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?



43 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts + Menu Planning Link Up

  1. I wish it was hot and humid here – instead I’m looking at 6 inches of fresh snow!!!
    You have some great recipes on here!! The brussels sprout chips and that peanut butter pie both look really good!!
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  2. So jealous of your warm weather!!! I think this weekend it might reach 50 degrees….whoohooo!!! Congrats on another race and Happy Birthday to your hubby! Pie looked delish.
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  3. Congrats on that race … I love how you’re focusing on these races for now. It’s nice to see a ‘mix’ in a runner’s year (imo!) Also, that beef recipe sounds good. I hardly purchase red meat for our household, but I know that it can be good now and then to add into the mix (if you aren’t a vegan) for the iron. I may have to do a little beef again soon myself … I know the hubby will get excited 🙂
    Christina recently posted..19 mile run, I’m at RRCA, and more snow?My Profile

  4. Great workouts this week! I did OK but the week did not go as planned.

    Your meal plan looks good. No set birthday treat here but my b-day is coming up April 1st so maybe I’ll plan to make something fun. We are going to try a new restaurant though, Seasons 52 and I hear their little mini desserts are really good.
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  5. Yum! Peanut butter pie sounds (and looks) SO good! I’ve been meaning to try out brussel sprout chips for weeks, but am having a hard time veering from my stand by of halving and roasting them. Maybe this week I will finally take the plunge!
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  6. Laura, I was just wondering if your husband has always ate healthy with you of if you got him into it? I cook healthy for me (lunches for the weeks ect) and my husband looks at it as if it were grub worm soup! Just curious.

    • Hi Lisa! That’s a great question… I’m lucky that he will very willingly eat anything, and has gone along for the ride, but he certainly won’t turn down junk food or greasy food if it’s offered to him! We went out for his bday Saturday and he chose an Italian restaurant and got a pretty heavy seafood lasagna with a lobster cream sauce, and the next morning commented that he could feel the affects of his dinner- so I think in general, he does appreciate eating more healthy but I’m not sure how much he would do so on his own. 🙂
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  8. Birthday treat in my house growing up was always pumpkin Pie! My mom always made us pies for the first day of school growing up (love the tradition), and my birthday fell right around that time every year (Sept 4th) so I would always ask for 2 pumpkin pies, It’s a wonder I am not 300 pounds!
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