Rachelle has a birthday next Monday and Julia and I also turned 28 this year so Rachelle put together the coolest bday party ever. 28 miles of bday celebrating. Runners really are crazy.
I won’t be doing the full 28 because my body will crumble into 400 pieces if I attempted that but I am going to try and get in a good amount of miles with the group. I can’t wait. I also can’t wait to finish my long run with eating birthday cake at 9 in the morning.
The above picture was from a 1/2 marathon that we did in St. George back in 2011.
Friends that run together stay together.
Pump and 1 mile on the treadmill before class this morning (saving my legs for above mentioned awesomeness).
Curly gave us an amazing tour of her school.
And I got all fancy in the kitchen and made lunch for me and my sister. Roasted broccoli and a wrap.
And during nap time my sister and I decided to start the weekend early by being lazy and catching up on Modern Family episodes. Rough life we had today.
You know you look forward to holidays because of the candy too. Don’t deny it.
Curly and I got busy in the kitchen with the above candy.
My cookie recipe (not sure where it came from but my family and I have been using it for decades):
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
Coconut M&Ms and semi-sweet chocolate chips (the more of both of these items the better)
Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate chips (and candy). Drop onto greased cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Makes 3 dozen.
The quote I am loving right now:
“The past is to be learned from but not lived in.” Jeffrey R Holland (I adore his quotes)
Moving forward and focusing on the future is something I am really working on. Learning from what I went through but not dwelling on the situation makes me so much happier. I love my new normal life so why would I waste time ‘living’ in the past?!? Just something to think about.
What year did you run your very first race?
-2006 (my first half marathon) and then I didn’t do another race until 2010 and after that I was hooked.
Tell me a quote that you are loving lately (I am obsessed with quotes and I want to know what you are loving right now too)!
Favorite holiday candy?
Last errand that you did?