#MotivateMe Monday: Back on the Run

Happy Monday!

Boy do I hate being sick.  Over the past week and a half I had a nasty cold and was a miserable b-ch.  I feel pretty bad for my family and everyone at work.  I have to admit that when I’m sick I completely back off from running. (Feeling crappy combined with not running is a dangerous combination.)

I just looked through my phone to see if I have any photos from my week to share with you, but apparently most of my week was spent like this:


Thankfully I was able to get back to running on Wednesday!  Since then everything has been sunshine and roses!

Run Janice run!

Run Janice run!

Last Week’s Training

It took me until Wednesday to feel well enough to run, and then after my run I felt run down again, so I didn’t run for as long as my heart rate training plan called for.  Here’s what I managed to do:

Wednesday: Intervals – 5min @80% max, 2min 70%) + mobility training
Thur: Mobility training
Friday: 35 minute easy run (15 min 70-80% max HR)
SaturdayCore strength
Sunday: 55 min easy run (60-70% max HR)  

I guess it wasn’t such a bad week after all.

My Meal Plan

Last week I shared a printable meal and fitness planner that I will be printing out to plan my food for the week.  I don’t have a printer at home, so I’ll have to do it at work. 

Here’s what I’m thinking about making for dinners this week:

Monday: Chicken and Rice
Tuesday: Taco Tuesday
Wednesday: Chicken Wraps + Salad
Thur: Pizza
Friday: ??
Saturday: Pasta
Sunday: Roast, Potatoes & Veggies

My Fitness Plan

This week is supposed to be a cut back week on my heart rate training plan but because I missed most of the last two-week hard cycle, I’ll repeat what I was supposed to do last week:

Monday: 55 minute moderate intensity run (40 min 70-80% max HR)
Tuesday: Strength
Wednesday: 35 min intervals (5min @80% max, 2min 70%) + mobility training
Thur: Mobility training
Friday: 35 minute easy run (20 min 70-80% max HR)
Saturday: Core strength
Sunday: 75 min easy run (60-70% max HR)

Here’s hoping that I have a healthy and active week!

Have a great week everybody!

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When you’re sick do try to continue to train through it or do you rest?
What’s on your meal and fitness plans for this week?

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