Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Good thing I ran this morning

Because I just ate way too much! We had our holiday lunch and it was so delicious! I am officially in a food coma for the rest of the afternoon. This one guy made these wonderful chocolate cookie balls! I could only eat one because I was already stuffed BUT I did sneak one for tomorrow's lunch! I confronted him and asked him for the recipe:

1 block of cream cheese (I think its about 8 ounces?)
1 package of oreos
A few Herseychocolate bars

Put oreos in food processor and blend then mix with cream cheese. Put chocolate in microwave until smooth. Form oreo paste into ball forms and dip them into chocolate, then place on wax paper and refrigerate until hard! They are absolutely amazing!!

This morning I did run and it was very cold for the Winter Misery One Mile (22F feels like 8F). I ran over into the neighborhood across the street and did 5 hills to make sure I was warmed up. As I was running up the second hill, I almost got run over by a 4 point deer. It had to be less than 4 feet from me and just ran across the street. Once I got over my shock and finished the hills I made my way to my unofficial start line.

I had mapped out a route that led me back to my apartment and just started running. I felt good most of the way. The last 100 feet were the worst as I was sucking some serious wind. I hadn't run that fast in a while. My goal was to run sub 7 minutes and I ran 6:39. My total run was 2.85 miles.

As I was about halfway through my mile I made a promise to my legs, and God too, that if I didn't fall on the icy sidewalk I would foam roll when I got home. Well I didn't fall and so I got out my new orange foam roller that I just bought 3 weeks ago and rolled away. IT HURT A LOT! My IT band on both sides was quite painful and my legs ached for most of the morning but now I feel ok!

Tonight I am meeting Kaylie for spin class with The Goddess and then tomorrow afternoon I have a running date with a girl who works at my company!!

2 more days until Christmas!! Merry Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

OMG those sound magical! :)

teacherwoman said...

Those chocolate balls sound AMAZING!

Nice job on the Winter Misery 1 Miler! WahoO!

Jocelyn said...

Great job running out in the freezing cold! And so fast too!!

No Longer Using said...

holy MOLY!!! 6:39 fast fast fast!!! way to go!!!!! and it's super hard in the cold, too. i get stiff so easily.

way to go J!!!!!!!!!

and wow...!!!!!! those cookies are intense. did he make that up???? i bet those would be a big hit at any party!

MOtastic said...

That's awesome!

kilax said...

My coworker made those oreo cream cheese balls too and I heard they were really good! It's nice that they are so simple.

Great job on the 1-miler!

Nicole said...

My friend makes those treats! She LOVES to make them! Ive never had them though!

GREAT JOB on the run! You rocked it hun! I'm so proud of you!!!

Enjoy all the goodies and have a happy holidays! :)


Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the run!

And the cookies sound like they are to die for!

N.D. said...

oh my gosh. are you kidding? Right now I cannot get enough cream cheese. I LOVE oreos. This is deadly!!! great job on the speedy mile!

EndorphinBuzz said...

I'm glad you got out there despite the cold. Good work on the fast time!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Yummy!! Those cookies sound dee-lish!

Great job on your run! You are speedy legs in the cold!

Lisa said...

Doesn't it seem like guys always have 'recipes' that include just a few ingredients and are so easy you think they must have just made it up on the fly and gotten lucky? Those cookies sound amazing!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious! Holiday cookie balls make me think of the SNL skit with Baldwin. So hilarious.

Janice {Run Far} said...

Ok.. the cookies sound divine.

I love when wild life gets in the way of our running path. Really.... I love it.

Felice Devine said...

OK, I may seriously have to make those!

Amber said...

That recipe looks too easy and delicious to pass up! I am making them tonight for an extra little gift for people at Christmas. Can't wait to try them!!!

Glenn Jones said...

Brrrr!!!!! Running in that weather is what keeps *me* motivated. If you can do it, then I certain can.

How cool that you know where Laguna Beach is. It's an "interesting" place here in Orange County - has a large "flamboyant" population (if you catch my drift).

And thank you for all of your comments and interest in the past year. You guys on the East Coast really do provide an inspiration for me. I *am* a wimp wen it comes to weather, and I know if you are out there running, then dammit, I should be too. Hope that you and your family are enjoying a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season!