Hi guys! I’m sorry for abandoning you unannounced on Friday. American friends, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I had a bit of a crazy week, caught a little cold and needed to step away for a little bit. Forgive me? But I have lots to tell ya today.
Firstly, who gets sick in the summer? Me apparently. Stress, lack of sleep, go, go go… I slowed down a bit, took some rest days, nourished my body and focused on my goals. And drank lots of tea. Because drinking tea in a heat wave is totally normal right?
Anyways, I’m feeling a lot better now and had a really nice weekend. Les and I went strawberry picking at this adorable organic farm. We ate a lottttt of berries, froze some, gave some away and dipped a bunch in chocolate (great call Les).
I caught up with friends, got a few good workouts in and checked a bunch of things off of my to do list. My parents also happened to be out of town so I could food prep and make a huge mess anytimeeeee I wanted. It also meant that I could sneak some bacon into the house…
I live under my parent’s roof so I do my very best to respect their rules. One of mom’s rules: no pork in the house. I really hope she isn’t reading this post. Mom – I love you, don’t kill me. I’m not sure why I am advertising this but I guess it’s because I share what I eat on this blog and this is what I ate this weekend. So, yes: I’m Jewish but I clearly don’t follow all the “rules.”
When responsibly sourced (I buy all of my meat from The Healthy Butcher), I think that bacon can be a nutritious *treat* – and it’s obviously delicious.
I definitely got my bacon fix this weekend (well, until mom goes out of town again), so let’s get to my non-bacon-regular-boring-but-delicious eats from the past week – and throw in my workouts because I like recapping them.
Chicken meatballs (I used my meatball recipe but used ground chicken… eh not the best), sweet potato, broccoli and an almond butter energy bite (recipe on Wednesday!)
Chicken sausages, spinach, sweet potato and pine-nuts plus an orange and cashews
Chicken sausages, spinach, purple cabbage, sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and avocado
This lunch was delicious and deserves a messy close-up…
Beef and veggie skewers on the bbq – clodhammer steak, red onion, peppers, zucchini with cabbage slaw and a pickle (skewer recipe coming your way next week!)
Leftover skewers with a sweet potato
3 egg and spinach scramble, salsa, plantain, sweet potato, purple cabbage and blueberries
Almond butter energy bites (recipe on Wednesday!)
Cabbage slaw – I used a pre-shredded mix and made a vinaigrette with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper… didn’t measure, sorry!
Last week, was our official first week of marathon training. Unfortunately (but fortunately) I rested at beginning of the week in order to feel better. We have 5 months to train so I’m not worried.
We worked our overhead squat and then did Apollo:
Yup, pull-ups with a band. I got 247 reps, which I was happy with and I felt really energized and rested after two days off.
5 mile run.
I felt really slow. Blah.
Murph. Fasten your seat belts.
I’ve done Murph before with a partner (aka splitting the work) but on Friday I did it on my own. I obviously used a band for my pull ups and ended up splitting the work into rounds. Not totally legit but I’m over it. I did 10 pull-ups, 20 push-ups, 50 airsquats and then finished off the pull-ups and push-ups. My arms were dying. I finished in 44:37. I make up time on the runs. I ran the first mile in 6:37 and the second mile in 7:04. Happy 4th of July America!
8 mile run.
I have no idea why I did my long run on Saturday – I should have done it on Sunday. I was sooo sore from Murph and my run was slowwww and a bit exhausting. But it got done. Lesson learned.
And thanks for the new watch Garmin! It’s the Forerunner 15 – I’ll review it soon.
At least I made a smarter decision yesterday – I went swimming! Yay for taking care of my body. Going swimming for me is like splashing in the pool so I consider that active rest… but I got in the water so I’m proud.
Questions of the day…
What’s new with you?! Do eat bacon – thoughts?
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