Weekly workout recap + Menu Planning Link up

I made it through my week of solo parenting!  In exchange, I took most of yesterday to myself… morning workout, a nap, grocery shopping by myself (always a treat!) and some time to work on coaching plans.

One of the girls I’ve been coaching ran her first 5k yesterday (yay, Melissa!!) and two others have their sites set on marathon prs this fall.  I seriously love working on training plans.  :)

Here’s a peek at this week’s training.  The goal 5k is in three weeks, and I have a 10k the following week.

Sunday: Post-race 6 recovery miles

Monday: 45 minute strength routine, combined some of my strength pinterest board ideas

Tuesday: 9.5 mile interval run (with 10 x 400s at 5:50 pace, last one at 5:44) am + pm taught spin (1 hour)

Wednesday:  60 minute ARC (5 miles) + arms/core

Thursday: 7 mile track workout (3x 1500 at 6:20-6:30 pace plus 1x 800 in 3:02)

Friday: Off with easy 3 mile walk to the playground for a picnic

Saturday: 13.1 run in 1:44: (first half 8:20 pace, second half 7:30 pace) + taught spin (1 hour) + NAP!

Oh man, I love Saturday naps after a long run!


As for menu planning, I had one of those ‘you-know-you’re-a-blogger-when’ moments this week.

At lunch one day my 3 year old carefully arranged her food, then placed a fork on top and said, mama, take a picture!

Here’s our menu for the week:

Sunday: Whatever daddy comes up with- this is going to be his night

Monday: Cabbage Rolls

Tuesday: Black bean and sweet potato enchiladas (also just found this green chili enchilada sauce to try soon!)

Wednesday: Veggie Minestrone (I’ll share this one soon!) + Grilled Cheese

Thursday: Quinoa salad with grilled chicken and Carrot Beet Salad

Friday: End of semester/goodbye party at hub’s university

Saturday: Avocado Tuna Salad with veggies or wraps

There were a lot of good recipes this week, as usual.  Here are a few non-dinner recipes worth checking out:

Lindsay’s Healthy Ice Cream Sanwiches (date-nut bars with banana froyo, why didn’t I think of that?!)

Anne’s Banana Nut Quinoa Muffins (using quinoa flour and flakes- no white/wheat flour)

Crockpot Apple Oatmeal (no sugar, cooks overnight)

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41 thoughts on “Weekly workout recap + Menu Planning Link up

  1. Glad you got a ‘free’ day. So important when you have little ones! That is so funny about your daughter’s food photo op! How did your 2nd week of sugar detox go? I’m so surprised how little I’ve craved sweets this week. Like it’s not even an issue! I had saved that enchilada recipe a while ago but forgot about it. Then ran across it this week and now on your blog. So now I really want to try it. May try it for meatless Mondays! Thanks for sharing!!

      • Ha-great way to describe it! Weird. I ran in a stop n shop today for water and I even walked up the candy isle looking, but I honestly didn’t want anything. SO. VERY. WEIRD. :)

  2. Solo parenting is the WORST! I’m starting my second week tomorrow. Ugh. My husband doesn’t get back until the 24th.

    Food recipes look great! I just made a skillet version of butternut squash and black bean enchiladas (google Ambitious Kitchen) a couple of days ago. Sounds very similar to what you’re making this week. Also made an avocado egg salad that sounds similar to what you are making with the tuna. I’ll have to try yours next!

    Also saw that you are planning to run Philly. Yay! Me too. I couldn’t get into Marine Corps Marathon (sold out in a little over 2 hours!), so this is my back-up plan. Hope to see you there!
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  3. Nice week of training! How on earth did you get five miles on the arc trainer? Either way great work on that and great week. For me, I can barely squeeze in 1-2 miles in an hour session.
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  4. I love when blogs I follow get new living spaces/dwells and post pics/decor tips! Can’t wait to see more of the new place! Awesome half marathon time!
    I like to go out to eat maybe 1x a week… any more than that and I feel miserable. I’d almost rather go to the grocery and pick up healthy snacks from the deli/produce than to eat something pre-prepared at a restaurant. I’m odd.
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