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Cookie report

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Got an IM from my son this morning that the cookies I baked and shipped nearly two weeks ago arrived at their intended destination today. He said the team had missed lunch due to mission... so the cookies were a HUGE hit, and the Col even asked if I shared secret recipes. Hee-hee... right off the package. Except for one place where the recipe says either vanilla or orange peel? I put in both. See? Now my Spark buds as well as my son's Col have the secret!

emoticon He said they even arrived in cookie shape (as opposed to granola clumps).

So... that's the good news.

On the "she went off the deep end" front... I followed through on my temptation to sign on to do the Lincoln Marathon in May. As a full 26.2. And then I went out in the 31 degree F cloudy morning on a training run. The state of my current "long slow run" shape? 8.1 miles in 1:32. When looking at the training plan? That's about six weeks in. So... once again, kind of adjusting training expectations.
emoticon Note to self: if you are going to run outside in temps like this again? Wear warmer gloves! The rest of the layers worked well... about four on the top. Just regular running long pants on the bottom.

Oh, and the techno-toy? Perfect for this kind of run!
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DOGLADY13 12/10/2012 9:36PM

    What a great motivator you are for me. I'm getting back in to it, as you know. I love to hear about other people's goals and their efforts to stick to it. I think about it when I want to take it easy on myself.

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LINDAKAY228 12/9/2012 3:56PM

    I'm so glad the cookies made it safely and were such a big hit. Thanks again to your son and all the other military and families for the sacrifices. I can never say it enough.

Awesome goal for next year! I have no doubt you can do it!

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DEBRA0818 12/9/2012 8:20AM

    I'm amazed both that the cookies made it that far and that you're planning to run that far. Go, Barb!

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SWEDE_SU 12/9/2012 7:11AM

    glad the cookies were a success! wonderful story. i find hands are the hardest part about winter running - thinner gloves aren't warm enough, heavy ones, my hands get too warm. i wind up taking them off and holding them and in a way, that works best! glad you are enjoying the techno toy - i used runkeeper a bit in sweden last summer, may have to try installing it on my phone here!

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PATRICIAAK 12/9/2012 12:12AM

    yah, you!

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_LINDA 12/9/2012 12:04AM

    Wow. That is one long way to send cookies! Never thought you could send food and have it arrive fresh and good to eat. That is great they survived the arduous trip and everyone was able to enjoy them!
Great run in less than ideal temperatures!! Fantastic courage to sign up for the full marathon!! If anyone can do it, it would be you! You are strong, fit, have good stamina and have great will power! You go girl!!
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KARIDIAN1 12/8/2012 11:31PM

    Great cookie success story.

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MSLZZY 12/8/2012 11:28PM

    Look out,world! Here she comes! Such determination!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 12/8/2012 9:19PM

    Glad the cookies arrived in good shape.

Good for you on the marathon!

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WATERMELLEN 12/8/2012 8:55PM

    So lovely that your son got his cookies safely and at just the right moment!!

I was pretty sure you were going to sign up for that full marathon . . . and I have no doubt at all you'll ace the training AND the race.

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LVMAMAW 12/8/2012 6:24PM

    emoticon Glad the cookies were a success! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/8/2012 6:07PM

    I'm glad your cookies were a big hit. Good luck in your upcoming marathon. I'll be cheering you on from the virtual sidelines!

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DALID414 12/8/2012 5:30PM

    Oh man, I've stayed away from cookies so far, its been tough, everyone seems to get bitten by the baking bug this time of year!

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OPTIMIST1948 12/8/2012 4:55PM

    Yay cookies! Yay stretching goals! Yay running in cold!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/8/2012 4:51PM

    Awwwww . . . glad that DS got the cookies! Wow . . . you ARE ambitious with your running! HUGS

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LESLIELENORE 12/8/2012 4:34PM

    Yay for cookie shaped cookies! I can't even run a complete 5k yet, so a marathon kinda blows my mind. Go you!

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MNTWINSGAL 12/8/2012 2:55PM

    You are going to be so proud when you complete that marathon in May. And we'll be virtually cheering you every step of the way!

Glad the cookies made it. Mine only have to go as far as Hawaii....so I haven't sent them yet. OK, to be honest, I haven't baked them yet. I've got a little time :)

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SLENDERELLA61 12/8/2012 1:06PM

    Congrats on your training!! That was a great run. I'm benched again due to backache. Booooo. But I'll overcome and this time not go back to picking Gwen up so much. I've got to learn how to dress for cooler (not cold like your temps) weather, too. I probably just need to get some gloves.

I'm excited for you doing the full marathon. I'm not aspiring to that much, but I respect it greatly. I know you will do it and do it well!

Glad your cookies were such a success -- and that you had the discipline that it did not mess up your success!! Take care.

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DEBRITA01 12/8/2012 1:02PM

    emoticon I'm sure the cookies were a big hit and a welcomed change. Congrats on signing on for the marathon and following your dreams...you're courageous and unstoppable! emoticon emoticon

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DLDMIL 12/8/2012 12:48PM

    emoticon for the cookies arriving, I know they really appreciated them. Our soldiers are so great and appreciate of everything they receive. emoticon on deciding to do the full marathon.

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AZMOMXTWO 12/8/2012 12:38PM

  thanks for the hint on the cookies



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