Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Supper Club

The Stathams hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner for our November supper club. We had a fabulous time with great friends, good drinks, delicious food and football!Hayden is so talented and had the perfect Thanksgiving table set for us.  Isn't that artichoke arrangement amazing??

I was in charge of bringing the signature cocktail for the evening, so I pulled out my favorite book of drinks and found "The Bradshaw."  It was delicious and deadly.  I pretty much never drink tequila, but for some reason this recipe just looked too fun to pass up.  I was sad I didn't have the hot pink sugar rim, but otherwise, the drink was perfect.  We usually don't get to have supper club on a weekend night, so this was a special occasion for us to enjoy some yummy cocktails.

Here is the recipe plus a picture of the pretty cocktail.

Another view of the beautiful table

Baked Brie with 1/4c  pecans, 1/4c brown sugar, and 1 tbsp bourbon.

The ladies of the night! The boys were too busy watching football to take time to pose for a picture with us!

This was a perfect evening to get us all ready for Thanksgiving day with our families.  I am looking forward to spending a long weekend with my family in New Orleans.

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1/2 Marathon Training Starts TODAY!

I have signed up for my first Half Marathon on March 4th, 2012. It is the New Orleans Rock N Roll Marathon Series! I am so excited. I have recruited a few friends to run it with me too.

So today started my first day towards training. I am starting with trying to do 2-3 runs per week for around 30-35min. I am using the Couch to 5k podcast by Robert Ullrey. You can download it for free from iTunes. I will use this for the month of November to build a running basis. I have some knee problems, so I am trying to slowly work through that. I will be doing weight training twice a week to try and keep my knee healthy.

At the beginning of December, I would like to start the Hal Higdon Novice Half Marathon Training guide.

I also downloaded the Couch to 10K app on my iPhone and I love it. It is great when I want a good 50-65 min run/walk training. It alternates running and walking and really helps build up your stamina.

I hope to keep the blog updated with my progress because it definitely helps to keep me accountable.

Today's Run:
5 min warm-up
8 min jog
4min walk
8 min jog
5 min cool down
Total: 30 min

This was the view on my jog tonight. It was perfect and the weather was AMAZING!