April 14th, 2013

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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