Friday, November 28, 2014

Fill 'er Up Friday #2

Happy Friday! 

How was your Thanksgiving? Delicious, I'm sure. We still have one more to go on Sunday with my fam so I took it easy on the indulging yesterday. 
Anywho, let's dive right in to Fill 'er Up Friday! 

This week's workouts and running plans did not go quite as planned due to Thanksgiving, our kids being home on break and a head cold that tried to kill me but I prevailed!

I couldn't figure out why it was so difficult for me to finish 4.5 miles on Monday, but it was probably due to the lack of appetite during last weekend since I was coming down with a head cold. I loaded up on goldenseal with echinacea and kicked that cold to the curb! I did a couple home workouts since I didn't make it to the gym and today I ran 5 miles! What?! I ran in my mother in law's neighborhood and it was marvelous. A tad bit tough at around 2.25 miles but I pushed through and focused on my breathing and finished feeling great! (and no dogs chased me-a huge fear of mine!) This run was huge for me because I haven't been able to run five miles since last year around this time! Listening to my body = better runs and a stronger body! :-)

Instagram likes & my run from today. I want that cat!-sorry, I totally stole that

I apologize for not keeping up with my scheduled posts. My mind has been completely consumed lately with all the statistics of training for a half. I feel bad that I find it hard to think about anything other than training.. I did set a goal even though I said I just wanted to finish feeling strong. I set a goal to finish in 2:20 or under. 

I plan on catching up on my posts and linking back up with the #fitfam for Tuesday's #dishthefit. I'm learning how to balance it all without getting too overwhelmed. My spiritual life and home life comes before my social media life. ;-) 

Speaking of running, oh wait, was I talking about running? Oh well, I am now. Boy have I been hungry!! Or is it rungry? Runchies? <----Yep, that's the one. RUNCHIES! I have been eating almost everything in sight! In moderation, of course. But I just polished off a pizza hot pocket, and I NEVER eat those! Do you get the runchies? 

Moving on. Actually, I'm not moving on. I forgot I wanted to mention that I made some delicious cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting! The rolls have less sugar and butter than traditional rolls, but I went all out with the frosting. DE-LICIOUS! Proceed with caution:

Yeild: About 20 Rolls
Total Time: 2 hours (most of the time is waiting for the dough to rise)

1 cup warm fat-free milk (100° to 110°)
6 tablespoons melted butter, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 package quick-rise yeast
16.88 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3 3/4 cups)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 oz. Cream Cheese
7 Tbsp. Butter-softened
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Tsp. Salt

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Slowly add the other ingredients and mix until fluffy. Spread over warm cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

1. To prepare rolls, combine milk, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and yeast in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups. Add egg and remaining granulated sugar to bowl. Stir in 4.5 ounces (1 cup) flour; let stand 10 minutes.

2. Add 11.25 ounces (about 2 1/2 cups) flour and salt to milk mixture; stir until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky). Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray; turn to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 35 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rise 35 minutes or until doubled in size. Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes.

3. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; roll dough into an 18 x 11–inch rectangle. Brush remaining 3 tablespoons melted butter (I used a little more, 3 tablespoons just didn't quite cover the dough) over dough; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar mixture. Beginning at one long side, roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll). Cut dough into 18 (1-inch) slices. Arrange 9 slices, cut sides up, in each of 2 (8-inch) square baking dishes coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise 35 minutes or until doubled in size.

4. Preheat oven to 350°.

5. Uncover rolls. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes in dishes on a wire rack. Turn rolls out onto wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Turn rolls over.

6. Frost and eat!

Do you like cinnamon rolls?
Have you ever had the runchies?

Have a great weekend friends! 


  1. Sorry if this is a duplicate, I can't figure out if my comment went through. Congrats on the 5 mile run, that's awesome! And I definitely wanted to eat all the food while I was training for a half.

    1. Thanks! I find myself getting hungry after dinner and even really early in the morning! Crazy... :-)


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