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?
Those sugar cookies look amazing. I love when they are chewy and dense too. Can’t stand crunchy sugar cookies!