Mileage of 2014 World Cup Players (Recipe: Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies)

You think us marathoners run a lot, eh? Some of the top players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup covered more than 50 miles during the tournament.  That’s crazy!

The long distances covered throughout the course of a game combined with sudden bursts of speed and constant cutting makes soccer an effective cross-training exercise for runners. Soccer incorporates endurance and interval training while improving agility.

According to the official FIFA website, USA’s Michael Bradley and Chile’s Marcelo Diaz ran more than 8 miles per game. Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, Argentina’s Marcos Rojo and Costa Rica’s Celso Borges weren’t far behind averaging 7.5-7.8 miles per game. All five players, along with several others, ran more than a 10K race in each game they played!

Over the course of seven games, players from World Cup champions Germany and runners-up Argentina ran nearly two marathons. Germany’s Thomas Mueller led the field, covering about 52.2 miles throughout the tournament.

And I am worried about my 9-miler tomorrow?  Pssshhhh…that’s nothing compared to this!

Quote of the Day:

“If we want to find a happy marriage, we need to think small—we need to look at marriage up close and see that it’s built not out of anything poetic, but out of 20,000 mundane Wednesdays.” -Tim Urban

These cookies weren’t my favorite.  They weren’t as soft as I like my cookies to be.  Although, Callie seemed to like them since she ate 8 of them!  She snagged them from the counter in the middle of the night while they were cooling!  Talk about a full stomach!  That child is constantly into mischief. 🙂  But she really had fun on our outing to the vet today!  She loves our new vet!  As does Envy!


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But now for the cookie recipe!

Giant M&M Cookies2 (MBA)

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M’s
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Sift together flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
  • In a mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about two minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • On low, add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in M&M’s and chocolate chips.
  • Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350* and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop chilled dough with a 2-inch scoop and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 16 minutes or until lightly brown. If using a smaller scoop, then bake for about 12-14 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool and repeat with remaining cookie dough.

Courtesy of Bakerella

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