Thursday, April 21, 2011

Opps, I Did It Again!

I had one of the best runs tonight! It really got me super excited for my race next weekend. I ran an easy, painless 6 miles that flew by. When I looked down (on the tm), I couldn't believe 6 miles had gone by so quickly. I love it when this happens. This is exactly what I needed 9 days before my 1st 1/2. This was a real motivating run for me. I'm this far into my training, and I feel this great (I've technically been training for 11 months, because of how slow I started out).

I know I said I wasn't baking until after my race, but I was really craving something, so I had to make it. The recipe came from my own head (which doesn't happen often). I made Apple Cinnamon Roll Ups.

First, I sauteed one diced/peeled apple in about 1 tablespoon of butter with a dash of cinnamon and sugar until softened.

Then, I rolled out my leftover phyllo dough and brushed it with melted butter and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar (as much as you like).

I then placed the cooked apples on one side of the dough, then gently rolled them and lightly pinched sealed. Place in oven at 350 for 10-15 minutes (don't let burn).

And enjoy! I thought I would eat it with s fork, but that was too messy, so this became a finger food. YUM!!

I only made 4 (that's all the dough I had left), so there's no leftovers. I can't have any more. That's why I made this vs. cookies or something sugary bread. This was so good and it hit the spot! Now, I'm just craving an entire pizza.

What is your splurge? Do you try to stay away from a certain type of food while in the end of your training? I'm trying to stay away from wine and beer, and baking anything.


  1. Yum, these look delicious! I stay away from high-fat foods before a race, and avoid booze. But I still have a special place for baked goods and sweets!

  2. Congrats on a great run! Perfect timing for some good confidence-boosters.

  3. Looks yummy! I am trying to stay away from sweets, pizza and chips and salsa! Wine and beer I just limit not stay away from...