When Injured Eat Dessert!

Sunday’s Race

Was a no go. I set my alarm for 5:45 am to get up and check my Achilles. I had decided that if it was even slightly sore I was not going to run. Got up, walked around, stretched and felt just slight soreness. Made coffee, texted my RPIC that I sadly was not going to make it and chillaxed.

Best. Decision.

Although it was a hard one. I love running. I especially love running short races. Short distances test my fitness and I love seeing how fast I can go. That is the main reason why I bailed on Sunday. That and the fact that my little brother’s best friend just ruptured his Achilles doing track work. Poor guy. That is exactly what I do NOT want to happen.

When I Can’t Run

I bake to make myself feel better.

That, friends, is whole wheat cookie cake. Doesn’t the “whole wheat” part make it sound healthy?! Of course it does and if it’s “healthy” you can have more of it. At least that’s the rule in our house. Life is too short to not enjoy a sweet treat!

I loved it, LD said it was one of the best desserts ever and the kids ate it so fast I’m not sure that they tasted it. I don’t usually post recipes but this one is EASY PEASY and it  NEEDS to be shared!

Here is how you make it:

In a large mixing bowl combine:

1 cup of softened butter

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

Once it’s blended beat in 2 eggs and 1 tsp of vanilla

Then slowly add 2 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour

The batter should be sticky and thick

Fold in one cup of mini chocolate chips

Then spread into a 13×9 greased baking pan and pop it into the oven (350 degrees) for 25ish minutes or until you notice it browning on top. Take it out of the oven and then sprinkle some more mini choco chips…or mini m&m’s on top and let it cool.

Serve it up with ICE CREAM!! Or cocoa…or coffee..or by itself. I love desert.

That’s it- so simple and so good!

After Drowning My Injury Sorrows In Desert

I headed to the gym this morning and put in 35 minutes on the moving stairs, followed by 35 min of core and strength training. The stairs kicked my butt and I hope that by rotating that and spin I can keep my cardio up while giving my Achilles a break.

I will be super bummed if I am not ready for Maui. But I think I would be even more bummed if I didn’t chill, seriously injured myself and could not run Vegas in December. It is going to be my best friends first marathon and I plan on being by her side every step of the way. PLEASE GET BETTER ACHILLES. I HAVE TRAINING TO DO!

Happy Monday All!