Week of training + Meal Planning

Happy Monday!

We’re down to our last full week of summer- with no camps or other exciting outings to fill our schedule, so wish we luck for a week of mama camp! I’m actually looking forward to it- we’ll do a little school shopping, get hair cuts, hopefully visit some new playgrounds/ splash pads and squeeze in a few final play dates.

It was a lower intensity week in training but the miles are creeping back up.  This is the first week over 30 miles since I took 6 weeks off, and so far, so good!  The Newport Liberty half is just a few weeks out.  It won’t be a “goal” race, but it will be good practice for some race pace miles as I build for Richmond.

Monday : 6.5 miles with 3 at tempo (8:14, 7:29, 7:11, 7:14, 7:08, 8:05 and final half at 7:28)

Tuesday: 45 pool run

Wednesday: 8 with a friend (8:35 ave)

Thursday: 5 easy (8:45 ave) + kick boxing class

Friday: 45 minute pool running

Saturday: 12 total miles (4 with a client, 7 with another client with a run/walk, 1 to wrap up)

Sunday: 1 hour stroller (nap) walk + 30 minute strength 


For the meal plan, I need to work in our abundance of cucumbers, tomatoes and basil.

Monday:  Grilled salmon + pesto quinoa salad

Tuesday: Roast chicken with cucumber tomato salad

Wednesday: Greek style chicken wraps with leftover chicken

Thursday: Egg sandwiches/ wraps

Friday: Homemade pizza with basil

Saturday: night out/ take out


When is your summer officially over?

What are your favorite uses for tomatoes, cucumbers or basil?


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




8 thoughts on “Week of training + Meal Planning

  1. Ours is officially over this week and I’m so sad about it! School means too much structure for everyone but I know we will eventually sink into a nice routine…it’s the transition that stings!
    Looks like you had a solid week of training. It keeps getting better weather-wise here so all that heat training should be paying off!
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  2. I’m in the Southern Hemisphere so we are heading into Summer now! So excited! We used to grow a lot of basil, so we always had homemade pesto! Then something happened to our basil and only then did I realise how expensive it is to buy in the shop! So hopefully our basil grows back soon! Lol!
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  3. Since I no longer have small kids, summer seems to last quite a bit longer for me…. and since it doesn’t even begin to remotely feel like fall until October around here, I feel like summer lasts through September!

    I make a delicious greek pasta salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. I also love to add chopped tomatoes to scrambled eggs with fresh spinach and feta cheese. Really, I could eat tomatoes in just about anything. 🙂

  4. Great week of workouts! I like to make a tzatziki sauce if I have cucumbers on hand – it’s so fresh and flavorful! Up until I finished grad school three years ago, I always associated the end of summer with around August 20, which is when school would start. Now, I think about it more like Labor Day – and I hope Labor Day brings some cooler temperatures!
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  5. Well, I’m in denial that summer is ending (since I didn’t really have a traditional summer this year). problem solved! 😉 Regarding tomatoes…I like them on sandwiches or in salsa. I also have made marinara sauce from scratch, which is a BIG undertaking for this cooking-challenged individual.
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