That said, once the run was over, and we went to Blue Baker, all of that quickly became a distant memory, because BABY! Loretta's grandson Kyzer made an appearance, and I got a baby fix:
He is such a sweet little guy! Very happy, didn't mind a stranger holding him, and oooh, his skin is just so soft! I got to hold him for quite a while before handing him back to his Grandma.
We had a great time at Blue Baker, as usual - I just love all of our crazy/random post-run conversations. We were once again spoiled by the staff:
Fudge brownie ends. They gave us so many that we took the extras home for dessert.
Peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies - these were too small for them to sell, but certainly big enough for us to enjoy!
OK, I know this post is supposed to be a recap of my exercise for the week, but really, how much can I say about running at this point? It's hot and humid, and I run. Our Saturday morning visits to Blue Baker are not only fun, but also very interesting to see how they make their baked goods, so that's why I keep writing about them. This week we stayed long enough to learn how their cinnamon rolls are made...and let's just say I understand why they are so freaking delicious - check out the amount of the cinnamon/sugar mixture that is put onto each one:
A large cupful of the mixture was scattered on the dough (this was cinnamon-raisin dough, which I've never had...a Sunday specialty, apparently).
The mixture was smoothed out over the dough, and then the baker rolled it up.
We were trying to guess if these would be cut into halves, or quarters. They were put into loaf pans (for more rising, I guess?), so we still don't know.
The training continues this week - Jeff and I ran for 45 minutes on Monday, did hill repeats yesterday and have 40 minutes scheduled for tomorrow. We are going rogue on Saturday and doing a race - we are supposed to run 8 miles, but I'm doing the 5K, while Jeff and most of the rest of our JFR Crew are doing the 10K of the Burning Pines race in Bastrop. Why am I not doing the 10K, you might be wondering? Because this course has some really wicked hills, and you know how I feel about hills. A 5K's worth is just enough for me.