Last night’s workout hurt sooooo good. I feel like I have been focusing so much on mileage lately and I’ve really missed the track. I did 3 x 1 mile repeats with 2:00 rest in between (7:09, 7:13, 7:18).
Afterwards I did 4 sets of 25 lunges with a :30 walking rest in between sets. My legs were on FIRE. I can’t remember the last time I did lunges… I need to start adding these back in more regularly because I can feel how well they work, especially AFTER a workout. I finished it up with a .5 mile cool down.
The track is right next to the gym, so Thomas was working out there while I got my track workout in. I caught him spying on me through the window a few times, which made me run faster and lunge harder
When we got home Thomas cooked me dinner (and he’s not even in trouble!): balsamic garlic chicken with mushrooms and pasta. It was so good but I totally forgot to take a picture. I guess he will just have to cook for me again if he wants to be on the blog…
After dinner I had a craving for something sweet (what else is new) and I didn’t want a cookie dough klondike for the second night in a row, so I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. I’ve tried so many different variations of chocolate chip cookie recipes, but I’ve finally got it just right. I don’t know if it’s the melted butter or the extra egg yolk (a trick my grandma taught me when I was little), but these are quite possibly the best I’ve ever made. We will name them after my dog since everything else is named after her around here.
Dixie’s Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 c mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- Melt butter and allow to cool slightly. Mix butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk.
- Add dry ingredients gradually and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips by hand with a spatula or wooden spoon.
5. Spoon dough by tablespoon onto cookie sheets.
6. Bake at 325 for 11-14 minutes.
I ate about 4 cookies worth of dough before I could get these in the oven, but I had three more after they were done just to make sure they were good enough to share with all of you wonderful people.
Random update: I’ve still been keeping up with my 30 day Plank Challenge. I’ve been doing these in the mornings with push ups and this is the extent of my morning workout ability. I will have a full recap when the 30 days is up!
What is your all time favorite type of cookie?
Do you do lunges regularly? What is your go to strength training move for you legs?