Friday Fun – I Run for Treats

Choc cake

I feel it.

You know that oh-no-here-come-the-holidays-I’m-going-to-gain-10 pounds-because-I-can’t-avoid-all-the-good-food-and-treats feeling.

Yep.  I felt it this morning while I was running because, well… I run for treats.  That’s my motto.  My selfish obsession with “thin” coupled with my love of food is enough to keep me motivated to workout a few hours every week.

It’s cold weather season, so what does that mean?  Comfort food.

I love comfort food.  A good pot roast with carrots, potatoes and gravy cooked in the crock pot so that I don’t even feel like I really cooked – yeah, that’s nearly heaven.

It’s also time for the holidays.  That means comfort food combined with lots of treats.  Seriously, does it get any better?

So yep, I’ll be lacing up the running shoes and hitting the pavement pretty frequently.  If you happen to see me just yell out “keep running for treats!”  It’s all the motivation I need. 🙂

What’s your favorite holiday treat?

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  • Janice November 6, 2009  

    Oh, a girl after my own heart! “Working out” for treats has been my motivation for many years. Don’t run nearly as much as I used to, but those “attack” classes do the trick. That chocolate cake in your picture looks like something I could do a good job of devouring! So looking forward to the holidays with you!

  • Jason November 6, 2009  

    Pumpkin pie.

    Oh man…I LOVE pumpkin pie.

  • Lori King November 6, 2009  

    yeah, that chocolate cake!! . . . and the milk, don’t forget the cold milk:)

  • Jessica November 7, 2009  

    Funny you run for chocolate I run for wine & ritas 🙂

  • Heidi November 14, 2009  

    Anything chocolate will throw over the top.

    BUT for christmas. There’s only thing since I married in 89.


    We only make them every two years because they are ALOT of work and can be very spendy for the ingredients. But. when we do. We make about 100 dozen to give to family and friends and too consume in our own home.
    My husband’s mexican culture is awesome for the food BUT AWFUL for the waistline!!