Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Run for the Seals and LLS

Don ran in The Run for the Seals in the Marin Headlands last Sunday as practice for the big half marathon which is May 1st. He did it! He finished. He ran the whole way. Even up the hill which tortured all the runners at the very end. Elli and I were so proud of him.

We waited anxiously at the finish line for our superman to finish. Here he is!!!

Yay, Don!
27th annual Run for the Seals to raise money for the Marine Mammal Center.
View of the ocean from the marine mammal center.
Proof that this was serious business is around 1:30 of the video. Elli and I were concentrating really hard on all the runners looking for Don. I saw the camera guy (only because he walked right in front of me) but he didn't say anything to me or make eye contact so I figured he wasn't filming me. Check out my stern, un-fun face. What a dork. I could have smiled. Duh. Oh well.

But it's not really about me, is it?

Don did awesome. He beat the old lady that he was keeping pace with. Yay. And he feels so much better about tackling the half marathon in May. Sort of. That race is 13 miles. ay caramba.

The first thing he said was "I'll have to do that 3x for the marathon. Uggggggh." 

And then he said "Where's my free t-shirt?" Ya gotta love Don.

This was followed by Elli saying "Where's the party? You said there would be a party and cupcakes. I'm hungry. Let's go." And off she went in search of chocolate.

The Marine Mammal Center hosted the party. Whole Foods donated sandwiches, muffins, scones, bars and cupcakes. Noah's Bagels bought bagels, cream cheese, fruit and drinks. It was all really yummy.
Dons training is going well and he only has about $300 left to raise for the Leukemia Society. Want to donate to help us get closer? We have to raise $2500 or they whip Don with wet towels. Just kidding. About the towel. Not the money. We really, really need the last bit of moola, aka, donations. 'Cuz this blog still isn't rolling in dough and... well, let's not talk about my job status. Let's not go there.

I'll bake you cookies if you donate. Really, I will. Remember, I have some time on my hands these days. My specialties:
  • Snickerdoodles
  • White chocolate chip
  • Chocolate chip
  • Oatmeal
  • Gingersnaps
Leave me a comment with your cookie request.

I have a mandatory appointment at 1:30 today with CA Employment department to learn how to write a resume and look for a job. 'Cuz after all this time as a professional I haven't gained those skills yet. Grrrrr.

I'll need to do something after this sure-to-be-oh-so-fun meeting. I'll set the butter out now in anticipation. And of course wine is chilling, too. Just in case.

ok. Confession time. Just the thought of making cookies sent me straight to the kitchen. So I made up a new recipe: White chocolate and toasted coconut cookies. They are awesome. Elli and Don could not keep their hands out of the cookie dough. And Elli could not stop eating the cookies after they were baked.

I usually make these with macadamia nuts. But they are a little pricey on my penny pincher budget. So I used the shredded coconut I had in the freezer. The cookies are really tasty. I'll post the recipe tomorrow.

They are suuuuuuuuuuper yummy. Interested??????

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