Another No-Alarm Saturday…How did I get so lucky?!
The weathermen were all abuzz with a rainy Saturday, so I was pleasantly surprised to wake up to a dreary but warm Saturday morning. The BOY and I had no Saturday agenda, so I made a cup of tea, threw a recipe into the crockpot, and sat down to check some email. A few episodes of Big Bang Theory later, I changed into my running clothes for a run. I should also mention, that I am officially signed up for the Schaumburg Half Marathon Turkey Trot on November 24th. So…I am motivated and ready to train for this year’s half marathon PR goal!
I had one foot out the door before I even realized that it was raining. Do you ever have that…’Oops, I should have gone running before watching TV and playing on my blog’ moment??? I did! I waited it out for about 5 minutes and then headed out towards the path. It was drizzling lightly, so I figured I’d see how long I made it before a large storm rolled in. I had no expectations for my run, but was hoping to do at least 6 miles. The path was covered in leaves and the light rain reminded me of cross country season years ago! I was shocked to look at my watch at mile 1 to see that I had run it in around 8 minutes. My last few runs have been slower than I would have liked, so I was even more surprised when miles 2 and 3 were even faster (under 8 minutes). The rain continued to be light and the weather was warm enough for me to take off my jacket.
I slowed down during the last few miles, but returned home after a 6 mile run clocking in at 48:46. Averaging just over 8 minute miles, I was thrilled to finally have a strong, race pace run under my belt. Perfect prep for my upcoming half marathon!!!
Post run, the BOY and I had lunch at B Wubs!
Then, swung by Target for a few things, including these premade sugar cookies!
Have you used Break and Bake cookies lately??? I haven’t in years, but I had some leftover frosting and the BOY picked out these holiday favorites.
I must admit…I see the appeal.
The cookies are so easy to make! I was able have an entire batch of warm cookies in the time it took me to empty and reload the dishwasher.
Plus, they are so cute!
But I don’t think they are as tasty as the homemade.
However, they did make these adorable cookie sandwiches!
The BOY and I planned a lazy Saturday afternoon indoors, so I am back on the couch resting my tired legs (and baking more bread)! Ohh…the joys of fall!
Do you ever run in the rain?
What are you up to this Saturday?