I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend
Mine’s been filled with work, work, and more work unfortunately! It’s my weekend at the hospital and I’m finishing up some outlines for class. However, I was able to get in a schweaty back/shoulders workout yesterday and I got in a 6 mile hilly run and attended bootcamp this morning (boy have I missed it) !!
Oh yea! And I went to a ballroom dancing group class Friday (my first one!) and stayed for the practice session (also my first one!) with everyone afterwards – it was a lot of fun!! Even though it’s totally outside of my comfort zone, I’m really liking ballroom dancing. It’s wonderful to just dance – music makes me happy and dancing goes along with it
On my break at work yesterday, I took some time to plan out my meals and workouts for the week – even when I’m busy at work, I always take time to create a tentative plan
Sunday: Breakfast for dinner
Monday: Pressure Cooker Risotto with roasted brussels sprouts
Tuesday: Spaghetti Squash with crockpot pulled pork (experiment)
Thursday: out to dinner
Saturday: wing it/last minute plan
I’m excited to give these new recipes a try! They’ve been in my “recipes to try” folder for a while now
Monday: Strength workout with Jess (chest/arms) and Ballroom Dancing
Tuesday: Bootcamp and teaching spin
Wednesday: 5 miles speed work and strength workout (back/shoulders)
Thursday: Strength workout with my buddy (legs) and teaching spin
Friday: 6 miles hills and Ballroom dancing
Sunday: 8 miles
This marks the start of taper week according to my Half Marathon plan. My first half marathon this year is in 2 weeks (!) So crazyy .. I feel like it crept up on me! I’ve been doing really good following my training plan, but I’ve had to “baby” my shin splint along the way. I made a few tweeks (which I’ll talk about in another post) along the way to better suit my schedule and shin issue.
I can’t wait to run the Rock n’ Roll USA Half Marathon in Washington DC. It’s my first “destination race” I’ve decided to go into it with the mindset to just finish and have fun – I originally thought I might use it as my race to PR in 2013, but I’d rather enjoy the race and experience this time. I have the whole year to get that PR (which I WILL!)
Prep for the week:
- turkey burgers
- nutty protein bars
My plans are made and I’m ready to get this week started!
Question: Any races coming up? Did you plan ahead this week?
Enjoy the rest of the weekend