Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sweet 13

Mmmm, sweet! These were our tasty treats at the end of our medium and/or long runs today. I've had cravings for chocolate in recent days and Jo was kind enough to whip up an old recipe from my Bathurst cookbook. She was reluctant to make it 'It's all sugar!' but in the end I got my hearts desire ;-)

The easy recipe for my treats which are named 'Dogfood' (or 'Moose Droppings' by Jon):
1c coconut, 2.5c oatmeal, 1/2c cocoa - mix in a bowl
1/2c milk, 2c sugar, 1/4c margarine/butter, 1/2tsp salt - mix in pot and bring to boil for 2 minutes. Combine mixtures, add droppings to pan, place to cool in fridge,

Today's run was an easy short loop of Boyden Lake where I met Andrew and Jon at our standard start spot but Andrew had already put in 7 miles by parking down the loop earlier and running to the start. It was a very easy paced fun run with various stops along the way, for stretching, for water and nature breaks and of course picture stops. We've seen these horses and dog all winter and this was the 1st time that I took a second to preserve the memory. The barn is just at the edge of the road and the dog only wagged his tail at me and tried to get closer.

A very quick feeling run that seemed to be over before it even got started. We just rolled along easily at about 8:30 pace in constant conversation and laughter. Plans were made for next weekends activities as I'll be meeting Andrew and Marc in Boston. Perhaps a nice pasta meal at La Cantina and then the Womens Olympic Trials on Sunday and of course the main event on Monday. And all along the way I kept teasing the boys about my promised 'treats', the only hint I gave was that all food groups were included. I think the pace picked up a bit as we neared the cars and the stomachs started to grumble.
The 'treats' went over very well but I couldn't wait to inhale mine. Also missing in the picture are some cans of sardines that I brought along to provide a protein supplement for my runners which are also very high in omega 3 fats!

And the final week of taper continues.

My cousin Garry has now finished his 2.4mi swim and is into the 112 mile bike ride at Ironman Arizona (bib#1635). Wish him well!

Have a great week!

10 comments:

Andrew said...

I got those Omega-3 fatty acids in to me as soon as I got home!

Grellan said...

Nice recipe, I'll certainly try it out.

Checked out cousin Garry - finished the swim in a good time and has the bulk of the cycle over with. I can only look up to these guys and aspire to maybe........ some day.

Good luck with the final week of taper and looking forward to the race build up, drum rolls and blow by blow commentary.

Grellan said...

Nice recipe, I'll certainly try it out.

Checked out cousin Garry - finished the swim in a good time and has the bulk of the cycle over with. I can only look up to these guys and aspire to maybe........ some day.

Good luck with the final week of taper and looking forward to the race build up, drum rolls and blow by blow commentary.

Jamie said...

That recipe looks great! Best wishes to your cousin.

I'll keep an eye open for you guys on Sunday/Monday.

Kurt said...

good luck in boston mike!!

DawnB said...

Save some for me!! did I say that the girl that have 20 to loose :)

Mike good luck ona have a great race on monday. thank you for you bib #. Enjoy the race and have fun.

J. Garry Power said...

You have done some great training and now I am sure you will pull off a great race. But above all else have fun!
Thanks for you plug on IMAZ. I survived some brutal conditions and lived to tell the tale.

Dusty said...

The name of the food doesn't sound so good, especially with the picture of animals under it, but the recipe sure sounds tasty!!

Good luck in Boston!!!!!

A. Power said...

Good luck in Boston!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Those treats look yummy. Hmmm I need to come by more often as I don't see a butt shot here...lol.