In honor of the Independence Day holiday, I’m sharing the meal plan we use when we camp, including our most-recent adventure to Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s all easy and fast food to accommodate our vacation status.
From a running standpoint, our trip to the UP was amazing. Lots of challenging trails with beautiful scenery and my first trail half marathon to cap off the week.
I even got to run the four miles of trails connecting the Upper and Lower Falls, which I have to admit was the most-technical run I’ve ever done.
Altogether, I ran 14 miles that day. Started out running the four miles from the Lower Falls to the Upper Falls on the road, then running back through the trail system and back into a couple of other trails within the park to try to get to my goal of 16.
Unfortunately, I ran out of water on an 80-degree day and was already past the time I had told la familia I would be back. With no cell service, I headed back to our campsite to a very relieved el husbando.
But I went out a couple more times because I just couldn’t waste those beautiful sunny days and scenery.
I don’t know about you, but this running thing has me trying things I never dreamed I would even consider. I’m so glad I got the bug!
Hope you have a great holiday weekend. Here’s a week’s worth of meals to make sure you can find time to run or otherwise be active. Remember, this is how you can make your own family meal plan.
- Hamburgers, chips, fruit
- Mac and cheese, rolls, something salad-y or a veggie. I do love this particular recipe, but we use the instant stuff when we’re camping: Italian Macaroni and Cheese
- Taco-pasta salad
- Spaghetti and (precooked) meatballs, rolls. Friendly reminder that this Weight Watchers Favorite Tomato Sauce is deliciosa.
- Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, fruit, chips
Happy camping, boating or, of course, running this weekend!
What’s on your holiday schedule? If you’ve written about this topic, feel free to share your blog post link below.