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!


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?


  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

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

  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.

    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!

  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.

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

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