Well March certainly went by fast, am I right? Hard to believe that I am five weeks out till the half marathon! After enduring long runs on the treadmill, this was my FIRST outdoor run on the trails! I met Kim for a nice 10 miler at the local forest preserve. The first loop was great and the ground was still a little hard, but by the second loop- everything was super mushy from the sun. Needless to say, my feet were soaked afterwards!
Photo courtesy of Kim
This week’s training plan includes:
Monday- 3-4 mile run
Tuesday- Muscle Sculpt class
Wednesday- 5-6 mile run
Thursday- Pure Barre class
Saturday- Ringing in Spring 10k
Sunday- Barre class (at studio in IN with my Mom and cousin!)
And in somewhat related news, I had pre-ordered the Hungry Girl Diet book and it came last week. I read through it quickly and really want to try this plan over the next four weeks. The food is clean, healthy and the portions are quite large!
It’s a little tough to get the menu planning done because mix and match fruits, veggies and proteins in the meals. While I want to mix it up for variety, I also don’t want any food to go to waste and my menu for the week has to be pretty detailed to make sure I’m using the right combos of things in the right recipes. Luckily, the hubs is an Excel whiz, and it working on some fancy spreadsheet that will “computerize” it all for us. Something about pivot tables, magic formulas, coding, blah, blah blah!
We’ve made some good stuff so far…the oatmeal portion is HUGE! (It’s a little bland, so I plan to use a LOT more cinnamon next time, or use almond or soy milk instead of skim for some extra flavor.)
Dinner was pretty tasty too! I was surprised that I actually liked the steamed broccoli slaw/cabbage with a small drizzle of olive oil and a drizzle of marinade or dressing (we used Lawry’s Garlic & Herb).
What’s on your menu for the week? What’s your workout plan look like?
Have a great week!
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