Monday, September 24, 2012

Running for a Half Marathon week 1

This week was a little tough for me.  I had a few set backs with temperature rises and the kids schedules.  This is what make a goal is all about though.  We have obstacles and we do our best.  On Tuesday I thought is would be nice to run after I took my daughter to school.  This way I did not have to run while pushing her.  This was a huge mistake.  The temperatures reached 95 and it was an exhausting run.  Because of the heat, I would have had a better run in the cooler morning temps and still pushing Gabby.

Week 1 Schedule
Monday: P90X Cardio
Tuesday:3 miles
Wednesday: P90X Kenpo
Thursday: run 3.5 miles
Friday: P90X Yoga
Sat: 5 miles....did not run
Sunday: P90X Yoga

This week I am continuing to drink my NewGreens Shake for breakfast.  This is a vitamin loaded shake that is super ease.  One thing I love about it is that it give me energy without leaving my stomach too heavy to work out.  You can see my review here.  Lunches and dinners where a great mix of vegan salads, soups, and raw foods.

Farro Salad and 3 Bean Salad., Left

A simple garden salad and mixed fruit, Right.  Some days I added nuts, seeds, and dried fruits to change it up.  Both salads are very filling, can be eaten single or mix and match. 

Homemade Organic Chicken Noodle Soup.
Organic Tomato Soup.  This is a Tomato and Basil soup at Costco

For snacks I enjoyed the Raw Almond Balls or a cup of Yogurt with flax seed.
I would usually make a big batch of the salads, and rotate them.  Also, think about adding a little something to each dish to keep it interesting.  

This weeks Schedule, week 2
Monday:P90X Cardio
Tuesday: run 3 miles
Wednesday: P90x Kenpo
Thursday:  run 3 miles
Friday: P90X Yoga
Sat:  6 miles
Sunday:  REST

Recipes for this week will be:  Black Eye Peas Curry, Pumpkin Pancakes, Green Curry Paste with vegetables, Indian rice, black bean tacos, mushrooms and onions, Chilean Salads, and a few inspirations.  Be sure to stop back for the recipe(s) of the day. 

Week 2, might be even more of a challenge since the kids are home for Fall break.  I am going to have to call on friends and get creative to continue my training.  Life is never perfectly neat, we have speed bumps and hiccups, but it is important to keep your eye on your goals and do you best to make them happen. 


  1. I need to start setting and keeping better goals for myself when it comes to working out. Right now I am just laaaaaaaame

  2. Good for you setting weekly goals! I did my treadmill this morning so I'm starting off the week on a better note!

  3. The organic chicken noodle soup looks amazing!

  4. I want to do this SO bad, but I just don't have the spare time to keep up with fitness. So aggravating!

  5. These all look so yummy! Keep up the great work! Eating healthy can be very challenging.

  6. I wish I had your determination with a workout like that! I am still recovering from yoga, crossfit and trampoline aerobics I did this weekend!

  7. I have always wanted to try the p90x but too afraid to! I have actually started walking/running (getting back into it) so keep it up so you can keep motivating me!

  8. I have Insanity but need to re start at day 5. had to stop bc of my knee.

  9. I could not do this lol. I am a slow pace person! Good luck with all of it though!

  10. This works for me and my lifestyle!