Weekly Workout Recap + Meal Plan

How’s your weekend going? We had a busy Saturday, catching up on chores around the house, organizing kids clothes, my 4 yo’s soccer game, checking out yard sales and grilling for what might be one of the last times.  L just started ballet and we found two leotard’s plus slippers at a neighbor’s yard sale for 50 cents each- score!

Here’s the usual workout recap (at almost 8 weeks postpartum) and meal plan:

Sunday: 35 minute spin intervals + 15 minute upper body weights at the gym

Monday: 5 mile run (8:55 pace)

Tuesday: Jillian’s NMTZ

Wednesday: 6 mile interval run (with 6 x 400 repeats ranging 1:35-1:37)

Thursday: 4 slow stroller miles (9:40 pace)

Friday: off

Saturday: 10 miles (ave. 9:10 pace)

I wanted to get 12 miles in yesterday, but baby had an extra wake up at 5 am and it was either go then or wait until she was up for good.  I was too tired and opted to wait, which then only gave me 90 minutes before big sister’s soccer game.  I’m realizing how tricky it’s going to be to get in longer runs this fall between nursing, Saturday activities, my desire to sleep, and convincing myself to get out there when it’s cold.

Baby J's first jog

Here’s our meal plan:

Sunday: One last night to grill: Burgers, roasted plantains, carrots and peppers

Monday: Ratatouille + brown rice

Tuesday: Split Pea Soup in the crock pot

Wednesday: Whole Chicken in the crock pot + Sauteed kale + Sweet Potato “Fries” –> repeat, didn’t make this last week

Thursday: Smashed avocado chicken salad over greens + kale chips

Friday: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower crust pizza

Saturday:  Veggie Omelets + Plantain pancakes

Next weekend is my first post-baby race, a local 5k.  We’re also hoping to go apple picking- a favorite fall activity!

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What’s one of your favorite fall activities?


18 thoughts on “Weekly Workout Recap + Meal Plan

  1. That pizza looks amazing! I am about to head out on a long run this morning and mentally preparing myself for it…I had to push it back until today because of the monsoon we had on Friday…HA! Apple picking, hot apple cider and donuts are just fabulous in NJ during this time of year. ENJOY!
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  2. I remember how hard it was to find running time when I was nursing my first. It was this delicate balance of running AFTER I had pumped, and because I am a morning runner, I was trying to wake up before baby, pump, and then HOPEFULLY baby would wake up and I could run was dad was feeding baby. As you can imagine, that plan rarely came together. perfectly. 🙂
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  3. Wow, that does sound tough!!! You’re doing such an amazing job of keeping everything together, though – so impressive that you’re keeping up with your training and healthy meals!

    Question on running with a stroller – do you think it changes your stride at all? One of my running coaching clients right now has been dealing with some calf tightness, and I watched her running to see that she pronates slightly more when pushing the stroller. Do you do anything specific to make sure your stride stays “healthy” while pushing? Thanks 🙂
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    • It can definitely change your stride. I only use it for really easy runs, I think it’s very hard to run well and hit a certain pace with the stroller. The other thing that helps a lot is to run behind it off to one side, pushing with one hand and then alternating as you get tired. This allows you to stay more upright with better posture than pushing from behind with two hands. Hope that helps!
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  4. Do what you can is motto! After baby #4 I attempted training for a race and it got too hard to juggle. Even now, nursing an 11 month old it’s tricky with nursing in the mornings and fitting in the run. It rarely happens perfectly, So I’ve given myself permission to have a ‘grace period’ of just doing what I can and enjoying this as it’ll likely be my last baby to nurse. And to be honest, once I did that I’ve enjoyed it more–less stress of fitting in the run and more sleep!!! Grace mama. You’re doing awesome!! And if you don’t train for Houston, we would all understand!

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