Meals, Fitness and a Race

And all of sudden its Monday again. Getting out of bed this morning was especially rough in the HurLaw household but I figure getting out of bed is the worst part of the day and after its done the worst part of the day is over!

I spent some time yesterday prepping and planning for the week, as usual but I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked so there will be more to do tonight.

Here is what the week looks like in terms of dinners, (breakfasts and lunches are more of the usual – waffles, Greek yogurt, salads with a proteins)

Monday – Chipotle Maple chicken thighs (boneless, skinless) (recipe below). We have been having this a lot lately because its delicious and its super easy to make ahead of time and freeze for a couple of days.

Tuesday – Dinner out to celebrate my Nana’s 94th birthday!

me and nan

(me and my Nan on the beach in Hawaii in 2010)

Wednesday – I have class so I will make sure to defrost some leftover lasagna for SL and I will have a yummy Boca Chik’n patty on an English muffin with a side of whatever veggie I feel like chopping up.
Thursday – Class again! SL will be on his own because he has his volleyball league and I will have a salad with a MorningStar Farms new Roasted Garlic and Quinoa burger. I am looking forward to trying these babies because I love their Spicy Black Bean burgers!

Friday, Saturday – Something easy. I obviously haven’t prepped and planning that far in advance.

Sunday – Some form of crockpot chicken. We will see what I am in the mood for!

Planning out my week and prepping for meals makes my hectic life about 1,000 times easier. It also helps to keep my grocery list in check. Planning workouts for the week helps me too. I actually get excited and look forward to working out when I know what is on the schedule.

This week (like any week) could (and probably will) stray from this but its a good framework.

Monday – R.I.P.P.E.D. (huge surprise!)

Tuesday – Cardio Sculpt (I want to try it) followed by a quick run

Wednesday – Fartlek Run, treadmill style (really can’t wait until it’s nice for outside runs)

Thursday – Bootcamp at Studio 13 or TRX at the Y.

Friday – OFF

Saturday – Longer run

Sunday – Yoga, Zumba or OFF

Note my plans for Saturday. I did something this morning that was long overdue. I FINALLY grew a pair and signed up for my first Half Marathon!!! YAYYYY!! Its been on my list of things to do for years and I’ve wussed out year after year for no good reason.

Over the weekend my college roommate (who I love and miss living with) ran a sub 2 hour half marathon and I was so happy for her and so sad and disappointed in myself. Why haven’t I just gone out and done it? Well now, I am doing it. In 14 weeks!

So the training begins. I will be logging my training here and will post my training schedule, once I decide on one that works for me and my schedule. I am so excited for this new challenge and can’t wait to share my journey.

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