Hey guys! I ‘m a day late in posting my Ã…”Motivation Monday Ã‚Â training recap and training plan for the races that I recently outlined as my goals, so I figured I had to just rename the post *grin*. Life is speeding past me at a ridiculous pace and I wish I could run as fast as the days are going by … Unfortunately I’ve learned over the years that to run fast, I need to be focused on my training, train consistently and to eat clean(er). Which brings me to this week’s training report:
Monday: 45 min spinning class ” I always start the week strong, resolving to be better with my training than the week before.
Tuesday: 5k run ” I had to take some detours due to a collapsed bridge on my route from the flood and storm that occurred here in Toronto the night before. (I ‘m ok, my house is ok).
Wednesday (my birthday!): BodyPump ” Due to work I missed the warm-up track and had to leave without doing the stretching track. After work I had a Ontario Women’s Triathlon committee meeting where we planned out the 1k kids run route and had my daughters, Brooke & Amber practise the route, so I ran with them:
Thursday: Open water swim (about 600m) with my friend Laura.
Friday: decided to skip my run to try to get my broken iphone 4 replaced (long story short ” I ‘ll be getting a replacement iphone 5 in 30 days, for FREE!).
Saturday: Spent the day swimming with the girls, took them to a splash pad in the early afternoon, then went to a BBQ, then went country line dancing for my birthday with two of my girlfriends.
Sunday: Did my best sloth impersonation ” sat around the pool, did a bit of swimming and stuffed my face (Hey ” I ‘m allowed right? It was my birthday weekend after all).
I wasn’t as active as I had hoped to be ” last week I had planned some two-a-days and I had also planned on going camping. Camping didn ‘t fall through ” I just got my weekends mixed up, we’re going this weekend instead. My eating has been complete crap and my MyFitnessPal food log has been pretty embarrassing, but as I said last week, I ‘m still working on defining what healthy eating means to me. That said, I’ve partnered up with Bare Foods for an exciting giveaway coming up soon that I can’t wait to share with you!
This week I ‘m logging my meals with MyFitnessPal, and hoping to make better food choices ” I started off great with this delicious chicken and spinach salad that I picked up from the cafeteria yesterday:
And I bought quinoa flakes to make cereal for breakfast… Does anyone know how to cook these?
This week is our camping weekend (finally!). I ‘m really excited about spending time exploring nature with the girls, and hanging with my friend Tracy and her two boys. Amber is staying home with hubby because he’s not much into camping, and handling a toddler/preschooler with two older daughters by myself will be hard work (and may put the safety of the youngest one at risk if she tries to keep up with all the older kids). Hubby actually sounds excited about having a date weekend with Amber ” he’s planning on taking her for dinner Friday night, then to the track to watch the horsies, swimming on Saturday etc.
Here is my training plan:
- Monday: 45 min spinning class (Done!)
- Tuesday: hot sweaty lunch 5k run (it’s like degrees 90 degrees here which feels like 104 ” this is HOT for me because I ‘m used to running through the snow in minus temperatures), then the Ontario Women’s Triathlon Transitions clinic.
- Wednesday: BodyPump
- Thursday: 45 min lunch spinning class, then an open water swim with my friend Laura after work (I gotta set a good example for my kids and use the buddy system when swimming).
- Friday: hot sweaty lunch 5k run
- Saturday: Camping ” I’d be kidding myself if I planned a workout, and seriously? Chasing kids around a campground is a good enough workout for me.
- Sunday: Camping ” again, packing the camp site up, then unpacking and doing the housework from the past week will be my workout.