Last night, we ended up making Christmas sugar cookies instead of Dough Balls. Since this recipe has over 2,000 positive reviews, I figured I couldn’t go wrong – and I was right. The cookies were chewy and dense, just the way I like sugar cookies!
I am definitely adding this to my holiday arsenal of recipes!
This morning, everyone else slept in so I snuck out with the sunrise and went for a run. I did 3.0 miles, and it felt pretty good! Recently, I’ve been feeling in a bit of a running slump since the marathon, and I realized why. Not only has my weekly running time dropped from 6 hours a week to about 2 (which is kind of sad to me because running is one of my favorite things to do!), but I haven’t been running long distances at all. This morning, it finally clicked – I think runs only start to feel pleasurable (for me) after 2.0 miles.
Mile 1, I feel cold and snot is running all over my face. Mile 2, my legs are feeling stiff and my muscles are right. By Mile 3, everything is warmed up, and I start to have fun! … And then I stop running. :) Haha! I really need to get back over 3.0 miles so I can get back into the zone. Just waiting for my knees to cooperate again!
I tested out these Nike running tights, which I bought yesterday and are on Black Friday weekend sale for $30.
They were super comfy and warm! I would recommend buying a size smaller than you think you’ll need.
Breakfast featured a very special topping. 🙂
Christmas cookie and Grilled Banana Sandwich! I crumbled about 1/2 a cookie on top of my melty banana. It was so good.
Um, I should put cookies on top of more breakfasts. Truth.
Off to enjoy the Holiday weekend!
What’s your magic number for mileage? Are you still looking for your magic number?