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Let It Snow?
Sadly, it didn’t snow during our morning run, but it was a gloriously chilly 37 degrees Fahrenheit with brilliant sunshine. I’m on Week 5 of the Zombies, Run! 5K Training Program and have graduated to 10-minute “free runs” (where I run and walk as I see fit) with intervals of 60-second running drills alternating with 30-second walks. It feels SO GOOD! I didn’t want to stop today, but the workouts are hovering around 50 minutes, which is plenty of raised heart rate time for a metabolically challenged elf like me.
Now it’s time to make cookies! On our baking agenda today: Russian Teacakes, Potato Chip Cookies, Cook’s Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cranberry Bliss Bars. (Once or twice a week, after our run, we drive through Starbucks for a decaf Americano, and every time, I avert my eyes from the holiday-flavored lattes and giant photo of Cranberry Bliss bars. “Some day before Christmas,” I said to Dave, “I’m treating myself to a gingerbread latte and a cranberry bar.” This morning, I ordered a decaf gingerbread latte, took a sip, and… thbbbsssstttt… almost spit it out. Too sweet! Too Fakey McFakerson tasting! So I was coffee-less. And I passed up on the factory-baked cranberry bars in favor of making ’em at home.)
Hope you’re having some holiday fun this weekend! I’ll eat a cookie in honor of you.