Post baby PDR + Meal planning

To Turkey Trot or not to Turkey Trot… are you doing one this week?

We’re hosting Thanksgiving this year but everyone is coming Thursday night or Friday morning so I might squeeze in the local 8k race.

Here’s the workout recap from this week:

Sunday: 15 minute strength circuit

Monday: 5 miles (8:20 pace)

Tuesday:  45 minute spin

Wednesday:  7 miles with ladder intervals (400m- 1:34, 800m- 3:10, 1200m- 4:56, 800m- 3:09, 400m- 1:29 <— 5:56 pace!)

Thursday: 45 minute mock spin class at home + 75 push ups and plank

Friday: off

Saturday: 16 miles (8:42 pace)

Yesterday’s 16 miles was a new post-baby distance record for me! I’m still following the plan for Houston but am undecided if I’ll run it or not.

It will be an easier meal planning week with Thanksgiving and lots of leftovers. I’m still working out some of the side dishes for Thursday.  I’d like to experiment but I also know family will want the usual dishes. Here’s our plan:

Sunday: Quinoa Minestrone

Quinoa Minestrone Soup

Monday: Black bean spaghetti with turkey sausage, tomatoes and fresh parmesan

Tuesday: Warm Lentil Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple
Warm Lentil Wheatberry Salad

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Beef stew and skillet cornbread

Friday: Celebrating Thanksgiving

Saturday: Turkey wild rice soup made from leftovers

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Do you have traditional Thanksgiving food or do you like to mix it up?

Are you running a Turkey Trot on Thursday?


24 thoughts on “Post baby PDR + Meal planning

  1. We’re not big turkey people here, so the hub and I agreed our main meal would be whatever he caught/dug.

    He got his limit of razor clsms 2 weeks ago, and will make fritters.

    I’ll skip them, as I’m veg.

    We’ll do this next year, too. Though hopefully it will be elk or salmon. Yes, the girls will go when they can to learn.

    Daughter 1 helps now at almost 2 years old. She knows the shows, points them out, and hub digs them.

    Daughter 2 was content to stay in the car at a dig last night…at 5 days old, she has time to learn.
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  2. I signed up for hot yoga that morning, but may try to get in a quick run as well. I used to do a Turkey Trot all the time when I lived in Denver. They’re so much fun! I pinned that Lentil Salad…it looks so good!
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    • I dropped my gym membership for the year since we got more home workout equipment and it’s tricky to make it there with the baby, so yoga isn’t happening a whole lot. I need to make time to squeeze it in at home!
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  4. I REALLY want to do a Turkey Trot, but I don’t live in North America right now so that isn’t happening lol But, oh well, been getting my runs in anyway I am sure I will get my fill of Turkey Trots when we move back to the US in a few years hehe
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  5. We are not turkey trotting. We’ve found the one in Cincinnati, where my family is, to be too much of a hassle. LOTS of runners, LOTS of traffic and cold. Last year, we barely made it under an hour because we could not find a space to fall into a groove. We ended up being frustrated most of the race rather than having fun. I think we’re going to leave the 3-year-old with lots of snacks and a movie at Grandma’s house and run on our own.
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  6. Have you run the Houston marathon before? My husband and I ran it in 2013 and happened to have really bad weather, but we were just saying this week that its such a great course! If we lived closer we would probably try to go back and do it again.
    No turkey trot for me with just having run a marathon a few days ago!
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