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Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween Half Pics

Last Saturday's race in pictures.

 Mile 6- halfway there! I'm really cookin'! (Or is it bakin'?) 
Around mile 10. Love this Wall of Shame racing pic. Licking the gu off my lips. Ha! 
Pretty sure I hadn't noticed the photographer yet.
 Oh! Hey there, guy!
 Approaching the finish.
 Ahhh, done! That's a satisfied look if I've ever seen one.
Also, proof that I am a habitual finish line sprinter- notice the guy in black in the 2nd to last photo and see him again the last photo? I just can't help myself!

Some random Halloween Half factoids-
  • My apron says Cupcake Queen 2010 and I did indeed earn that title at a neighborhood Cupcake Wars last month. The cupcake that won me that apron? A white cupcake filled with a miniature pumpkin pie and topped with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream.  Every bit as good as it sounds.
  • I gave high fives with my mixing spoon along the course to all the li'l spectating kiddos. Lots of high fives. No germs!
  • I wore my new Yurbuds for this race and I love them! They never moved. And the music was crystal clear.
  • I got a phone call from my neighbor at about mile 11 and, for a second, thought about answering.  She had no idea I was racing and I think she would have been mortified if I had answered in the middle of a race. I do answer my phone while on training runs, though.
  • I haven't run since the race last Saturday because of how thrashed my quads have been. I tried on Tuesday but couldn't pick my feet up. I've never been this sore after a race (and that includes my full marathon last January.) No worries, though. I am finally recovered and headed out for a few easy miles tomorrow morning.
And just for fun, here's what I did this week-

I made a wedding cake!
 Here's a pic after the florist added a few touches...

Little Red and Firstborn were kind enough to pose with the cake. Love the faces. Those two crack me up.

See?! My costume for the half was totally fitting. I am a baker!

13 comments:

  1. yeah...I'm going to need to try one of those winning cupcakes...just to "verify" that they do indeed deserve 1st place....

    and I totally want to live in your neighborhood, sounds fun

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  2. You are indeed a baker!! Beautiful cake!

    LOVE the pics. You are so speedy. One of these times I am going to have you pace me! Maybe I will have to sign up for the Shamrock half.

    And please share the cupcake recipe. It sounds seriously yummy!

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  3. Perfect costume :) Love the pics! Great wedding cake...wow. Your boys look adorable in that pic.

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  4. Those pictures were so fun!
    Way to go!!!
    I can't believe you kept the spoon the whole time...i would have tossed it.
    I love that cake...your amazing! I love baking..and making cakes and cupcakes...I'm a pure greeny though...horrible at it...but LOVE it! =)

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  5. Great job Lesh. Skiers do it downhill all the time. It's ok for runners to do it downnill sometimes.

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  6. Awesome cake! Thats an amazing skill!

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  7. wow that's a big cake. looks gorgeous. i saw your family pictures on my cousins blog (evie b photography). they turned out really great. your boys are growing up.

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  8. What a great job on the cake!!! I am tackling Elmo cupcakes in a few weeks for my daughter's birthday. I have to admit I am nervous they are going to come out horrible. Keeping the cake place on speed dial!

    Love the pics! One of them you look like you are ready to lick the spoon!

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  9. Awesome run...Love your photos..

    --I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - saucony running shoes

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  10. Ahhh! Those faces crack me up! Beautiful cake!

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  11. Awesome run...Love your photos..

    --I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - saucony running shoes

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  12. yeah...I'm going to need to try one of those winning cupcakes...just to "verify" that they do indeed deserve 1st place....

    and I totally want to live in your neighborhood, sounds fun

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