1. I learned about a little term called "carb loading" and realized I had been doing this most of my life... time to put all those carbs to work.
2. As you can see, I'm quite the eater and with the extremely skinny kitchen we have, it would be a shame if I couldn't fit in it anymore.
3. I had promoted these cookies and while I will probably never be able to guarantee they would work for marathons, I can tell you they were a great source of energy for a halfie.
My friend Jennifer was doing her first halfie as well and we drove up to Austin and joined a group of 6 other girls doing the race. The group spanned from several of us doing our first half marathon to those way more experienced, but I decided to make half marathon cookies for everyone in the group. I would like to tell little kitchen reader Abby, who I met through this race, hello! And hello to you to SEM! Too bad I did not get a pic with all of the purple sock crew.
And why are they heart shape you ask? Well, I just felt like biting into a heart shape cookie right before I ran farther than I ever had before could do nothing but cheer me up!
Get the recipe here.
Lindsey, who somehow talked me into doing this.
Jennifer, my fellow half marathon virgin... no more.
Supportive Mr. Hungry...
Allison, who was kind enough to join me for mile 8-13.