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

Another great week of marathon training!  After last week’s back down, I felt refreshed and renewed for this week’s longer distances and the weather cooperated more or less.

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Fitness

Monday – at start: 72 degrees, foggy and 88% humidity

I had an early morning run planned and ended up being able to run with my sister, Lisa and my friend, Kristen, and her sweet daughter.  We had a great run and looped through the local parks.  It was such a treat!!  We ran 4.01 miles.   I met Christie for Body Pump in the afternoon.  It was a great class and was on the more difficult side, which I love.  I like feeling like I gave it my all at the end of class.

Love my new tank from Target

Love my new tank from Target

Tuesday – at start: 79 degrees, post storm and  65% humidity

Christine and I met up with our friend, Kay’s running group.  I had to run 4.22 miles to hit 900 miles for the year!  We had a decent run despite the heat and humidity.  900 miles 2

Wednesday – at start: 84 degrees, 37% humidity

The weather was amazing for our evening run!  Christine and I met to run a local trail at Hamilton Lakes.  We ran 4.11 miles @10:33 pace.  We even saw our friend, Nathan out there who was finishing up his run.  wedrun

Thursday -at start: 66 degrees, 83% humidity

I was supposed to meet Christie in the morning, but totally overslept.  I guess I needed it?!  So I ran a quick 4 miler by myself around my neighborhood.  I usually take one day and it run it as a speed workout so this morning was the day.  I got in 4.15 miles @9:28 pace.  I ran it as a 3 mile progression run (Fast, faster, fastest) with a one mile faster.  I nailed it!!  I ran 10:21 the first mile, followed by 9:40 for my faster mile and finished with 8:19 for my fastest mile.  My last mile was back at 9:33.  I was so pleased with how that one went.

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I got an additional 2.25 miles in with my coaching group!  These ladies are doing amazing.  We ran 5 minutes and walked 3  x 3.

Friday – One mile rest day!!  I so needed it!

Saturday -at start: 70 degrees, 83% humidity

A few of us met to run in the morning.  Christine and I had 9 miles for our first long run of the weekend.  We broke it up into 2 smaller loops.  The 5 of us all ran together for the first 5 miles.  Kristen headed home to finish her miles back to her house.  The rest of us headed back another mile to our cars to grab water and finish with our second loop of 3 miles.   This was a hilly, hilly route.  I had no one to blame but myself; I mapped it. We gained 400+ feet over the 9 miles?!  It was rough and by the last two miles, we were done.  We finished the 9 miles @11:02.  Avg HR 124

Saturday Night – My family and Keith and Christine volunteered for a local afternoon 5K, the Retro Run.  We were in charge of the first water stop and 3 turns along the course.  We had a great time cheering on the runners for a steamy race!  We were drenched just standing out there; couldn’t imagine actually running it!  retrorunvolunteer

Sunday -at start: 68 degrees, 94% humidity

Long run part two.  A bigger group of us all met to run.  Everyone broke up into smaller groups to run different loops.  We had a huge range of miles between us all.  I had 10 miles to run.  We ran them in smaller loops again today.  We called it 2 2’s and 2 3’s coming back to the car each time for water.  It works well for us to do that for our second day run.  Mentally, I’m able to break the miles down easier that way.  Christine, Cara and I ran our first 2 miler then refueled and were about a mile into our first 3 and our friend, Amy caught up to us.  The four of us ran together back to the cars.  We had 5 miles down, 5 more to go!  Amy and I hung together for the next 5 miles.  We found a great pace and just ticked off the miles.  I finished 10 miles @ 10:37 pace overall with an avg HR 129.  I was stoked!  sundayrunaug

Total weekly miles: 38.87

2015 Year to Date Miles: 930.64 on my way to 1500

Meal Plan

Good food was every where this week!!  We had some great meals from Hello Fresh and we had one girls’ day lunch this week which was such a treat!

  • Peach and Prosciutto Flatbread
  • Layered Vegetarian Enchiladas
  • An awesome Bento Box (sushi, tempura veggies, Hibachi chicken, fried rice and salad)
  • Lemongrass Chicken skewers
  • Za’Tar Pita Burgers with zucchini fries

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

It’s Sunday and for this Sunday that means too things: planning out my week and school tomorrow!! Eeek!! Last day of summer vacation!

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Fitness

Monday – I’ll most likely go back to making Mondays one mile days due to time. I’m hoping to leave school in time to make it to BodyPump in the afternoon.

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 4 miles

Thursday – Today will be tricky. I have my open house, Hayden’s Open House and coaching. I’m not sure how I’ll juggle all that but it’ll sort itself out. Going for at least a mile to keep my streak up!

Friday – one mile (maybe more if needed)

Saturday – 10 miles

Sunday – 11 miles. Hitting double digits now for both days on the weekend.

