First off, the weeks, meal planning. My version is a little sad, as always. I admire the other ladies who do the meal planning link up and use it for inspiration. It is definitely easier if you plan…but takes some work on the weekend. So here goes:
Left over grilled salmon (grilled a ton this weekend)
Veggie pizza for playdate night
Vegan crock pot lasanga
Grilled chicken (pre 50K dinner)
This week is all about trying to focus on my 50K. It’s tough though..running ultras is a very selfish activity. You get so focused on yourself, but yet I also try to be 100% present for my family, so race weeks I get a little overwhelmed and ask myself “Why in the heck did I sign up for this?”, but then end up having a really good time doing it. I’m hoping that will be the case this time!
And in really exciting news, Mike and I decided that this will be the last trip he goes on (in the next week), that I am sans treadmill. For 3 years I have toughed it out…..I’ve run up and down the a street with my house always in sight and a baby monitor in hand. I’ve run while Jasper is in speech therapy busting my butt to finish by the time he’s done, I’ve run with the stroller in all kinds of weather, bribing Jasper with the iphone, snacks, an ipad, and his sleeping bag. I only once broke down and got a baby sitter and fretted about how much each mile was costing. In other words, I think I’ve been a good sport. Being able get up early and run with much less effort will be wonderful. And you cannot push a child in a stroller forever! So I’m in the research phase of trying to figure out what I want, and thanking my lucky stars for a tax return this year…..More to come on this adventure, and recommendations are appreciated!