running on Tuesday. I do have a chiropractor appointment on Monday and maybe she can do something to help as well as another sports massage on Wednesday.
I WILL do the Las Vegas RnR HM on 12/2...I refuse to get another super expensive technical shirt.
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  • SOKKERNUT
    You are strong, you are woman, HEAR YOU ROAR! emoticon That takes alot of gusto to do that race with everything you had going on. I am so happy it all worked out.
    1387 days ago
  • BREW99
    oh no! I hope it isn't too sore to keep you from meeting your training goals!
    1402 days ago
  • STRINGS58
    The cookies sound great! I have IT band issues - and the machine at the gym for inner thigh work plus the foam roller - I'm gonna try to get into a routine. The advice when the pain hits is STOP! so, emoticon and rehab it. It's frustrating . . .oh yeah, but not the end of the world. My IT band is one of the reasons I love that elliptical.....
    1405 days ago
  • YOUNGNSMYLIE
    Oh no! I hope you are better for your run on the 2nd. As someone very wise once told me..."if not this year, there is always next year." Stay well, and I will be rooting for you to be in that race!
    1409 days ago
  • JULESRULES78
    emoticon Just keep working it. It sounds like you are doing the right things to try to take care of it. I've noticed some trouble with mine, but only after short, fast runs. Long runs don't seem to bother it.

    Good for you on rising against the expensive technical t-man.
    1411 days ago
  • KANSASROSE67
    I hope and pray you're feeling better soon.

    I made Mom's chewy gingershap cookies and I'm TRYING to ration myself and only eat 2 each day!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    1411 days ago
  • RAINEMARIE214
    The IT band is super annoying. I hope you get it taken care of before the race, or that it at least wont affect your run too much. Mine always starts up near the hip and then travels downwards - hopefully your chiropractor can help a bit!!
    1411 days ago
  • RUN_KAY_RUN
    these cookies look so good! as usual :) i hope your chiropractor appointment and the massage help things along so youre feeling your best for your hm
    1411 days ago
  • WHISPERINGPINE9
    You should start your own cookbook my friend.....YUMMO once again!
    1411 days ago
  • SEABREEZE65
    Cookies look yummy!

    Sounds like you are doing lots of the right things in order to heal that IT band! Hope it feels much better soon.
    1411 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Oh my goodness! (doing my best Shirley Temple impression!)
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    1411 days ago
  • HEALTHYCOCONUT
    Cookies sound divine. Hope the chiro and massage help!
    1411 days ago
  • LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    I'm a great fan of anything cinnamon (I add it to my coffee!)

    So sorry about the ITBand. What shoes are you wearing these days?
    1411 days ago
  • JANETRIS
    MMMMM....I'd almost run a half if those cookies were waiting for me at the end...LOL! Good luck on your race....keep up with all the home remedies and do your best! emoticon
    1411 days ago
  • LUCKYDOGFARM
    yummy cookies! bad itband! and down with expense shirts! lol. glad you are gonna get to run your half. i am sure you will do great. betcha they have a massage person at the race!
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    1411 days ago
  • WONDERWOMAN
    Oh my - IT band is tricky and hard to get beyond. I agree with WantPower on concentrating some of your stretching on the opposite side. With my IT/whatever problem I was having this fall, the chiro kept pushing me to stretch/roll it. Once I started doing more hip flexor stretches, it did improve (suggested by my physical therapist). Worth a try to add that in too. I'm excited for you for the race. You've waited soooooooo long!

    The cookie recipe recipe. It is similar to one of my favorites from my mom "Ice Box Cookies" - the big difference is all dark brown sugar - and of course minus the cinnamon. I usually add chopped pecans too. Very yummy.
    1412 days ago
  • INIT2LIVEIT
    Maybe also stretch your inner thigh and front hip flexor really well. My osteo explained to me that when one side hurts, it can indicate a tightness on the opposite side. For me at least, I have found this to be very helpful...
    1412 days ago
  • RHEYNKLW
    Those cookies look fantastic -- I can almost taste them!

    Ask your massage therapist if he can do Myers-style myofascial release (he may know it by the name Anatomy Trains.) It is pretty aggressive and can even be outright painful, but I have had amazing results on both clients and myself (self-treating and being worked on by other therapists.)

    Good luck and feel better!
    1412 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2012 12:37:14 PM
  • 2WHEELEDSHARON
    The cookies look wonderful.
    Bummer about your IT band. I know you'll do well at the HM. Even if you're slower than usual, I hope you end up having a good time doing it. Yay for chiropractors and sports massage therapists!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving with the family.
    1412 days ago
  • BEFIT_WITHGUSTO
    I'm so sorry you're hurting!! It sounds like you're doing everything right to help heal it. I hope you feel 100% at the HM!
    1412 days ago
  • BUTEAFULL
    hmmm this IT thing sure is a pain in the butt
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    and the docs can't come up with a fix? other than the stretches and massage? nothing permanent?
    1412 days ago
  • JLITT62
    I have knee/hip pain now & again . . . sometimes just a twinge, sometimes really painful. I just never know when it will strike.

    Here's hoping you feel much better by Tuesday!
    1412 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I'd devour these for breakfast (which I just had - a healthy one). My faves.
    1412 days ago
  • SPEEDYDOG
    Hi Nat,

    I love cinnamon! There is a big void left by Hostess going out of business. You are sitting on a gold mine!

    A trip to the Chiropractor sounds like a good idea. Have you has much trouble with your IT band before? When my IT band started to hurt the pain was in my hip.

    Good luck on your HM.

    Bruce
    1412 days ago
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