Hi friends! Happy Sunday <3 How’s the weekend been?
I think that leading up to my half marathon, Sundays are going to equal the day of rest and soreness. Part of me loathes waking up early before I teach to get in a Saturday long run, but on the other hand, I’m so, so thankful to run it with the group and to be DONE on Sunday. I always feel so great when it’s over -even more energized to teach- and it’s nice to not having a long run looming over my head when I wake up Sunday morning. Since I get up with Liv during every day during the week, Sunday is also my sleep in day. It’s amazing to soak it all in instead of thinking I should wake up to run before it’s too hot
Yesterday’s run was a 9-miler, and since we’re almost into double digit land, I figured I’d take a cold dip at work.
I alternated between hot and cold dip a few times, trying to keep the Zen atmosphere (so no singing or shrieking like I’d do at home). While I think it helped, I’m still a little sore today. Nothing the good ol’ foam roller can’t fix
Here’s what’s on the tentative fitness plan for the rest of the week:
Sunday: OFF (might do some stretching/yoga)
Monday: Tempo run (40 minutes), core work at night
Tuesday: Strength (no cardio)
Wednesday: Teach Zumba, Barre workshop, track workout
Thursday: Teach DJ, teach Zumba
Saturday: Long run, teach World Beat, teach Aqua Zumba
Lately I’ve been doing a ton of cardio with my teaching schedule, so I’m going to make sure to have lots of clean snacks on hand to last me through the more intense days. I did a terrible job planning this week, and would often quickly eat a gel in between classes because I didn’t pack enough food. Thankfully, our cafe at work has a lot of healthy options, so on the days I don’t plan well, it’s a great place to grab something healthy and delicious.
Some of the things I’ve been making for this week:
-Paleo bread (always). I especially love it with a drizzle of ghee and honey!
-Breakfast cookies. These store well in jars and I can quickly grab and go. For extra protein and staying power, I’ll stir in a container of Greek yogurt.
-Smoothies. These are a little more challenging to make in advance, but smoothie packs cut down on prep time. I can just add the pack to the blender with protein powder and almond milk and Boom! Perfectly satisfying snack.
-Apple and fennel salads. These are great to chop and marinate overnight; I think it will be a good veggie/fruit option since I’ve been kinda slacking on the produce. (Which is silly since we have so many fresh goodies from the farm box)
-Chicken crust pizzas. I’m always looking for protein options that aren’t so heavy on the nuts -I love them but they feel like a rock in my stomach while I’m teaching- and have forgotten how much I love these. Going to make and freeze a batch for sure.
-Pumpkin muffins. It’s autumn enough
Some dinner ideas for the week:
-Crustless quiche with sautéed veggies
-Chicken drumsticks with baked sweet potatoes and kale chips
-Salmon with mashed parsnip/potatoes
-Spaghetti with turkey quinoa meatballs
-Drink enough water!
-Reach for fruit before sugar
-Meditate for 5 minutes each day
What’s on the menu for this week? What goals are you setting? I’d love to hear them!
Ice baths: are you a believer?
Have a very happy Sunday! See ya later with some pics.