Yum, good stuff

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You won’t belive what happened the other day.  I went running, and  I took it easy… and slowed to a nice 10 minute pace!  Yes, you read that right, I actually slowed down to just over 10 minutes per mile.  Considering that until the very recent past, that was a extreme speed up, this was quite a nice change.

Now, I just need to figure out how to keep it up for 25+ more miles at a time, and I should be ready for my next race.  Speaking of which, I’m at a bit of a dilemia.  It looks like I may have something going on at the end of March, so Georgia marathon might be out. I’ve been going back and forth about signing up for one of the GRR races that my friends at GUTS are putting on…but haven’t quite committed yet.

The other thing going on is something that I should admit I indulged in.  Really, because I shouldn’t have. Oh wait, I’m a man, let me re-state.  I pigged out the other day, and it was good.

About a block from the office, a Gigi’s Cupcakes just opened.

For a week or so, I’ve been seeing flyer’s (menu’s) around the office, and my co-worker mentioned them a couple times as a place to try, so last Thursday, instead of going running, we walked up there. 

Walking in, it’s a quaint little shop. The lady at the counter asked if we had any questions, so I asked the most important one:  Where are the samples?  She smiled, and looked at me like I was crazy…I don’t know why, it seemed like a reasonable question to me.  At three bucks a pop, I want to make sure I’m going to get something good. 

Everything looked good…each cupcake was probably 4-5 inches tall, piled high with frosting and sprinkles and decorative stuff.  I like that they have a rotating menu, so they have some standard cakes, and then a different daily menu.  It’s also going to change from summer to winter, so there should be a large variety.

I got a couple, and they survived the trip home intact.  One was the Caramel Sugar Mama, and the other was a chocolate midnight magic.

The cupcakes themself were good; fresh and not crumbly. Better than I’ve had at other local bakeries.  The frosting had a lot going on, in a good way.  There was a ton of if.  The consistancy of it reminded us of the Betty Crocker stuff you’d get at the grocery store, but it was better quality. There was definitely a bit of sugar in it.  Having one cupcake was plenty.  (And I don’t say that lightly, I’m a man who likes to eat.)

Yes, they are a little expensive, but I think it’s worth it. We’ll be going back…the wife wants me to get some for a day with the girls.  And the guys at the office, well, we might just sneak over there occasionally with no-one the wiser.

Written on September 6, 2010