Today was a hot day, except for the rain. I've had this fuel belt for two years and never tried it because I never went very far and I felt silly carrying all that water and Gatorade with me. It was a gift from my family for the last time I trained for the marathon (and then became sidelined). Unfortunately I didn't get to really test drive it since our run was cut short.
It was also the day before our pace coach's birthday and so I picked up some yummy butter cream frosted mini cupcakes from Blue Frost Cupcakes (show them some love sometime when you are in Worthington) to share after our run:
I had to pack a cooler full of ice to keep the butter cream icing from melting. That too was sort of disappointing since they would have tasted so much sweeter after 9 miles. Two of the cupcakes had little pieces of bacon on them. YES BACON! OMG. The frosting was a maple flavor and the cupcake had a cinnamony flavor to it. Awesome.
SUGARY GOODNESS AHEAD
So now I'm feeling really guilty about the short run, especially after eating cupcakes this morning. And after eating one of these yesterday:
And eating this chocolate baklava from the Mad Greek this week:
And a generous slice of this DQ ice cream cake for a colleague's birthday:
So much for losing weight. I feel compelled to try and run 9 tomorrow, even after the 2 miles today. Rain or shine. Say hi if you see me on the trail. I'll be the one with the shiny new fuel belt fighting a sugar coma.