I like to think that I am not the only person who can have a less than stellar week in the food department. I mentioned that I chowed on some chocolate cookies and tortilla chips last week, but what I didn’t mention was the two cupcakes I had (you may be thinking oh cupcakes boohoo, but a cupcake from Crumbs is the size of your head) and just the excessiveness in general (multiple pulled pork servings…). I can’t think of anything truly horrible minus the triple threat sweet treats but in general I was just craving junk food all week. Seeing as it is Monday I weighed myself… down .7lbs. Not fabulous but I will take it.
I think that one of the problems I have is that I do not buy enough snacks. This week I made sure to stock up on all of my favorite healthy snacks. I have 7 bananas, 5 oranges, and 4 apples just in the fruit department. On top of those I have 3 Figgy Date Sunny Bars and the majority of the Mango Almond Date Bars (I got the boy to try the first and he was hesitant at first but then asked for 2nds and 3rds… also got a thumbs up from the roomie SO if you are going to choose, make the first bar, they are just fricken unreal). I also went ahead and prepped a ton of food Sunday evening. Taking 30 minutes I was able to bake and slice 3 chicken breasts, 3 tomatoes, 1 giant cucumber, and a mango. I also cooked 8oz’s of mushrooms because we are out of brown bags for storage!Greens looked really good this week so I decided that lunch was going to be salads and figured I would make my life easier in the morning by cutting everything up ahead of time. I also whipped up a batch of dressing that went a little something like this –
Spicy Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 part balsamic vinegar
2 part olive oil
1/2 part spicy brown mustard
1/4 part lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
I think I will be just dandy for lunches this week. Plus with all the fruit and bars I have I definitely will not be craving anything sweet. Well that is the hope at least!
It is officially week 4 of training and runnersworld.com has prescribed the following week of work outs:
Week 4: 24 Miles
|Mon||Jan 28||Rest / XT
|Tue||Jan 29||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 10:01, Core, & Soccer
|Wed||Jan 30||Rest / XT|
|Thu||Jan 31||Tempo Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm; 4 miles @ 8:33; Cool
|Fri||Feb 1||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 10:01|
|Sat||Feb 2||XT / Rest|
|Sun||Feb 3||Long Run||Dist: 12 Mi @ 10:01|
12 miles this week! It doesn’t seem so scary any more, which is good! The 11 milers the last two weekends were completely doable and I know I could continue running another. I am not sure if I will work out today or not. All government offices are closed until 10am because of freezing rain and bad driving conditions so I am not sure if taking a lunch will be possible with the hours I need to make up. Plus my body is crazy sore / achey from running and Animal Flow yesterday. PLUS I woke up at my standard 6am time, ate breakfast, and then remembered that the office was closed so hopped back in bed to watch GIRLS. Now I just want to nap all day, the idea of working out and moving heavy things seems like a total unicorn.
Q: How do you find the motivation to work out when its grey and gross outside?
Q: Who wants to just stay home and watch movies today?!
Q: Do you prep ahead for meals for the week?
Categories: Half Marathon Training