For the rest of you, bummer about not winning that makeup, right? Next time. If you want to console yourself with some muffins, these might be awesome:
I used a random gluten free muffin mix I had lying around, but the secret to their deliciocity (run with it) was that I added Ovaltine and peanut butter to the batter. Can you tell I was desperately trying to make something dessert-like? I never, ever drink Ovaltine but Tim loves it. Shame it's all gone now because I needed flavoring for my muffins. Whoops.
Anyway, I can vouch that they are freaking delicious because I ate six yesterday. Afternoon. As a snack. On a rest day. They're good, ok? They remind me of Reese's thanks to the PB/Chocolate combo.
Remember how I'm supposed to be running a marathon on the 18th of March? Yeah, about that...I can't lie to you guys, I'm pretty on the fence about the whole thing. Worst case scenario is I run the half that day and just have fun. I got a lot of emails about the potential meetup and a lot of people requested we hang out the night before the race. Wish granted!
For those who are interested, let's meet at 4pm at the Expo - Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center. (That's on March 17th, FYI). We can hang out at the expo for a while if it looks interesting, or just walk somewhere nearby for an early dinner. I'm thinking...Italian? Somewhere that boasts a lot of carbs. I'll get the details in a few days. Anyone who is planning to join in can just show up or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you a peanut butter and chocolate fan?
I used to HATE the combo. In fact, I never ate or bought peanut butter for a few years but then a while back I realize that HOLY CRAP IT IS DELICIOUS AND I WANT ALL THE PEANUT BUTTER. Combining it with chocolate was just the next natural step.
What's the ideal cuisine for pre-racing? (Think Italian, Japanese, Mexican...)
I'm trying to pick out a restaurant that will appeal to the biggest group of people. I found a really cool Turkish place but I feel like experimental dishes are maybe not a great idea before a marathon.