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Weekend Wrap up/Marathon training week 9 complete!

My weekend was all over the place in regards to emotional highs, lows, and everything in between.  Although I’ll keep the reasoning behind my roller coaster a bit vague, I will say I have learned from the events and feel better for it.  It’s all about moving forward, right?

Friday night was a quiet night filled with Netflix and relaxing after a yummy night of sushi.  (Sushi is carbloading too, right? lol). It would be an early night for both the hubby and I as he had his reserve duty weekend and I had a long run in the wee hours of the morning.  I got all my gear set out, battled with some tummy issues, and drank some water before bed.  I woke up at 5:45 am, battled with some more tummy issues and finally got dressed and headed to run club.  My friend Deb agreed to slow her pace and run my scheduled 13 miles with me.  YAY!

The first half of our run was pretty uneventful despite me having to stop several times to stretch out my ITB that was pulling hard on my right knee.  We laughed, talked, and laughed some more.  Halfway through we stopped to take a selfie with the Fox River in the background.

LOVE <3
LOVE ❤

The second half of our run was a bit tougher with some really strong winds on our faces, but we kept pushing forward.  We finished strong, and celebrated with coffee (her) and pomegranate lemonade for me.  I even splurged and had a breakfast sandwich on an ‘everything’ bagel.  YUM.

I spent the rest of the day with my daughter’s, and we shopped til we dropped at “Once Upon a Child, “Plato’s Closet,” and Clothes Mentor” stocking up for our warmer weather wardrobe.  We all found some really cute items, and everyone came out with smiles, especially my bank account.  Gotta love consignment shopping!

Today was chores, food prep and Sunday Supper. I made my own protein smoothies and stored them in previously used water bottles!  Recycling=Winning!  The smoothies were simple.

Berry Mocha Smoothie

1/2 cup of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries

3 scoops of chocolate protein powder

16 ounces of water

Liquefy in a blender, and strain out the seeds.  Transfer to the bottles and refrigerate

Banana Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie

1 cup of strawberries

2 bananas

3 scoops of protein powder

16 ounces of water

Liquefy in a blender, and strain out the seeds.  Transfer to the bottles and refrigerate

I also spent time organizing my groceries after shopping, getting everything prepped and ready for the week.  I am battling the scale and my marathon weight gain, NOW.

I'm ready for the week!
I’m ready for the week!

Tonight’s Sunday Supper was a simple pork roast in the crock poat with roasted veggies.

Pork Roast in a crock pot

Season pork roast with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and season salt.  Sear the roast on all sides in a cast iron skillet and set aside.

In your crock pot, add on can of tomato puree, 2 cups of unsalted chicken or veggie stock, roughly chop 1 carrot, 1 onion, 2 stocks of celery and 3 cloves of garlic.  Also add in 2 bay leaves (remove later) and Italian seasoning to taste. Add your roast to the crock pot, and cook on low for 6 hours.

While my roast was making magic in the crock pot I decided to go for a walk to stretch my legs.  My daughters even joined me, YAY!

Winning!
Winning!

Roasted Veggies

1 cup string beans

1 shallot-sliced

1 sweet potato-julienned

1/2 cup of Shitake mushrooms-sliced

2 cloves of garlic finely sliced

Place in a bowel, and toss with 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and chives.  I also added some grated parmesan cheese for a little bite!  Roast at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

DELISH AND Healthy!
DELISH AND Healthy!

Now after a weekend filled with more time on my feet than I care to admit, I am going to retire to my couch!

How was your week? Do you food prep for the week? What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?

Have a great week, y’all!

❤ Michelle

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24 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap up/Marathon training week 9 complete!

  1. Sounds like a great weekend. My favorite smoothie flavor is protein powder, some mango chunks, and cashew milk and sometimes some PB2!

  2. You are so organized and focused to do all that meal planning! I’m in a serious rut with my grocery shopping and meals (two kids still at home, but none of us are ever all present come dinner time during the week). #excusesaplenty I want to be like you when I grow up 🙂

  3. Im so happy your long run ended strong and you overcame the tummy issues. The winds were no joke in Chicago and not too fun to run in. Hope you have a fab week!

  4. Wow, great job with the food prep! I have to start doing something like that. It would make weekday dinners so much easier. I did manage to roast some vegetables for the week so that’s a start, I guess.

  5. Hooray for a great long run with company! That’s the best kind 🙂
    I never thought about straining out seeds from smoothies but that sounds like perfection. You’re a genius!!!

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