Total miles: 32 but probably 35-36

Meal Planning

We picked some yummy dishes this week!!

  • Lemony Shrimp Linguine
  • Tex Mex Risotto
  • Seared Steak with a chipotle sauce

Thursday will probably be take out since we have a full schedule. I may grab salads from Panera on my way home. Try to keep it healthy and fresh.

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

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Weekly Rundown

Marathon training week 5 is done!  It was a welcomed back down week and I took it easy, rearranged my long runs and had some really good runs late in the week to make up for the mess Wednesday night.  weeklyrundownlogo Fitness

Monday – 3 mile recover run around my neighborhood in the morning.  Solid run given the heat that morning.  3 miles @10:57 pace with avg HR 135

Tuesday – I met Christie and Amy for an early morning 3 miler.  Cara, Hayden and I were going shopping so I had only a little bit of time to get in a run.  3 miles @9:31 pacetuesdayrun

Wednesday – The worst run of all runs!  It was 90+ and 90% humidity.  It was Di’Lishi night with Runnerdude’s group so we met up to run with them!  The only good thing about this run was the company, the ice cold wet towel when we finished, and fro yo. This one counted as my first long run.  5 miles @11:40 pace   It included a lot of walking, some sprinting, and a bunch of complaining.

Picture from Runnerdude's Facebook Page

Picture from Runnerdude’s Facebook Page

Thursday – Cara and I met early to run our second long run of the week.  I wasn’t sure how this would go.  It was really foggy and the air felt thick when we started and it was hard to breathe.  We were expecting it to be a repeat of the night before, but then suddenly around mile 4, something clicked and we felt really great!!  So weird how that happens! 6 miles @10:57 pace avg HR 130thursday8-6

Friday – I ran a 5K on the treadmill in our hotel in Williamsburg.  I upped the incline to 1% and started around 10:30 pace and kicked up the speed over time to where I was at 7:40 pace for the last .10.  I walked just a bit to cool down.  3.14 miles@9:41 pacefriday8-7Saturday – I couldn’t take running on the treadmill another day so I ventured outside and ran in the neighborhood that adjoins our hotel.  It was a great run and I felt awesome.   It’s a lot flatter here in Williamsburg then in Greensboro.  I thought I’d only run a mile, but after I got started I decided to run another 5K.  3.1 miles @ 9:13 pacesaturday8-8Sunday – Mandatory one mile rest day.  I’ve not had a “rest” day since last week Wednesday.

Total miles: 24.34 miles

2015 Year to Date: 891.77 on my way to 1500

Looks like I’ll be hitting 900 miles next week! 🙂

Meals

We again rocked our meals all week.  Just good food from Hello Fresh!

  • Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos
  • Lemon Basil Chicken with artichokes and broccolini
  • Shrimp and Chorizo Paella
  • Penne pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce and meatballs at Anna’s Brick Oven Pizza in Williamsburg
  • Mushroom and Spinach Crepe at Busch Gardens

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Weekly Rundown

Hit my highest mileage this week in months!  Marathon training will do that.  I am happy to have a back down week coming up next week before we start jumping the miles again for a few weeks.  Here’s how my week went. weeklyrundownlogoFitness

Monday – I got up early and headed out for a run around my neighborhood.  I haven’t run this route in a while so it was nice to get out there.  I got in 3 miles @10:14 pace.  Felt really good despite the crazy heat.  The rest of the day was spent painting the kitchen. mondayrun

Tuesday – This run was one nasty mess.  It was hot and humid and we were running with some lead shoes.  Holy smokes!   We got in 4 miles @11:43 pace and it wasn’t without constant beeping from my HR monitor too.

Wednesday – Today ended up being my one mile rest day.  Too much going on so it was a perfect day to have a short run.

Thursday – I got up early and ran from a nearby park by myself.  I ran  4 miles and ran at a solid fast pace, @9:01. I met my friend, Kristen, later in the afternoon for Body Pump, making up from missing on Monday.   Today was also the first day of coaching!  We are the neon green group and we have a wonderful bunch of ladies.  The weather was absolutely awful.  I felt terrible because I knew that the weather was going to have an affect of on our run.  We ran 3 minutes and walked 3 minutes.  These ladies did amazingly well!  So proud of them.  We got in just over 1.5 miles.  thursrun

Friday – The weather was absolutely beautiful thanks to a “cold” front that came in and brought dry, cooler air.  I met my sister to run in the morning.  We got in 4.46 miles. 

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 Saturday – Same great weather could only mean that we would have an awesome first long run!  Christine and I met up to run 8 miles.  We rocked our run and finished with 8.1 miles @10:57 pace.  We met up with our friend, Cindy, who was running a local relay race and we ran with her for just a bit.

