Obviously the tempo run never happened yesterday. I was sick to my stomach all day long. Darn wine and greasy food that I never eat (but was oh so delicious). I woke up this morning itching to run…I’m baaaack!
Mile 1-1.5: 11:00min
Mile 1.5-2.5: 7:30
Mile 2.5-3.5: 7:25
Mile 3.5-4.5: 7:22
Mile 4.5-6: 12:00ish minutes
Avg HR: 178
Max HR: 209 (Whoah!)
I think those are the right times, I was doing the math in my head while trying to keep my pace. If you know me you know very well that I am terrible at math, even simple addition and subtraction. It’s embarassing, really, but we all have our strengths…anddd weaknesses, haha. All in all it was a great run, it was definitely challenging but not exhausting. I ran to my universities track, which is a mile and a half from my apartment, and ran around it 3 times, it is a mile loop, then back to my apartment. The distances worked out perfect.
Peach Pie Green Monster:
1 mushy peach
1/2 frozen banana
1.5 cup light soymilk
1T peanut butter
Dashes of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon…heavy on the cinnamon!
Yum. Rivals the chocolate green monster for sure. It tasted so summery!
Here’s the recipe for my favorite birthday cake! It is a little non-traditional as far as birthday cakes go, but I have had it every single year, once a year, on my birthday since I can remember! It is simple and not too sweet, just like I like it. I have no clue where my mom found the recipe, but I’m sure glad she did!
Saucy Apple Swirl Cake
1pkg moist yellow cake mix
15oz jar applesauce
Heat oven to 350 Farenheit. Grease & flour a bundt pan. (Obviously the one Jacob made this year for my birthday was just in a 9×13 cake pan, so that works too! Bundt pan just adds a little pizazz, and allows for a cool line through the middle when you add the cinnamon and sugar). In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
In a large bowl, blend cake mix, applesauce and eggs until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes at highest speed. Pour 1/2 batter into pan. Sprinkle w/sugar mixture. Cover with remaining batter. Bake 35-45 minutes. Cool upright in pan for 25 minutes then turn onto a serving plate. Cool. Before serving, sift powdered sugar on top.
Doesn’t get easier (or more delicious) than that, folks! Thanks for reading, have a great day!