Monday, June 8, 2009

A Sunday Triathlon and a Devil of a Cupcake


Male-Female Division KEN AND GIN 3:34:26 3:42:23 = 7:16:49

So, there are the results of our second Triathlon that we participated in yesterday! We improved our score by over forty minutes from our first Triathlon. Obviously, we are extremely pleased with our performance, and we are still speaking to each other. The day was beautiful and "most" of the other participants were extremely nice and fun to be around. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe to be a little less sore today, but I am not complaining.

When I crossed the finish line I did a little dance. I think that the onlookers thought that I might be delirious, and questioned my behavior. That was until they heard my song that went with my dance!

"Oh yes, oh yes, I am officially retired from Triathlons! Oh yes, oh yes, I am never doing another Triathlon! LA DE DA, LA DE DA!"

If I even mention doing the October Triathlon, I would really appreciate someone bringing me to my senses. I would like to thank you in advance for telling me, "GIN, DON'T DO THE OCTOBER TRIATHLON!"

The one benefit, among many, from doing a Triathlon is that you can treat yourself to some goodies without guilt. When you are training for it, you are burning extra calories, and race day brings a huge calorie burn.

This Devil's Food Cupcake comes from Martha Stewart's new book. I have never been a fan of Martha Stewart. It isn't because I don't think she is awesome, because I do. Her way of entertaining and mine are bipolar opposite. I haven't used my good china in the entire twenty three years that I have been married! I have always admired people who entertain with a perfectly set table and good china, it just isn't me.

The cookbook is awesome and is filled with 175 different cupcakes. The photos are incredible and the recipes are amazing. I think I need to practice making my Chocolate Ganache Frosting. Mine didn't quite turn out like Martha's. I am not exactly sure what I did wrong, but the taste was still rich and delicious. The book is definitely worth the price if you are a baker of any kind. I think that cupcakes are the "perfect" treat. They travel well, make great gifts, an awesome birthday treat, and are the right size.

Now, I need to go soak in a very hot tub to heal these sore muscles. I hope that everybody has a great week!

33 comments:

  1. Way to go Gin!!! That is awesome - I couldn't imagine doing a triathalon (ever). You deserve way more than a cupcake ;)

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  2. Congratulations! Your cupcakes look perfect to me!

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  3. Congrats to you, what a great accomplishment.

    These cupcakes sound amazing, I love how that frosting looks!

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  4. A CUPCAKE? yOU DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR cake AND EAT IT TOO!

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  5. Congratulations! You are really awesome. Imagine being able to have your cake and eat it too:-). The cupcake looks luscious.

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  6. Congrats on you new time! Great job girl!! I say go for the October run too. I would rather cut off my foot than run a marathon but I so admire those who love to run, so I say Go For It!

    Your cupcakes look outstanding. I have to find that cookbook!

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  7. Ginger, well! Both for those maddeningly delicious looking cupcakes and the triathlon. Someone would have to call 911 for me before I was even out of sight!

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  8. Congrats on the triathlon- I couldn't have made it!Great job on it and these yummy looking cupcakes!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)You have some great looking goodies here!

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  9. Congratulations! You have my respect and admiration for participating in a triathlon. I could never do it.

    Your devil food cupcakes have me slobbering all over my keyboard. They look so decadent!

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  10. Hi Ginger,

    Yay for the "last" triathlon! I know it feels great to be over that hump.

    Your cupcakes look soo good. I have to admit, when you said Martha Stewart I was leary. I haven't had good luck with many of her cookie recipes. Which is sad, because I even won a signed copy of her book I don't use.

    I might have to get the cupcake book though and give it a shot.

    Laura

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  11. Congrats on the triathlon! I've only done a sprint one once but really wanna do another one someday. You totally deserve this awesome looking cupcake!

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  12. I dream about running, and being athletic like I was pre-kids, now I need this motivation...maybe if you dangle a cupcake at the end of a pole I would chase it :0) , because that looks darn good!

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  13. Wonderful accomplishment! Well done! I'd run too if these cupcakes were waiting at the finish line :o)

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  14. Congrats on your tri! Yay for being done and getting to eat cupcakes :) They look great with all those sprinkles on top!

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  15. Congratulations on your triathalon!! Your cupcakes look so delicious now that I am on a non-stop sweet craving today!

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  16. great job on the Triathlon proud of you

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  17. Oh man, YOU ROCK!! I could not do it...but I could definitely eat this cupcake. Hope your muscles are on the heal :)

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  18. congrats on doing the triathlon!! and those cupcakes look soooo yummy!

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  19. Congratulations on your triathlon. What an accomplishment! The cupcakes look luscious. Don't you just love the new muffin liners? the silver ones really add some pizazz.

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  20. We have been toying with the idea of a triathlon if I do I want to go all the way Ironman just kidding. I am impressed. You go GIRL.........

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  21. Wow! What an accomplishment. I can't imagine. I got up to running 6 miles at a time & ended up at the dr. with tendonitis! I commend you :)

    Cupcakes look awesome. I need to get that cookbook!

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  22. I am a sucker for chocolate and this cupcake loks really delish!

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  23. Wow you certainly deserve a cupcake or two! Good going!
    Joyce

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  24. Congratulations on the triathlon! Chocolate cupcakes without guilt are really good. :)

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  25. wow my first time here and its a triathalon - very impressive!

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  26. Eat all the cupcakes. Well, you can save one for me. I mean a triathalon??? And you shaved 40 minutes off your time? Wow! celebrate. As for the china - instead of saving it for special occassions (never comesout), I freed my china and it sits with the "everyday" plates and I use them four times a week.

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  27. you're my hero! I can only DREAM of completing a traithlon...you deserve many more of those luscious cupcakes!

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  28. Awesome accomplishment ... congrats! Now the cupcake is speaking to me, "have me with your morning coffee" :)

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  29. Whoa! Awesome job on the TRIATHALON!!! I've always thought about it, I can run and I can ride but I am like a panicked cat in water trying to swim. It's awful. These cupcakes look DELICIOUS!

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  30. You devil you...why you tempt me so with these cupcakes so delicious and gorgeous, you're so naughty. kisses xx Rico|Recipes

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  31. Ginger,

    First, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

    Second, these cupcakes look out of this world. I've browsed through this cupcake cookbook and it looks great. I may have to add it to my collection.

    Third, congrats on the triathlon. My sister-in-law, Aggie, from the blog Aggie's Kitchen does triathlons. What an accomplishment.

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