36 weeks workout recap and meal plan

Hi friends,

Hope you’re enjoying the long weekend! We’ve been busy with friends here on Friday, neighbors over for brunch yesterday and another party last night.  Lots of good food and company… we’re squeezing it in while we can!

This week was a mix of really tough runs and really good ones.  I never know what I’m going to get! At 36 weeks, here’s the workout recap:

Sunday: 4.5 mile run (tough! I had to walk all the hills and averaged an 11:00 pace)

Monday: 20 minute elliptical + 20 minute weight circuit

Tuesday: 5 mile run (felt great! ave 9:40 pace)

Wednesday: 1 mile swim- finally got back in the water

Thursday: 4 slow miles (tough, humid and without the Garmin)

Friday: Taught 45 minute spin class

Saturday:  6.5 run (great run! averaged 9:30 with 3 at 9:00 pace)

And a much deserved rest day today!

Running has been so interesting lately. The bad days are bad but the good days are really good! Yesterday, I checked out a nearby trail that a friend recommended.  It’s only a 1.7 mile loop, but it’s nice and flat and would be a great spot to go running with the stroller later this fall.  I planned on 5 miles (about 3 loops) but added an extra one because I was feeling good.  New scenery helps, too!

6.5 miles at 36 weeks new trail

Meal plan:


Sunday: Leftovers from brunch (Frittatas, potatoes, fruit)

Monday: Chicken and Veggie Kebabs on the grill + Roasted Jalapeno and Garlic Guacamole

Tuesday: Greek Black Bean burgers (doubling this to freeze if I’m on top of things!)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Layered Taco Dip (with some tortillas and raw veggies, this dip could definitely work as a main dish!)


Friday: Grilled chicken over giant salads

Saturday: Out

Participant highlight: Angela from Running Chronicles is a mom of two sweet girls and running with both of them! Her meal plans are always creative and drool-worthy, I wish she could come cook for me! I’ve also loved watching her journey through her second pregnancy and back to running.

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How often do your “bad” run days come?

Do you have a dip that you turn into a main dish?

20 thoughts on “36 weeks workout recap and meal plan

  1. I seem to be having a lot of bad days recently…..although I felt the best I have in a long time in my race this weekend, and felt good yesterday. Hopefully I am back to myself! AS for dips, I am actually planning that this week; I am going to make buffalo chicken dip into a meal…..interested to see how it turns out! Hope this week brings more good days than bad days for you 🙂
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  2. That trail is beautiful! It’s so much easier to log in mileage when the surroundings are beautiful! Your food looks yummy!

  3. Looks like a wonderful week to me! Everything looks sooooo delish!!! I’ve had bad running days, I realized I need to get into Chiropractor and Massage Therapist this week and fix my hips, because it affects my back! Hope you have a wonderful week!! I am also ENJOYING rest day today!! XOXO, Laurie~
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  4. You’re pretty awesome for running at all while pregnant! Wow. I stopped working out completely in my first trimester [horrible all day sickness]. Your meals all sound delicious!

    Thank you for hosting the linky party 🙂
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  6. I’m training for my first half and the goal is just to finish so I really try not to focus on speed. I agree that new scenery often helps make things easier.

    Great menu plan! I have some lunches for this week. One step at a time. 🙂
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  7. Mmmm … the layered taco dip sounds good and I agree, it would be a main course for us 🙂 My daughter has been loving burritos lately and I make them once a week. It is similar in concept to this dip so I might try that idea some time. You know how it is with kids, when you find something they love that you can make healthy, it becomes a household staple dish 🙂 I make the burritos now with ground turkey instead of the beef and add refried beans and seasonings. Surprisingly, the turkey blends in nicely! She likes diced tomatoes and spinach in her burrito (yay!!!). Looking forward to your baby posts soon 😉
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  8. i just saw the very sweet (and flattering) mention in your post – i’m away this week but had a free night to myself, so i’m reading some blogs 😉

    i will say that you are rocking the preggo running and I have no doubt you will be back on the roads with ease after baby #2 (for me, it has been a challenge, and i’ve had to greatly adjust my expectations and goals, but i do my best and am happy with that). I really enjoy reading about other mother runners who want to share their healthy lifestyles with their children – thanks for being one of my favorites 😉
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