Let's start with today and work backwards a few days. Today OK Linné put on a one day event. It was in the woods right behind the apartment, so it only took Ross and I about 8 minutes to bike over. We biked the way that we would run, but going uphill through roots and rocks on a bike that has no gears is difficult :) Once we arrived I delivered the chocolate chip cookies bars that I made last night to the food stand to sell. Turns out I should have hidden a few in the bag myself, as I was tempted to go buy one later in the afternoon. But it seemed a bit silly to buy something that you made, so I resisted.
Since these bars sparked the comment about food and orienteering, here is where I got the recipe.
In order to make them into bars I poured the mixture into a 10x14 (yep, no 9x13 here!) and smoothed it out. It looks thin, but will rise as it bakes. Some changes:
- I don't have an electric mixer, so I heated the butter up a bit in a pot and stirred the sugar into almost melted butter.
- The chocolate sinks to the bottom and 210g as way too much. More like 170g.
- Baking time is a bit unknown. I found that when I baked it at 177°C the top got too hard and the bottom stayed too mushy. So I baked it at more like 160°C for about 32 minutes. Just guess :)
At the event, we mostly hung out, but others were hard at work...
|Elisa working at registration|
|Mari parking cars|
|Johanna working at the starts|
|Lisa and I|
|Beautiful fall day!|
|Ross before the race. Stretching out his calves from intervals on Thursday...|
It was a beautiful day and I spectated with Kristina's boyfriend and sister. I saw Ross at 8k, 20k and the finish chute. He ran an awesome race and you can read all about it in his log.
|Ross looking strong with 22k left!|
|Kristina also at 8k, running well from the start!|
Kristina was a rock star and ran only a few minutes slower than Ross and was 5th woman. She was my interval buddy the other day when we were training, but I couldn't have kept up with her today! I'm a bit jealous of them. Sure, they were limping around all afternoon, but that feeling of accomplishment must be great.
|There was a lot of sitting once Ross finished...|
|Yum! Baked and unbaked bits of heaven.|