I remember taking a poll somewhere one time where it asked What the Hardest part About Running is? Well, for me its walking out the door.
I have no problem getting up or getting dressed, but for some reason walking out the door that early morning breeze is the killer. Once my Garmin has locked in a satellite signal and my feet start to move, I am fine and could run for hours. It’s the whole getting start thing that is the toughest part.
My calves were very sore this morning so I took my 6.17 mile run very easy and kept a gentle 9:30 pace. When I returned I knew I needed a good stretch so I did Polly’s quick 10 minute Yoga for Runners and gave my legs the stretch that they needed.
I believe I have finally mastered the great and powerful Breakfast Cookie.
The secret is to not measure the liquids! Every recipe I check gave different measurements so I was going back and forth trying to find the one that was perfect for me. last night I said to hell with measuring my apple sauce and almond butter and instead just added enough to get a crumbly, sticky consistency. The results were perfection.
My breakfast cookie had 1/2 cup Oats, Dried Goji Berries, Mini Chocolate Chips, Cinnamon and just enough Apple Sauce (a couple of spoonfuls) and Almond Butter (spoonful) so that the mix stuck together. On top I had some Mango and Pineapple to give the cookie a tropical feel. 🙂
This morning’s Baker Spotlight is spotlighting the hilarious Heather from Hangry Pants. Heather is a sweet, down to earth blogger, who I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the past couple of months not only through her blog, but through personal e-mail exchanges as well.
Back in January I was even lucky enough to receive a package from Heather in which she sent me some of her scrumptious Ricotta Chocolate Chip Cookies. I manage to savor the cookies over the next two weeks and would not share with anyone, they were too good.
During the previous Blogging Bake Sale Jenn from Eatting Bender and Amelia from Highway to Health were the lucky winner’s of Heather’s creations. If you want more proof that Heather’s baked goods are worth buying check out Jenn’s review of heather’s Mixed Brown Bread and Amelia’s of the Olive Oil Muffins. Yum!