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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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    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.
    1899 days ago
    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!
    1900 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    I'm amazed both that the cookies made it that far and that you're planning to run that far. Go, Barb!

    1901 days ago
    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!
    1901 days ago
    yah, you!
    1901 days ago
  • _LINDA
    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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    1901 days ago
    Great cookie success story.
    1901 days ago
    Look out,world! Here she comes! Such determination!
    1901 days ago
    Glad the cookies arrived in good shape.

    Good for you on the marathon!
    1901 days ago
    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.
    1901 days ago
    emoticon Glad the cookies were a success! emoticon
    1901 days ago
    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!

    Karen emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • DALID414
    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!
    1901 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Yay cookies! Yay stretching goals! Yay running in cold!
    1901 days ago
    Awwwww . . . glad that DS got the cookies! Wow . . . you ARE ambitious with your running! HUGS
    1901 days ago
    Yay for cookie shaped cookies! I can't even run a complete 5k yet, so a marathon kinda blows my mind. Go you!
    1901 days ago
    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 I haven't sent them yet. OK, to be honest, I haven't baked them yet. I've got a little time :)
    1901 days ago
    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.
    1902 days ago
    emoticon I'm sure the cookies were a big hit and a welcomed change. Congrats on signing on for the marathon and following your're courageous and unstoppable! emoticon emoticon
    1902 days ago
    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.
    1902 days ago
    thanks for the hint on the cookies

    1902 days ago
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