Cookie Bars and Mud Excitement

Wednesday workout:
Long run – 13.1 miles (had to throw that .1 in there to make it a half marathon;)

Thursday workout:
Bike – 60 mins
Swim – 45 mins

Friday workout:
Rest day!
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I am SO glad today is a rest day.  My body is hurting a bit from this last peak week of my training (yay for tapering starting on Monday).  After my 13.1 mile run on Wednesday I was walking around the grocery store and started to feel a pain in the bottom of my right foot.  I figured it was nothing, just a little tweak (I get little random pains here and there occasionally that go away quickly), but it was still there on Thursday.  It only hurts when I put weight on it (only?), so I was fine to bike and swim.  It’s feeling a bit better today, so I am hoping one more day of complete rest and some ice will take care of it.

Today I am getting ready for the weekend, which means paper writing (lame) so I can enjoy myself a little bit on Saturday and Sunday, packing for the MUD RUN tomorrow (awesome!!), and baking dessert for dinner at my parents’ house tonight (double awesome!)!!

I cannot put into words how excited I am to eat this dessert that I made.  I got the idea of from Hungry Runner Girl, but the recipe is from How Sweet It Is.  Check out her recipe for much better pictures, too.

Triple Layer Cookies and Cream Crunch Bars

I love to bake…maybe this is why?

I didn’t even know it was possible to put so many amazing things in one little 8×8 cake pan!!  You can be assured that I will not be doing a calorie count on this recipe;).  If you don’t know, it doesn’t count!

Eating half of the brownie batter out of the bowl and off of the beaters also doesn’t count!:)

The batter was so good it almost didn’t make it into the pan.  But, I knew I could not show up at dinner empty handed, so I restrained myself.

The first of the triple layer bars is brownie batter (made from scratch for my first time ever) and Oreos (or “Tuxedos” if you’re cheap like me;).

The second layer is chocolate chips and another layer of Oreos (crunched up this time).

And just when you thought it couldn’t get ANY more amazing than this, you melt peanut butter and more chocolate chips and pour them over top.

(If this is not your idea of heaven, I am not sure if we can be friends.)

Mmmmm.  If these things taste even half as good as they look I will be in heaven.  It’s a good thing I am taking these to my parents house, otherwise I seriously might eat the whole pan myself.

When I was done I had made quite a mess.  There was cocoa powder everywhere, including on the floor, my camera, and myself.

However, my motto when it comes to baking is, “if you’re not making a mess, you’re not doing it right!”;)

In addition to 1/2 of the brownie mix, I had some delicious taco soup, a turkey sandwich, and grapes for lunch.

I have to load up on healthy food today to make up for the 1/2 a tray of cookie bars I am going to eat later!  (And yes, that’s 1/2 a tray for me, 1/2 a tray for the other seven people attending dinner;).

Eric and I are staying at my parents house tonight, because we have a race near them in the morning.  Tomorrow we are doing a MUD RUN (yes I have to shout it every time I say it because I am so excited!!).  The Washington, DC, RunAmuck, to be more precise.  They say the course length is “about a 5k.”  I am wondering how much more exhausted climbing over obstacles and wading through mud is going to make me, though.  Probably a lot more.

There are actually twelve of us running it together (we’re in three teams of four, but all in the same heat:).  The weather tomorrow is supposed to be 70 and sunny, too.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

Get excited to see some pretty awesome race photos (hopefully, parent picture-taking-skills-willing).  Here, from the race web site, are a couple of crazy ones to get you pumped up and give you an idea of what to expect.

(Well, while we will all be covered in mud, please don’t expect us to all be holding hands like this.)(We are lame and uncreative so did not enter the costume division, but I’m pretty excited to see the other costumed runners:)

(If I get too tired from all the mud-wading and obstacle climbing, my plan is just to have Eric throw me over the obstacles.  We all have at least one guy on our team just in case;)

I am SO excited for tomorrow.  I have been wanting to do this race for years but it never seems to work out.  Last year it was the same day as my bridal shower, and my bridesmaids informed me that it would not be acceptable for me to show up at my shower with mud clumps in my hair:(.

Is it strange that I am this excited to run around in the mud with my friends?!?

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7 Responses to Cookie Bars and Mud Excitement

  1. I don’t think there’s enough chocolate in those bars. Just saying.

  2. Trisha says:

    Lose bars look like “death by chocolate”…in a good way :) Have fun tomorrow!

    • Haha, definitely death by chocolate…I totally used that in my post today:). And yes, in a good way:). My mom sometimes says that she doesn’t like something because it’s “too sweet” or has “too much chocolate.” No such thing in my book!!:)

  3. Those cookie bars look amazing!

    Have fun with the mud run! Looks like it’ll be a blast!

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