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A lovely picture that truly shows the meaning of track. Yes, this is what we looked like the entire time. And this is only the 1600 (1 mile) race! I'm the one on the far right (in last place), and my two friends C and B are ahead of me. I'm not going to say their names because I'm not sure if they would want them on the blog. This exact order was the way our mile races were for the entire season. C in the front, then B, then ME. We'd usually get times within a few seconds of each other. OK story time!
So I've known B since freshman year, and just became close friends with C last track season, sophomore year. We stuck together at practice, and even though we all have our specialties (C and I like the 3200M, B likes the 1600M), we always run together. Yes, sometimes we (er… I) fall back during track workouts, but I'm the one who helps them during tough long runs. We all help each other, and if we're all feeling bad on a particular day, we all complain to each other! They're some of my best friends, and I could totally imagine us running with our baby strollers 10+ years from now! Random, I know, but aren't all running relationships a bit random? :D
Check out the guy in the gold shorts! Dayyyum his legs are so strong! I know from experience that running DOES NOT give you legs like that. More like this…
That's more like it. That's supposed to be a twig, by the way. Oh, the limitations of clip-art. To make up for that pathetic-ness, here's the world's easiest recipe.
Peanut Butter Energy Balls:
- 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup finely chopped nuts (or dried fruit, or chocolate chips)
Mix all ingredients together, adding more maple syrup if the dough is too dry, and more oats if it is too sticky. Roll into balls and refrigerate until, uh, somewhat firm. They won't get super firm, so youre best bet is to eat them while they're still cold. Now wasn't that the easiest recipe ever?