March 24th, 2013

Weekly Workouts + Menu Planning Link Up

Hope you’re all having a good weekend!

I couldn’t believe the number of snowy pictures on Instagram yesterday.  Will you even believe me if I say it was hot and humid here?! Well, it could have been hotter, but the humidity was 95%.  Blech.

The 5k went about as well as could be expected.  And since my follow up race will be in hot and humid May, at least it will be an accurate base line for improvement.  More on the race tomorrow!

Here’s what the week in training looked like:

Sunday: 5 mile run (7:50 pace) + 20 minute strength (push ups, squats, lunges)

Monday: 4 mile easy (spontaneous!) stroller run to the playground

Tuesday: 6 mile interval run (1 mile at 7:15, 4x400s) + taught spin (1 hour)

Wednesday:  spin class + arms/core

Thursday: 8 mile easy stroller run over nap!

Friday: Off

Saturday:  5k race! + taught spin (1 hour) + run home, (11 total running miles)

Next race, I think I’ll get a sub for my spin class.  It would have been nice to hang around longer, especially because there was an adorable kids race that L really wanted to participate in!

Menu plan for the week:

Sunday: Breakfast for dinner- veggie omelets and pancakes

Monday: Orange Beef and Veggie stir fry with brown rice

Tuesday: Falafel Veggie Burger with Yogurt Feta Sauce

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Cabbage Rolls

Friday: Salmon, baked sweet potatoes and brussel sprout chips

Saturday: Possible potluck at our house

We also celebrated my husband’s birthday yesterday! Poor guy had a busy morning with L, getting to my race, taking a few pictures, and then dropping me off at spin. So he took L out for a special breakfast while I was teaching spin.

We did get to celebrate together later in the day.  We had a babysitter set up so we could get out for dinner last night.  And I made him Chocolate Covered Katie’s Peanut Butter Pie:

It was good! I could taste the banana a little more than I’d hoped, so I think I’ll experiment with the recipe next time.  But nothing a little chocolate drizzle couldn’t fix!

I bookmarked a few other yummy recipes this week to try soon:

Do you have a set birthday treat in your house, or do you like to experiment?



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