Sunday, July 19, 2009

Not so much running...

I ran on Tuesday, and was going for five miles, like the schedule required. I couldn't make it, due to increased pain in my left leg. I went to the doctor on Thursday and he said it was a "probable stress fracture" requiring "6 to 8 weeks" of no running. I go for X rays tomorrow, and then we'll go from there. It was very sore the last few days, even without running or doing any strenuous activities, so we'll see. I missed the group/long run on Saturday. Maybe this will get me back to the gym? Just to work on things other than legs? We'll see. I will post after the test results.
In other news, I just baked "Grandma Marie's Swedish Nut Cake". It is my husband's maternal great-grandmother's recipe. We are heading to a neighborhood party this afternoon and are to take a side dish or dessert. My husband decided to make a pasta salad and I decided to make a dessert. He said he was in the mood for this cake, and I haven't made it in ages. Here is the simple recipe:

Grandma Marie's Swedish Nut Cake

2 C sugar
2 eggs
20 oz crushed pineapple (do not drain!)
2 tsp baking soda
2 C flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C walnuts (my husband's mother and I use chopped pecans)

Mix, by hand, all the above ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Topping:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter (both softened)
Mix these and then add
1 3/4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C pecans

Then spread onto cake while still warm.

I hope you are having a nice weekend. The weather here has been overcast, but the cool temperatures have been delightful; as opposed to the sweltering heat we had last week! :) I'm not running, but I'm sure God's in it. :) He always has a plan, and often it's different than mine! :)Take care!!

2 comments:

Molly said...

Are you trying to make me fat?? I have no will power and will have to make that cake, then try not to eat it! It sounds easy and yummy---my favourite combination.....

Michael said...

I love just reading your blogs and FB updates on various recipes...it always makes me hungry! Hope the stress factrue heals quickly...I've been there before, and it's not fun. The key is not trying to come back too early. Let it heal, my friend!