Today is the VERY LAST day to end my Bob’s Red Mill giveaway! I will select the winner in Monday’s post!

Here are the three recipes I made this week from the 3 products I received:

Healthy Mexican Quinoa

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies




This has been quite a week, but i’d say it has really made me refocus on myself and my health and that is never a bad thing.

Here is a quick run down of my training this week:

Monday (1/6)

3.15 mile run. Slow and easy.

70 minutes spinning.


Tuesday (1/7)

5.35 miles walk/run intervals.

50 minutes easy spinning.


Wednesday (1/8)

4.14 mile run.

60 minutes spinning.


Thursday (1/9)

3.14 mile run.

50 minutes spinning.


Friday (1/10)

Rest Day


Saturday (1/11)

I knew I needed to switch things up.

I started with my “long run” for the week which was 6 miles. It was tough.

I felt good, but I can tell I have some work to do to get my cardio back up to where it used to be. That’s okay – I was prepared for that in a lot of ways.

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I ran the first 6 miles at a 9:50 pace. I felt good and accomplished once it was over.

I decided that my legs needed a good recovery so I ended up walking one extra mile very slow. 


After I had finished my run I decided it was time to get some weights in. I visited my old stomping ground the free weight section and then focused on core work.

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I ended up completely 3 x 1 minute planks. I haven’t done planks in a long time, I forgot how awesome they were!


I did attempt to spin a little to cool down but only made it less than 10 minutes and decided to call it a day. It was a great decision.


Sunday (1/12)

Rest Day


Overall I am pretty happy with this week, but there some changes obviously that need to be made.


Changes going into a new week:

1. Create a Workout Schedule – This will help me stay on track, not add miscellaneous extra workouts in that I don’t need to do, and also stay organized.

2. Two to Three Days Spinning MAX – There will be no more than 2-3 days of spinning this week. Since I burn out on it this past week, it is time to take a step back.

3. Strength Training – This HAS to become a bigger focus. I will be replacing some of my spinning workouts with a more focused strength plan.

4. Focus on What’s Important – Focus on the things that mean the most right now.  Aside from the workouts we have a few pretty challenging things going in right now, and I really want my focus to be on my husband as we go through these times together.


What are your goals for the week?

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