Monday, June 3, 2013

Stronger 5k race recap

Good morning, folks!

Wow! That weekend just flew by!!

Friday night brought yet another round of severe storms and tornadoes to our area. At one point, while I was busy doing my Insanity workout, apparently we were in a tornado warning and should have been seeking shelter. I didn't know anything about the tornado warning until I finished my workout when I noticed that I had multiple texts checking on our well being. Fortunately, we only experienced heavy rains. Personally I'm thankful for the rain. We've been in a extreme drought for so long that we were in grave danger of losing our water supply lake. Earlier this year, we only had about 4 ft of water in it!

Saturday morning, I got up early and drove to Broken Arrow, Ok to meet my friends to run the Stronger 5k. I was not planning to run this past Saturday morning, then I heard about this run organized by The Assembly church in Broken Arrow. 100% of the proceeds from the run are going to donated to Convoy of Hope for disaster relief from the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. It was a cool, drizzly morning. The course was nice, relatively flat through residential neighborhoods. All in all, it was a perfect running morning. My legs were tight and tired from the Insanity workouts that I've been doing but I tried to push through. I didn't break the 30 minute mark yet, but I did PR with an 31:39 and was 4th in my age group.

Afterward, I came home and did a Pure Cardio Insanity workout.

Then I got ready for my "date" with hubs. What that really meant is we went out to eat then we went shopping. We did a bit of "sight seeing" on the way home which was nice.

Yesterday was spent doing chores and meal planning prep for the week.

Last night, we had grilled angus burgers (no bun for me) with roasted red skinned potatoes and steamed squash.

Monday: BBQ chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans
Tuesday: Turkey sandwiches
Wednesday: Quinoa with turkey smoked sausage
Thursday: Rosemary chicken and roasted potatoes
Friday: leftovers

Fitness plans for the week include:

Run w/ Pathways tonight
Tuesday: Cardio Power and resistance
Wednesday: Pure Cardio; run w/ Pathways
Thursday: Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Friday: Cardio Recovery
Saturday: Cardio Power and resistance; run w/ Pathways

Do you meal prep on the weekends? What are you having for meals this week?

What are your fitness/workout plans for this week?


  1. I also PR'd at a 5K yesterday! Congrats to you for your accomplishment! I have 3 bike rides to get in this week, along with some short runs-training for a triathlon in late July. Great blog layout-I look forward to reading more!

    1. Thank you and congratulations on your PR as well!

  2. Love your advanced meal prep! That's pretty awesome. I usually plan my lunches for work more than dinners. This week, I made a big bowl of zucchini pasta, with mozzarella cheese, kale and tomatoes. It will last me most of the week :)

    1. That sounds yummy! I do so much better when I plan meals ahead and I find that it saves $ on the grocery bill too :-)

  3. Great job on the 5k and getting 4th in your age group! Awesome! I should be better at meal planning, but I hate even thinking about cooking..

    1. Thanks Christy. I'm not as fast as you, but finishing in the top 5 of my age group is a huge deal for me!! Meal planning can be a hassle sometimes. I use my crock pot A LOT and we have "dump chicken" pretty often because its so easy.

  4. Awesome on doing the 5K then sticking to Insanity too! I do better when I plan meals out too; did that this week then went to the store and a few of the things I needed was out, so moving some meals around till I can get back or to another store. Plus it was gloomy and rainy here in Iowa again today and I just wanted something warm instead of another salad. 😊

    1. Where in Iowa are you?? My kids live there and I will be visiting there this summer :-)

    2. Des Moines area. Where will you be at?

    3. Ottumwa.......I think that's only about an hour from Des Moines