Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan

Happy Mother’s Day to all the other momma runners!  I hope that you can find time today to enjoy a celebratory run! I know that I’m planning to get a few miles in today. Gotta run on MY holiday! 🙂

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Things are still rolling this week. Lots of things going on!  Two meetings scheduled for the week, Hayden’s birthday is Wednesday.  She’s turning 12! 🙂  We have family pictures scheduled on Saturday morning with not only my family, but my sisters’ families too.  I can’t wait to see how they turn out!  We are celebrating Hayden’s birthday on Saturday after the pictures and the weekend is capped off with Race 13.1 Greensboro.

PHEW!

I’m going to do my best to stick to my fitness and meal plan this week!

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Monday – 1 mile and BP

Tuesday – Meeting friends at Gibb’s for another run with the Gibbs Running Club.  I’m planning to run 4 miles.

Wednesday – 1 mile, Hayden’s birthday and we’ll be celebrating!

Thursday – 4 miles

Friday – 3 miles

Saturday – 1 mile  Picture day!

Sunday – Race 13.1 Greensboro.  Super excited to be pacing this one again!

Meal Plan

We still have one Hello Fresh Meal left from last week to cook and our next box comes on Wednesday.

Pork Au Jus with Parsnip fries

Argentine-spiced Steak with couscous salad and  cilantro scallion chimichurri

Pork al Mojo with cuban rice and beans

Pea and Asparagus Risotto

What’s on your fitness and meal plan this week?  Anything exciting? Do you use Hello Fresh too?

Check out other bloggers’ Fitness and Meal Plans every Sunday at Mommy Run Fast and Fitness, Health and Happiness.

Go be awesome! 🙂

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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 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 – Busy Week Ahead

This week coming up is another doozy of a week.   We already decided that there is so much that can affect our dinners this week so we are going to shop for dinner each night vs doing our weekly Sunday shopping.  We don’t want to buy a bunch of food that we may not get to eat this week.  Going with the flow!

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FITNESS

Monday – 5 mile steady

Tuesday – Due to a commitment at work in the evening, I’m hoping I can get a 3 miler in before.  We’ll see!

Wednesday – 6 mile tempo with 4 at Tempo Pace

Thursday- 3 mile easy

Friday – one mile

Saturday – Salem Lake 30K with maybe 1.4 added on to make it a 20 miler.  We’ll see.  My long runs have been kicking my butt lately.

Sunday – 1 mile recovery

 

Meal Planning

With everything going on this week, we’re going to shop for dinner each day.  We already have chicken leftover from last week.  So we’re making grilled chicken Caesar wraps on Monday.  Tuesday with my meeting, Nick and Hayden will be on their own for dinner and I’m going to grab a Greek Salad from Panera on my way back home.  I’ll meet Thad’s group to run on Wednesday, so everyone will be on their own for dinner again.  I don’t have any thoughts yet for what we’ll do Thursday or Friday, maybe pasta on Thursday.

 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #8 – Back at it!

After a wonderful vacation, I’m back at it for our meal planning this week!  This week, thankfully, looks to be a pretty normal week.

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Fitness

Daily:  Arm and Ab challenges

Monday – 3 miles easy

Tuesday – 1 mile easy

Wednesday- 5 mile tempo with 3 at tempo pace

Thursday – 5 mile steady (I should be at 121 miles for July)

Friday – 1 mile

Saturday -13 miles

Sunday- 1 to 3 miles

Total mileage goal for the week: 27-29

 

Meal Plan

We have a couple of fun things this week planned so I’m only planning two meals this week.  I’m meeting a group on Wednesday to run from a local frozen yogurt place so I’m fairly certain that will end up being my dinner that evening and then Thursday, we’re hitting a Grasshopper game after a run for some baseball and fun!

I’m keeping it easy this week with our meals.  We’ll have crock pot spaghetti and Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and rice.

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Happy Week!

 

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #6

I’m finally getting a hang of keeping up with a meal plan until this week.  I just lost my mojo and didn’t spend any time yesterday looking for recipes.  I’ve just kind of hit a “meal planning” wall.   So I’m trying to regroup and figure out some meals to cook this week, just based on what we already have.

 

Fitness Plan

This is my “official” first week of (conscious) marathon training.  I also have some challenges to contend with based on an upcoming vacation so I’m mixing it up and moving some runs around so I can get a long run in next week before we leave.  I won’t have an opportunity next week to get a long run in where we are staying.  No big deal, thankfully!

Daily challenges:  Two arms and one ab plus hip strengthening exercises

Monday- 5 mile steady state (which I finished already!)  It went super well and I was pleased that even though I ran at 10:15am, I was able to keep a really great pace and effort for the run.  I’m finally conquering the heat monster!

Tuesday- Early morning 3 miler with friends, followed by a BodyPump class

Wednesday – Long run day!  11 miles

Thursday – Noon Pilates class and a 2-4 mile easy run with friends from our local Lululemon Showroom.  My friend, Cindy, is hosting the run! So excited!

Friday- one mile kind of day

Saturday – 5 mile tempo run

Sunday- one miler

 

Meal Plan

I’m looking at 2-3 meals this week for dinner.  Thursday night, Nick and Hayden will have to fend for themselves. 🙂

I have some leftover bacon from last week so while reading the latest Cooking Light (August 2014), I found the BLT pasta and instantly knew I wanted to make that! 

I also found Greek-Style Chicken Wraps (July 2014 Cooking Light) and thought the kalamata feta dip I bought could be used in the wraps and it would be awesome!

We also bought some really nice looking pork chops that we’ll do something with for an easy meal.

Not too bad for on the fly meal planning this morning.

 

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Happy Week!

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Weekly Fitness and Meal Plan #6

I’m finally getting a hang of keeping up with a meal plan until this week.  I just lost my mojo and didn’t spend any time yesterday looking for recipes.  I’ve just kind of hit a “meal planning” wall.   So I’m trying to regroup and figure out some meals to cook this week, just based on what we already have.

 

Fitness Plan

This is my “official” first week of (conscious) marathon training.  I also have some challenges to contend with based on an upcoming vacation so I’m mixing it up and moving some runs around so I can get a long run in next week before we leave.  I won’t have an opportunity next week to get a long run in where we are staying.  No big deal, thankfully!

Daily challenges:  Two arms and one ab plus hip strengthening exercises

Monday- 5 mile steady state (which I finished already!)  It went super well and I was pleased that even though I ran at 10:15am, I was able to keep a really great pace and effort for the run.  I’m finally conquering the heat monster!

Tuesday- Early morning 3 miler with friends, followed by a BodyPump class

Wednesday – Long run day!  11 miles

Thursday – Noon Pilates class and a 2-4 mile easy run with friends from our local Lululemon Showroom.  My friend, Cindy, is hosting the run! So excited!

Friday- one mile kind of day

Saturday – 5 mile tempo run

Sunday- one miler

 

Meal Plan

I’m looking at 2-3 meals this week for dinner.  Thursday night, Nick and Hayden will have to fend for themselves. 🙂

I have some leftover bacon from last week so while reading the latest Cooking Light (August 2014), I found the BLT pasta and instantly knew I wanted to make that! 

I also found Greek-Style Chicken Wraps (July 2014 Cooking Light) and thought the kalamata feta dip I bought could be used in the wraps and it would be awesome!

We also bought some really nice looking pork chops that we’ll do something with for an easy meal.

Not too bad for on the fly meal planning this morning.

 

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Happy Week!

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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.