Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 2

January 9-January 15

Lots and lots and lots of leftovers on the menu this week. Just me eating, so there’s not much to plan other than cleaning out the fridge. Of course, I walked in to Trader Joe’s without a shopping list, and walked out $40 poorer this morning, so I guess I’ll be eating SOMETHING.

Monday: Leftover Chickpea Tomato Soup
Tuesday: Leftover Cheesy Baked Penne – this was SO good.
Wednesday: Chicken salad and roasted potatoes
Thursday: Mushroom ravioli and a spinach salad
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: TBD – Dude-a-Thon!

Monday: DOR – 20k got me sore this weekend
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Shape Up – Session 3 followed by 6 mile run (depending on how sore I am)
Thursday: 3 mile run
Friday: Shape Up – Session 4 followed by 3 mile run
Saturday: Yoga DVD – my body NEEDS this
Sunday: Broke Man’s Winter Warm Up Half Marathon.



Food & Fitness Plan: 2017 Week 1

January 2-January 8

It’s 2017, friends! I decided not to do much in they way of making resolutions for the year, but I have signed up for a number of races to keep my training schedule full. I also signed up for an 8 week (2 sessions a week) small group training session at my gym. What I really want to focus on this year is some self-care and forgiveness along with healthy eating and strength training to compliment my running schedule. Meal planning continues to go strong!

Monday: At my parents’ – lots of snacks, smoked beef ribs and cheesy potatoes for dinner
Tuesday: Slow-cooker Korean Beef and Rice Pot from Simply Nigella (tester for cookbook club)
Wednesday: Chickpea Tomato Soup
Thursday: Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
Friday: TBD
Saturday: TBD
Sunday: Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti

Monday: DOR but took the doggie for 2 walks
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Shape Up – Meeting 1 pre-work. 5 mile run post-work.
Thursday: 3 mile run post-work.
Friday: Shape Up – Meeting 2 pre-work.
Saturday: Yoga
Sunday: Trail 20k.



Food & Fitness Plan 2016 Marathon Training Week 8

All my weekly training updates are current, so it’s time to get back to my weekly food and fitness plans.  I have been using a Fitbook to write out my weekly meals, but there are a lot of pages in the book that I don’t use. At over $20 a pop for 12 weeks of a journal, I think this is the last one I buy. I love the concept of it, but it’s not working for me right now. I’ll stick with regular old pen and paper for awhile!

This week is an exciting week – it’s my BIRTHDAY week!  And after Saturday, I’m on vacation for a week!  I can’t wait.  In the meantime, here are my plans:

Monday: Buffalo chicken and Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Tuesday: Eggs in Purgatory  (cheating by using spicy marinara) and Lemony Garbanzo Kale Salad
Wednesday: Day off work! I’m taking myself to the movies to see Me Before You. Enchilada Casserole for dinner (using this filling instead of chicken) and Cilantro Lime Rice (with some radish greens thrown in)
Thursday: Pasta with spicy pesto
Friday: BIRTHDAY! Heading out to our fireworks show in the evening. Dinner TBD.
Saturday: Celebrating with friends. Probably tacos from Dos Hermanos!
Sunday: TBD

Monday: DOR – pretty wiped out after Sunday’s 13 miles in the heat. Prepped A LOT of food for the week.
Tuesday: 3 miles in AM + JM30DShredL2
Wednesday: Speedwork – 6 miles
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Trail run with some folks from my Ragnar group – 4ish
Saturday: DOR
Sunday: Long run – 15. My training group has 9 miles scheduled, so I will probably do what I did last week and do two before and four after!

Looking forward to the meals prepped this week, having drinks with friends on Saturday night, and tackling 15 miles on Sunday morning.


Food & Fitness Plan 2016 Marathon Training Week 1

FIRST POST OF 2016. Yeah, I know. Majorly slacking here. I just finished up the Kentucky Derby Festival Mini Marathon on April 30. New Half Marathon PR of 2:27:27! I implemented a 5:1 run:walk interval, and felt great. Right now I have some knee pain, I am hoping that strength training will help with that this time around!

My next race is the Erie Marathon in Erie, PA. The race is on Sunday, September 11 and the course goes around Presque Isle. I am really looking forward to a clean slate and a new training plan!

Monday: Shredded chicken – using Honey Hot wing sauce
Tuesday: Steak Salad
Wednesday: Cheeseburger Casserole
Thursday: Volunteering (and eating) at Taste of Dine Originals
Friday: Heading to a launch party for the Columbus Ale Trail – a great booklet that encourages visits to breweries around Central Ohio. It’s at one of my favorite spots in town so we may grab a bite for Happy Hour
Saturday: TBD (Work 9-6)
Sunday: TBD (Work 12:3-5:30)

Monday: Cardio Sculpt – new to me class at my gym Felt sick all morning – ended up fitting in 30 Day Shred L. 1 before work
Tuesday: Spin Class
Wednesday: Speedwork (?) with CRC & Yoga @ Balanced Yoga
Thursday: 3 Miles – A.M.
Friday: Yoga
Saturday: 2 Miles – before work
Sunday: 6 Miles

Strength Training

I am working on a combined training schedule, incorporating a Monday strength day and possibly starting speedwork on Tuesdays.  I have been really attached to my spin class, but I also want to mix things up a bit this time around. I know I want to get stronger and healthier this time around, so I am looking for the right combo for me.

I have also signed up for the Ragnar Trail Relay this September. I am on a team of 8 and we have varying experience on trails. I feel pretty uneasy on trails still, but there is a group of people heading out on Sundays so I am hoping to get miles in that way. I don’t want to let trail training get in the way of road training because I don’t want to worry about injury, so we’ll see what happens!