Training recap + Menu plan link up

Hey friends!

I mentioned on Friday that I decided to switch my half to the Divas Half marathon this morning.  Sandy Hook was officially cancelled. Boo… but I’m thankful to have a back up plan.

Saturday evening, my stomach still felt off and I have a slightly fuzzy head but fingers crossed that I feel good when I get out there! If not, at least I have a group to do a training run with.

We also found a great farmer’s market this weekend.  The one in our town is on a weekday, and we haven’t made it there yet. But the next town over has a great market on Saturdays… glad we finally got ourselves there.  We stocked up on local apples, beets and the last of the tomatoes.  I found a natural meat farm with reasonable prices and bought a whole chicken for the week.  I was probably most excited about the delicious kalamata olives and the spice stand I found.  Hubs was excited about a pickle on a stick.

I tapered more than I planned to once the stomach bug hit. Here’s the week recap:

Sunday:  12 miles with the group, 8:25 pace

Monday: am 8 miles- 8:30, 7:40, 7:30, 7:30, 7:15, 7:09, 7:17, 7:40 (ave 7:34); pm- 2.5 easy stroller jog

Tuesday: 35 elliptical and circuit strength

Wednesday: 7.5 slow, hilly miles (started to feel icky) am, pm taught spin class (took it easy)

Thursday: tried for 6 but stopped at 4… felt sick  🙁

Friday: Unplanned rest day: sick

Saturday: Off- still not feeling great

Sunday: 13.1… hoping for closer to 18-20 total, if I’m feeling better!

Our first stroller run in a long time!


On the menu this week…



Sunday: Preschool Potluck

Monday: Chicken in the crock pot for tacos(we use an all-natural taco seasoning like WildTree)

Tuesday: Broiled Tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, beets, and edamame

Wednesday: Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry with quesadillas

Thursday: Leftover crock pot chicken in tortilla soup

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Out or this Peanut Butter Vegetarian Chili

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

23 thoughts on “Training recap + Menu plan link up

  1. Can’t wait to see how it turned out. Sometimes you can surprise yourself when you have an “off” week leading up to a race. Love the picture – too funny!!
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  2. OH MY GOSH!! That picture is priceless!!! I love his face AND your face is classic! LOL!!!! 🙂 I’m so glad you found a great farmers market! I was just thinking the other day that I’m not looking forward to the closing of the markets for winter. 🙁 Hope you and the family have a fabulous week!
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  3. I saw you on the Diva course today! I also ran it, and had read your post the other day about your change of plans. You were probably close to mile 7 when I saw you- I am really slow, and had just past mile 4. By the time I realized it was you (from all your pictures on your blog!) i felt silyl calling out to you. You looked like you were doing great. I hope you had fun, and that your “bug” was feeling better. I thought the event was well done, and I had fun. I finished around 2:51 (unofficial time), and that is fast for me 🙂 Welcome to the east coast!

  4. Wow, the pickle on the stick was classic! Glad you found a farmer’s market. Well done on the Diva Race today. You have once again demonstrated how great an athlete you are, even when you are not feeling 100%.

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