Back to the Gindstone & Cookie Suggestions

How did you guys enjoy getting back into the swing of things yesterday? About as much as I did, huh? Yeah… That moment when my alarm went off that I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing for 9 days was just glorious!

I admit, it is good to get back into some more structure during my day. Because, I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I don’t have structure during my day, my eating can get out of wack. You still feeling the Thanksgiving hangover too? Yes, Thanksgiving was four days ago, so I guess mine is more like vacation food hangover. So it’s time to get my butt back on track.

Especially since I have an actual race this Sunday!


I’m not sure if I’m nervous, excited, anxious, too comfortable with myself. Yes, all of the above. I’m not sure what to expect from myself or where to set my goal since I haven’t raced a half in a while. I’m too competitive to not push my goal but that could end up with me blowing up at some point in the race.

My run yesterday felt like I was working a little harder than I should. It was an easy 8 miles but that first mile was not fun. As long as I’ve been running that first mile is always a little… uncomfortable. But this one had a little something extra. Probably one too many cinnamon roll pancakes! But man were they good.

I’ve done my research on my previous half marathons and I think I have a plan for the week. I became pretty anal about my notes about my races. After seeing a sports nutritionist a couple years ago I learned a lot and one key thing she instilled in me was taking notes on my nutition, fueling, and race times. She had me create a notebook which has been priceless to have to look back on. I highly recommend it! I know what I ate and when I ate it on each race. That’s how I’ve found what works for me.

Ok, so I need some help! Cookie help! I’m going to my first Holiday Cookie Exchange next week and I just found out we have to have 6 dozen of one kind of cookie! I can’t make up my mind! I’ve pinned so many cookies on Pinterest! I need some help with some ideas. I’m allergic to nuts by the way.


How’s your running and/or workouts going lately?

What’s your favorite holiday cookie?