The long and winding road to fitness, day 100

Okay, to be honest, this may be day 101, but I didn’t want to miss the celebration of 100 days of working toward leading a healthier life.  I feel somewhat proud that I’ve done this for 100 days in a row, even if some of those days didn’t go as I’d planned…but then life often doesn’t go as we plan it, does it?  But to stick with it and at least make the effort is pretty cool.

I also just realized that this is my 300th post on the run4joy blog…wow!  This is so much fun, I’ve met so many wonderful people through this blog, and I’ve been able to reconnect with old friends (hey, Kim…wish I’d had more time to talk with you today when you stopped by the store…you look marvelous, girl).  I’m able to do something that I feel passionate about and (hopefully) improve my craft just a bit.

Another reason to celebrate today…our corporate visits are now over for the remainder of the year (unless that much feared auditor would happen to stop in for a surprise visit).  We had the head of HR in our store today…what a nice guy…seriously.  Totally different feeling with this visit than with the visit we had last week.  Oh yeah, and I almost forgot, we got an A!!!  High fives all around!!  The store really looks fab!  Now to just keep it that way!  I stopped at Kroger and bought some yummy looking brownies for Sean (the HR guy)…and no, I didn’t bribe him with them, I gave them to him as he was getting ready to leave!  Oh, did I mention, we got an A for the visit?  I did?  Well, I’m just trying to get it to sink in.  I’m just so darn proud of how hard everyone worked for this!!

So let me leave you today with a picture of something I noticed outside my kitchen window this evening…

The  rainbow after the storm…kind of speaks to life, doesn’t it?

Why are you putting bacon in cookies?

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Seriously, I do not understand this combination.  I’ve been reading blogs about people using bacon in all kinds of recipes.  I don’t get it.  Bacon in cookies, bacon in cupcakes, bacon in brownies…really?  How can this taste good?

I guess I should admit that I’m not a big bacon fan anyhow.  I like bacon in a BLT…about once a summer.  I can tolerate bacon on a pizza, but it’s far from my favorite.  I used to cook dry beans with bacon, but I’ve lost the taste for that.   So I’m having a difficult time imagining how bacon could possibly enhance the taste of sweets.  Yet every week I read another blog about just that, bacon taking the flavor of sweets to new heights.  I just can’t see myself liking that combo though.

So, for any of you out there who have jumped on the bacon band wagon, is this something I should try?  Will I fall to the floor in ecstasy after the first bite of a chocolate/bacon anything?  Hmm…I’m just not feeling it.