Happy Easter Sunday!
We’re looking forward to a potluck with friends this evening. We’ve hosted Easter the past few years, so I’m excited that all we have to do is show up with a salad. Not a bad deal!
I’ve switched into 5k training mode, so I’m continue sharing my workouts the next 6 weeks.
A little disclaimer: I know some of you really like the workout details, but I also realize we’re all at different places in our running/fitness journey and comparisons are not always helpful. I run half of the miles as some of you, and more than double that of others. And then there are many of you who don’t run at all, or choose to stay fit with yoga or Crossfit. There is not necessarily one right way, as long as you find something you enjoy!
With that said, here’s my week in training:
Sunday: 9 mile run (8:45 pace) + 20 minute strength (push ups, squats, lunges)
Monday: 45 minute strength
Tuesday: 8 mile interval run (2x mile at 6:30, 2x 400s) am + pm taught spin (1 hour)
Wednesday: 30 minute ARC + arms/core
Thursday: 8 mile run with 3 rounds of 10×15 seconds of sprints with 15 second recoveries (new to me workout, but effective!)
Saturday: 2 run (7:50 pace) + taught spin (1 hour) + 6 progression run, final mile 6:50 (43:41)
I just realized I am signed up for a 4 mile race next Saturday, too!
Moving on to the menu plan…
The sugar detox challenge begins tomorrow… eek! I think I’m ready. I actually ran out of dark chocolate this week and resisted the urge to get more. I did find a few other sweet things around the house, but not as much as usual and I started practicing the increased protein/veggies which has really helped!
I know it’s going to be tough, but I’m excited and ready to do this. Here’s the plan for dinners (with leftovers for lunch most days, and eggs/oatmeal/fruit for breakfast):
Sunday: Easter Potluck with friends
Wednesday: Split Pea soup in the crock pot
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner or out to eat
My 3pm dark chocolate replacement plan is apples/cheese, veggies and guacamole, almonds/apricots, and/or hard boiled eggs and berries.
We’ve also been using Mila (ground chia seeds) on everything lately- oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies. You all know I love chia seeds, and pre-ground is even better… no seeds stuck in my teeth! Thanks to Marney for the bag!
Mila seeds are a great source of Omega 3s, antioxidants and phytonutrients. You can find more about Mila here, or in the sidebar, as she is a sponsor this month.
I’m excited that Marney joined the sugar challenge, too!
Finally, I’m kicking off my monthly newsletter this week with some of the best foods for a spring detox. If you’re interested, you can subscribe here.
For those of you in the sugar challenge, do you have your plan of attack?