another day, another lesson learned

March 31, 2009 at 7:47 pm | Posted in exercise, food, plans | 2 Comments
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when you make cookies, you gotta mix up the dough properly, even when it’s really stiff 😉 cookiefail. they were delicious though, but not quite as good as the second batch that i made using martha stewart’s blackforest cookie (sour cherry chocolate) recipe. i didn’t have enough sour cherries so i made half the batch black and white.

i iz cuuuuuute. that shirt generated a lot of comments at the office. i’d say we have a 70-30 split on raisin haters and lovers. i must say: it’s not that i don’t like raisins. i don’t mind them that much. especially in trail mix. and especially if they are my home-dried concord raisins, from niagara. but in cookies, i find that anywhere there is a raisin, a chocolate chip could probably have done the job better. who’s with me?

road trip this weekend was super fun! the boy and i hit up our big (little) capital for a separate but together vacation. we were visiting different friends but somehow we ended up staying 5 minutes apart and eating breakfast at the same restaurant (though different locations). we BOTH ordered the waffle 😉 i didn’t take any pictures while i was away – highlights of the trip included a hike around a bog and an evening at a comedy club, which was surprisingly hilarious (i never thought i’d really be into that humour but i laughed pretty hard). it was great to catch up with old (and one new!) friends. a possible move there is in the works for the future, and if things work out, i think i’d really love it.

today’s speedwork run, as per the plan, was awesome. caitlin wrote about speedwork today, so if you’re curious, go find out more info about how this training technique will make you faster. today i did 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400 at consistent speeds with varying rest intervals (i used my heart rate as a gauge). it was hard. the whole time i really had to push myself but the rewards at the end were worth it!

i had hoped to bike to work tomorrow for the first time this year but it looks like rain is going to get in the way. i’ll wake up early to reevaluate. baby jake wants to hit the roads!

is anyone getting up to any monkey business tomorrow? i can’t think of a really awesome april fool i’ve ever pulled off. i suspect it’s because i don’t have a good poker face.


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  1. I’m bad at doing the April Fools’ thing. But, I did prank my Mum, by telling her that I heard Queen Elizabeth died. I don’t know if that’s in poor taste, or what. She believed me, but I felt so bad lying to her that I told her right away!

    I’d love it if you did a post explaining why you love cookies so much, and telling us all why you make them each week. (I dunno, maybe you already did?)

    • i told my boyfriend that i was giving up running because it’s too boring and hard and picking up windsuit flying instead! (you get to wear a suit that makes you look kind of squirrel like). i’m not sure he fell for it because i wasn’t there when he read my email. i think april fool’s is a free pass for doing things that may not be in perfect taste.

      i love cookies because they’re easy to make, extremely versatile and they make really good snacks. (by good i mean delicious. not healthy ;-)) it’s possible that i am somewhat distantly related to cookie monster. the fuzzy blue genes were lost along the way though.


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