Yeah, ok, so I gave up on the halfhearted daily blogging attempt. Once a week will have to do. So - how was my week you ask? Well it was pretty darn good actually. I ran three times, and I ate meatless meals three times. Yay me...
My run after school on Tuesday was pretty miserable, mainly because I'm on my feet all day and my legs are toast by the time I get home. When I started my run, my legs were telling me to pack it in early, but then I decided to pretend it was the last 30 minutes of a marathon, and suddenly my legs didn't feel so bad after all. It seriously worked, haha, got to remember that one.
I was busy Thursday and really didn't want to run after dinner so I got up at 6 am on Friday morning and went for a run before my workshop. It was just another 30 minute easy run, but it was ok. I ran in the dark so I had my headlamp and red flasher, and I had to bundle up because it was cold. I enjoyed being out in the cold and the dark though - I'm weird that way.
Saturday, I didn't have anything planned so I decided to go to the gym. Erik agreed to come along and that got me motivated to swim. I swam 1000m in 25 minutes, then changed and went up to the gym to do a core and strength workout for 25 minutes, and followed that with another 20 minutes of cardio on the bike. What a productive day!
Today, I went for my 'long' run - one hour easy Zone 2 pace - and felt better than I have in a LONG time. I resisted the urge to pick up the pace, and tried to focus on my goal of building endurance. Overall, I'm happy to say I got through the week without hurting and my shin pain seems to have (mostly) disappeared.
The only #FAIL for the week was that I did not do my planned Core/Strength workouts on Monday and Wednesday. I was really tired and mostly just lazy. However, now that I had a successful workout on Saturday, I think I can get back into the habit again.
Healthy Eating Front
I made a few new recipes this week. One day I made "Yummy Black Bean, Brown Rice, Swiss Chard Mess" when the boys were having leftover chicken. Another day I had mushroom/onions/tomatoes on a bun when the boys have burgers. I made a batch of hummus and ate lots of fresh fruit and veggies as well as my soup at work this week. On Friday, I was at a workshop that had delicious lunch served so I enjoyed myself and ate what I wanted and when I got home, I made a big batch of the soup she had served - the recipe for Spicy Sweet Potato Soup is on my blog as well. On Friday night, Erik and I shared a rib eye, a baguette, and a bottle of red wine.
So - that must be why I've gone through the whole week eating relatively healthy but not losing a single pound. Maybe I just need to eat LESS healthy food.... ??
Plan for the Coming Week
Mon - Upper Body / Core
Tues - Run 30-45 min easy
Wed - Lower Body / Core
Thur - Run 30-45 min with hills
Fri - day off
Sat - Gym workout, swim, row?
Sun - Long run 1:15