Slow and Steady Run

9 Oct

Today at the gym I decided to do a slow and steady run.  I did a five minute warm up and then ran the rest of the time.  Usually I run for 2 songs on my iPod (averaging about 8:30 a mile) and then I walk for one song.  I love running this way because it makes the time go by so fast and I enjoy it.  Today when I got to the gym, my left ankle and right hip still hurt so I decided to take it slow (I probably shouldn’t have even run, but I wanted to).  I ran at a pace of about 9:40 – 10 minutes per mile and my total distance was 6.4 miles.   Here is my HR monitor’s stats from today’s workout:

  • Time:  1:05:22
  • Calories:  663 (20% fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  189bpm (98% max0
  • Average Heart Rate:  175bpm (91% max)

When I got home I was starving so I had my flaxseed, chia seed and cranberry + water mixture to tide me over until lunch.  After I got cleaned up, the Husband made us turkey burgers.  I had mine in an Ezekiel pita with, tomato, pickle and lettuce.  Typing that, I just realized why it tasted different, I forgot the ketchup and mustard!  Whoops! 

While I was prepping the vegetables, I snacked on a few Kashi Crackers.


Fresh Chopped Lettuce







Mustard and Ketchup (the Hus was the only one who enjoyed these)


Pita Bread


Burger with cheddar cheese



Served with a side salad


Lettuce sprinkled with chopped pecans, feta and tomatoes.


I used Annie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette


All together now- with water on the side


It was a great filling meal! 

Meal Planning and Grocery List

Here are the meals we will be eating (hopefully) for the next few days

Saturday- Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Chicken

Sunday- Soup (Lunch) & Tilapia and Potatoes (Dinner)

Monday- Flank Steak Fajitas (Dinner)

Tuesday- Apple and Gorgonzola Salad with Chicken (Dinner)

Wednesday- Feta Nut Salad with Salmon (Dinner)

Below is my grocery list based off the meals we are planning to have and what we already have in the kitchen and pantry.

  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Annie’s Garlic Salad Dressing
  • Red Onion
  • Yellow Onion
  • Pepper jack Cheese
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Apples (both red and green)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Celery (1 bunch)
  • Bell Peppers (4- green and red)
  • Mushrooms
  • Parmesan
  • 6 bottles of red wine (you get a discount when you buy 6 at a time)
  • Oatmeal
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Brown Sugar

I am headed off to brave the packed grocery store with my reusable bags in hand!  I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Do you use reusable bags for your groceries?  What do you always buy while grocery shopping?  What are your favorite meals to eat during the week?


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