Sunday, February 14, 2010

In love with cupcakes?

Happy Valentines Day, Friends!

My handsome son woke me up this morning with a homemade card and this most beautiful box:
Let me explain: I LURVE cupcakes. So much, that at one point I was contemplating going to culinary school so I could open my own cupcakery someday. Knowing that I'm not one to enjoy working at 4am on Sundays, the love of working/owning a bakery sadly diminished to just eating them.... :) So, when my husband proposed, I knew I wanted cupcakes involved in the wedding somehow. I found Main Street Cupcakes online and they made fantastic centerpieces for our rehearsal dinner.

So, last Saturday when J and I were out with some friends someone mentioned the new cupcake place that opened in Rocky River. My ears perked right up and a few minutes later realized it was the same Main Street Cupcakes that we used for the wedding, just a new location (and about 5 minutes from our house, which, let's be honest, is very dangerous)!! So, imagine my excitement when I opened that box this morning!

C and J both dug right in and each had a cupcake right in bed! I took bites, but held off on full cupcake love knowing I had a 10 mile run to tackle in a bit. And just in case you're wondering what I bought the love of my life for VDay:

I buy him energy bars, and he gets me cupcakes!! Oh well, he at least acted like he was excited. These are his favorite pre-soccer game bars, and the vanilla crisp flavors are hard to find so when I saw a whole box last week at the store I scooped them right up!

So, onto my run. Whew! 10 miles! First of all, I am SO ready for winter to be over. These cold, snowy, slushy runs are not for me. It took me so long this morning to get my butt out the door. BUT, it ended up not being so bad!

I was so proud of myself when I saw this:

I somehow maintained a 9:13 average! Check out these splits:
Mile 1 9:16
Mile 2 9:06 (!!)
Mile 3 9:13
Mile 4 9:14
Mile 5 9:07
Mile 6 9:11
Mile 7 9:09
Mile 8 9:26 (uphill for the first 1/2 mile or so)
Mile 9 9:15
Mile 10 9:18
FANtastic!! I could definitely feel a difference in my legs during Mile 8. My hamstrings start to feel it first, they get real tight. I wonder if the further I go, the slower I need to start so I can finish. Or am I supposed to try and keep this pace since I'm slowly increasing my miles? Any advice?

After my run I showered the nasty salt off my body because even with the low temperature I still manage to sweat like a crazy person! I had lunch, and then ate one of those lovelies from the box above. I'm in LOVE.................with cupcakes.......

Have a great day, and thanks for reading!


  1. Happy Valentines Day Love. I'm glad you loved the present from C and I this mornin. Hubby

  2. Hey how about sharing those cupcakes ? ? ? Why kind of daughter are you anyway ? ? ? They look wonderful ! Keep on running ! ! Your almost 1/2 way there. Mom

  3. really j? vanilla crisp? ew ive choked those down a few times before.... awesome on the run! let me see if you can runnnn it runnnnnn it!