Scenes From the Weekend IV- My New Training Plan!

by Katie on August 15, 2012

in Audrey,Baking,Charleston Cafe,Running,Scenes From the Weekend

Good morning friends!  Or should I say almost afternoon?  Time seems to be flying lately- it is already Wednesday!  Craziness.  I am just catching up from a fun-filled weekend.  The weekend started off on a delicious note with these flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies a la Kara.

 

These were so good and so easy to make!  I had a book club to attend Friday night and I was planning on bringing my default dessert that I always make- chocolate peanut butter cup bars.  However, plans changed when Kara posted this recipe!   The cookies were a hit and I had a great time discussing our book club choice- Defending Jacob.   It was such an interesting and thought-provoking (albeit a little disturbing) read.  I highly recommend it!

After Audrey went down for a nap on Saturday, I headed over to a local independent coffee shop with two purposes in mind: couponing and coming up with a training plan (it was nice to enjoy some solitude too :) )

Peanut butter mocha?  Don’t mind if I do!  I love the local coffee shops- their drinks are always so pretty!

After the coffee shop Brian, Audrey and I ran some errands.  A few necessities were picked up.

Baby Lit?  I die from the cuteness.  Gotta love a Pride & Prejudice counting book for babies.  I have my eye on the Dracula baby lit book too :)

On Sunday we scoped out a new church (eh.  Hard to find a church down here!) and then met some friends for brunch at Charleston’s Cafe!    Audrey enjoyed herself and even had her own big bowl of fruit.

The last time I was there I had stuffed french toast with amaretto cream cheese…pure heaven. Sadly, that wasn’t one of the specials this time around- I had to make do with the shrimp and grits ;)

It looks like a big pile of creamy weirdness but I assure you it was awesome.  Yum!

While I’ve been crossfitting a lot lately, it hasn’t left me much time for running.  With the cooler temps coming (right? Yes? Please?), I decided that I want to make running and racing a priority again. I had a training plan in the beginning of the year for the Cooper River Bridge Run- but that was a big DNS (did not start).  Not my finest running moment but hey, lack of sleep is a serious thing!   Anyway.  On Saturday I came up with a plan.  Starting this week I am following Hal Higdon’s eight week 10k training plan.  That will help me build up a nice base again and brings me to early October.  Come early October, I am going to again follow Hal’s half-marathon training plan- I followed this plan for my first half and it was a great success.  The half training plan is twelve weeks, which coincides perfectly with my next race- the Charleston Half-Marathon in January 2013!  The timing is so perfect- I am so excited!

Yesterday marked the first day of my training- a 2.5 mile run.  My little running buddy loves the jogging stroller, so I feel pretty lucky! 

With running a priority now, Crossfit is going to take a bit of a backseat- I’m thinking one to two times a week versus three to four.

How was your weekend?  Are you training for any fun races?  I’m off to do some couponing before little miss wakes up from her nap- have a good one! :D

 

Katie

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1 Kelly @ Runmarun August 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Oh, Audrey in that little dress at brunch. What a sweetie! She looks very serious. :)

I am glad you figured out a training plan and how exciting to be going for a half-marathon! I am sure that temperatures in Charleston in January are just about perfect for running 13.1 miles.

I can’t believe there is a children’s version of Pride and Prejudice- who thinks of this stuff?

I just finished Defending Jacob- it was an interesting read. I felt like there were some giveaways about what was going to happen but I suppose the author intended for those to happen. I won’t write more than that here, but the ending was pretty wild.

Have a great day, Katie!

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2 The Linz August 15, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I’m excited to hear that you have some races picked out. I think that’s what I need to do down here to get my motivation back. I did see that the El Paso Marathon is in February, so I might have to do that. It gives me quite awhile to get back into the running shape! P.S how adorable is your baby?!

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3 Joanna @ Midwestern Bite August 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Baby Literature??? That is pure awesomeness. Must have. Must have now. I do have a comic like version of Shakespeare, but it’s more for young adults than little ones.

Congrats on working towards your goals. I really need to get my butt in gear.

Those cookies look good. A little too good.

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4 Nicole August 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Dude, those cookies! Can you please share the recipe? :)

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5 Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily August 17, 2012 at 9:03 pm

She looks so cute in that dress, she’s getting so big!
As soon as we get home on Sunday, I’m making a new fitness plan. It’s time!

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6 Jamima@sSweatStyle August 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Those little baby arms are just so cute! Good for you for giving yourself a break about running, lack of sleep is so hard! I didn’t start getting back into serious running until my little one was about 1o months (15 months now) so I feel your pain. :) Anyways, if you want, check out my beginner half marathon training plan here… http://sweatstyle.blogspot.com/2012/03/beginner-half-marathon-training.html Sounds like your other plan worked great but if you ever want a bit of a different plan.
I’m wishing you the best of luck with your training and racing. I need to get that Pride & Prejudice counting book, that is just too cute!

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