Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's for Dinner? Week of 3/30

How is it possible that tomorrow is the last day of March?! This month really flew by! I hope to write a Monthly Recap post tomorrow to share some of the things that made March a pretty great month. :)

In the meantime, let's check in with last week's workout and what I'm cooking up this week.

Monday - 5 miles. 51:16; 10:31 avg pace.

Tuesday - 6.25 miles. 1:11:45; 11:32 avg pace. I did 1 mile with Sallie, 2 miles with Jeff, and 3.25 solo. It was good, but my legs were tired and heavy.

Wednesday - REST

Thursday - REST

Friday - 6.5 miles. 1:50:15; 16:40 avg pace. Nighttime trail run with George. Super fun, but a little slow (even for us) running the trails after dark. The area we ran has lots of trails and loops, and we only got a little lost once. Good thing Orion was shining brightly to help guide us back to our car. :)

Saturday - Run #1 - 5.5 miles. 54:00; 10:00 avg pace. Took Sallie with me for the first 2 miles. Skipped my tempo run earlier in the week, so I ran miles 2.25-5.25 at tempo pace. Felt good and strong. For the most part.

Run #2 - 4 miles. 39:42. Opted for the treadmill for the 2nd run of the day. I started really slow and then had to kill it in order to get in 4 miles under 40min. Felt great, though.

Sunday - REST

Miles on last week's schedule: 33
Actual miles last week: 27.25

Still a little shy of my goal mileage for the week, but at least it was much less of a gap that the prior week.

Total #FFMarchMiles: 95.25

Less than 5 miles to get to 100 miles in March!! Perfect for my 5 miler on Monday. :)

menu planning

I forgot to order Bountiful Baskets. Again. Ooh! It was so frustrating, when I remembered at 9:30 on Tuesday night that I'd missed the 9pm deadline.

But I did manage to come up with a menu for this coming week.

Sunday - Out. Haven't decided on a restaurant yet, but somewhere new to us.

Monday - Lemon Sage Chicken and baked potatoes.

Tuesday - Dinner at The Aria after our friend's wedding.

Wednesday - Chicken and Rosemary Roasted Potatoes.

Thursday - Veggie Pizzas.



Friday - Probably something simple like baked potatoes or grilled sandwiches.

Saturday - TBD

I'm linking up with Laura over at Mommy Run Fast and Jill at Fitness, Health, & Happiness. Go check out what everyone else is cooking up this week.


I'm hoping to get some lunch prep done today + I'm currently in the process of making some coconut milk yogurt. Hope it turns out! It's a pretty long process, but thankfully once it start fermenting, it's pretty easy to multi-task while it does its thing in the yogurt maker.

Have you ever made your own yogurt?

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10 comments:

  1. Wow! You've really ramped up your mileage- looks like a great week! Glad to have you back in the meal planning link up, too. :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! It's nice to start the week with a plan. :)

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  2. I have never attempted to make yogurt at home, adventurous! Great week of running! Do you run with a head lamp at night on the trails? I've done very little night running, but it sounds fun.

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    1. Oh yes! I can't imagine running a trail at night without a headlamp of some sort. I had a little trouble with mine for the first couple miles, so I'm not certain I've got the best solution yet. I'll definitely be playing around with lighting.

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  3. Congrats on an awesome week of running, you're doing awesome! The veggie pizzas look yummy!

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    1. I already rearranged the menu and we had the veggie pizzas tonight. Delicious!

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  4. Let us know how your yogurt turns out! It's been on my to-try list forever but I haven't taken the time to actually do it yet. What recipe did you use?

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    1. Jill, it turned out so good. I've never liked plain yogurt before, but this is delicious - even without any sweetener or additions. There's a link above to my pin which links to the recipe that I used over at Lexie's Kitchen.

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  5. Congratulations on your soon-to-be 100 mile March!

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