Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

Heading into week 8 of 7 Bridges Marathon training and that can only mean one thing!  We are over the halfway hump.  Just a few more weeks of adding miles and then we’ll hit taper town in just 4 weeks.

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Monday – It’s the first day of school so I’m planning at least a mile, but may end up doing 3 recovery miles if I have time.  I tweaked my back this weekend so that is also in play too.

Tuesday – I’m meeting Cara to get in 4 miles together sometime after school.

Wednesday – Christine and I will head to Hamilton Lakes to run 4 miles on the trails there.

Thursday – I’ll get in 2 miles solo before heading out to meet my training group for an additional 2+ miles.

Friday – one mile day and Christine and I are headed to see Breaking Benjamin in Winston.  I am so excited to see them again!!

Saturday – Long run part one  Christine and I will have 11 miles to run.  Not too sure how that’s going to go after a late night, but we’ll get in the miles some way.

Sunday – Long run part two and we’re actually splitting it up too.  We’ll run 6 miles in the morning and meet in the afternoon for the Growler Gallop 10K.  It’s the last race we’re running of the Race the Bar Series.  I’ll also hit my 1,000th mile of the year on this run!  I can’t believe it!

Total miles: 37 or 40 (depending on Monday’s run)

Meals

Hello Fresh is not disappointing this week and we have some delicious meals headed our way.  We still have the Tex Mex Risotto leftover from this week’s delivery and we’re adding Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Spicy Tuna Tar-Tacos, and Smoky Black Bean and Plantain Tacos.

What’s on your fitness plan?  How has your training been going?  Any yummy meals planned?

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Weekly Rundown

4 weeks down only 11 more to go!!  7 Bridges is going to be here before we know it.  This is the earliest I’ve ever started marathon training.  I had mixed feelings about it.  Summer running can be brutal, but so far, I’ve been handling my runs well.  I’m getting all my miles in as planned and I feel really good after most of them too.  The combo of heart rate training and back to back long runs is just the right thing for me!  It’s feels so good to know that my body loves training this way.

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Fitness

Monday – I met my friend, Kristen, at Body Pump.  She just recently joined my gym so it’s great to have another person to meet up for classes!  After class, I met up with Marty, Christie, and Amy to run the route for a 5K he’s helping with in November.  The city made some changes to the route and we needed to run it for ourselves.  It was also so flippin’ hot out there.  The dew point was at 74 when we started.  It was not that great of a run, but we all suffered together.  3.01 miles @11:44 pace.  I walked a lot due to my HR coming up. It’s tough to run after BP.

Tuesday- Cara and I met early to run 4 miles.  We had a pretty decent run considering how humid it was when we started.  We looked like two drowned rats when we finished.  Just soaked with sweat.  It was one of those runs where we would have had a puddle if we had wrung out our clothes.  4 miles @11:12 pace I didn’t record my avg HR.

Wednesday – Another early run with Cara.  Each morning was a bit cooler and a little less humid.  We ran a similar route and felt better running it each time.  We ran a lot more then we did the day before.  4 miles @11:03 pace avg HR 127

 Thursday – This was the best morning to run!   72 degrees, slight drizzle when we finally started.  It had poured buckets right before and right after.  We found the window of time in between to get our run in!  Same out as the day before! 4 miles @10:48 pace avg HR 125  If that doesn’t prove how much the dew point/temp/humidity has on pace, I don’t know what else will.  3 different runs and days, same route.  Further reason to treat each run as the day allows too. 🙂

 Friday – 1 mile “rest” day @11:50 pace

Saturday – 7 miles with Christine and crew at Salem Lake.  We haven’t been in there in ages so it was fun to hit the trail.  It’s 7 miles around the lake, so we were able to run around once. Our run was really good!! 7 miles @10:51 pace avg HR 135. We hit one of our favorite post run breakfast places in Winston, Mary’s Gourmet Diner.  So good!

 Sunday – 8 more miles with Christine.  With a second long run, I never know how it might go. We totally lucked out with some cool morning temps! We ran really well and finished just under 1:30 @11:07 pace and avg HR 127! We hardly had to walk today and kept a great pace.