Sunday – Second long run of the weekend and the weather was again cooperating!  We had a beautiful morning for our run.  We felt really good for the whole run and we could not believe that my HR monitor did not beep at all.  Not a peep.  My avg HR was 120.  9 miles @ 10:55sundayrun

Total weekly miles: 35.26

2015 Year to Date: 867.43 on my way to 1500

Meals

We ended up with a disjointed week, but that’s alright.  We still managed to cook two of our intended meals and then pieced together the rest with leftovers and take out.

  • Crispy Falafel Salad
  • Fussiloni with beef and ricotta
  • Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • Greek Salad with Chicken

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Happy Sunday!! We just got back from an awesome week at the beach.  It was just the type of week we all needed. Now it is back to the grind!  And…

It is the start of marathon training!!! Yes, this week kicks off training for 7 Bridges Marathon!

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Fitness

Monday – 2 miles and BodyPump

Tuesday – 4 miles

Wednesday – 3 miles

Thursday – 4 miles

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – 5 miles

Sunday – 6 miles

Total miles: 25 miles

Meals

We suspended our Hello Fresh delivery while we were on vacation. Our delivery will be here on Wednesday which means Monday and Tuesday are on our own. I’ll shop food for each day.

  • Chicken Caesar Salads
  • Pasta of some sort

From Hello Fresh:

  • Seared Steak with Crispy Potato Salad
  • Coconut and Macadamia Crusted Tilapia
  • Warm Spinach and Spicy Chorizo Salad

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

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

This will be one of the easiest and quickest fitness and meal plans I have ever made.  We are at the beach and the plan is no plan!!

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My daily goal is at least a mile all week to keep my streak going.  I’m sure that I will run more than just a mile.  I’d like to end up with at least 22-25 miles for the week.

Monday – Run

Tuesday – Run

Wednesday – Run

Thursday – Run

Friday – Run

Saturday – Island Independence 5K

Sunday – 6-8 miles, long run

Meal Plan

We’re on vacation and I’m not planning a thing.  We’re taking a Hello Fresh recipe with us to cook.  I’m sure there will be meals out, meals cooked in and a lot of snacks too.

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

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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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Happy Monday!! Hope that everyone is enjoying the last minutes of their long weekend.

This week is jam packed at work. End of year testing starts! It’s always makes for long days. My 8th grade students also have their Spanish I assessment this week. May is a super busy.

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Fitness

Monday – Meeting Christine and Cara to run 3.65 miles!! Christine has run every day for a year!!

Tuesday – Run 4 and dollar tacos after!

Wednesday – Speed work of some sort. We’ve been making it up as we go along.

Thursday – Run 4

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday – We will be in Williamsburg for the weekend. I’m planning on running 5 miles for the Virtual Badass Runner 5 miler

Sunday – 4-5 miles either in Williamsburg or when we get home.

Meal Plan

We have some delicious Hello Fresh meals. Our box arrived late Wednesday so we saved everything for this week.

  • Tarragon Chicken and Wheat Berry Salad
  • Cuban Style Picadillo
  • Roasted Veggie Quesadilla

Our newest box will show up Thursday due to Memorial Day.

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

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Weekly Rundown

Anyone else had one of those weeks?!  Started out so pleasant and by the end of the week, I was done.  D-U-N!  I hightailed it out of work as soon as I could on Friday.

Lucky for me, I was able to still keep up with all my workouts despite a hectic week. I always want to cue some SportsCenter like music when I get ready to do these weekly rundowns…  CUE MUSIC!

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Fitness

Monday – 1 mile After a weekend long concert, one was all I could do.

Tuesday –  7 miles  I got out of a work meeting earlier than planned so I had time to get a few miles in before meeting everyone to run at 6pm.  I got 2.8 in solo and ran the rest with the girls.  Given it was hot as heck out there, I felt surprisingly good.  Thank you HR training!

Wednesday – Christine and I met to run 4 miles.  After 2 miles in, we decided walking and talking was more of what we needed vs running.  So we walked 2 miles and had a great conversation.

Thursday – 1 mile early per Hayden’s orchestra concert!  It was so good!

Friday – 1 mile early but after a crappy day, I ran 2 more miles to bring myself back down.  It was just what I needed.

Saturday – Christine, Bob and I met to knock out 9 miles.  We had a super run!  I also hit my 500th mile of the year and my 3000th mile of running streak!?  What the what?!500miles

3000mileSunday – Some Mother’s Day miles with friends.  I ran 6 miles with the girls and Nathan. I practiced pacing for next weekend’s half and nailed it! Really great run!

Total Weekly Miles: 31.11 miles

2015 Year to Date Miles : 511.91 on my way to 1500

Meals

I’ll let the pictures do the talking!  We had some super yummy meals this week.  I’m cooking like a maniac and you know what?  I love it!!  I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and I’m cooking foods that I’ve never made before.  Fish used to scare me.  Not any more! Hello Fresh has helped me build up my cooking confidence!hellofreshmay4

How’d your week go? 

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