Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rainy Runs and Baking Deliciousness

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The group did a nice 8 miler yesterday in a different route out in the country.  We passed a lot of big, beautiful houses as well as a farm with a bunch of horses.  This is the first time I've seen horses do anything more than just stand there - 2 were actually chasing each other!  It was a lot of fun to watch and a great way to break up the run out on dirt roads.  I just wish I had my camera with me  :)
After last Tuesday's above run in the cold, miserable, pouring rain I feel like I conquer anything!  So, when it was sprinkling this morning, I didn't hesitate to get dressed and hit the road.  I ran a fun route I have only run once - on my first 18 miler - and was looking forward to doing part of it again.  In what seemed like a blink of an eye, 5 miles were done and I turned to head home.  I finished 8.25 miles soaking wet - you can kinda tell from this pic, my shirt was just sticking to me! 
I was so proud of myself and felt so great when I got home!  It's amazing what a great run will turn you into - I came home, took a hot shower, did all the laundry and baked up a storm!  

Check out these peanut butter kiss cookies - my husband's favorite!  I've never made them before and had a lot of fun trying out different variations.  
With my husband's expert taste-testing skills, we determined the old-fashioned drop cookies coated in sugar were the ultimate winners, so I finished the batch!
Not to be overdone by my husband's favorite treat, I made mine: banana muffins and this batch turned out divine!!
Hope you all have a great week!


  1. Whoa. Either that cooling rack is ginormous, or you made teeny tiny baked goodies!

    Great job on the run =)

  2. Hahaha, the answer is both! The cooling racks are bigger than normal, but these are mini muffins :)

  3. Those muffins look awesome!

    Nice job on the run! I still have not gotten out there and braved the rain to get a run in yet...

  4. Mmmm, I LOVE those cookies! I just wish I was satisfied with ONE. I feel the need to eat like a hundred of them.

    Don't you love feeling drenched in sweat after a run? It always makes me feel great!