Coconut and Chocolate healthy treat

Hello!  I am so proud of myself for accomplishing 17 miles today!  My friend and I ran with a group of girls we rarely run with.  Two of them are running Boston so it was good to meet new friends.  I was a little nervous because they are faster than me.  I think we kept under an 8 minute pace for 10-12 of those miles over a very hilly road!  I felt slightly weaker than them, but I kept up and finished!  It was good for me to push myself.  I love that!  I even think I could have gone a few more miles at the end.  Here is my outfit of the day!  Post 17 miles.  Favorite comfy clothes brought to you by Lululemon.

securedownload-4I also want to share my favorite healthy treat that I found at Chocolate Covered Katie!  Here is my adapted version!  I don’t like mocha so I scratched that!

Mocha Coconut Macaroons

  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 
  • 1/2 cup lite coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp agave or honey
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • just over 1/16 tsp salt
  • melted 60% dark chocolate chips 

Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a medium sauce pan.  Cook on medium to low heat stirring constantly.  Cook until firm enough to scoop out.  Scoop into balls on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.  Cook at 360 F for 14-16 minutes.  Let cool.  Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave 45 seconds at a time stirring in between until completely melted.  Drizzle over the tops of the cookies.  Let harden in the fridge for 20 minutes.  Makes 12-15 cookies.

These tasted soooo much better than I thought they would.  I’ve been feeding them to everyone!!  


Lastly, I’ve been thinking about what to wear for my marathon, not that I don’t have enough to choose from already, but I found this cutie orange skirt online yesterday.  I love SUNNY colors!  I might need this (:
LW8414R_013262_2Sitting in my computer chair is not so comfy right now!!  I need to lay horizontal for a few and then I’ll be doing shoulders and abs to keep up with my weight training DAY 3!  Spring is in the air!  I noticed little crocuses peeking out of the dirt during the run today!  Looking forward to GREEN and COLOR!!!  Happy Spring running!


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