weekly recap: 1.10 – 1.16

The weather took a bit of a turn this week. We have had a bit of cold here and there, but the temperatures finally dipped into the 20s and 30s. It was a bit of an adjustment, for sure, but I will say it sure does change running. Due to my breathing issues, some days were a little tougher than others, but it has been a welcome change.

Sunday – 6. 4 miles

With the Glass Slipper Challenge looming, S and I are working on back to back runs as part of our training. With 3.1 at Princess Place the day before, I thought six miles would be a great encore. For me, it was a new running route and that helped make up for the fact that I wasn’t really enthusiastic about being up and out.

However, friends make it better (Remember when I claimed I was a lone wolf runner and would never really get used to running with others? My, how things have changed.)

Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes

Class was chilly, and I think I worked even harder to try to get warm. We did a lot of different exercises that I really enjoyed. I typically love weights, but the cardio-heavy days are great, too.

One of the things I am trying this year is to improve about meal planning and prep. Before I had to get little man from the bus stop, I set about getting dinner in the crockpot and making an egg casserole for us to eat through the week. It ended up being a huge timesaver and quite a big hit with the family.

I also put together this recipe of lentils and rice with fried onions (I used red) and sour cream (you can also use greek yogurt). It was surprisingly delicious and such a great comfort dish. It was nice to break out of my cooking comfort zone and have success.

 

Tuesday – 3 miles

I was less than impressed to find ice on the car windows on my way out to our group run.

We agreed that the hardest part was getting out of our warm beds, and the next hardest part was getting out of our warm cars, but once we got going, it was ok. In fact, I had to slide my gaiter down pretty quickly, because I was getting too warm.

The frost lasted through the morning. It really was beautiful but I don’t think anyone was ready.

Wednesday – rest

My lovely neighbor invited me and another mom on our street to breakfast at her house. It was so sweet and we spent several hours enjoying a delicious spread (including a mushroom, scallion and cheese omelette) and conversation. I hated for it to end and I hope we can do it again.

Thursday – 4.2 miles

I decided that I needed to get at least one extra mile on Thursday, so I told my friends that I would plan to get to our meeting spot a little earlier. To my surprise, they said they would join me!  It was just slightly warmer than Tuesday, and it ended up being a fantastic run.

Friday – rest

Body circuit was canceled due to the nasty storms that started moving through our area, so I was able to get some work done. It was a pretty long day, and I was exhausted when I finally got home. Mr PugRunner and little man brought me home some hibachi chicken and rice for dinner and I showered, ate and turned in.

Saturday – Best Damn Race, 6.2 miles

Since the races started at 7:00 AM, with street closures scheduled for 6:20, I was in for an early and long day.

The race was great, even though I toyed with the idea of dropping from the 10K to the 5K. It was a tough course, but more on that later.

Little man and Mr PugRunner took my stepdad to a basketball game and then I went out for martinis with some friends. It was a wonderful night, full of laughter and fun. We don’t go out all that often, so it’s nice when we do.

 

And that was the week. 2016 seems to be shaping up just fine. There are just two weeks until my third race of the year, and then it will be almost time for Disney!

How was your week in training?

Are you great at meal planning or do you struggle with it as much as I do?

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12 Responses to weekly recap: 1.10 – 1.16

  1. I’ve heard so many great things about BDR! Looking forward to your recap.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Moving forwardMy Profile

  2. Friends do make running so much better! I’m glad to hear you’ve found a BRF. I can hardly make it out alone anymore!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Buffalo Quinoa Bites w Blue Cheese YogurtMy Profile

  3. Way to get out there in that cold weather! It’s finally cold here, so I’m going to have to face that pretty soon, too… Can’t wait for the race recap!
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  4. Sounds like a good week of running. The temps really dropped around here today and I’m just not ready for it. Ugh. And training? What’s that?
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  5. Sounds like you had a great week of training. I have no doubt that you’ll be well prepared for Princess weekend.
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  6. I have not been training well lately at all. I think I just need to sign up for a race and force myself to get back into it! Meal planning is going pretty good lately so that’s a plus 🙂
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  7. I am absolutely terrible at meal planning. I want to be good at it so bad, but I never seem to make the time. I need to get better about that!! How cold did it actually get there?
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Weekly Wrap: Mediocre runs and a savings planMy Profile

  8. Kim Hatting says:

    Meal planning . UGH. That was something I did long ago, when our three kids were little and home with me most of the day. Now, two are away at college and the last one is a busy sophomore and not home much at mealtime. I know, excuses!
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  9. Coco says:

    I used to be a solo runner too. Running with a friend just makes the miles go by faster.
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  10. Sounds like you got in a great deal of miles this week! I got in 0 miles, BUT I did way more weight training and took only one rest day, so I’m proud of that. Best of luck for a successful week this week!
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  11. jill conyers says:

    I’ve mastered the art of meal planning haha!

    It’s so hard to get yourself out there when it’s cold outside. Keep up the great training!
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  12. Florida should never be that cold! It’s warmer down here in Palm Beach Gardens, but the horses think it’s winter! They’re all WILD!
    Awesome job getting your runs done out in the elements. I can’t wait to read about your race!
    Stacie Seidman recently posted…Truthful TuesdayMy Profile

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