I have never participated in a What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW), but a lot of people ask me about my nutrition and what Noah eats too so here you go.
Tuesdays are one of the days that Noah is not in school so breakfasts can be a bit more leisurely and workouts are fit in between play dates, nap time, temper tantrums, cuddle sessions, Jim’s schedule, errands, potty training, coffee refills, firetruck and garbage truck playing.
Noahs’ eats: Breakfast was a waffle and strawberries with Almond milk; Lunch was half a ham and cheese sandwich, goldfish crackers, applesauce and Odwalla juice; Snacks were no bake oatmeal bites and 1/2 slice of pumpkin bread; Dinner was breaded chicken, string cheese, and a couple of slices of a nectarine and water.
My eats: 2 eggs over an English muffin drenched in Cholula sauce (because I love that stuff) and leftover bites of Noah’s waffle. Black coffee galore; Lunch was a bowl of leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup; Snacks were 2 no bake oatmeal bites and Starbucks iced coffee, Pre-Workout Snack was a big spoonful of peanut butter and an apple; Dinner was a spice of pumpkin bread and a glass of wine – not great, I know. I didn’t fix dinner this night because Jim was at the gym over dinner and I went afterwards and didn’t get home until 8:30pm and didn’t feel like cooking so wine is was
Last Week’s Training
Miles Run: 35
Strength Workouts: 3 at home (none at the gym)
Yoga: zero. Whoops. Need to remedy this.
The start of my workout week was nothing spectacular, but towards the end things picked up (more or less because I just let things go and didn’t stress about it).
Monday- 4.5 miles in 35 minutes (7:42 pace).The weather was amazing and Stella Nutella soooo loved getting out there with me.
Tuesday- rest day. Schedules were not cooperating with me and Jim and Noah and the gym and the Yoga studio so there was no workout. Blah.
Wednesday- 3.7 miles in 30 minutes (8:12 pace). I never quite found a groove for this one but always happy to get out and do something.
Thursday- 8 miles in 1:06 (8:12 pace). Funny thing about this run was that I just wanted to take it easy on The Bluffs (they are tough enough to run without you having to pound it), but I saw a local cross country team running the Bluffs too and so my ego got the better part of me until I passed every single one of them. Kind of funny. I’m not normally that type of runner, but apparently I was that afternoon. Suckers got chicked by an old lady
Friday- rest day. Another one of those situations where it just wasn’t in the cards for me to go to the gym or Yoga. Blah.
Saturday- 12.6 miles at Mt. Falcon. We had some serious climbing for the first half of the run and then the downhill is just fun until you get to the steeps then you have to slow your roll on those parts but it was a fun day out with my girls.
Sunday- 6 miles (no watch). Just me and Stella running at sunset. It was perfect.
THIS WEEK’S WORKOUT PLAN
I have realized that I am a gym goer that likes to have a workout plan. I don’t feel like I get the most out of my workout when I try to wing it in the weight room. So, I have developed 2 new workouts for me to add to my rotation. I’m happy with them and they are challenging enough to keep me feeling like I’m working hard but not so hard that I feel spent after the workout. Good Stuff.
- Run 30-40 miles (80% easy effort runs)
- 1 speed workout
- 1 tempo workout – I’d like a few miles at a 7:00 pace. That’s my goal.
- 3 strength workouts
- 2 Yoga classes
- 10 minutes of my daily hip strengthening exercises
I’m looking at a couple of races in the next month. I am part of a relay team for Challenged Athletes Foundation San Diego Triathlon on October 20th. I’m the runner for the team (duh). My distance is 10 miles so I’m hoping to run it fast for my team but have no clue what I should shoot for (maybe 7:20? I have no idea).
So, there you have it my not-so-good eats. Is there one food that you eat every day? Mine is peanut butter. I eat it in some form everyday. Love that stuff.
- Good Miles, An Unintentional Marathon and A New Favorite (kandjcolorado.wordpress.com)
- My Weekly Workouts! (theworkingathlete.net)
- WIAW: Peanut butter + coconut protien ballz (apieceofcait.wordpress.com)