It amazes me that during my taper for races I can't get my act together to do even the tiniest workout. Throughout training, I've been up in the 4 or 5am hour multiple times a week doing 90+ minute workouts. This morning I needed to be out of bed by 7 to fit in a half hour on the trainer and I didn't even make it.
When I finally did get my half hour in (at like 7:30am), it was so humid that I think it should have counted as a swim as well, based on my sweat volume.
So while that was lame, today was super exciting as I got to do all my favorite race preparations. Grocery shopping, cooking, and packing. We are not allowed to grill at our apartment, so anytime we go anywhere with a grill we turn into grill dictators and completely take it over and refuse to eat any non-grilled foods. This mainly applies to our parents' houses, and the lake house we are staying in this weekend. I chopped a bunch of veggies and marinated them for after the race.
|Eric's parent's house like 3 years ago|
Let's be serious though, we all know what I was really excited about, and it wasn't veggies.
After days of agonizing over what recipe to choose for my post 70.3 dessert, I figured it out.
Kari recently made Reese's Cheesecake Brownies, and I remembered this on a run last week and vowed to copy her. (Normal people fantasize about dessert during runs, right?). About a mile later, I remembered that my friend Jackie doesn't like peanut butter (I know, it's a miracle I'm still friends with her), so that wouldn't work. I choose another recipe for creme de menthe brownies, but then it turned out Lily doesn't like mint! You can't even understand how stressful this was becoming for me.
After a significant amount of time spent browsing dessert sites, nothing was calling my name. Finally, I returned to the original idea, but replaced the peanut butter in the cheesecake part of the recipe with Nutella, the one thing we all agree on. I topped half the brownies with Reese's for the PB lovers (aka normal people) and the other half with Wegmans non - pareils, which are also delicious.
Can you even imagine what my life could be like if I could apply the type of focus that I reserve for desserts to other areas, such as my job, masters degree, or home? I could really make something of myself.
As if delving in to that chocolate heaven wasn't enough, as it was baking, I got to attack our wonderful, organized, color coded packing spreadsheet that Jackie made (that's why I keep her around, even despite her PB hatred).
|This is one page of many.|
|These are two bags of many.|
I have no idea what possessed me, but I randomly looked at a Groupon for sushi that I had bought in October that was on the fridge to check the expiration date. It expired today, which meant we had no choice but to skip the healthy leftovers in the fridge and go out for sushi.