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I think the title of this post pretty much says it all.

But, before we get to that…a quick recap on my hip recovery.

I had my three month follow-up with the surgeon last week and I am doing extremely well! All of the X-rays looked good! The space in my hip joint that they created by shaving down my femur head (gross, I know) is as it should be, therefore protecting my labrum and preventing it from tearing. My range of motion is good and I am definitely on the road to recovery.

One interesting thing the surgeon said was, “I really wouldn’t think of running for another month. And, even then, you need to make sure you are mentally ready, not just physically ready.”

This got me thinking about how much our minds and attitudes play a part in not only our fitness but also in our everyday lives. Being mentally ready to train for a race, move to a new city, take a new job, deciding whether or not pursue a graduate degree, etc. is absolutely necessary. As cliche as it sounds, confidence is key to success. There is no sense in rushing into something only to realize you aren’t ready for it. Believing in ourselves and in our decisions will help us endure many struggles.

So, there’s my pep talk. And, now on to the important stuff.

Mini. Reese’s. Chocolate. Chip. Cookies.

Oh my goodness. I can’t believe I haven’t been mixing candy into cookies for the past 10 years! Have you!?! Am I late to this awesome party? I wish you would have filled me in.

Little beautiful surprises of peanut butter and chocolate. Seriously, what’s not to love?

Recipe

Makes about 24 cookies (depending on how much dough you eat)

Ingredients

Chocolate chip cookie dough (pre-made, from a mix or from scratch)

Mini reese’s peanut butter cups

Instructions

Mix cookie dough with 1 bag of mini reese’s cups. Separate dough into balls and put onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove cookies and put on a cooling rack.

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