A wise woman recently told me I need to just concentrate on being a mom.
As much as I aspire to be this great prize winning runner, fitness video pro, crazy twin mama with a kitchen show, best friend and sidekick to a certain cooler than cool celebrity trainer named Bob, frequent Ellen guest, etc.
what really matters first is these guys.
They love getting mail and wearing skinny jeans by the way. Actually, the skinny jeans were all me and part of my plot to slow down the whole crib escaping thing we’ve got going on over here. Surprisingly the plan didn’t work. Lucky me.
Anyway, I have so many things I want to say to so many of you from the comments on my race post Sunday. I haven’t gotten around to it (or returning emails) and I’m sorry. I can’t thank you enough for commenting and making me feel like it was way a much bigger deal than it really was.
I also didn’t mean for the recap post to be all about me. Running and racing is selfish. Then to not only subject my family to all my craziness, but to make all of you read about it all the time, well, that’s selfish too. Obviously my family has learned over time to either go look at the seals or claim that they can’t miss “work” to avoid the actual race. Ha.
I’ll let you in on a little secret though. My boys, my family and you are my motivation a lot of the time when I’m training or racing. Hoping that I can somehow inspire a few people drives me to keep going. Knowing I get to write about it and share it with you (whether you want to read it or not) makes me want to keep doing better each and every time.
I realize that I do need to make a better effort to just be a mom.
The same wise woman who reminded me to make that my first priority also gave me this cartoon.
I better buckle up. Ha ha.
While behind the scenes I struggle big time to balance everything out, these cupcakes sure do fool people into thinking I have it all together.
We took some of these babies over to our neighbors the other day. I was flagged down a couple hours afterwards because they had to know what was in these cupcakes.
I’d like to take full credit of course (because I’m selfish like that), but I can’t. I’ve got to give some credit to my experiments with Coach.
Coach’s Fan-freaking-tastic STUFT Cupcakes
Makes 18-20 cupcakes
3 cups Coach’s Oats Multigrain Pancake Mix
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1/4 cup light margarine or butter
1 cup nondairy or low fat milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons almond extract (or vanilla)
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Beat for 4 minutes at medium speed with an electric mixer (I use my KitchenAid).
Pour in lined or greased muffin pans. Bake at 375 for 17-18 minutes.
Let cool on wire rack.
Frost with your favorite frosting.
Take these multigrain goodies over to impress your neighbors. They’ll love them and think you have your life all together.
When you’re ready for it, find the biggest cupcake with the most frosting and indulge with some experimental homemade ice cream (recipe is in the works).
You’ll feel like the best mom in the world.
The five lucky winners of the Coach’s Oats Pancake Mix are:
36- Jessica Jones
Congratulations ladies! I’m so excited for you to get your hands on this stuff. Email me at email@example.com with your mailing address and I’ll send it on to our friends at Coach’s Oats.
Thank you to everyone for being on this amazing ride with us.