Monday, June 3, 2013

Menu and Miles

This week's menu features several has gotten hot here, and I am craving cooler foods---no crock pot meals or soups anytime soon!


  • black eyed pea brown rice salad
  • pasta salad
  • black bean quinoa mango salad
  • Thai noodle salad
  • veggie burritos (freeze extras for future lunches)
  • spaghetti, salad, bread
  • smoothies
  • cereal/oatmeal
  • toast
  • muffins
  • pancakes/waffles
  • leftovers
  • veggie burritos
  • bean burgers
  • salad
Thai Noodle Salad (adapted from The McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook)

12 oz. Thai red or brown rice noodles (or a little of both)
1/3 cup rice vinegar
3 Tbs. soy sauce
3 Tbs. fresh lime juice
3 Tbs. organic sugar
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2-1 tsp. Sriracha hot chili sauce
1 12 oz. bag broccoli slaw

Cook noodles according to package instructions.  Combine remaining ingredients except for broccoli slaw.  After noodles are cool, stir in broccoli slaw, and then add the sauce.  Serve immediately.  

I found a new peanut butter cookie recipe that I want to try this week.  If it turns out well, I will share the recipe!

Miles This Week:
I am on week 2 of my Tupelo 14.2 Miler plan.  I got off the plan a little bit last week because I went out of town for a couple of days.  I did run while there, but Saturday we got home so late, and I wanted to visit with my family instead of run 8 miles, so I didn't get my long run in until yesterday afternoon....which means that today, day 1 of week 2, I am going to rest when I really need to be running!  

And, I am going to see an endodontist this morning for a root canal consult. Yuck.  So having a root canal one day this week may also interfere with my running plans.  So I will just do what I can!

Here is the plan--I am not sure which days I will do each run.

5, 5, 6 on a hilly route, 4, and 10.  

I found the perfect "hilly route".  Our trails!  Once a week for the first few weeks of the this training plan, my speedwork workout for the week is to run 6 or 7 miles on a hilly route.  Jimmy suggested I run our trails.  Trail running is tough!  I warmed up one mile on our driveway, and then I hit the trails.  Wow!  It was definitely a hilly workout.  Up hills, down hills.  Not much of it is flat, and I think it was harder going down than up.  I was afraid that I was going to fall.  I ran about 2 miles in the woods, and then a little bit on the paved driveway, and then back into the woods.  6 miles.  Brutal.  And then I jumped in the pool--clothes and all!

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1 comment:

  1. Try doing vegan without grains. It's a challenge, that's for sure. Have you looked into ketogenic diets? I'm sort of in that camp at this point, but with only plant protein and less of it than most recommend, as in line with 80-10-10. I'm learning that if you combine the good in all these plans, there are like 6 things you can eat!! So I eat them every day. Boring, but I feel great. I ran 15 yesterday and it felt good so I set off this morning to do it again, but the wind was really blowing and I died around mile 11 and walked home. Wish I had trails at my house like you do. I may have to go to the canyon one of these days.