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!
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.
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!