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!
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!