I’m such a delinquent. I forgot to tell you about the awesome Skinny Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting that I made for St. Patty’s Day.
Even if it’s not St. Patty’s Day and you’re not Irish and you have nothing in particular to celebrate, you need these in your life. Oh, and they’re under 200 calories but taste rich and moist (ew, sorry, had to) and delicious. So scoot on over to Skinnytaste, and get your cupcake on. You won’t be sorry, and neither will your waistline. Because fewer calories means you can eat, like, 3 cupcakes, and it’s totally fine. #truth
Phew! Now that that’s out of the way, I have something super exciting to share with you today! My Virginia friend Claire who is not only a runner but also a triathlete is giving away a Golden Ticket to the Marine Corps Marathon this October!!! In case you didn’t know, the marathon sold out in a record-breaking 2 hours and 41 minutes. If that’s not a sign of the times, I don’t know what is! Running is getting super popular, yo! (Yes, I have an annoying new habit of throwing “yo!” in after everything I say–just be glad you’re not around me all the time)
Anywho, the coveted Golden Ticket gets you IN. Pass Go. Collect $200. Make the Marine Corps Marathon your bitch.
You want this, right? Just pop over to Claire’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win! Also, you should probably be reading her blog because she’s incredibly fashionable and crazy fun and just REAL–I know how y’all like that about me, so I’m sure you’ll love it about her, too! ;)
In other news, I beat the crap out of the elliptical this morning, pounding out 10 miles in just under an hour. Not running leaves me with energy to burn. Case in point: this crazy elliptical session after only 3 1/2 hours of sleep. That’s right–I had a serious bout of insomnia last night and barely slept. Then got up and devoured my workout. The good news: I am 100% pain free.
So, I need advice, naturally.
How should I ease back into running so I don’t get hurt again?
I’m dying to get out there, but I’m also really nervous. Help! (I’m so pathetic.)