I kicked off my race prep with 2.5 miles yesterday afternoon and a green smoothie for part of my dinner. Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition :)
Here's a shot from last night's ice cream party!
Out-of-this-world delicious homemade rocky road. Oh, my - was it good!!!
This was me after 11pm last night. Laying out my stuff - safety pins included!
The race was at 7:45 this morning :) My time was 28:28. That including some walking too because I got a terrible stomach bubble after the 1 mile marker. Ouch, but who's quitin'! I'd love to know what time I could have gotten if I hadn't had to slow down :( Next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our group shot :-) So fun!
After the race, we all headed out for some breakfast.
My grandparents met us at the restaurant and we enjoyed time with them. Eggs, wheat toast and fruit make a great post-run meal :)
I was in a baking mood this afternoon! Fun, fun :) Mary and I went blueberry picking at our next door neighbor's so we could make some buttermilk blueberry pancakes. I know, heavenly . . .
They smelled wonderful! Good and buttery :P
It was beautiful outside today :)
I also made some banana oatmeal cookies for dessert. We're going to dinner at my grandma Mimi's! This was first time making this recipe and I'd say they're definitely a keeper! I got the recipe from weelicious.com
You will need:
3 bananas (super ripe)
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dried dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I probably tripled this amount because we love the cinnamon flavor)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Mash your bananas in a bowl; mix your remaining ingredients. Let is sit for about 10 minutes and then scoop onto a cookie tray. Bake for 10-25 minutes. I like it less so you cook out less nutrients. Cool, serve and enjoy!
It's been a fabulous day! Hope you're having a great one too!!!