Following my 20 mile run on 9/16, I took a lot of time off from running last week (9/17-9/23). It was due to needing some rest but also a lot of family events and commitments on the weekend. For the gluten free baking challenge for the week, we made popovers and tried a new recipe for chocolate cake. Total mileage for the week was only 13.1 miles and no long run. I ran the tempo and track runs and went to Orange Theory twice. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I took off and I feel more rested this week for sure. Having hit 20 the week prior, I don’t think this will impact my overall fitness too much. Trying to get back on track this week after over eating pretty much all weekend.
Planned / Actual miles: 27 / 13.1
Orange theory workout with my pal John which was actually a pretty hard workout. I don’t usually get over 400 calories burned but I did today. We also made popovers with dinner. The recipe is surprisingly easy; it is essentially eggs, flour and butter poured into a hot pan and baked for about 30 minutes. Ours did not pop up as much as some that we get at a local bakery–aptly named Popovers–but we figure they must be experts since the place is called Popovers. Next time i would bake them a little longer, which is becoming a frequent bit of feedback: slightly under baked. What would Paul Hollywood say on Great British Baking Show? For one, they call popovers “yorkshire puddings” i believe. We used the recipe from Gluten Free on a Shoestring – 2nd edition.
Track workout on the treadmill.
Double fun. Orange Theory in the morning with Kellie before work and then I went to the Team RWB meet up at our local running store in Manchester, NH. I did a 5 mile run with the group which counted as my tempo run for the week. The run was fun but it was in the downtown area with a LOT of busy streets to cross for the first 2 miles. This week I am going to meet up closer to home in Portsmouth for the Thursday night run. I work in Manchester, so evening runs there are an option.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Nothing but cake.
No workouts on the extended weekend and I ate too much cake. We made a new gf chocolate cake for my husband’s birthday and it was delicious. We have a chocolate and zucchini cake recipe that we like but we had no zucchini this time. This recipe will be our new go-to chocolate cake recipe. Our backup / runner up is gf chocolate cake mix from King Arthur Flour Company which you can buy locally or via mail order. We also made homemade buttercream frosting. Here’s a pic!
Hope to get more mileage and workouts this week! See you out there.