Sprinkles Make Me Happy



Oh hi. Don’t mind me, I am just up a bit early drinking my coffee and making a fresh pot of oatmeal before I leave for the race in Long Beach.


If you still haven’t tried cooking steel-cut oatmeal with old-fashioned rolled oats and chia seeds I am going to suggest once again that you do; terrific texture when combined. And oh, the more servings you make at a time, the more oatmeal you will end up with in your bowl.

I am a bit excited for today’s ten mile race down in Long Beach which is a terrific feeling to have considering just three weeks ago I was nervous for the Long Island half.

There’s something about knowing this is only ten miles that makes me smile in a sick an twisted runner sort of way.

I mean, ten miles is still a lot, isn’t it? Amazing how a runner’s brain can start to think it’s peanuts. Or sprinkles, let’s call it sprinkles…


Is this a Happy Cake or what? I spotted it in the bakery case at Graces Market when I was in the city on Friday before dinner. I was happy just looking at it.

With my birthday coming up (less than two weeks!) all thoughts turn to sprinkles and cakes and goodie bags.

One is never too old for goodie bags.

Or shirts with ice cream cones all over it.

wildfox ice cream shirt

There are some things in life you just need. This shirt is one of those things.

I will be wearing that new GapFit tank for today’s race by the way.


What’s that Nike skirt doing in this picture?

nike skirt

I tried the skirt on in the Nike store rather randomly the other afternoon and fell in love. I tried on shorts too but of course didn’t love them.

I know you shouldn’t wear anything new on race day but I did run a few miles in the skirt yesterday and feel it has the ability to run a race.

This skirt feels like a second skin when you put it on. So super light that it is barely there. Good waist (pocket for fuel and a zippered pocket in the back!) band with the bike shorts underneath.

I can’t send you out to buy it until after I run ten miles in it so we will fully discuss it tomorrow.

Enjoy your Sunday! Feel free to follow me on instagram if you feel like seeing what’s up down in Long Beach today…


Do you still get all excited for your birthday?

How’s the weather this weekend in your area? Doing anything fun outdoors?

Ice cream cone or ice cream in a bowl? Ice cream in a waffle cone bowl!


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

16 thoughts on “Sprinkles Make Me Happy”

  1. YES! I am a HUGE sprinkles person too! Ice cream is not complete without it! I also LOOOOVVE it on cake and yes, make a huge fuss of my birthday! Looking forward to seeing how it went!

  2. Ice cream in a waffle coneeeeee. That last bite of cone is just magical in the way it gets all soft and melty. Omg want. Good thing I recently stocked my freezer with a few more cartons of ice cream 😀 And I’ve been looking for ways to spruce up my oats lately, so I think I’m going to forego the egg white in favour of chia seeds tomorrow morning. Or maybe I’ll just have a bowl for lunch. Woo! Good luck on your race!!

  3. I used to get super excited for my birthday and everything but then that has sort of peetered away over the last few years. I think a big part of that had to do with the uncertainty of whether I would get to spend it with loved ones. Also, I have sprinkles in my oats everyday (some do chia, I do sprinkles) and end the day with ice cream every night, so every day is a bday 😀

  4. Hope your race went great! I can’t wait to hear about how the skirt treated you! And by the way I always get super excited for my birthday !

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