Last Sunday I had my last long run of marathon training! 15 miles! A was awesome and biked about 13 of the miles with me. 🙂 I’m such a lucky girl!
I was completely fine with my pace for the 15 miles since I had done a hill workout the day before and it was my 6th day in a row of running. Phew! This training plan has me running 5-6 days a week! And biking on my off day! I know!! I hope it’s worth it!
I fly out Thursday evening for the race! Eek! I’m kind of sort of freaking out a little. It’ll be over soon!
Want a fun fact ? Sweating away even just 1-2% of your body weight can impair your physical performance. More than 3% can increase risk of heat illness. Before exercise, aim to consume about 20 ounces of fluid. During exercise, aim to consume 1 cup of fluid every 15 minutes. To replenish lost fluid after exercise, it is recommended to ingest about 3 cups of fluid for every pound of body weight lost. So, if you lose 2 pounds after exercise, try to consume about 6 cups of water or perhaps consume an electrolyte-rich beverage (if you’ve exercised for more than 1 hour). I totally do electrolytes and salt tablets. You just gotta do it!
So I finally went through all my San Francisco pictures and got most of the good ones on Facebook! Wow. That was a task! I took soooo many pictures!
I’m going to skip around a little in the trip and post pictures of our day trip to Carmel with A’s aunt and uncle.
We had brunch at a delicious place in the little town. (I would totally go back.)
We tried garlic ice-cream. I know! It tasted like garlic. Surprise, surprise.
We went to a winery and got a little tipsy on some delicious California wine.
We had dinner at a delicious Italian place that was also downtown. We pretty much ate and drank a lot that day. 🙂
We drove down 17-mile drive and had drinks watching the sunset at Pebble Beach.
And we also hiked at Point Lobos, but I will post those pictures later because there are quite a few of them.
It was an amazing and relaxing day! I love vacations.
Quote of the Day:
“I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.” -Neila Rey
Recipe time! I made some cookies Wednesday night because we were going over to a friend’s for dinner on Thursday and I wanted to contribute something even though she said we didn’t need to bring anything. Everyone seemed to really, really like these cookies. I was not super impressed with the consistency, but everyone else liked them! So they are worth a try!
Chocolate Chip Sweetened Condensed Milk Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, beat together sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla extract until creamy. Stir in graham cracker mixture, and after it has been incorporated, stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Drop 1-inch balls onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned and just set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Courtesy of Baking Bites