Monday, November 18, 2013

Weekly Recap 11/11 – 11/17

Marathon Training Countdown – 3 Weeks Down, 15 Weeks to Go!

This past week has been one of new things. While I did not do strength training on Tuesday, I did buy a beginner’s yoga set yesterday so I definitely will be starting tomorrow – promise!

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Also, recently Robert and I joined a wonderful organization called Team RWB (Red, White, & Blue) – Houston Chapter. This non-profit organization has a mission to enrich the lives of U.S. Military veterans by connecting them through physical and social activities. On Saturday morning, we joined them for a social run and met some wonderful people. I even had company for my entire 8 mile long run; I always run solo so it was so nice to be able to run with others! I cannot wait to get more involved with this team.

Lastly for new items, I discovered some great foodie items. Angie’s Popcorn has a couple fantastic flavors, especially for the holiday season. The White Chocolatier Peppermint is 150 calories for 1 1/2 cups, and the Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt is 130 calories for 1 2/3 cups. I love them because they make for a great snack, or dessert, and it’s not a splurge on extra calories. Just a note, though, definitely measure out your serving size before you start eating so you don’t accidentally eat the whole bag!

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The other foodie item I found was JIF Whips. If you are a peanut butter fanatic like me, then you will love this – it has a lighter consistency than regular peanut butter, tastes delicious, and it’s only 140 calories per 2 tbsp VS the usual 190 calories per 2 tbsp. While I have only tried the regular flavor, they also make two other flavors: peanut butter & chocolate, and peanut butter & chocolate mint.

My workouts this week:

Monday: 4 x (800 meters fast pace + 400 meters walk)

800 meters pace = 8:45 min/mile
400 meters pace = comfortable walk

Tuesday: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Wednesday: 4 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Thursday: 3 Mile Easy Run (Pace: 9:30 min/mile)

Friday: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Saturday: 8 Mile Long Run (Pace: Unknown)

Sunday: Full body strength training using 8 lb free weights, resistance band, and body weight

Monday Motivation! 

QOTD: Do you enjoy running with friends or solo?

8 comments

  1. I hope you enjoy the yoga. It's got an incredible way of finding how to stretch muscles I can stretch on my own

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    1. I am excited to get started. I'll keep you posted on how it goes!

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  2. Yummy...but I KNOW I would eat the whole bag! LOL. Team RWB sounds great, I always run alone as well but think it would be nice to have people to run with sometimes.

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    1. It was sooo hard to not eat the whole bag lol! I always thought running solo was best for me, but when you have runner friends who have a similar training pace, it is so much fun and makes the time go by fast!

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  3. Mmmm! That popcorn looks yummy!
    I've only run by myself or with my husband and I prefer running with him. It's nice to have company to chat with and we give each other motivation when needed.

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    1. It is delicious! And I agree, it really is nice to be able to chat with someone while running!

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  4. I am OBSESSED with the holiday flavors of Angie's popcorn...but, like you said, they can be dangerous! SO, SO good!

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