The Cooking Runner

A cream puff and cheesecake will help you run awesome!

Miles run this month: 12.3 miles

Miles left to reach 2013 goal: 2000.7 miles

I had to do my long run today because my weekend was filled with military and happenings. Today was all about breaking PR’s and I didn’t even try. I use Nike running app on my iPhone, and it tracks everything.

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These are not my fastest ever, but they are for this training season, so they stand to be broken. As I was finishing my 8 mile long run today, (it was actually 7.39…puppy issues) I was thinking what did I eat yesterday that made me so awesome today. I mean I am awesome everyday, but today I was double awesome.

Croissant, Bagel, Salad, lasagna  ravioli  cheesecake, and a cream puff…. Wow, yeah, I ate wonderful yesterday! It had to have been the cream puff and the cheesecake!

Not sure what it was but no cramping, not short of breath, no joint pain, and I ran an average 9:06 mile for almost 8 miles. I guess it just boils down to an amazing running day!! I am sure the wonderful sunshine helped too!!! I just know I need to bring my SIL and my Mom in Law with me when I run races so they can cook.

IMG_0488[1] I do not think Sasha was thrilled I made her stop to take a picture during our run. She broke her PR too today!!! She ran 6.78 miles…Yay Sasha!!! She is sleeping now  🙂 Sonny on the other hand was way to excited about all the squirrels. We turned around .85 miles into his leg of the run. His little sister has him beat on  mileage! 
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I LOVE LAKE MICHIGAN… anytime of the year!

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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

4 calling birds, 3 french hens two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree… Or I could just give you a recap of one fun as hell races I ran this weekend!!!

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via whoville Facebook page

It was a 5k fun run, it was not timed. The race supported a great cause, Wounded Warrior, and the shirts were long sleeve Patagonia tech t-shirts…AMAZING!!!!!  My new race running buddy (she just doesn’t know it yet) ran with me for the first time!!! K- I am compiling a list of 5k’s…

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Oh Yeah…Can’t forget Whoville Gangnam style!!!!

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taken by Rudy Malmquist of Mindutopia

Once again not my picture, but check out the video! and check out more pictures from the race here!

Packet pickup was so convenient. Parking was a breeze. Starbucks coffee and hot chocolate. Lots and Lots of Christmas goodies…

These people need to write a manual about putting on a race. There were a lot of people running and you would have never known it. It was FANTASTIC…way to go WHOVILLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE ARE DOING THIS NEXT YEAR…AND YOU SHOULD TOO!!!

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Trick or Treat….give me a treat

My sweet little devil dog…                      

Yep, you guessed it, I am that girl, Who dresses their animal up for Halloween!!! So I made Sasha wear a costume when we went out on our run this morning.  She was none too happy with me. She even looked annoyed in the pictures! We went over to the neighbor’s to “trick or treat”, Sasha saw Maverick the Schnauzer  and you could tell she felt stupid. Poor Sasha…

I am counting the minutes down until the first trick or treater come to the door. We have one of the best streets in the neighborhood for trick or treaters. I have 275 pieces this year, I am thinking it will last about 30 minutes… I will let you know. Last year I was out of candy in 45, but I can’t remember how much we bought. When we first moved here, I gave out the good stuff, but I have learned that why waste the money? I am that house that gives out cheap candy… well tootsie rolls. We get the kids that tell me they need an extra one for their brother at home….yeah, Ok kid, here have another Tootsie Roll! bahahahahaha, Sucker.

Ok so it was a little slow this year, it took an hour to go through the 275 pieces. When I was out of candy, I walked over to my neighbors with my little devil dog only to find out her mini border collie was a devil dog too!!! Her costume was way cuter than Sasha’s though!

Tomorrow , NOV 1 starts a new training season for me. I have so  many races planned!! It is going to be a busy year! Starting with the “Whoville 5k” in Grand Rapids on Dec. 16!!!!

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Alternative Fuel Parking Only

What better way to start a very early day by drinking this…., Then going here…, Then buying these  and then finding this post on Pinterest… (ignore the profanity please)…While sitting at the car dealership waiting for my car, I thought Starbucks, Target, shoes, and a man that wines and dines me….DAMN I am one lucky woman!

I had lunch with the lucky man in my life . I went to Marie Catrib’s in Grand Rapids. I ordered out and had to pick it up, WOW what a busy place on a Friday at noon! Who woulda thunk it?!  Best part of that whole experience… being able to drive past everyone waiting in line for a parking spot, only to be able to pull into the spot marked “Alternative Fuel Car Parking Only”…BOOM!!!!! Score 1 point Marie Catribe’s for having such awesome parking. So I waited for what seemed like an eternity until Marie came around with a plate of cookies….Chocolate, oatmeal, peanut butter Gluten Free heaven!!! Score 2 for Marie Catrib’s! So finally my two Shwarma gyros were ready but only when I had to ask the girl… “Um does that say Trina?”  Girl: “Yeah”  “I am Trina” Girl: “Oh right did you pay?”  Thought in my head “UM can’t you see the word that says P-A-I-D?” but actually said “yeah here is my receipt”  So after I left slightly down I remembered I still had a little bit of the cookie left… I held strong and saved it for the Lucky Man I was having lunch with.

The food was so so. There was a little meat and a lot of bread. I was slightly unsatisfied when Adam and I were done having lunch. Opinion? I would not avoid this place by any means. Marie is so sweet. I just would not go out of my way to go here.

I picked up my super awesome military wife friend Sara…and we hit the town like two wild women! We went shopping at Blue Boutique (awesome designer stuff for super cheap!!! , talked, got coffee (at Starbucks, yeah I love Starbucks… Christmas is coming you know…), talked, and walked a little, and talked some more about stuff  “only a military wife would understand”

So the hubs and I decided we are going canoeing tomorrow…high of 50* so I figured I needed to bundle up. I tried on hats and got a lot of laughs from the hubs….

It was pretty funny I laughed at myself. I could not decide which hat so it will be a last minute decision. I do have to say though, I have a sneaky suspicion that the last hat might make an appearance on a ski trip in the near future!!!!

Do you have items, places that make your day great?

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