Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMMM Cookies + More Biking

Oh running I miss you so.  Guess what I've been up to...not running.  And apparently not running=biking.  Sunday I set out to do a long bike ride with Miss Polly.  Unfortunately I was a little lazy to get out of the gate, and didn't end up leaving my place until an hour before the sunset.  Ok then...60 minute bike ride will do.  I managed to see a rooster (male pheasant) and a big ol' buck while riding my bike around, which is funny because a bunch of my friends were pheasant hunting this weekend, and another has been sitting in a tree stand for the last 2 months trying to get a stupid deer.  I mentioned on facebook that I should've been a hunter, but that a gun would NOT go with my bike.  Something about my bike makes me think she's a non-meat eater/bambi killer as well.  ;)  I ended up doing 11 miles in a little under 60 minutes.  Clearly I'm about breaking land speed records.  Look out.

Another interesting thing of note on Sunday, I went to the bookstore to enjoy a latte and read some magazines/look for books.  I've always had a fantasy about meeting a guy at a bookstore as we're grabbing for the same book on the shelf.  Yes, I'm a romantic nerd, whatever.  Well, it happened.  Kind of.  In the magazine section, I was loading up with running magazines, when someone grabs a Runners World over my shoulder.  I turn to see my triathlon friend!  Whom I actually was interested in for a while in college, coincidentally.  Hah.  Of course we spent the next hour talking about our races/training/etc.  He's doing his first full in January and is trying to BQ.  Crazy kid.  And then he's doing his first full Ironman this spring.  Again, he's a nut job.  But it was nice to catch up with the guy.  I only occasionally see him flying by on the bike trail, and I miss our gazillion of hours together trying to survive our insanely hard sociology courses in college (just kidding, I don't miss that part AT. ALL.)

Monday I got back on track with my early morning yoga and did a yoga routine that focused on the thighs and booty.  Uff, whatever is jacked up in my left cheek is still hurtin'.  Yeouch.  I did another 60 minutes on the stationary bike of some random hill workout for 11 miles.  Also, when did a bunch of hotties join my gym?  Seriously it was like boy central in there.  Maybe they were all there all along and I was just blinded by love, but it sure is a lot easier to get through a boring hour long bike ride with some eye candy.  After my ogle fest (jk) I came home and created some shrimp enchiladas that were so. damn. good.  And while they were baking, I rocked out a nice ab workout.  2 points for yoga + abs.  Whoo.  Go injury dedication.  :)

A couple of weeks ago I got the baking bug.  I looooove to bake.  More importantly I looooove to eat baked goods.  I found a recipe for Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies at For Love of Cooking and knew I had to have them.  Seriously check out her site for the recipe and to die for pics.  Mine really don't do the cookies justice, but here they are regardless.




One stick of butter + a bunch of other delciousness?  Yes please.




+ 1/3 bag of Oreos...again...yes please.


.....Then have your blog eat the picture of the delicious cookie dough balls all laid out uncooked before they go in the oven.......(jk pic recovered, phew!)



Then straight up deliciousness.  Say it with me now, yes please.  :)


20 comments:

Glenn Jones said...

Aw jeez. I guess I'll go grab my bran muffin now (salivating...)

Susan said...

Oh man. I'm going to have to try those pronto!

Thomas Bussiere said...

60 min of bike time is better then none. The cookies look good.

Amanda said...

Cookie porn! I agree, Miss Polly does not look like the hunting type:) My gym needs more hotties..it's all old guys and young meatheads.

Shannon said...

OMW those look good! Email me some, k? thx :)

John said...

So, is there a date in the works with triathlon/college guy?! Your fans want to know!

:)

Sarah said...

Excellent cooking blog! It's my favorite actually!! Her cookie recipes are always great, because they are like a 1/2 batch.

Slomohusky said...

I am just glad people still meet in bookstores? How very When Harry Met Sally of you. It never happened for me in one, not that I did not try. My wife and I met through a not so fun, but glad I went Church activity. When you find that human version of the Asics Nimbus all will be right and very happy. Especially, if it happens during the Holidays.

I just wish Google Blogs came with a aroma/smell/tasting features. The cookies, whoopie pies, shrimp and the pizza - this is getting to be the most tastee running blog out there. Thanks for sharing Jerbear!

Take care of the foot.

Morgan said...

"I've always had a fantasy about meeting a guy at a bookstore.... Yes, I'm a romantic nerd, whatever. Well, it happened. Kind of." - I GOT SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! LOL! I'm a hopeless romantic myself girl so I feel ya!

Mica said...

Hey, more biking = more cookies in my book.

I'm glad you and Tri man didn't meet while accidentally reaching for the same awkward magazine, like Dog Fancy or Knitting World.

Heather said...

Yum, those cookies look delicious!

Steel Springs said...

It sounds like a beautiful bike ride. I might have to make those cookies!

Zoë said...

Good thing I completely hate chocolate and cookies and baked goods of any kind. I'm going to go eat my raw brussel sprouts smothered in lima beans and sprouts.

RIGHT. ;)

I'm so there when I say "yes please!" I'm a baked goods fanatic, for sure. I don't know the meaning of "just one won't hurt." It's more like "I'll run a little more."

J said...

I have the baking bug too! Especially with fall and pies and the holiday season right around the corner! When I stopped running I missed it too. Its weird though because after about 2 weeks I started to miss it less and less. But now that i have started again i love it!

Oh and Jeri...did I look different in my slide show on my blog today?? lol just wondering!

aron said...

YUM - can you send one over my way right now?? :)

Lacey Nicole said...

WOW oreos in cookies you might be a genius. glad you are enjoying your biking!!!!!! i miss outdoor biking. i finally got a new helmet and i used it once. sigh.

Jamie said...

Yummo! Now I have to make those!

I also predict a crazy runner boy hookup soon. It's meant to be after the bookstore incident.

trialsoftraining said...

You can NOT go wrong with Oreos. My firm belief; and now I want these!

Polly is so far from a gun-holding deer hunter, haha. She's more like a white-sun-dress with cute flats adventurer. Maybe with an umbrella, just in case (she can handle the rain, right?).

K I'm done personifying your bike. geeze. On another note - Thanks for the Blog rec! Love me some Foodie Blogs....

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Oh, always fun running into people. yummy looking cookies.

X-Country2 said...

Those cookies look great! I've been consuming cake like a crazy person these days, but I could be talked into cookie pretty easily too.