As I’ve told you many times in the past (usually around Thanksgiving time), banana cream pie has a special place in my heart. I have been craving one like crazy lately + Brooke was gone with her dad so I had lots of free time this weekend + baking is therapeutic for me = time to make one.
I felt pretty accomplished by the end. I used this recipe (she includes the crust link in the post too) and my family loved it!
While I was making my pie I had The Barkley Marathons documentary on and it was awesome. This race is SO different from the normal races we are used to—> it changes a little bit every year (with very little information about the race anywhere to be found), there are no course markings, it is $1.60 to register, the timing chips are books throughout the course and you have to tear your page number (bib number) out to make sure you went through that checkpoint and only 13 people have completed the entire thing in the last 25+ years of the race. It is 5 loops and equivalent to climbing and descending Mt. Everest! The cut-off time is 60 hours and over 100 miles. The racers don’t even know when the race is going to start… you just camp until you hear a horn and that means you have an hour until the race starts. I loved watching it and if you love documentaries… it’s a very interesting one! These racers are incredible.
And then at 5 I got my Brookie back and surprised her with her new room. There are still a few things missing around our place (i.e. rugs and wall stuff) but I’ll do a full tour once it is all done because I’m sure you’re dying to see it;)
And just like that she is in a twin bed. I swear she was just in the mini crib next to my bed with spikey hair yesterday.
Dinner was at my sister’s house so we got some jumping in before dinner.
They know red sauce is the way to my heart and so is mini garlic bread pizzas.
The best. I was proud.
My brother-in-law was quite obsessed too and gave a full review of his thoughts on the pie:
It sure feels good to be back to playing My Little Pony again.
Here is what last week looked like for running!!!
Monday: 5 miles @ 8:23 average pace
Tuesday: Mile Repeats—> 1 mile w/u, 6 x 1 mile (6:31, 6:27, 6:22, 6:18, 6:15, 6:10) w/ .5 mile recovery jogs, 1.5 mile c/d. 11 miles total
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:30
Thursday: Tempo Day—> 2.55 mile w/u, 6 miles @ 6:35, .45 c/d. 9 miles total
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:30 average pace
Saturday: 10.5 miles @ 7:55 average pace
46.5 miles total for the week! I won’t be getting much higher than that while training for this half marathon but I’m really excited to see how the Hanson’s plan works for me!
How was your running last week? Hardest run? Best run?
What is your go-to thing to do when you have free time on your hands?
-Baking and Netflix.
What was the best part of your weekend?
Have any desire to do an ultra?