Total weekly miles: 31.10 miles

2015 Year to Date Miles: 832.17 on my way to 1500.

Meals

Whoo wee!  Our meals this week were so good.  Just when I think we’ve tried the best of the best from Hello Fresh, they kick it up another notch with some awesome recipes.  We ate some really tasty meals this week and I was one happy cooking momma! 🙂

Our Meals:

  • Mellow Mushroom pizza after our run on Monday.  So good!  Made that bad run all better. 🙂
  • BBQ Chicken Sliders with tangy coleslaw
  • Shrimp Po Boys with wedge salad
  • Ginger Marinated Steak wraps hellofreshjuly21

How was your week? Anything that you want to share?

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

Happy Sunday to you all!  Hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  We’ve had a super relaxing weekend and we are off to have our family photos done today and hopefully, I’ll get in a late afternoon run too.

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Fitness

Monday – one mile and BodyPump

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles

Thursday – 1 mile Mumford and Sons concert!!!

Friday – 3 miles easy

Saturday – 6-8 miles

Sunday – Race the Bar Lindley Park 8K

Total miles: 24-26 miles

Meal Plan

We have another super week of meals from Hello Fresh!  Here’s what we picked this week!

 

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Pan-Seared Salmon
  • Zucchini and Black Bean Quesadillas
  • Mediterranean Chicken Salad
  • Quick Marinated Steak
  • Shrimp Skewers

What’s on your fitness and meal plan this week?  Anything exciting?

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

Your eyes did not deceive you.  That really says “meal plan”!  I can’t wait to share with you all what we’ve been doing the last few weeks to help us get on track with cooking meals at home.  It’s been our saving grace and we love it!weeklyfitnessbanner

Fitness first…

Monday – There is a group run being sponsored by Race 13.1 from the Omega Store here in town.  I’m planning to head over there, but if I don’t have anyone to go with, I’ll skip it and run solo from home and maybe hit BodyPump.  3-4 miles

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles

Thursday – 1 mile day.  My baby has her orchestra concert!

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – 8 miles

Sunday – 4 miles

On tap: 26 miles

Meal Plan

So I’m super excited to say that we’ve been using Hello Fresh for two weeks now and we are hooked!  We’ve been cooking some super yummy dishes and each week, we look forward to choosing our recipes. Our meals are delivered each Wednesday and we spread them out through out the week.  It has been exactly what we needed!
This week’s meals:

  • Homestyle Meatloaf with shallot gravy and caramelized root veggies
  • Spanish Cod and Chorizo with potatoes and kale
  • Braised Pork Au Jus with parsnip fries and broccolini

Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness Plan

After a chilly weekend, it looks like the weather finally returns to more appropriate Spring temps.  In addition to that, I feel pretty much recovered from the marathon and I’m back into adding miles and hitting the gym.

What’s on this week’s fitness plan?

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Monday – one mile and BodyPump

Tuesday – A group of us are meeting downtown to take part in the first Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Running Club meeting.  Gibb’s is a local brewery and they are offering specials after the run.  They have a 3 mile and 5 mile option.  I’m planning to run the 5 mile route.  It’s also my 700th day of my running streak!

Wednesday – I’ll run 3-4 miles

Thursday – I want to hit the yoga class at the Y, so I’ll probably run 3 miles before or after.

Friday – I’m going to go for a mile, but with having off school, I may have time to run more.

Saturday – I’m volunteering for at a local race and bonus!  It’s right near my house.  I’ll plan to run to the start and back for 4 miles.

Sunday – I’m planning to run 8-10 miles.

Total miles: 26-28 miles

Weekly focus:  Hydration and food portions

Amazon just restocked Essentia so I’ve got a 12 pack of waters for the week.  I’m also going to start keeping an eye on my portions and making an effort to eat at home.  I cannot eat out every night and expect to make good choices and watch my portions.  I’m setting myself for failure.

What’s on your weekly fitness agenda?  Anything you are focusing on?

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Weekly Fitness Plan

This week looks to be just beautiful and I’m so excited!!  Seems like Spring temperatures are slowly staying around.

What’s on this week’s fitness plan? 

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Monday – Headed back to BodyPump this week!  I’m being realistic and starting back over with my weights and slowly building back up.  I’ll also have one mile

Tuesday – I am going to try and make it to yoga, but it depends on what time I leave school.  I’ll either hit the class and do a mile or run 3 solo in my neighborhood.

