Give me a boost

Lindsay wrote before about the ways in which she and her husband support each other, namely in the way she is a training/nutrition Sherpa for the hubs while he is an emotional/life-support Sherpa for her.

Well, since J is about a foot taller than me…

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He doesn’t “sherpa” my baggage, so much as give me a boost here and there.

This weekend I ran my first 15k

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and the plan was for J to wait with me at the starting line, go to Starbucks after the race started, and come back to see the end of the race.  The race was 9 miles so we figured he’d have plenty of time to get some grub and check his email before I crossed the finish line.

What did he do?  He took pictures of me at the starting line

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(so cold, so, so, cold … and yes, I realize that it’s not that cold, but I’m a California wimp)IMG_6098

But then J didn’t leave, he waited in the car parked by the course until I passed by

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His presence gave me the emotional boost I needed to push me and keep me strong.

I ended up finishing the 9 miles in 68 minutes, 4 minutes faster than I hoped for.  I got 1st in my age group and came in 4th overall!!!

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Having him by my side during the race emotionally and literally meant more to me than I could have guessed.

I like to return the favor by providing J with a nutritional boost.

I was inspired by Lou’s cinnamon buns and by the way she stuffed her raw goodies with delicious fillings.  My mind was on cinnamon buns so I figured I’d do my own take on them.

I adapted Chocolate Covered Katie’s version of Oatmeal Raisin Larabar

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and then spread some homemade peanut butter, dropped some raisins, and sprinkled some raw sugar on top.

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Roll, roll, roll and then chop, chop, chop

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I hope these provide J with an energy boost in the same way seeing him standing on the race course gave me one.  I hope that when J eats these, he feels me by his side even when I’m not.  I hope these show him how much I love him.  Just like knowing he was waiting for me at the finish line showed me how much he loves me.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  (early because I don’t believe in forced holidays.  But, it’s not a cheesy Hallmark holiday if I celebrate it on Sunday!)

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18 thoughts on “Give me a boost

  1. ARGH your rolls look AMAZING! YUMMO big time. Love your combining of the 2 recipes into one glorious roll of joy 🙂

    Oh and massive congrats to you – you are a running MACHINE…and sexy wood chopper gets huge bonus points for being your support team. Wow, well done T… I couldn’t even run around the block, so I admire any one that goes in a race 😉

    • i think j just got the biggest joy out of being referred to as the sexy wood chopper! come to think of it, he should have carved me a trophy out of a log he found on the course! 🙂

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  2. WOAH. These look out of control delicious!! And I’m going to have to re-create in a paleo fashion, you know this, right????? I’ve made raw cinnamon rolls before and they are SO good- although yours look so pretty!

    Congrats on your race! You are too cute!

    • oh i hope you do “paleo-ize” them! i thought of you when i was making them and just pictured you re-creating them for all the clients you train! 🙂

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