Day 78

It is the first day of my 12th week and it is also the first day of my recovery week. To follow my plan – running 10 to 20 percent less – I ran 4.61 miles. It felt a little bit strange. It felt like I didn’t do enough. But I should remember this is for a strong finish of my 100 day project. My legs worked hard for 11 weeks. They deserve to have a recovery week. My husband walked 3.37 miles. He is doing good. A little by little, he is improving his walking.

Last night we shared two cupcakes – a red velvet and a peach cobbler. They were so good. We had a red velvet cupcake before so we knew it wouldn’t disappoint us. But it was the first time we tried a peach cobbler. I was so glad we got that one. It was light yet flavorful. Its frosting was fluffy. It was just so right. Tonight we will have the other two cupcakes which are left. I like these cupcakes:)

Day 77

Having two easy days at the gym, a good night sleep, and resting during the day yesterday helped my legs feel good again. My husband walked 3.34 miles and I ran 5.55 miles. It was a good run and a nice way to complete the 11th week (37.55 miles). Even though my legs feel good now, I will have a recovery week next week. Daily mileage will be 10 to 20 percent less. Only 23 days left to complete my 100 day project:)

Today is also my birthday. But I didn’t want to have a big birthday party. I just want to have a quiet, good time with my husband and corgis. I didn’t want to go out for dinner because I’m enjoying our healthy eating these days and don’t want to mess it up. My husband cooked a good dinner for me. And we enjoyed some cupcakes. I’m not a big cake eater so cupcakes are a better choice for me. I like cupcakes from Molly’s cupcakes. We got 4 cupcakes – a Ron Bennington (chocolate cake with peanut butter filling), a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, a peach cobbler, and a banana cake with chocolate frosting.

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It was a good day. Now I will give a special treat to Jeter and Cappy since they couldn’t enjoy the cupcakes:)