Ok, let’s be honest with each other, shall we?
Yesterday was meant to be my long-run day. However, it was roughly 1 degree Kelvin outside. (about the same temperature as Santa’s balls) Also, PMS. My body wracked with cramps like an evil Clydesdale had kicked me in the lady region, paired with the aforementioned Santa balls weather, I made cookies and drank wine. I also indulged in a roast beef sandwich, and retail therapy.
Note to mothers: if you’re residing in your red tent, and have zero patience, this is not the best time to go to the Disney Store. I bought my daughter a Merida bow-and-arrows set. This, admittedly, was not my best parenting decision. Also, she appears to be a natural shot, unless she wasn’t aiming for my head just now.
Today shall be my many-miled day. I’m almost 100%, but not quite, so I’m not going to push it. I have two fistfuls of Midol, and chocolate chip cookies. I’m as prepared as I can be. Anyone who lives with Endometriosis (in my case, it’s joined by PCOS) knows just how painful it can be. It’s honestly crippling–sometimes narcotic worthy–pain. I do the best I can, and just endure. The way one endures calculus–or bagpipe music.
(ok, I actually like bagpipe music. tell anyone, and I’ll deny it.)
With my tent in mind, here is my schedule for the remainder of the week:
Today (Tues) 18 miles and foam rolling Wednesday-6 miles and Crossfit Thursday-SW (Yassos FTW) and yoga Friday-10 miles and Cross-training Saturday-8 miles and rolling Sunday-Crossfit
It’s less milage than I’d usually run this far in the game, but it cannot be helped. As it stands right now, I’m going to be forced to listen to Taylor Swift and then Kanye and then Beck and then Kanye again, just to be angry enough to force myself to do my speedwork. I also may need to give in and take my #3 Tylenol (or stronger) at night to ward off the worst of the pain so I may sleep. Or at least curb the pain enough that it doesn’t cause me to lose my lunch at mile 10–which is a thing that happens.
I’m curious about other marathon runners who have similar issues. How has it affected your training? Do you “give in” and take the narcotics? I realize most runners are leery of any pain killer that doesn’t come from fermented hops, malt, and barley.
I’m still working on the best solution. If I find a good one, I’ll let you know. And for the love of Pete, don’t tell me you rub ylang ylang essential oils over your baby maker and then chant for it to go away, because then, well, then I’ll just assume you’re batshit crazy, k?
I may be in a bit of a mood. So I guess it’s good I made cookies. Cookies help.
I made INSANELY delicious chocolate chip cookies. Different enough to be distinct, familiar enough to be crave-worthy, and fecking delicious. Salted, toasted almonds, browned butter toasted oats, dark chocolate chips, and all dark-brown sugar. INSANE.
Better than a Bakery Nutty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
Better than a Bakery Nutty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: bake snack dessert cookie
Ingredients (3 dozen)
- 7 tbsp softened butter
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup chopped salted almonds
- 1, 12oz bag of your favorite chocolate chips (I like dark chocolate)
- 1 1/2 cup AP flour
- 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- coarse sea salt
Preheat oven to 375F
in a saucepan or skillet, bring 3 tbsp butter to brown over medium heat
add in oats and toast until they begin to smell nutty
add in nuts and toast 2-3 more minutes
in a mixer on medium, cream together softened butter and sugar
add in vanilla and eggs
slowly add in the oat mixture
add the baking powder
sift in the flour
stir in chips
cover dough with plastic wrap
chill for one hour in the refrigerator
using a 2 tbsp scoop
scoop onto a lined baking sheet 2″ apart
dust with a bit of coarse salt
bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown
let chill on baking sheet 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack
store in an airtight container up to 3 days