GAHHH! Somebody stop me! I want to register for a zillion races!
The exact same thing happened to me after the Arizona Marathon. My friend Monica even warned me not to go crazy, but I didn’t listen and ended up registering for 14 races after that. Fourteen races?! I am an insane person.
I already told myself I’m not going to register for so many races—mostly because it was a lot of time, travel, and money. My plan this time is only to register for really awesome races or ones that are close to home and super cheap. Here are some of the races that I am seriously considering:
Half at the Hamptons Half Marathon
Hampton Beach, NH, February 19, 2012
Old Fashioned 10 Miler
Foxboro, MA, February 19, 2012
Hyannis Half Marathon
Hyannis, MA, February 26, 2012
Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Half Marathon* (aka National Half Marathon)
Washington, DC, March 17, 2012
Oleksak Lumber Half Marathon
Westfield, MA, April 1, 2012
Reach the Beach Relay
Wachusett to Westport, MA, May 18-19, 2012
* Already registered
Dinner was make-your-own tacos, which were requested by my wonderful husband. Mal had a serious craving, so he asked me to pick up the ingredients for tacos. Mal, your wish is my command.
For dessert, I requested chocolate chip cookies. Once again, I tried to healthify the recipe.
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 15-18 cookies
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
- Use a tablespoon to portion batter, roll it into balls, and flatten on a greased baking sheet, approximately 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
- Eat and enjoy!
The flavor of these cookies was spot-on, but the texture was a little bit dry. Mal really liked them, so I guess they pass the cookie test.
This morning’s breakfast was sunflower butter, banana slices, chopped dates, and chia seeds on a whole wheat wrap.
On the side: iced coffee. I added coconut milk to it this morning. Mmm!
Be Thankful Challenge
I’m thankful for magazines. Not online magazines or those in tablet form. Real live magazines with pages that turn. I will forever love them.
Question of the Day
What are your favorite road races? I’m looking for suggestions!
P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway on Trading Up Downtown for some Irish-style oats and a fun bowl!