- Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 -- 9pm
- Location: Bloomington, IN
- Kitchen: My Apartment
- Dining Companion: Matty
- Recipe Rating: A-
I picked this sauce because the recipe was extremely quick to make. The method was simple -- essentially all the ingredients just got added to a saucepan at various points. While I was making it I was a little skeptical -- the sauce went through several strange textural phases, some of which looked pretty nasty. In the end though it all came together to make a very smooth, very tasty sauce. I ate this over ice cream, but it would also make a nice accompaniment to cake, or any chocolate or coffee flavored dessert. The chocolate and coffee flavors here were nicely balanced, and the Kahlua gave it a touch of booziness, without being too much. It wasn't too sweet, which I think is appropriate for a mocha sauce. Overall, it was a good recipe, and a nice alternative to a typical hot fudge sauce.
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Today I ran my first half-marathon! When I started training I thought it was going to be an impossible feat for me. It was very hard for me to imagine running for more than 2 hours. But I did it! And actually, I felt great! I have never in my life run in a real race before, and it was amazing how the race dynamic and the crowd really inspired me to keep going. In fact, I found it hard not to smile while I ran along -- it was just so exciting. I had two goals: one, not to walk at all, and two, to finish in 2 hours and 24 minutes or less (which is 11 minutes a mile). I didn't walk once and I finished in 2 hours 14 minutes and 35 seconds (10 minutes 16 seconds a mile) so I was very, very happy. My special gentleman ran the full marathon today as part of the same race event, and he did an AMAZING job. He finished in 3 hours and 6 minutes, which is about 7 minutes and 6 seconds a mile. Crazy! He easily qualified for the Boston marathon, which was a goal of his. In fact, of the thousands of people running today, he finished 43rd. It was extremely impressive! I can't even run one mile at that pace, so for him to run 26.2 just blows me away!
Overall it was a really positive experience! We had a great time and it is so wonderful that we both made the goals we set for ourselves during training! I am looking forward to running another half marathon in the spring, and maybe even a full marathon next fall! In the meantime though, I am also looking forward to not running for a few weeks, and giving my body some time to rest after so many months of training.