Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 83: Almond Butter Agave Cookies with Sea Salt

If you read the About page on this blog you would know that my husband is an endurance runner. Since I wrote his bio a few months ago he has completed another marathon where his PR'd (Personal Record) and this past weekend completed The North Face Endurance Challenges Ultra Marathon. That's a whole 50 miles he completed!!!!

To say I am proud of his accomplishment is an understatement. Adam is constantly pushing himself to do better, to be better. He would wake up at 5am to get his runs in before he went to work. Most of those days, he would then work an average of 10-12 hours. When he would come home he would switch gears to dad mode helping with homework, picking up from practices and even finding time to help train Noah's soccer team. Once the boys were off to bed we would finally have a chance to catch each other up on our days. Talking, laughing and connecting.

To most running 50 miles is crazy. To be honest, when he first told me he registered for the Ultra I was upset. All I could think about was how it was going to impact my life. Kinda selfish, I know. Now that Adam is an Ultra Marathon Finisher - he finished in 10:41- I see even more the positive impact running has had on our family's lives.

The way Adam put it, when you are running for that long you are physically and mentally stripped down. You realize what's important in your life and you discover the type of person you want to be. His drive and accomplishments have proven to the boys and I that with hard would and dedication, anything is possible! Even qualifying for a "Mega" Ultra Marathon lottery which is 100 miles...I will keep you posted on if he gets picked.

Mike, Adam and Dean Celebrating their accomplishment

One of the biggest issues endurance runners face is figuring out how to take in nutrients. Adam and I have worked together to create the perfect running cookie. He had them while at the ultra, and I made the peanut butter version for Noah's soccer team to have in between tournament games.

This is a simple recipe and quick to make.

2 Cups Natural Almond Butter
1/2 Cup Agave
2 Eggs
Sea Salt
Mix Almond Better, Agave and eggs together
Place in the fridge for 10 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Roll dough into balls ans using a fork make cross stick patters
Add a pinch of sea salt to the cookie
Bake 8-10 min until set.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, remove to rack.

1 comment:

The Cooking Actress said...

What a healthy and tasty cookie!