Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crunch Time

The final week of my April 5K Challenge has arrived!

When I woke up this morning to see the sun shining outside, the first thing that I thought about was running. I had a piece of toast with peanut butter before leaving the house. I drove up to the high school track and ran 2 miles in less than 30 minutes. Progress!

I felt really good during my run. I was thinking about going for a full 5K but decided against it when my hip starting to lock up toward the end of the second mile. I didn't want to injure myself only 6 days before the race, so I decided to stop at 2 miles.

I made my final meal and exercise plans for this challenge and went grocery shopping this afternoon. I took my thirty one tote and was able to fit all of my groceries for the week in this one bag! It was really nice to only have one bag to tote around and it felt good to not have to use plastic, too!

Dinner Plan for the week:

Sunday: Subs
Monday: Chicken Pesto Bake with Side Salad
Tuesday: Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
Wednesday: Grilled Fish with Side Salad
Thursday: Skillet White Beans over Linguine
Friday: Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach
Saturday: RACE DAY!

Exercise Plan for the week:

Sunday: 2 mile run
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 1 mile run
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 1 mile run
Friday: Walk
Saturday: 5K Race!

After grocery shopping, my husband and I picked up lunch from subway. We both got foot longs so we could eat half for lunch and save the other half for dinner. Now, I've got enough time to fit in a nap before getting my housework done for the day. I am not usually a "morning exerciser" but getting my run done earlier today definitely worked out well. It gave me the energy to get my errands done, and now I have time for a well-deserved nap!

Do you like to/get to take naps?

When do you typically work out?


  1. Love your large utility tote! I love taking mine to the grocery store too, but I take 2 or 3 of them cuz I have more people to buy groceries for. And Im ready for a nap too! I like to nap on Sunday afternoons if I can get one in, but other than that I just cant (dont get a chance to) take naps.

  2. I love your meal planning posts! I am huge meal planner, seems to really help the budget and keep me on track! I nominated you for a Liebster Award.