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It’s Just Cake!

The good news is I can walk again today, the bad news is that means I have to stop going right home after work and cramming booze and junk food in my face and go back to the gym :(.  Wait, that’s not how the rest of you recover after a race?  That’s just silly, you all should try my methods.

I’ve alluded to these Blondies a few times before in recent posts, so I thought I’d finally post about them.  In order to entertain myself and stay away from the booze over the weekend when I was getting ready for my race, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen.  Because of a brownie craving on Friday that was never satisfied, they were on the agenda, until I saw this Blondie recipe on Smitten Kitchen.  I added chocolate chunks, oh and you know I added that Bourbon.  Makers Mark to be specific, and they were amazing.  At first I thought they were slightly undercooked when I took them out of the oven, but once given time to cool, they are left chewy and soft, with a kick of bourbon.  Yes, you still taste it.

Those are the last two, and I’m pretty sad about it, although my thighs are not.   Good thing we still have a plethora of Georgetown Cupcakes at home to satisfy my cravings!  Speaking of cravings, yesterday we had a birthday in the office, so there was cake.  On average there is cake in this office 3 times a week, so most of the time I decline having a slice because I’m not going to stuff cake in my face 3 times a week.  Yesterday however, it was 3:30, I was hungry, and happen to enjoy Whole Foods butter cream icing immensely, so I had a piece of cake.  You would have though I freaking grew wings and started flying around the office.

“Kelly, you’re having cake?!  You never have cake!”  “I don’t think I’ve ever seen you eat cake before!”  I assure you people, I eat cake, and cupcakes, and brownies, and ice cream, just not every damn time it’s available.  “Why are you eating cake today?!”  I was just like well, I’m hungry, and I ran 10 miles on Sunday and I want it, and then I felt my face start to turn bright red.  Good lord, why must people make a big deal out of eating or not eating cake?  It’s just cake!

Anyway, somehow it’s Wednesday already and my weekend is pretty much kicking off tomorrow at 5:30 despite the fact that I do actually have work Friday.  It’s going to be a good one friends, mostly because I don’t have any long training runs to stay sober for ;).

Breakfast For Dinner

One more day!!!! Also, I am pleased to admit that I am pretty much finished packing.  I may have packed enough to last me 3 weeks, but that is besides the point.  The bf arrives at some point tonight, tomorrow we have a billion errands to run, and then we are off to OBX bright and early Saturday morning.  I have a feeling today and tomorrow won’t be the most productive work days for me, but meh whatever.

As I was driving home from work, the temperature gauge on my car kept going between 79 and 80 which to me sounded like perfect outside running weather.  I mapped out a 4 mile route on mapmyrun.com and headed out.  At the end of mile 2, I had a really bad side cramp and my right shoulder was starting to hurt.  I took a breather, stretched everything out and started the run back home.

I wasn’t trying for a super speedy time, just wanted to make sure I could cover the distance comfortably, and overall I am pretty happy with my splits.  This is now officially the furthest I have ever run outside alone.  When I was training for Broad Street last year, all my long runs were done outside with my ex bf.  I also decided to try wearing a hat during the run, to see how I felt about it.  Verdict?  For outside runs I really enjoy it, it kept the sweat from dripping down my face and the sun off my head.  Here are the stats, miles 1 and 4 are almost the same as are miles 2 and 3.  Need to work on keeping the pace up in the middle.

Name Distance Time Avg Pace Avg Speed Max Speed Total Cals Avg HR Max HR
Total 4.00 38.16 9:33 6.3 7.8 447 165 181
Lap 1 1.00 9:25.54 9:25 6.4 7.1 111 153 169
Lap 2 1.00 9:41.32 9:41 6.2 7.8 115 171 173
Lap 3 1.00 9:44.40 9:44 6.2 7.3 109 164 174
Lap 4 1.00 9:22.33 9:22 6.4 7.7 111 170 181
Lap 5 27.24 0:03.10 10:00 6.0 7.6 1 181 181

After my run, I collapsed in a sweaty heap on my yoga map and did some ab exercises and stretches.  Then it was time to pack.  I think basically all I need to do now is throw in a pair of jeans and my toiletries and I’ll be good to go.

Dinner was again something random in an attempt to empty out the fridge, a scrambled egg and bacon wrap.

I’m just realizing now that I forgot to season the eggs, which is probably why I didn’t enjoy this as much as I could have.  Live and learn.  Tonight I have an appointment for my lady parts to get tortured (ya know, to prepare for a week-long beach trip) and then I’m picking up the bf from the train station, so I’m not sure if there will be a workout tonight.  Maybe I’ll be able to squeeze in a little Yoga Meltdown.

Oh and here’s some pics of my new cube at work, I am loving finally having my own space!

There’s a whole other part of desk and behind me and to the left, but that’s not very interesting.  It’s also officially my birthday month!  17 days until I’m the big 2-5!