Half Training + Meal Planning

Hi friends,

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

Saturday: off

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

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: BBQ chicken; kale salad

Friday: Pizza

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? 


I’m linking up with Fitness and Food with Ilka and Angela, and Tricia and HoHo from The Weekly Wrap!


5 thoughts on “Half Training + Meal Planning

  1. I love that L planned your little ones’ party!

    Nice week of workouts, love that you really mix it up and incorporate different things into the week! The humidity has been killer here too, I tried to really watch my heart rate and slow down on my recovery/easy runs to make sure I wasn’t overdoing it!
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  2. Sounds like a fun party! My now 16 year old had a Sesame Street theme for his first birthday. I made a Cookie Monster cake and an Elmo cake. Those were the days before Pinterest so no comparisons to make! haha

    Running in the humidity this past week was not fun at all but I got it done. It helped to have company for two of my runs. And staying hydrated with Nuun helps too 🙂
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