July 5th, 2015

Holiday weekend! Workouts + Meal Plan Link Up

Happy 4th of July to my US friends… did you have any special plans this weekend?

We had friends over Friday night and watched a parade yesterday morning and squeezed in one more BBQ last night.  Today should be a little quieter before the new week begins.

Workouts this week:

Sunday: Off (with family, travel day)

Monday: 3 mile stroller run (9:30 pace) + NMTZ

Tuesday: 6 easy miles (8:45 pace)

Wednesday: am- spin intervals, pm stroller walk

Thursday: 10 minute HIIT strength video (tried one of Emma’s that will be in the Fresh Fix!)

Friday: 4 easy run + upper body strength

Saturday: 4 run with short sprints + strength (squats, kettle bells, lunges, core)

I was feeling a little off this week as my hormones adjust now that I’m officially done breast feeding.  I’m due for a baby/mama update so I’ll explain more later this week, but my energy is much better this weekend.

 

My meal plan for the week:

 

Sunday: Pork tenderloin + grilled veggies + watermelon salsa

Watermelon SalsaWe made watermelon-mango salsa and guacamole this weekend – so good!!

Monday: Homemade Sushi + edamame

Tuesday: Steak fajitas + smashed kale salad (from our garden!)

Wednesday: Leftover steak + egg scramble

Thursday: Freezer Trader Joe’s Indian food (we need super fast food after the pool so we don’t have to buy dinner there)

Friday: Hoping for date night!!

Saturday: Tex Mex Migas with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans

 

Quick shout out to Andrea in the link up last week… she show her food prep and makes it look so easy and doable!

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What have you been up to for the 4th of July weekend?

July 1st, 2015

Women's Running Retreat Giveaway!

Hey everyone,

I’m excited about the interest in The Fresh Fix… Emma, Sarah and I are looking forward to having many of you join us in ten days! If you have questions I didn’t answer here, please email me or we can set up a time to chat.

So I have more exciting news this week.

Two of my blogging running friends, Sarah and Jes, have been working hard behind the scenes to pull together an amazing women’s running retreat in Maine this fall.  I cannot wait!

Rise Run Retreat

The retreat is designed as a time away together to build relationships and connections with other women runners to make us all stronger women and of course, to have an excuse to meet up face to face with many of our blogging friends in real life.  Come hang out with us! Tina, , Christine, Michele, Angela, Allie, Sandra, and Jen.

 

Rise Run Retreat 2015

The first year this retreat is very small but the goal is to grow it to include anyone who would like to attend. It’s also combined with the Maine half marathon so that anyone interested can race Sunday morning. (I’m signed up!)

And this year, they are giving away the last retreat registration spot for free!

If you don’t win but are interested in attending next year, follow them on Instagram or Twitter to stay up-to-date with retreat announcements.

The retreat is also backed by these amazing sponsors…

Sponsors

 

Giveaway criteria: the contestant…

  • will receive free retreat registration

  • must be available October 2-5th

  • must provide for their own travel to and from Wells, Maine and be responsible for some meals

  • will be responsible for Maine Half Marathon registration $65 cost

  • must be active on social media in some form (it doesn’t have to be via a blog)

 

Giveaway Guidelines:

To enter, simply leave a comment with the reason you want to attend in 200 words or less.

This giveaway is void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest runs 7/1-7/10. Winners will be selected based on their response. Winners announced 7/13. Winner is responsible for all travel and meal costs.

 

June 29th, 2015

The Fresh Fix

Hey friends,

How was your weekend? We got back late last night from lots of family time, cousins, play, food and fun. As we jump into a new week, I have some exciting news.

A few weeks ago I shared my experience on the 5 day reset. It was designed by two [...]

June 28th, 2015

Week in workouts + meal planning

Summer is officially here!

As I mentioned earlier this week, we’ve been off school for a full week now and are soaking up the lazier days of summer. Well, in theory they should be lazy. In reality, it’s still a busy mix of play dates and beach travels and even the afternoons at the pool [...]

June 26th, 2015

My favorite pre-workout fuel

This post is sponsored by LARABAR.

What’s your favorite pre-run fuel?

It’s a question that comes up a lot so let’s revisit it. There are two ways to approach runs:

- fasted runs for short distances first thing in the morning

- fueling runs for better performance (tough morning runs or afternoon/evening workouts)

When you’re [...]

June 24th, 2015

Summer Lovin

We’ve been enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer over here. How about you?

Over the weekend, we met up with aunts and uncles and cousins for some time at the beach and then my husband’s brother and family and grandpa joined us for a few more days in NJ.

We played, ate, swam, ate, [...]

June 22nd, 2015

How Spinning Made Me a Stronger Runner

I’ve been teaching spin more regularly the last few weeks and have been reminded how much I love it!

The motivational music, the group atmosphere, the sweat dripping… it’s always a great workout. And I also credit spin with making me a stronger runner over the last few years.

Many runners improve by running more. [...]

June 20th, 2015

Race week workouts + meal planning

How’s your weekend going?

I can’t believe we wrapped up preschool this week. Next stop – kindergarten! I’m feeling a little emotional about it all. But my big girl is definitely ready!

We’re at the beach this weekend hanging out with extended family, so here’s a quick check in with workouts and meal planning…

Workouts [...]

June 17th, 2015

Millburn 5k Race Recap

Another 5k is in the books!

After running with the track group last Thursday, I realized a 5k was coming up Monday evening. I waited to register until the night of the race as it was a hot, humid weekend. But we had a storm come through on Monday and it took the temperature [...]

June 15th, 2015

5 Foods I Used to Think Were Healthy

Isn’t it amazing how we tend to change our beliefs around health based on the current fads and marketing?

I’m finally come back around to a place where I try to imitate my great-grandmother’s life as much as possible- real food, sourced locally as much as possible, with the occasional homemade desserts.

I thought I [...]

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