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WIAW #73 & Training Time

Posted Feb 12 2014 1:34pm

Hello, hello! How has everyone’s week going? Mine is great so far- Fabio was in New York for the first part of the week but he got back late last night and now I’m a happy camper :) Work has been busy and there are some exciting changes going on…more on that soon!

In the meantime, it’s Wednesday so let’s talk food!

Thanks to Jenn for hosting the What I Ate Wednesday linkup, as always.

And now let’s take a peek at what I ate on Monday!

Breakfast

I’m still on an oatmeal kick (which I make with 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup skim milk, 1 mashed banana, and a sprinkle of cinnamon), but this week I bought some new trail mix to try out with it. I can’t remember what it’s called but it’s filled with nuts, dried berries, and dark chocolate (!!). Also I can pronounce all the ingredients on the bag, so that’s always a plus :) There is also a little peanut butter in this bowl. So good! Definitely a delicious, comforting breakfast for these cold days we’ve been having.

oatmeal

Lunch

Nothing new to see here- just a turkey sandwich on a sandwich thin with Colby Jack cheese and mustard, plus carrots and hummus on the side.

By the way, last time I was at Costco I picked up one of these cheese variety packs that comes with Swiss, Cheddar, Colby Jack, and (I think) Muenster cheese, and it’s awesome! Even if I eat the same little sandwich nearly every day, it’s fun to switch up the cheese! #GameChanger

lunch

Snack

A little later in the day I had two snacks: a mini Babybel cheese…
babybelcheese

….and one of these flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies that I made a few days ago.

cookie

This was my first time making these little cookies, and they were SO easy to make and really delicious. I have a feeling I will be making them a whole lot more often. Good thing or bad thing?

Dinner

I got home from work pretty late on Monday, and I was by myself so I didn’t feel like making too much of a meal. After sorting through the recipes saved in my email, I decided to make this cheesy sweet potato and chickpea salad , only with white cannellini beans instead of chickpeas, since that’s what I had (check that out, two Carrots N Cake recipes in one day!)

To make this recipe you just chop up a sweet potato, roast it in the oven, and when it’s done you toss it with peas, beans, and Laughing Cow cheese. Done! So simple, and so tasty. I added a little curry to mine because I’m a fan of curry, but you could add whatever seasonings you want.

dinner

This bowl was pretty big and I didn’t finish it all so I had some leftover for lunch the next day. Always love when that happens :)

I also had a glass of sangria on the side, because the Bachelor was on and you can’t watch the Bachelor without wine ;) Usually Bianca comes over to watch with us but she had to work late, and since Fabio wasn’t home either I just watched by myself with Jack. Luckily since my dinner was right there on the table he kept me in close company ;) Haha! That dog is never far from the food.

All in all I’d say it was a pretty good day for eating. Lots of yummy things!

Workout

This week I started training for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler run!  I’ve been really excited to start training for this, so I’m glad the day is finally here.

In case you need a refresher, here’s what my training plan looks like:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

February 10

Core Synergistics

February 11

2 miles

February 12

Arms & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X

February 13

3 miles

February 14

Rest

February 15

4 miles

February 16

Rest

February 17

CardioX

February 18

3 miles

February 19

Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X

February 20

3 miles

February 21

Rest

February 22

5 miles

February 23

Rest

February 24

Kenpo X

February 25

3 miles

February 26

Arms & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X

February 27

4 miles

February 28

Rest

March 1

6 miles

March 2

Rest

March 3

Plyo X

March 4

4 miles

March 5

Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X

March 6

4 miles

March 7

Rest

March 8

7 miles

March 9

Rest

March 10

Core Synergistics

March 11

4 miles

March 12

Arms & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X

March 13

4 miles

March 14

Rest

March 15

8 miles

March 16

Rest

March 17

CardioX

March 18

3 miles

March 19

Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X

March 20

4 miles

March 21

Rest

March 22

9 miles

March 23

Rest

March 24

Kenpo X

March 25

3 miles

March 26

Arms & Shoulders and Ab Ripper X

March 27

3 miles

March 28

Rest

March 29

5 miles

March 30

Rest

March 31

Plyo X

April 1

Rest

April 2

3 miles

April 3

Rest

April 4

2 miles

April 5

Rest

April 6

Race Day!

10 miles

As you can see, it’s a nice mix of the P90X DVDs I’ve been doing since December, along with a variety of running distances. I also plan to use my 1 mile runs with Jack to incorporate some speed work. I think it will be a good mix of activities so I can prevent boredom and injury.

So far week one has been going well! I did the Core Synergistics DVD on Monday, ran 2 miles yesterday, and did the Arms & Shoulders + Ab Ripper DVDs today. It’s supposed to snow here tonight/tomorrow, so I’m thinking I might have to do tomorrow’s 3 mile run tonight instead. We will see!

Overall I’m feeling pretty confident about this plan, and I have really missed running longer distances so I’m excited to jump back into things. Here’s hoping the weather will cooperate!

Question of the day: Do you run outside in cold weather?

I will say that yesterday’s two mile run and this morning’s one mile run with Jack seemed brutally  cold for some reason, even though I know we’ve had colder temps than this. Brrr! Come on Spring!

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