Donut muffins and a great run!

I really believe that Sunday mornings were made for baking.  When I was growing up my mom would make great breakfasts on the weekends and the wonderful smells always woke me up.  One day when I have a family I will definitely make delicious things in the morning so that the smells can rise through the house as my family wakes up!
So I decided to make something tasty this morning.
I originally saw this recipe on Tina‘s site.  She wrote about donut muffins and how amazing they were.  Tina found the recipe here!  I also loved how Tina wrote about how to use control when making something as delicious and decadent as these muffins.  It is easy to get carried away and regret it later.  I took her advice by:
a.) Making mini muffins
b.) Bringing the muffins to share with my friends at work and my grandparents!  Nothing like sharing the love.
They turned 0ut great!
And of course they were a hit.  How could muffins that taste like donuts not be a hit!?!
So after I worked and shared muffins with my work friends and stopped by my grandparents, I stopped by Old Navy to get some more workout pieces and then…went for a run!
It was a crazy but successful run.  8 miles down!  I was a little worried because I worked and was tired, but I wound up doing really well.  On Friday I bought a new pair of running shoes, so I was also nervous because they weren’t broken in yet.  Although they felt a little stiff and my feet got minor blisters, it wasn’t bad.
By the way, I would highly recommend getting fit for a good pair of running shoes.  I was running with a reallyyy old pair and I knew it was time to get a new pair but I knew that before I invested money on another pair of sneakers I really needed to see which kind was right for my feet.  The man who helped me was really helpful and gave me a thorough exam before I chose these:
I also tried vanilla bean Gu on my run!
I didn’t really need it all that bad, but I talked to the guy at the running store bout trying a running gel while running and he recommended that you should have one every 45-60 minutes of running.  Basically, it refuels your body so that you have enough energy to keep going.  The kind I tried also had caffeine.  I felt really good after the first 2 miles and I’m not sure if it was because of the Gu, which I took after 4 miles, but I would try it again.  It is suggested that you never try something the day of your run, which is why I wanted to try the Gu prior to the half marathon.  There are only 100 calories per pack, which I thought was a good amount.  Any more and I’d kind of feel like it was a waste.  I’d rather eat food!  I also read some reviews about the Gu before I tried it and is it weird that I actually liked it!?  It reminded me of…
and umm who wouldn’t want to eat vanilla icing while running?!?
When I first started my run it was cloudy.  There were actually tornado warnings earlier in the day but that passed so I thought I was safe. A little while later it began downpouring.  I contemplated stopping but I was far from my house and even if I turned back I was still going to be in the rain so I just kept going!  Then, the rain stopped and two rainbows appeared!  By the time I was finished the moon came out.  Quite crazy!
Well it is past my bedtime and I’m really sleepy…good night!

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