Billy always finds the coolest articles for me and this one (from Runner’s World, Runner’s High from Medium But Not Hard Exercise) I especially loved because it helped explain my love for running lots of miles at a medium pace (not too hard and not to easy). It is all about that Runner’s High that we are all addicted to. The study that they conducted charted 10 different runners endocannabinoid (“morphine-like brain chemicals”) levels before and after workouts at different intensity levels.
“It’s only a certain range of medium intensities that hits the sweet spot.”
According to this study the jogging-medium intensity runs produce the highest endocannabinoid levels! Now this study doesn’t chart endorphins (which are also a huge part of the Runner’s High) but I thought it was pretty cool to see what type of running makes us feel so good from these endocannabinoid chemicals:) I think this is why we come back from our long runs where we go slower than our normal pace feeling like a million bucks.
The crockpot really is one of the best inventions ever. Yesterday I put in chicken and bbq sauce to make sandwiches. Billy’s favorite fruit is blackberries and he shared them with me, that is selflessness at its finest. I don’t think I have ever shared my grapes.
I had another dose of Pinterest obsession time yesterday and it put me in the mood to bake. Instead of making anything that I found on Pinterest I stuck to my favorite cookie recipe but got a little crazy and threw in white chocolate chips too. The cookie dough deserved its own picture.
Is it a sad thing or a good thing that I have this recipe memorized?
I am sending some (SOME) of the cookies to school with Billy because butter and sugar is the best way to make friends and I also made some brownies for friends. I left a piece for me and Billy, he prefers the middle piece and I prefer (I didn’t use to) the corner pieces. I mixed my brownie in, just like Coldstone does, with some vanilla ice cream.
And because I have never ever written a post (that I remember at least) that didn’t include a picture of someone in my life or myself I have to include this one. The bow lasted a full 8 minutes in her hair before she took it out.
The most important question I have ever asked… Corner brownie or middle brownie?
How often do you feel the Runner’s High? What type of runs do you feel it most often with?
What did you have for dinner last night?
I usually ask this at the very first of the month but I want to know WHO HAS OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS? What day?