As I write, the house is still a mess but we wrapped up a successful birthday party yesterday for our almost 3 year old. My 7 year old did most of the planning- an Elmo theme, and she chose games, a pin the nose on the Elmo, decorations and Elmo cupcakes (from Pinterest) that actually turned out pretty cute!
In terms of training, I’m inching along slowly and increasing my long run little by little. Yesterday’s long run was a mix of trail and road, and my legs seemed to appreciate the change of ground. But the heat and humidity were rough this week!
Here’s the rundown:
Monday: 4.25 easy miles at the beach (so humid, but a treat to run with my husband while the girls hung out with cousins)
Tuesday: 30 minute HIIT workout
Wednesday: 4.5 miles with 2.5 at tempo (7:23, 7:11, 7:04)
Thursday: 45 minutes elliptical with 8 x 2 min sprints; upper body strength
Friday: 40 minute pool run; 25 minute swim
Sunday: 9 mile run, combined trail and road
For meal planning this week, we made a few things ahead this weekend:
- large batch of quinoa salad for lunches
- pot of lentils to top salads
- chopped veggies and watermelon
- carrot oat “cookies” for the girls
Monday: Pesto chicken on the grill
Tuesday: Ground turkey, zucchini, tomato and salsa one pot dish + corn tortillas
Thursday: BBQ chicken; kale salad
Saturday: Grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers (from RW meals on the run); corn on the cob
Sunday: Breakfast for dinner: Omelets + Two ingredient pancakes
Have you attempted to follow a Pinterest birthday cupcake? They always make it look so easy. We’ve had a lot of flops, but thankfully the Elmo ones worked out okay!
How was your training in this humid weather last week?