Happy Monday everyone! We are now into November. What? WHAT???? I know. How did that happen, right? Aside from my kids giving us no extra hour of sleep on Sunday, it was business as usual at the homestead. Here’s how my food prep shaped up for the week. It’s actually pretty minimal as we’ll be eating out of the freezer and pantry for the most part so not as much prep needed. This suits me just fine!
1. These are incredible chocolate peanut butter freezer cups. I borrowed the recipe from Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean. Go check it out for the exact recipe. I changed it up by adding one heaping Tbsp of hemp seeds and just a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds on top. The last time I added more nuts and made the portions bigger but this is also quite perfect.
2.Sliced veggies for snacks and dinners.
3. Portabello Steaks. I’ll eat one as a burger with avocado and probably slice up the other to eat with steamed veggies or a wrap for lunch.
4. Blueberry bundt cake. Ridiculously easy to make. I just have to make a frosting and it’s ready to devour. Well, actually, I’ve already devoured a chunk of it. No shame…
5. Thai noodle soup. I love soup, and when the weather is chilly, something with a big of heat (courtesy of sweet chili sauce in this case) always hits the spot.
3-5 are recipes from the Happy Herbivore cookbooks I use. Check them out on amazon. They’re fantastic.
Workout-wise, I did 2x 1 mile warm up runs at the gym this week and for the most part, the running felt good. By the weekend, my leg was aching but not feeling inflamed. I’m not sure if that’s part of the healing process or if I need to be cautious. As a precaution, I’m playing it safe until my next Graston appointment on Tuesday. I’m also looking into having a gait analysis done to really narrow down where I need to focus my conditioning on over the winter months. I’ve been referred to a physiotherapist who is also an ironman triathlete (!) so I’m hoping to see her in the next couple of weeks to have this done.
Swimming was really good again this weekend. I managed to do 6 more warm-up laps than last week (about 80m per lap) and I felt good which was encouraging. My front crawl is atrocious and I know I have a lot of work to do in order to get myself where I want to be. I already have the endurance to do the swim portion of a sprint but not in front crawl. I would be doing it breast-stroke which is great for a small pack swim but probably wouldn’t do well in a more cramped, open-water swim. I could be wrong. Any triathletes reading this, please weigh in and let me know how most people do their swim?
This coming week will be more of the same. I’ll try another warm up mile on the treadmill and if I get the reassurance I need/want after my appointment on Tuesday, I’ll head outside for a short run and go from there. My hope is that I’ll get one short run a week and gradually work my way back to 3 runs/week by the new year. Fingers crossed!
Have a great week!!