Today in History: December 3rd my Daddy was born, my friend Justin was born and I ran my first Marathon in Memphis!
Yes I did it!!!! Woke up at 5:30am (hubby set the alarm for 5:30 not 5:15) and jumped out of bed! Hubby had my coffee read, thanks hubs, and I drank it with a piece of whole wheat toast and Pb. I then headed down to my running trails, and did a wonderful 5 miles in the 47 degree weather. At first I was real cold, and then I thought of Lance, “If you need to get warmed up a bit – think of me – snow falling, temps in the 20’s – I’m sure you’ll forget all about 48 feeling cold!!” and I started running hard. I took the first three miles easy to warm up my tight and sore legs. My legs are real sore the front part of my hammys are killing. I think it is from all the squats we did in class on Monday. Once the legs were warmed up I picked up the pace and shredded off 5 minutes of my turn around time.
Distance: 5.08 miles
Avg Pace: 8:49
Max pace: 6:30
Total Calories burned:602
My goal is to beat my mileage last month, at least run 50 miles!
In January when I start training for Boston I know I will start piling on the miles big time!
When I got home I made a bowl of Cranberry Christmas Oats:
1/2 c oats
1 c unsweetened soy milk ( I like hemp better)
a dash of pumpkin spice
a dash of Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
handful of dried cranberries
handful of Zoe’s granola cranberry currents
handful of flax seed
1/8 cup sliced almonds
spoonful of Barneys Butter! man I missed this in TN:)
I love all the crunchiness! I also had the last small slice of my whole wheat french toast casserole. As you can see I had one more cup of coffee but this one was black.
MORE SHOPPING SALES
Today is my daddy’s birthday( HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD) and my friend Justin’s!!! It is also the day I ran my first marathon in 2005! For my dad’s birthday we are having him over for an elegant dining experience with my brothers:) So I need your help! I want to make this a very special birthday dinner, I am coming up with a menu and going all out! Do you have any ideas what I should make?! I would appreciate anything!
My goal is to get all the Christmas cards in the mail by Saturday. Seeing that we haven’t taken any pictures I am not sure that will be possible but hubby and I were thinking about just putting Bosco on our card and saying HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MCCORMICK’S, keeping it short and simple. I know family’s sometimes just send out cards with their kids on it, and sense Bosco is our baby I thought why not he is cuter then the both of us…lol…what do you think?
Tonight I have so much to do!
- take pictures of all the goodies I am sending to the POTM winners!
- make a NEW chicken pot pie recipe
- clean the house for tomorrows group
- work on Christmas cards
- make dads birthday dinner menu
The plan is to get home start a fire drink some of my NEW hot tea, and get to busy!!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday! OH and don’t forget to send in your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org for the CreatYourOwn Cookbook Contest!!! I don’t have too many submissions so everybody has a fare chance!
Here is my NEW tea!!!