Fitness Friday: Marathon Training Week 9 + Fat Cat Photo

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: 10 miles (11:08 average pace)

Sunday: 10 miles (11:23)

Monday: 8 miles (11:05)

Tuesday: 6 miles (6x800's at 9:00 pace)

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: 8 miles (6 at 10:10 pace)

Friday: 6 miles (11:15)

Total Miles: 48

I didn't realize I had neglected to do ANY strength training this week until I wrote this out. I've been slacking on it lately but I usually manage 1-2 short total body sessions after my shorter runs. I'm still doing a dozen push-up's after each run so at least that's something, right? This week has just been crazy. I even had to cut two miles off my run yesterday because I just didn't have time to do 10 before work. Such a first world problem.

Even if my overall workouts weren't great I still hit almost 50 miles this week and had some absolutely gorgeous views!

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How spoiled am I with these sunrises? The first two fog photos were taken in Alabama last weekend. I love having two very distinct areas to run in now. Florida has lots of flat and fast routes through nice neighborhoods, and Alabama is full of hilly countryside.

Eats this week have been meh. Food prep has just gone out the window with traveling back and forth to Alabama all the time. I could still prep Fridays or Mondays but I just haven't been feeling inspired in the kitchen lately. I used to LOVE cooking and I'd try to find at least once new recipe a week to try out. Now - I consider it a success if I actually remember to eat 2-3 servings of vegetables in one day. I'm relying a lot more now on frozen foods, but trying to find ways to still make healthy meals with them. So, I added some cherry tomatoes and half an avacado on the side of my vitamuffin pizza to try and make it a bit more 'complete.' 2014-09-03 11.42.03My other latest obsession is steaming up a giant bowl of frozen broccoli in the microwave (that will last me a few days) and season it with garlic powder, salt, nutritional yeast and put a bit of mayo on the side to dip it in (my students thought it sounded disgusting but I love it!) I'll make that with a few frozen spring rolls (also veggie packed but super processed) and I don't feel like a total health failure.

I think part of the food rut is due to the change in seasons. I'm over summer foods. I want roasted squash, hearty soups, and rich pasta dishes - but my they are so hard to enjoy when it's still 90 degrees out. Yes, it's still that hot here.

The quality of this photo is terrible but I think it's been way too long since I've shared a Salem photo on here! This was us curled up watching 7th Heaven after work one night this week. We are such party animals.

2014-09-03 09.16.40It's supposed to be rainy and hot this weekend so I'm not sure what Travis and I will get into. He's got a lot of studying to do so I may start a new cross-stitch project or do some deep cleaning/reorganizing around the house. We've got 23 miles on the agenda this weekend (8 Saturday & 15 Sunday) so hopefully the weather cooperates with us for that!

What are you doing this weekend? What is your favorite, super quick & easy, vegetarian meal?