This morning I got up a few minutes before 4:30 am. Crazy, I know. I had an evening meeting to go to and didn’t think I should skip day #1 of my marathon training plan. I did an easy six miles at what was supposed to be 10:14 miles, but was more like 9:21 miles. 9:21 is easier for me than forcing myself to run over 10 minute miles. I’m going to go with how I feel on this one and say that’s okay.
I got some really great feedback about my training plan and have decided to ease up just a bit. I’ll be adjusting the first few weeks of my training plan so that I run my first 20 miler after the OBX half and I’ll repost my revised training schedule soon.
Yesterday I got to crackin’ on using up the peck of apples I bought at the Altapass. Remember how big a peck is? It’s a heck of a lot of apples. This recipe used two which was only a tiny dent in my mountain of apples.
Apple Spice Muffins (made 14 muffins)
-3 cups apples cut into bite size chunks
-1 cup spelt flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
-1 1/4 cup almond milk
-1/4 cup Earth Balance
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-2 Tbsp. molasses
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 tsp. nutmeg
-1 cap vanilla extract
Mix flours with salt, baking soda, and spices. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl, except for the apples. Stir dry and wet ingredients together. Add apples. Pour into greased muffin tins or use patriotic cupcake papers like I did. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
My 6 mile run, left me starving so I showered quickly, dressed, and made breakfast. I usually eat breakfast right before I leave, but that wasn’t happening this morning. I didn’t have the energy to lift the hair dryer.
I topped two muffins with 1/2 Tbsp. of apple butter and 1/2 Tbsp. of AB (total), plus some strawberries.
I’ve decided this is the last of the strawberries for me this season unless they’re frozen. They’re out of season now and I can taste the difference.
Looking down at my plate, I saw a familiar face looking up at me, with it’s googly eye.
The resemblance is uncanny.