March Goals Recap
March has come to an end and so has my month of goals. I did great on some, and on others, not so much. I’m not going to make anymore yoga goals, I will practice when I practice and make it to classes when I can. Right now my focus is running and strength training so I just have to let yoga be something I can add in a few times per week to supplement my training, rather than being a main focus. I definitely can’t do it all but I sure wish I could, why can’t there be about 6 more hours in the day!
1. Complete my 3 long training runs + first race of the year.
CHECK! March 10th: 11km, March 17th: 14km, March 24th: 8kn Race, March 31st: 15km Run (Was supposed to be 11km, woops!)
I read my schedule wrong and did 15km yesterday instead of 11, oh well! 15k actually felt pretty great and I’m feeling fine today! It was the most beautiful wekend in Vancouver so this run was a joy. The hubs and I ran an out-and-back route on the Stanley Park Seawall, 8km out, 7km back to finish up at our neighbourhood Starbucks. Even though I’m now doing Tough Mudder on June 23 instead of running the Scotiabank half-marathon, I’m going to continue my half training as is. It will benefit me for Tough Mudder and I still want to schedule a few halfs for later this year. I’m starting to enjoy these longer runs more and more, so I’m really looking forward to building up to 21k over the next 10 weeks.
My long runs for the upcoming 12 weeks are as follows:
- Week 1: 14k
- Week 2: 16k
- Week 3: 10km Race Day
- Week 4: 16k
- Week 5: 18k
- Week 6: 19k
- Week 7: 13k
- Week 8: 18k
- Week 9: 19k
- Week 10: 21k
- Week 11: 14k
- Week 12: TOUGH MUDDER!
2. Participate in the #Powerbowladay Challenge from Powercakes.
CHECK! This goal wasn’t much of a challenge because I always eat a #powerbowladay. But nonetheless I participated in the challenge and uploaded my photos each day. Honestly I’m glad it’s over, it was just another thing to photo, upload and share. I have enough of those!
3. Make it to 2 yoga classes/week.
ALMOST CHECK! I only made it to 3 classes this month but I did quite a few classes at home on My Yoga Online. The classes I did make it to, I throughly enjoyed and practicing at home is a-ok too so I’m okay with not achieving this goal.
4. Participate in the #madaboutyoga/handstandmadness March yoga challenge.
KIND OF CHECK? I totally fell off the wagon and missed the last 10 days of #madaboutyoga. I have been practicing handstands a lot though, I always add them to the end of my training sessions and I’m getting way better at them! Like I said for the #powerbowladay goal, this was another thing I had to get a photo of, open an app, upload..blah, blah, blah, I lost steam. I get social media’d out sometimes!
Last Weeks Workouts:
- Monday: Quick Superset Workout
- Tuesday: We’re Holdin’ Workout
- Wednesday: Easy 5.6k Run + Yoga
- Thursday: Cardio/Strength Circuit
- Friday: Yoga Class + Long Walk
- Saturday: 15k Run
- Sunday: Rest
Training Plans for the Week
I’m so excited to start my Tough Mudder training workouts this week! These workouts aren’t too far off from my usual style of training but I’m really going to step it up a notch! I will be posting the workouts in more detail as I complete them this week.
- Monday: Bodyweight Strength Training Workout
- Tuesday: Running + Strength HIIT Workout
- Wednesday: Easy Run
- Thursday: Plyometrics and Strength Circuit Workout
- Friday: Rest Day
- Saturday: 16k Run
- Sunday: Kettlebell Workout
Sunday Food Prep
Today I spent sometime preparing a few things for the week ahead. I only recently started doing this but I find it really helps and it saves time during the week. On the menu for dinner this week is Spinach and Hazelnut Pesto with Zucchini Noodles, Curried Lentils with Salad, Spicy Peanut Stirfry, Swiss Chard and Roasted Veggie Salad and Lentil Tacos. Breakfast will be mostly smoothies, maybe some oats and lunches will be leftovers or big salads. Do you look plan and look forward to everything you’re going to eat like me? I seriously love thinking about food and planning meals, maybe a little too much 🙂
Food Prep Today:
- Chopped Veggies – Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Peppers, Celery
- Roasted Beets and Yams – Roasted with olive oil, cayenne, chili powder, sea salt and pepper.
- Spicy Asian Black Bean Burgers – We had these for dinner and I have leftovers for salads this week.
- Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
So this glorious long weekend has come to an end but I’m excited for the week ahead. I had a very productive weekend and even got my taxes done, hello refund!
Here’s a bit of my life this weekend:
How was your weekend? Did you finally get some nice weather?
Any big workout plans for the week?
Do you Sunday food prep? Are there any staples in the routine? I’d love any tips! Comment below 🙂
Have an awesome week everyone!
Edit: I almost forgot! My Nourishtea giveaway ended! I just chose the winner and it’ll be a congratulations to Jordon Dunne. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in my first giveaway on Running on Real Food. And of course, thank you to Nourishtea for the excellent teas to raffle off. Enjoy Jordan!