THE MELT DOWN:
I suffered yet ANOTHER meltdown concerning Boston. I was confirming hotel reservations and discovered I had booked my sister in a MARYLAND hotel! Thatâ€™s the STATE of Maryland. How that happened, I really cannot tell you. I changed the booking but had to spend another $100. MORE per night. Okâ€¦whatever.
The second shock was the hotel room for me, booked through Marathon Tours (by the way, they are NOT nice people at Marathon Tours!) for the race, was NOT 1 mile from the finish line. It was across the water, 3 Â½ miles away. It sounds close but Boston is a big city. There will be a ton of people and after running that kind of distance, Iâ€™m not going to want to worry about a cab, a train, a bus, or WALKING to get back to the hotel. Sooooooâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..
I went back on line (no way to change the reservation now without suffering major $$$$ consequences) and found a parking garage where Ted could strategically park the morning of the race to ensure I only had about a mile walk to the car. Hopefully, problems solved but somehow, I have a feeling there will be more surprises to come.
I like to get my â€œplan of actionâ€ arranged well in advanced as you can tell. Can you imagine if I had left it until a week before leaving and THEN tried to get a room for my sister?! Yikes!
Do you fly by the seat of your pants or do you plan ahead?
Iâ€™ve been really upset about my slow time all winter. The other day as I was chugging along with Shane, I realized that last year I would always pause my Garmin when Shane stopped. THIS year, I have been leaving the Garmin going. Obviously this affects myÂ average pace. So Wednesday, I stopped the Garmin anytime little fur face stopped to sniff, take care of â€œbusiness 1â€, and take care of â€œbusiness 2â€. My time: right on training pace like last year. That certainly doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™ll have the same marathon race pace as Wineglass but for now, Iâ€™m feeling a little better.Â I just have to stop reading other BQerâ€™s blogs regarding their many training miles and fast paces and all their hill work.Â I havenâ€™t done the hills and the speed training has been on the treadmill because my muscle injuries wouldnâ€™t allow me to train any other way.Â
This week the plan is to run 60 miles. As of today, the total is 40.Â Iâ€™m doing my 3rd 20 miler Saturday which should put me right on target. The weather looks a little crappy.Â Itâ€™s going to beÂ C O L D.
A very easy, high protein, nutritionally rich cookie.Â Use GoLean Kashi original cereal and your favorite Low Fat Granola to create a cute little thumb print cookie. Make sure to have your favorite preserves on hand to put a nice little blob in the middle. No sugar added to the cookie because thatâ€™s in the granola.
Make 16 to 24 cookies
- 3/4 cup GoLean Kashi Cereal
- 2 cups Low Fat Granola
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 1 large egg
- Your favorite 100% fruit preserves
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix all the ingredients EXCEPT the preserves in a bowl.Â
Drop by TBS on a non stick cookie sheet. Make an indent in the middle and drop about a 1/4 tsp of
your favorite fruit preserve in the middle of each cookie.Â
Bake for 12 â€“ 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Over exposed Apricot with deliciously HOT bubbles(right from the oven!):
Over exposed Luscious Lemon Curd:
The all time favorite, AND in the right light Blueberry Thumbprint:
That cookies a winner