How’s your weekend shakin’? Mine’s going great, but yesterday was very busy. I had some major stocking up to do in the grocery department and actually made my way to three different grocery stores to get everything I wanted….. wowsers! For my weekly meal plan below, I’m linking up with Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from Fitness, Healthy and Happiness.

weekly meal plan

Meal Plan for the Week:

Monday- Turkey Piccata {recipe in the October issue of Cooking Light} with roasted veggies
Tuesday- wing it or large salad {The kids have lots of evening activities, so we’ll be eating on the run.}
Wednesday- Four Bean Quinoa Chili in the crockpot
Thursday- Curry Carrot Soup with brown rice and a small salad {This recipe will be up soon. I’ve already made it once and it is delicious…. now I just need to get some pictures.}
Friday- leftovers or grab something out
Saturday- Brussels sprouts, squash and chickpeas cooked up together in a skillet {I still haven’t completely planned this meal out.}
Sunday- Sweet Potato and Chickpea Cakes with Avocado Sauce {another Cooking Light recipe from the October issue} served with a salad or roasted veggies

Breakfast- green smoothies, pumpkin pie oatmeal or paleo pumpkin scramble
Lunch- leftovers or large veggie salads
Snacks- baby carrots, raw nuts, roasted chickpeas, apples, banana with nutbutter or small green smoothies

weeklymarathontraining update

Marathon Training Update (week 4 & 5):
I didn’t update my training last week due to being gone at the Healthy Living Summit, so I’m combining the last two weeks.

Monday- rest day for both weeks

Tuesday- rest day for both weeks


  • week 4- hills for 5 miles
  • week 5- hills for 7 miles

Thursday- rest day for both weeks


  • week 4- rest day due to traveling for HLS
  • week 5- easy run of 6 miles


  • week 4- 10 miles at a 9:40 pace
  • week 5- 7 miles at a 9:50 pace and Body Pump


  • week 4- 5 miles at a 10:00 pace and a 2 mile run/walk at HLS
  • week 5- 13 miles and I’m about to go run this. I’m hoping for a 9:58 pace. Wish me luck!

For week 4 of training, I ran a total of 22 miles and 28 was the suggested mileage according to my marathon plan.

For week 5 of training, I ran a total of 33 miles and 32 was the suggested mileage. I feel very good about getting in the required amount of mileage even with all of my rest days. The rest days just become mandatory between Madelyn’s horse riding and Landen’s gymnastics after school.

Something to think about…..

What’s on the menu for next week?

How were your workouts this week? Tell me about one awesome workout that you had this week.

Have you broken out the pumpkin yet?

Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see you back here for Marvelous in my Monday tomorrow!