Megan and I were running buddies from the start – when I lived in Orlando, we used to run together two or three times a week, and we always did our long runs together. It’s so nice to have her in Charlotte! I was really looking forward to helping her complete a long run for her upcoming half marathon.
Unfortunately, my ankle started to act up 2.75 miles into our run, so I called it quits. I guess my body isn’t fully recovered from the marathon (which isn’t surprising considered it’s only been 6 days!).
So I opted to grab my bike and follow Megan on two wheels!
And Nicole joined us as well for a few miles.
Although I was sad that my ankle was bothering me and I couldn’t run, I have to say that biking alongside a runner is a completely different experience than running the distance yourself. We covered 13 miles in a little over 2 hours, which was an awesome pace for Megan, and an incredibly relaxing pace for me! 🙂
I basically just hung outside and chatted with my friend (while she sweated and suffered! Sorry, Megan!).
I had a basic breakfast before we left…
But we had a very special present waiting for us at the ‘finish line.’
Remember how I dreamt about cinnamon buns last week and ended up creating Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast (which was great)? Well, Megan and I decided to make the Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls 101 recipe this morning. We kept having to stop off at the house to prep the dough. 🙂
The result was AMAZINGGGGGGGGG. Not the best cinnamon buns I’ve ever tasted (Grandma’s wins), but definitely the best I’ve made before. I loved the coffee-flavored icing, too. And thank to the PW’s simple, step-by-step recipe guide, I could actually figure out what I was suppose to do (baking with yeast scares me). We did end up cooking them for twice as long as the PW recommends, though.
I’m already on my second one. I might just eat cinnamon buns for lunch, snack, and dinner today. 😉
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Let’s just say I’m glad it’s such a pain in the butt to make cinnamon rolls (time consuming, too), or I’d eat them way too often.