Weekly Plan: 1/20-1/26



First let’s look at my plan, and how it played out, from last week:

Monday Greatist WOD
RW Core
10k run
RW Core
Tuesday 10k steady
Greatist WOD
Wednesday 10k steady
Yin Yoga
6.4k run
100 push ups test
Thursday 10k steady
Greatist WOD
Friday Greatist WOD 6k run
Push ups
Saturday 10k steady
Yoga Sculpt
Sunday 15k long run 15k

Before writing out what I did this week, I was feeling lazy and bummed about my runs, while I did them, they didn’t always feel great. Then I realized I’ve ran more this week than in all of December. Seriously. The awesomeness of my 15k run also pretty much made up for all the suck. It wasn’t fast, there was ice on the path so I walked instead of risking falling, but it was great. I never wanted a walk break and I only walked for safety – not because I needed to. I have a lot more to say about how I feel about running, so much that I’m writing an entire post about it (it’s been a long time since I talked about running!).

And now the plan for this week:

Monday Abs
Push ups
7 min workout
Tuesday 6k run
7 min workout
Wednesday 10k steady
Push ups
7 min workout
Thursday 10k steady
7 min workout
Friday Abs
Push ups
7 min workout
Saturday 10k steady
7 min workout
Sunday 18k long run
7 min workout

The ab and leg workouts I’m doing are from the 30 Day Fitness Challenges app, the push ups is from 100 Pushups app and the third workout is from the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app.

Once again, I’ve highly modified my training schedule – since I’m not a fan of being injured and not being able to run (being sick was bad enough!!) I’ve pretty much taken out all of the speedwork from my training program and I’m focusing on rebuilding my base through steady pace runs and building my distance to a half marathon distance in the 5 remaining weeks before Orlando!

Both Ann and I have had setbacks due to illness and winter weather, so we’ve revised our goals to be more in-line with where we are now – and I”m feeling pretty good about the two runs. We’ll be in Disney – we’re certain to have fun!!


I have four green smoothie packs in my freezer, so I plan on using those up Mon-Thurs and treating myself to something on Friday. I’m not sure what yet, it might just be oatmeal, but it’ll be a temporary change from the smoothies.


I enjoyed my salads so much last week, that I’m brining them back this week. It also helps that I have a lot of the supplies left over, so it’ll make grocery shopping easier for the fixin’s. I plan on posting the recipe (if you can call it that) on the blog this week. Probably.


Snacks are pretty much the same: yogurt, fruit, trail mix, except I’m also adding in the granola bars I made last week. They’re ridiculously amazing – if you haven’t made them yet you really should!


I did a bit more of a substantial grocery shop this week, so I’ll have salads, wraps and curry this week. The spinach peanut curry from a few weeks back was a bit of a fail, but I know the green curry is good, so I’m really looking forward to that!

Tell me: What are you looking forward to this week?

Today I’m linking up with Amanda at Run To The Finish for Accountability Monday.

Ab Challenge

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As I mentioned in my October goals, I have terrible posture; I stand with my back arched, stomach out and butt out. Sexy, I tell ya.

Instead of posting a picture of my awful posture, instead I give you a picture of me in running clothes – mainly because you can kinda see my abs, my posture isn’t crap and it’s pink. Who doesn’t love pink?!

At 8:30 last night I realized I still needed to get my ab work in and I might have stomped my feet like a spoiled little brat, but I put on my big girl panties and did them. Day one in the books!

For anyone interested (*ahem*, Ann) here’s the schedule. I put my days off on Sunday (because there’s no freaking way I’m doing ab work after a long run/marathon) but change around as you see fit.

Sun Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat
Sept 29 N/A N/A 15 sit-ups
5 crunches
10s plank
10 push-ups
19 sit-ups
6 crunches
12s plank
11 push-ups
23 sit-ups
7 crunches
15s plank
12 push-ups
27 sit-ups
10 crunches
20s plank
14 push-ups
30 sit-ups
15 crunches
25s plank
16 push-ups
Oct 6 Off 34 sit-ups
20 crunches
28s plank
17 push-ups
36 sit-ups
29 crunches
30s plank
19 push-ups
40 sit-ups
38 crunches
33s plank
20 push-ups
42 sit-ups
47 crunches
35s plank
21 push-ups
46 sit-ups
56 crunches
37s plank
22 push-ups
50 sit-ups
65 crunches
40s plank
24 push-ups
Oct 13 Off 54 sit-ups
74 crunches
50s plank
25 push-ups
57 sit-ups
83 crunches
55s plank
27 push-ups
60 sit-ups
92 crunches
60s plank
29 push-ups
64 sit-ups
101 crunches
65s plank
30 push-ups
67 sit-ups
110 crunches
70s plank
32 push-ups
71 sit-ups
119 crunches
75s plank
35 push-ups
Oct 20 Off 74 sit-ups
128 crunches
80s plank
38 push-ups
77 sit-ups
137 crunches
85s plank
40 push-ups
80 sit-ups
146 crunches
90s plank
43 push-ups
84 sit-ups
155 crunches
95s plank
46 push-ups
86 sit-ups
164 crunches
100s plank
49 push-ups
90 sit-ups
173 crunches
105s plank
52 push-ups
Oct 27 Off 94 sit-ups
182 crunches
110s plank
55 push-ups
96 sit-ups
191 crunches
115s plank
58 push-ups
100 sit-ups
200 crunches
120s plank
60 push-ups
100 sit-ups
200 crunches
120s plank
60 push-ups

Are you joining in on the October ab challenge?