Why hello there…
For those of you who have been following my umm “blog” for the last few months.. I am very very sorry. For those of you who have asked me repeatedly to post something, whether you are actually interested in my crazy life and Boston training, or just looking for a form of procrastination.. I am again, sorry!
For those of you who have been reading along during my rise and fall to becoming an actual “blogger” not only do I commend you but I also vow (yes, I know you’ve heard this before!) to be a better, more entertaining and consistent source of running and food related rambles for you to enjoy.
In three weeks tonight, I will be going to sleep (in a hotel room with the lovely Andrea) for the last time before running the 2011 Boston Marathon.
Can somebody PLEASE tell me where the time has gone!
The last two months (yes, its almost been two months since my last post!) have seriously gone in turbo speed and although it seems just like yesterday I was frolicking around Vancouver with my sissy at Xmas, I have packed an outrageous amount of life into the past 60 days..
Because I know you all missed me so much, lets do a recap shall we…
Since arriving back in Ontario from Christmas I have been to:
Toronto (4 times)
Ottawa – for thesis interviews and a freezing cold half marathon relay
Amherst, Mass – thesis related trip where I visited and did some work with a professor at UMASS
Boston, Mass – where SPMA took over the MIA Sloan Sport Analytic Conference and I previewed 33km on the race course..
And before the month of April is over I will be adventuring to the following places:
Boston, Mass – for the Boston Marathon, and BP reunion
NYC – post Boston/undergrad vacation with my awesome Auntie
Vancouver/Victoria/Courtenay, BC – Home for Easter!
Toronto – Moving my life here for the start of an internship on May 2nd..
Needless to say.. my life has been and will continue to be a whirlwind for the foreseeable future however, I am very grateful and excited for it all to unfold AND I am very much looking forward to sharing it with you!
I addition to having a complete blast and soaking up every last bit of the student life, the last couple months I have been focused on school, my thesis, TAing, fitness instructing and half marathon clinic instructing but my heart and soul has only had one thing in the drivers seat…running.. and a lot of it!
It has been a brutal but character building winter and now that spring is hopefully here to stay, I must say I am thankful for everything that has come my way the past few months and I (knock on wood!) feel very confident going into the last leg of my journey to the start line in Boston. I am very excited to share the last three weeks of my training and use the blog throughout my final workouts and 10 day taper as a form of accountability and outlet for the inevitable taper tantrums that are sure to occur!
I feel like there is SO much for us to catch up on and it is my goal in the coming days to bring to life some great recaps which will provide background and insight into my daily life here in St Catharines.
Right now however, I would like to do some “buttering up” and leave you will this fabulous Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondie recipe.
Forgive me for being MIA?
Did I mention they are exploding with peanut butter cups?
Happy Birthday Bradish Blondies
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp basking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. light brown sugar
1/3 c. butter (melted)
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 c. chocolate candies ( I used rosebuds)
4 peanut butter cups
1 peanut butter O’Henry bar
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients – flour, bp, bs, salt
Melt butter and add to sugar and vanilla – mix well with electric mixer
Add egg – mix some more
Carefully add wet and dry, stirring just until moistened
Spread into 8 in x 8 in greased pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
After 20 minutes, remove from oven and cover top of blondies with peanut butter goodies
Return to oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars
If you are still out there please say hello and leave a comment! Anything you would like to be updated on? See you tomorrow!
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