Let the miles pile up! I’m in full half-marathon-training mode with the training plan for my upcoming Gazelle Girl in Grand Rapids, Mich., next month calling for increasing mileage. I managed to get all of my runs in, plus do yoga one day this week and a day of cross training.
Today started with a two-miler with el husbando trying — and really liking (I may be over-selling it) — the Jeff Galloway interval plan we did at one minute walk and one minute run. We still did our warm-up and cool-down walks and ended up with two miles altogether.
Right after, I drove out to meet up with my runner friends who managed to get me out for another 8.3 miles. Did I mention the training plan called for 7 miles? Oops.
Most of my trail running friends are either traveling for ultras or are running a trail half tomorrow, so I’m not sure if I’ll make it for our weekly trail run.
I did give in and take an hour-long nap this afternoon before running some errands and making dinner, so I’m must now planning our meals for next week. And here’s that plan:
- Baked Chicken Parmesan with pasta, green salad, garlic bread
- Roast in the crockpot with a bag of frozen veggies and potatoes
- Philly Cheeseteak Sloppy Joes, baked fries, green salad
- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn
- Eating for Life Caribbean Chicken Salad
What’s on your menu this week? Do you have any favorite recipes to share?