Happy Monday! Let’s be honest, I don’t always start my weeks with a positive attitude but today I am feeling goooood. I set my alarm for 4:30am to go to the gym and hit snooze a couple of times and finally woke up at 5 to notice the sun was already coming up!! I’m usually in the gym by that time so I never knew what time it started to get light outside. Instead of the gym I decided to lace up my runners and head out for a run. I usually have to leave my runs until after work because it’s too dark out and I’m scared to run alone in the dark so I was pretty happy. Now I won’t have to run tonight and deal with the cramps I usually get from running with a day’s worth of food in my belly.
Speaking of food…for this week’s Marathon Monday I wanted to show you some of the (healthy + plant-based) things that I usually prep for the week so that I don’t have to worry too much about cooking on weekdays.
First, here is what went down in terms of workouts last week:
Tuesday: 6.2 miles @ 8:19 avg.
Wednesday: 6.2 miles @ 8:09 avg.
Friday: 3.25 miles @ 8:57 avg + 15 minutes stairs + strength training (upper body)
Saturday: 9.83 miles @ 8:45 avg.
Sunday: 30 minutes stairs + strength training (lower body)
Ideally I’d like to have two upper body and two lower body strength training days but some weeks it just doesn’t work out that way. Meeting your friend for dinner and getting kicked out of the restaurant is more important.
And now for food prep….let’s ignore the horrible picture because tupperware just can’t look fancy no matter how hard you try.
- Kale chips
- Raw veggies
- Vega Recovery Bites
- Pan seared garlic tofu (from OSG cookbook)
- Roasted broccoli
- Brown rice
- Baked sweet potato
My food prep takes about 2-3 hours and I usually end up with enough to last the whole week for work lunches/snacks and some dinners. Other nights I will make something different or go out for dinner. This is what works for me and so far I haven’t gotten bored of anything. Keeping healthy food in my fridge definitely helps big time when it comes to my marathon training. It keeps me well-fuelled and ensures that I am giving my body the nutrients that it needs throughout the day to recover from my last workout and prepare for the next. It also makes things easier during the week and gives me more time at night to relax or train or…watch The Bachelorette… 😉
Hope your week is off to a great start!
What are some of your favourite things to food prep?