Tastespotting.com is an awesome place to oogle over photos of delicious foods. Back in April I saw a photo of a delicious Margarita Cupcake and book-marked the blog page immediately!
My friend Danny was throwing a BBQ after the marathon on Sunday and said I could bring dessert or salad. That's easy - dessert! And that cupcake recipe seemed perfect!!
I followed it exactly! However, when we bit into them the next day we couldn't taste any tequilla! Not even a hint. I could definitely taste the lime and they were delicious lime cupcakes but I was definitely expecting more tequila. At least I know what to add more of next time!
Taiko drummers powering us up Battery Hill around mile 15
Oh - and about that marathon.... I finished, only not as fast as I had hoped or anticipated. Not having a season of cross country training under my belt put me at a slight disadvantage, especially since I'm someone who hates to do speed workouts on my own.
The race itself was great. The weather was beautiful, there was a hot air balloon on the Beltline, and I saw soooo many people that I knew! My mind and my body didn't cooperate until mile 25, but at that point, it's a little too late. I finished the marathon in 3 hours and 37 minutes. That's 17 minutes slower than my goal. Not bad - but gives me motivation to train even harder.