Warnings and Brownies
|May 28, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY lovelies!! Had a good start to the weekend I hope!
I started my Saturday with an early morning BodyPump class!
If I don’t look like the woman on that BodyPump poster soon, then I’m demanding a refund.
I don’t normally do the Saturday morning class, because I’m usually doing music stuff instead, which is how I pay for all those nut butters! But there’s nothing like feeling this pain first thing on a Saturday morning:
That was me collapsed in pain after the abs track. I love how that woman behind me (and everyone else) had moved on to stretching, but I was still in a heap on the floor. Er, I put more effort in…? Well, that’s what I’m telling myself anyway! I also did 30 mins of ellipticalling before whilst imagining myself running. I did warn you I was obsessed.
I couldn’t have my usual things because there was NO FOOD. I have this dilemma every Saturday morning, because Saturday is fooood shopping day!! I LOVE food shopping- it’s very high on my list of hobbies, and I wish I was joking when I say that but its totally true…
I had a recovery smoothie after my workout, same as yesterday’s, but topped with PB&Co Crunch Time instead. It really upset me how all the PB sunk before I could take the picture! I guess that just means I should stop eating it outta the jar and just take the photo next time!
Last week was Christian Aid week, but my church are a little behind the times, so we did a fundraiser today instead and raised over £3300!! I then went to help at a ‘soup kitchen’:
I loved every minute. I chatted to some people who had such sad stories, and it really showed me just how easy my life is, and how GRATEFUL I should be for all I’m blessed with!
(Photo borrowed from Gabriela’s post)
Look, I’m RUNNING AGAIN!! I did warn you I had a vivid imagination!
I also warned you that not running caused a severe case of Crazy Face:
I may have camped out in the running section of a bookstore. And I am SO buying that book. Or at least going back and sitting there for another hour until I finish it! It ROCKS so far, and according to the predicted race times in it, I can TOTALLY get my sub 1.35 goal as long as I heal up right and train well!!
No-bake Date and Pecan Brownies with Chocolate PB Fudge (adapted from here)
- 2 cups pecans
- 2 cups of chopped+pitted Medjool dates
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1T agave nectar
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 cup smooth nut butter + 1t coconut oil IF you don’t have ‘drippy’ nut butter (mine was oily enough already)
- 1/2 cup semisweet/dark chocolate chips
- Pulse the pecans and dates together in a food processor until mostly incorporated. Then add the cocoa powder, agave and salt and process until combined.
- Press into a 9×9 square tin (I lined mine with foil) and place in fridge.
- Melt the chocolate chips and nut butter (and oil if using) in the microwave, stopping frequently to stir until melted, then pour over the base.
- Place back into the fridge until set (I left overnight), then cut and ENJOY!!
Pouring that choc PB over the base…and then licking out the bowl after…mmmm….
I did warn you I was a hugger.
When is your next big race? Next big one is October, but a few before then to look forward to!
What are you looking forward to most on the rest of your weekend? Sunday morning. If you’re new to the blog, then you should know that I’m in love with my Sunday morning routine of running (well, cross-training now!), then Pancake Sunday, then church! BEST day ever!!
Random Q: Pancakes or waffles? I’ve actually never had a waffle! So I’m rolling with PANCAKES
Have an AMAZING rest of the weekend!! Love you friends!! <3