I’m really excited for the Kiawah Island Half! This week was pretty miserable, so I’m really looking foward to a 2 1/2 day weekend on the beach!
I’ve been really hesitant to set a goal for this race because I knew it was coming less than 2 months after my first marathon, and I had absolutely no idea how I would feel afterwards. But the last couple weeks of running have been really outstanding for me! The only problem is the hip pain that I’ve had for the last week or so =( It kinda came out of nowhere, and I ended up taking several days off running to see if it would get better. It started with my hip popping when I first woke up in the morning, and it would start hurting sometime around mid-morning while I was at work (I’m on my feet a good bit at work). I did Body Attack on Tuesday and it really hurt during class, so I figured I’d better take it easy for a few days. I finally ran again on Friday and I felt better, but it still pops when I first get up. Anyone encountered this before?
Anyways, I’m very confident that I will at least break my PR of 2:32, so I’m not worried about that. It will definitely be a fun trip, and it sounds like a lot of other bloggers will be there, so I’ll maybe run into some of you all there!
I think I’m still sore from this workout! It was definitely tough.
There’s been some people at work *begging* for me to make some cookies, so I did some baking today. So, I have a cookie recipe to share! This recipe was given to my by my grandma, but I’m not sure where she got it from. Here it is:
Flourless Peanut Chocolate Cookies
- 1 c creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 c roasted peanuts
Beat peanut butter, egg, and sugar together, then stir in all other ingredients. Bake at 350 for 12-15 mins.
I usually use chunky peanut butter and leave out the roasted peanuts. This recipe is GF, so enjoy, if that’s an issue!
I also made some muffins that I found on the Lean Green Bean’s blog! They’re Cranberry Sweet Potato muffins, and super delicious. I was a little skeptical since the recipe is a bit strange, but I’m a fan! I doubled the recipe so I’ll have snacks for next week.
Another goodie….I sent my dad this recipe for a Cranberry Margarita a few weeks ago. He loved it! So I tried it out today.
Some other goodies.
Last random thought of the day, I stopped by Palmetto Moonshine last week one day after work. I pass by this place on the way to work, and they have a sign that says they have goats on the roof. Why do they have goats on the roof??? No one knows.
Any other Christmas goodies I should try?