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Prep for the Week and A Great 6 Miler

Posted Aug 07 2012 9:02am

Good Morning!

Happy Tuesday! Anyone else feel like Monday flew by?!

I spent yesterday checking things off my To-Do list. From organizing things for school orientation to preparing dinner for the week, I was one busy bee.

I spent the morning getting some online things and paper work done, then I headed to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Since we spend our weekends down the shore in the summer, my grocery trips and meal planning have been happening when I find the time. I’d prefer to get it done on Sundays, but it’s summer and I love the beach, so I adjust to my current schedule ;)

After arriving home and unpacking the groceries, I got to work preparing dinners for the week. I’ll be working late everyday from now until friday so I wanted to have quick, easy meals ready for when I come home. I also made extras for lunch this week.

I whipped out my griddler and got grilling.

Local yellow summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, and red bell peppers – so fresh and yummy! :)

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The peppers turned into a sauce for pasta on wednesday night – stay tuned to see the final product ;)

I cooked up some whole wheat pasta and tossed it with a little olive oil to prevent sticking, as well as grilled some unpictured chicken. Packed everything up for the fridge and voila ..  lunch and dinner for the week!

It’s amazing how a little planning allows me to do this in about an our and a half! Fresh homemade food for quick weekday lunches and weeknight meals. Check out my #1 key to living a healthy lifestyle — Plan, Plan, and Be Prepared . I’m no pro at planning, but I try my best each week. :)

We decided to head out to Legal Seafood for dinner since the house was a bit warm from all my grilling. It was delicious!

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I got in a quick 6 miler this morning and felt great! Legs were fresh and the time flew. I did a tempo-like run on the treadmill:

1 mile @ 6.2 warm-up

4 miles @ 6.7 (~9min pace) alternating 1.0 incline each mile

1 mile @ 6.3 cool-down

It was a great way to get my day started. I must say, my training for the AC Marathon  is coming along. I don’t seem to get as sore after my longer runs like I used to, and my feet have been feeling good. Definitely becoming more confident that I can do this as time goes on!

After stretching out and foam rolling, I whipped up a bowl of oatmeal to refuel.

Now it’s time to get ready for work!

Do you ever have doubts training for your first marathon?

Have a great day :)

~ L

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