Races and Cookies, is there anything better?

Yesterday was a perfect rainy Sunday. At first I was a bit bummed to see the clouds, but then I realized I get to be home all day snuggling with my boys! We did venture out for church. Since we moved I don’t get to teach the 13-14 year old girls anymore. I was asked to teach the 7 year old boys and girls and I’m nervous! My Bachelor’s degree is in secondary health education so I’m used to teaching older teens. If anyone has tips with younger kids, please share them!

After church we all took naps and then had dinner with my parents. My mom made delicious lasagna and me and J made some chocolate chip cookies. Accompanying the cookies was my very favorite ice cream. You can buy it at Costco, and it really is the best. In elementary school my science project was on’ what vanilla ice cream was best'(there was science involved, promise) so trust me on this one.

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Oh, and in case you needed a close up of J’s new shoes.

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Alright, enough with the randomness I think I have finally narrowed down a race. I wanted one in June to give me enough time to do some speed training, and hopefully beat some of our summer heat, July gets pretty toasty! The Drop 13 race is June 14th and is mostly downhill in the beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon. I think it’ll be perfect!

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Who wants to run Drop 13 with me?

do you love cookie dough or baked cookie more?



About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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21 Responses to Races and Cookies, is there anything better?

  1. absgoldberg says:

    As much as I love cookie dough, I think the baked cookie wins in the end. Those cookies look good, chocolate chip is the best! It’s exciting that you found a race to sign up for!!!

  2. Piper's Run says:

    I’m a baked cookie kinda of girl. Congrats on signing up for the race, it looks like a good one!

  3. I bet that race is gorgeous! It’s nice to get a race on the schedule, I think. Also, J’s boots are adorable!

  4. That race really does look beautiful! I have a half in June as well πŸ™‚

  5. runsaltrun says:

    That is a really tough call. I just love cookies in any form. πŸ™‚ Congrats on signing up for your race!

  6. When munchkins get noisy I’ll say (quietly) if you can hear me clap once (and then I clap, and wait a moment), if you can hear my clap twice (then clap twice, wait a moment) and start back at one. You should be able to get their attention. or you can do the hand over the mouth other hand in the air, but I find kids get the wiggles and do more silly things with that.

  7. Meghan says:

    I wish I could run that race with you for two reasons 1) you’re fast and i would likely PR 2) I’ve heard that course is perfect for PR’ing anyway because of what you’ve mentioned! πŸ™‚ SO JEALOUS! can’t wait to follow your training! AND YES to the ice cream and cookies, yummm!

  8. COOKIE dough!!

    When I’m working with kids, I am always mindful of my vocabulary. Especially when I am teaching science, I might use some words that are just too hard for kids to understand. So, I always make sure that I use the scientific vocabulary and then break it down to their level. Also, when I lose their attention, I say “Shark bait!” and they respond “Ooh-ha-ha” (like from Nemo). They LOVE this! Also make sure to ask lots of questions so that you can keep them engaged!

  9. I think that your cookie dough question is the toughest I’ve ever been asked. Like honestly, the TOUGHEST question. Lol! I love both and could never choose. But there is just something about a warm cookie that is perfectly golden on the edges. Man, I just don’t know.

    I want to run Drop 13 with you! Now I just need to find someone who will pay for me to fly up there and take off work! πŸ™‚

  10. Great weekend!! Loving his boots, sooo cute. πŸ™‚ Cookie dough all the way!

  11. jumpeatrun says:

    Don’t be nervous- you are going to be great with the little ones! When I taught in NYC, I was a high school teacher, then I got this 1st grade job when we moved to Denver….totally different, but awesome.
    Just be sweet and fun and they will love you!

  12. Funny you ask the question about cookie dough or baked cookies because yesterday I was CRAVING cookie dough! It just sounds yummy! That sounds like an awesome race! Wish I had the money to do it.

  13. I ran Drop 13 last year and girl I can GUARANTEE you will PR. It’s downhill (pretty steep in some places) for 11 of the 13 miles.

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