Good morning! It feels like ages since I put together a real meal plan. The last couple of weeks leading up to the start of school have been crazy, between days off from work to cover what I call the “camp-school bridge week” and nearly a week of a sick Buddy, who had a fever and was down for the count (which is pretty unprecedented; the kid never gets sick). Add to that Labor Day weekend, and it meant we were all kind of flying by the seats of our pants when it came to meals.
But school started last Tuesday, and this week marks the first time in, hmmm, maybe a month, that we are all going about our normal routines for a full, five-day week. Whoa. Maybe we’ll even revisit New Food Monday, which kind of took a summer hiatus?
As you’ll see with this week’s menu, I’m going through a bit of a Smitten Kitchen obsession (by the way, if you missed my Facebook status yesterday,you missed my glowing review of her burst tomato galette, which my fabulous husband made for me last night).
Sunday: Quinoa patties, corn on the cob, SK zucchini saute
(New Food) Monday: SK black bean tacos with feta and slaw (a good way to use the cabbage we got in our farm share this week)
Tuesday: Kitchen sink salad
Wednesday: Single mom pizza night (Dr. G. travelling)
Thursday: Pasta with roasted eggplant
Friday: Dinner party at our house; menu TBD
Saturday: Dinner out
Workout Plan (plus August’s mileage total)
If you remember, at the beginning of August I said I was going to track my mileage for the month of August, just because I was curious. The grand total? 69. Not bad, considering I didn’t really have any double-digit runs that month. I like the idea of keeping track of my miles, and the Daily Miles’ Electric Miles app has made it super easy.
Because of weekend plans, I did my long run yesterday instead of today. Ever have a really good run that came at the right time? That was me. Running in the summer really took it’s toll on me both physically and mentally, turning even a five or six mile run into a labored effort that filled me with self-doubt. I dreaded going out for runs, and kept second-guessing my decision to run the October half marathon.
But yesterday? Well, that was a different story. We got a little peek at fall, and that change in temperature (and humidity) really made a difference for me. I would even dare to say those 11 miles were comfortable. (Really, did I just write those words?!). They weren’t easy, but I wasn’t struggling, either. My pace was a little closer to where I want it to be, which was a nice boost.
Ahh, I love fall running.
Monday: Body Pump
Tuesday: 3.5-4 miles
Wednesday: Body Pump
Thursday: 50 minutes on elliptical
Friday: 3.5-4 miles
Saturday: Rest or hike
Oh, and be sure to swing back tomorrow. I am posting a, hmmm, Dear John letter to summer running. LOL.