Double, Double

8 04 2011

This week, I (Steph) did my first double. By “double” I mean two workouts in one day. I guess that’s a sign tri season is officially under way!

On Wednesday morning, Chloe and I met at the pool for a swim workout.

Normally we swim at least 3K, but we chatted on deck for 10-15 minutes before getting in, and had to cut our workout short. Whoops. Here’s what we did:

1000 warm up

1 x 400 (free)

4 x 100 (stroke-free; IM order)

1 x 300 (pull)

3 x 100 (free)

100 warm down

Then, we planned to meet after work for a run. Chloe mapped out a 6.2 mile run for us, and to be perfectly honest, I was not super excited about it. Having run 7 miles on Monday I was really only interested in going about 4. We decided to just go for it, and see how the run went. Before we both knew it, we were back to our starting point! I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had a run fly by that fast.

I guess that’s what you get when you run with a good friend and chat the whole time:-)

Double was the theme for the evening, becuase I went home and made a double batch of gooey butter cake bars. I made one batch by following the recipe, and the second by making a few swaps. Here goes:

Original Gooey Butter Cake Bars (recipe adapted from Summertime Fun Cookbook– compliments of Ann)

Ingredients:

1 box butter-recipe yellow cake mix

1/2 cup butter, softened

8 ounces of cream cheese, softened

3 eggs

1 pound powdered sugar

How to:

1) In a bowl, combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg. Mix until crumbly.

2) Press 1/2 of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan.

3) In a separate bowl, beat together cream cheese and 2 eggs. When smooth, gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well as you as you go along.

4) Pour into prepared pan.

5) Sprinkle evenly with remaining crumb mixture.

6) Bake at 300º for 1 hour. Let cool completely before cutting.

Dig in.

They’re soooo sweet. But SOOooooo good. Don’t say I didn’t warn you;-)

For my 2nd batch of the day, I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Cake Bars.

Duh. Chocolate + Peanut butter is one of the best combos ever.

All I did was follow the above recipe, but swap chocolate cake for the butter cake mix, and add about 1/2 to 1 cup of peanut butter to the cream cheese/egg/sugar mixture.

Thank you, I’ll have two…of each…

Hey, I deserve it; I did a double:-)

Question of the day: What do you double up on?