Wednesday – It’s my birthday!!  I’ll run 4.1 miles to celebrate turning 41. 🙂

Thursday – Depending on whether I can make it to Tuesday’s yoga class, I may end up going to class today and running or a mile or I’ll run 3 miles

Friday – one mile

Saturday – I’m running the Hamilton Lakes 10K again this year.  The course has changed from last year, so I’m hoping it’s not as hilly, but knowing that neighborhood, it’s about impossible to make it any flatter.  Not sure at this point if I’ll race it or not.  Still working on getting my legs back from the marathon.

Sunday – I’ll head out for 3-5 miles and may take in a CXWorx class in the afternoon

I’m excited to be mixing in more classes this week and keeping my running pretty easy, slowly gaining back miles on the weekends.

What’s on your weekly fitness plan?  Any races coming up this weekend?

Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness Plan

TampaTrainingTampa week 3 is this week and with that comes my first official MAF test.  I’m super excited to see how this goes and where my starting point is to see progress in future tests.

Monday – one mile

Tuesday – 1 mile warm-up, 3 mile MAF test

Wednesday – one mile

Thursday – 3 miles or more if I have time

Friday – 3 miles

Saturday – 7 miles

Sunday – 8 miles

With a lot of after school meetings this week, it will be a stretch to get this all in.  I’m going to have to go with the flow a bit and try to get runs in when I can.  It’s tough when it’s dark in the mornings and early in the evenings too.  I’ll make it work!

How do you work around the dark mornings and nights?  Hit the treadmill? 

Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness Plan – Tampa Training Week 2

We have some fun family events this week so I’ll have to get my workouts in when I can.   This will be week 3 of official MAF training and I’m looking forward to doing my first mile test next week as one of my runs.  This will be the baseline to show growth! Pretty exciting!

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Monday – 1 mile (rest day) BodyPump if I can swing it!

Tuesday – 3-5 miles, depending on what I have time to do.  Cara and I may hit another Pound Fit class

Wednesday – 1 mile Busy day!

Thursday – 3-5 miles

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – Huntersville Half Marathon

Sunday – 5-6 miles depending on how I feel

What’s on your fitness agenda this week?

Happy Week!

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Weekly Rundown: Marathon Madness

So yesterday, I completed my 5th marathon!  I am still on a high from the whole thing and recouping is the only thing that’s on my mind.  I’ll provide a race recap shortly!

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FITNESS

I only had a handful of one milers to keep my streak going and a 4 mile tempo run with 3 at race pace.  Other than that, it was all about waiting for the big day on Sunday, 26.2 miles. I rest well and stretched through out the week, trying to keep my legs loose.

MEALS

In addition to it being a taper week, I also had a ton of after school meetings that threw off our meal schedule.  We just kind of winged it all week for dinners.  We had tacos one night and spaghetti another.  The rest of the week was pieced together meals.  It seemed to work.  We’ve been burned out cooking lately.  I hope to get back on it this week since I’m not having a real training schedule to follow.

Weekly Fitness (and Meal) Plan #2- UPDATED!

I am almost on SUMMER VACATION!  I have just two days left to work for the year (Monday and Tuesday), then summer is here! And with summer, it means I can work out at different times of the day and hit some new-to-me classes at the Y.  I’m super excited!

 

This week’s fitness plan:

Daily:  The 30 day Ab Challenge and 30 Day Buns, Guns and Abs Challenge

Monday:  Super fun workout planned!  3 miles before a group of us hit yoga at Center City Park.  Each Monday and Wednesday they do Fitness by the Fountain.

Tuesday:  Meeting my friend to run 4-5 miles earlier in the day

Wednesday:  Early morning run with some friends and Tabata, if I can get myself up in time

Thursday: Hitting a BodyPump class at the Y and I’ll run some miles before with some friends

Friday:  Meeting Katie to do my long run for the weekend in the morning

Saturday:  I’ll log some miles in at some point, 3-5 miles

Sunday:  The same, just get some miles in

Weekly mileage goal:  25-30 miles

 

I’m going to work on my food plan soon!  With the extra time, I think I’m going to give it a shot next week.  Fingers crossed!

UPDATE:

I had time to plan out some meals for the week!  I’m trying two new recipes and making one good ol’ standby.

So this week’s menu will be:

Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine (new recipe!)

Flank Steak with Avocado and Two-Tomato Salsa (another new recipe!)

Mexican chicken and black beans (an old stand-by)  I’ll post the recipe this week.

I’m really excited to try out the first two dishes.  Trying to mix it up a bit for dinner now that I’m home.