It’s funny how a week of ice cream and onion rings and margaritas and summer shandy beer can make a girl dive headfirst back into meal planning.
Believe me, I enjoyed every last bite and sip during our Cape Cod vacation (recap to come this week!), but as soon as we walked back in the door, I began fantasizing about green vegetables, smoothies, and clean eating. Just like I felt after our Disney trip.
So even though this week is Buddy’s last week of summer baseball (hurrah!!!), meaning there are two nights this week where we won’t be eating dinner at home, I’m moving forward with a meal plan this week. However, I think all four of us need some sort of return to eating normalcy, even if it’s only for five nights this week.
Here’s this week’s meal plan:
Sunday: Warm lentil salad on arugula (I usually add walnuts and goat cheese to mine, and generally prefer green lentils)
Monday: Baseball, which means a round of soy nut butter sandwiches and fruit for all
Tuesday: Zucchini frittata with fruit
Wednesday: Lemony couscous and chickpea salad (from Moosewood’s Simple Suppers cookbook)
Thursday: Baseball (see Monday)
Friday: Annie’s mac & cheese for kiddos, veggie burgers and veggies for us
So as many of you know, I let running take a back seat the last month or so, totally dialing back my mileage in an attempt to reignite my love of running.
I think it worked.
It may be the fact that I (rightfully so) spent most of my vacation relaxing and not working out. It may be that I have a half marathon in two months (ZOOMA Half Marathon, back in Cape Cod). Or it may be that I simply missed running.
I have a blog planned about my experience taking a running break and how it impacted my newest half marathon training plan, but in the meantime, I’m getting ready to slowly increase my weekly mileage starting this week.
Sunday: Barre class
Monday: Body pump
Tuesday: 4 miles at half marathon pace (9:05)
Wednesday: Weights at lunch
Thursday: 4 mile interval run
Friday: Boot camp or hot yoga
Saturday: Getting back into gear with long runs with a planned 7 miler