Food and Fitness Plan 2015 Week 3

Greetings from Sunny California! We are winding down a great vacation here. I got a great run on the beach in, and we’ve been doing a lot of walking around. Here is a rough plan for the week.

Monday: In-N-Out?
Tuesday: Home from airport. Dinner out?
Wednesday: Pioneer Woman Hamburger Soup
Thursday: Weight Watchers Weekly Lemon Pepper Tuna Sandwich
Friday: Dinner with Susan
Saturday: Dinner with Susan and Nancy?
Sunday: Dinner at mom and dad’s.

Monday: Walking Santa Monica
Tuesday: DOR
Wednesday: 5 miles speed/hills
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: DOR
Saturday: All Star NHL 5k!
Sunday: 11 miles long run


Food and Fitness Plan 2015 Week 2

Apologies for being a day late, and really lame on this plan, but I am wildly uninspired to cook right now!  Also have a lot going on that makes the week unusual, but I am going to make the best possible choices I can!


Monday: hot chicken takeover leftovers. (we are spoiled by hot chicken!)
Tuesday: pasta + sauce, roasted veg
Wednesday: it’s restaurant week, so we might check out someplace new.  This event benefits local charities, and is a great way to sample different menus.
Thursday: well, we are heading out of town the next day, so I may sweep out my fridge, or just get a veggie stuffed bowl from acre or north star!
Saturday: VACATION


Monday: DOR
Tuesday:  Spin
Wednesday: Post-work 5 mile hill work
Thursday: Weight Watchers Weigh In and Yoga .
Friday: DOR – Travel Day
Saturday: Hike ? (Vacation)
Sunday: Morning run – 10 miles (hopefully on the beach!)

Being uninspired, and also getting ready for a vacation, is not the best for my budget plan this week, or for staying in control.  We will be heading to L.A. and even though most of our plans revolve around food (In-N-Out Burger for him, Wurstkuche for her) I am hoping to get at least one run on the beach in to my schedule… just what the dr. ordered:



RnR Nashville Training: Week 3

Third week of marathon training = Done!

Tuesday: Crosstraining: Spin class.  First snowy day of the year, the roads were sloppy  but class ended up filling up anyway.
Wednesday:  5 miles on the treadmill.  Blech, not my favorite way to spend an hour, but it was in below zero temps by the time I got off work.
Thursday: DOR.  Adjusted work schedule so I ended up missing yoga.
Friday: 2.4 on the treadmill in the morning.
Saturday: 3.5 mile walk on the treadmill.
Sunday:  8 mile group run.  Today was cold, but definitely not as cold as it has been!  When we started it was probably 20.  Felt pretty good, physically, during the run.  Need to stretch more at the end of the runs, jumped in my car for a busy day afterward, so didn’t get all the stretching I needed.  Feeling it now!
Total Miles:18 run/walk miles.

Week 3 done!

This week was good physically, but not the best nutrition-wise.  Two trips to the movies = awesome weekend, but also lots of popcorn.  Feeling uninspired in the kitchen/cooking/grocery part of life the past few days, so that’s making it hard to make healthy choices.  We are also going to be heading out on vacation at the end of the week, and come back with more menu choices next week.



Food and Fitness Plan 2015 Week 1

Hope 2015 has started off well for you all!  I am definitely back to my schedule and happy to see the holiday treats go.  This week has been a good one as far as sticking to my food and fitness plan, and all meals were a success except for tonight’s.  I made a spicy peanut stew in the crockpot, and just did not like it.  The lentils and potatoes were not cooked all the way through, and even though I loved all of the ingredients, it just didn’t come together for me.  We can’t win em all!


Monday: roasted vegetable pasta bake (weekend leftovers)
Tuesday: turkey chili
Wednesday: steak with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts salad
Thursday: black bean soup
Friday: BELTAs (Bacon Egg Lettuce Tomato Avocado)
Saturday: tbd
Sunday: bubble up pizza casserole


Monday: DOR
Tuesday:  Spin
Wednesday: Post-work 5 miles if it’s not below zero as anticipated
Thursday: Yoga DVD in A.M.
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: Walk/short run
Sunday: Morning run – 8 miles w/training group

as i was making today’s plan, i’m feeling a little uninspired.  how do you decide on meals when you’re in a rut?!


RnR Nashville Training: Week 2

Second week of marathon training = Done!

Tuesday: Crosstraining: Spin class with weights. It was an incredible class.  Very crowded, lots of people were probably off work, and we worked our butts off!
Wednesday:  Last run of 2014!!  Had a great run after my Weight Watchers meeting, but it was COLD.  The first true cold weather run of the year, my toes were numb and I needed a face covering…  forgot what that was like!
Thursday: DOR.  Normally a yoga day, but New Years Day has thrown me off my routine.  Instead we sat around and ATE ALL DAY.
Friday: 4.2 miles, and the weather was awesome.  A warmish day, 4.5 miles done.  Felt great!
Saturday: DOR.  Probably my last 3 days of rest week!
Sunday:  7 mile long run.  Our training group started up today, and it was terrible weather this morning!  We met at 7:30 in the dark, with some wind and rain.  Just as we started, the rain picked up and it was pretty nasty.  We ended up tacking an extra mile on since our race is earlier than the training group’s goal, and by the time we were finished, it was sunny.  🙂
Total Miles:16

I felt really great getting back with a solid running group.  Since my move in July of 2013, I have been working towards finding a new ‘tribe’.  I left behind a running community that I was just starting to get comfortable with, and it’s taken awhile to warm up to a new group, but this morning felt different.  I chose to train with FrontRunner primarily because their Sunday morning schedule works with my work schedule.  What I have found is that they are a casual and comfortable group of runners who are all very supportive of each other.