Monday, May 21, 2012

Running and Eating

A friend of mine asked me to post my running plan each week, because she wanted to follow it.  I am using the Mileage Buildup Schedule from until October 8.  Then I hope to begin my marathon training for the Disney World Marathon which is in January.
I am on week 2 of the Mileage Buildup Schedule, and this week's runs are:
4,4,4,3--for a total of 15 miles.

Another friend asked me yesterday what I was fixing for supper this week, so I told her that I would try to begin posting my weekly menus again on Mondays.  She, another friend and I are all trying to eat a plant-based diet, so we are all sharing menu ideas and recipes.  Here's my plan for this week:

Breakfasts: (all served with fresh fruit)

  • oatmeal
  • blueberry muffins
  • pumpkin bread
  • granola 
  • peanut butter toast
  • smoothies
  • maple muffins
Lunches: (all served with salad made with spinach and lots of fresh vegetables)
  • leftovers from suppers
  • wraps made with veggies and guacamole or hummus
  • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • rice (alone or with beans, raw vegetables, guacamole, etc.)
Suppers: (all served with salad, just like at lunch)
  • Caribbean black beans, rice, and mango salsa
  • veggie burgers (we like Boca and Amy's brand), oven sweet and regular potato fries
  • sauteed fresh vegetables (squash, onion, zucchini, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, red, orange, yellow and green peppers), rice
  • tacos--made with hard shells or whole wheat soft tortillas, refried beans (homemade), tomatoes, corn, black beans, spinach, salsa, and guacamole
  • BBQ wraps, baked onion rings
  • minestrone, cornbread
  • Aztec corn soup
  • chips and salsa or guacamole
  • popcorn
  • smoothies
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • fresh fruit
  • muffins
  • pretzel chips and hummus
  • raw vegetables and hummus or guacamole
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  1. Yum, your menu plan looks great. How do you make homemade refried beans?

    I am sure it feels great to be back to training. I noticed Julie ran with Sam recently. I am glad she is feeling much better and the heat stroke did not cause any long term problems.

  2. Now, you need to post some recipes ;) What made you decide to switch to a plant based diet?

  3. I am looking forward to reading Scott Jurek's new book, Eat and Run. It doesn't come out until June though! I would love for you to share your refried bean recipe. The one I have been using is a crock pot recipe and it doesn't have enough "zip" for my liking.
    I am glad you are recovering so well!!

  4. Hi Roan,
    I've been following you for a while and finally decided I needed to write you.
    You are such an inspiration to me! I found you from one of your posts over on the home school classroom. I home school my kids too (ages 5 & 9).
    I just wanted you to know that you've reached my heart clear over here in Washington State. Because of you, I've decided to take on the challenge of reading the Bible in 90 days (I'm on day 16), I've been eating healthier, and starting-slowly-to exercise more, and just yesterday I scheduled a mammogram even though I'm 32...I had to argue with my Dr. about it because I'm "too young" to need one. But there is a history of breast cancer in my family so I don't think that "too young" applies.
    Thank you. Thank you for sharing all that you share and for allowing people like me, whom you don't even know, to be a part of your life. You are an amazing woman and God has blessed you abundantly.
    God bless you and your family.
    Megan Call :-)
    Washington State

  5. Hey, it's very cool you are going plant based. Are you juicing, too, or just smoothies? I'm glad I didn't see soy on there. Are you cooking with eggs and just not eating them? Don't forget about lentils and quinoa. I'll look through my recipes for you.

  6. Hey Kristie,
    I don't plan on juicing, just continuing to make smoothies each day. Our smoothies are either fruit or chocolate/peanut butter/banana.

    No eggs at all. Not even cooking with them.

    I am trying quinoa for the first time, and we have already tried lentils...

    A friend recommended a plant protein powder sold by I ordered some, and we will use it in our smoothies for recovery from long runs.

    I would love to have some of your recipes!