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#MotivateMe Monday: Coping With Winter

Edit: This post missed it’s schedule and I didn’t notice until tonight (Tuesday).  I hate when WordPress does that to me! 

If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward. 

Happy Monday!!

I am so happy to report that I am completely back to running… pain free!!  Winter is such a horrible awful season with the exception of the Christmas part of it, that the only way I know of to cope with it is to layer up with every.single.piece.of.clothing I own and to head out for a run.  When I was sick and injured earlier this month I didn’t know what to do with myself – my coping mechanism was gone!  I totally have to admit to eating way too many cookies. Sigh.

Roses are red, violets are blue, Winter is crappy, but running makes me happy!

Last week my training consisted of three great runs, a strength workout, a so-so bike ride, and a horrendous run.  Total kilometers was 29.6.  Not great, but I’ll take it considering it was my first week back.  

This week my training plan is:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 5.5k run at lunch
Wednesday: 60 min ride + kettlebells
Thursday: 5.5k run at lunch
Friday: 10k run + kettlebells
Saturday: 90 min ride
Sunday: 20k run

I’m taking a rest day today because my totally craptastic run yesterday indicates that I need a rest day to recharge my batteries.  Eating wise I’ve been eating everything.  Too much of everything.  This weather makes me want to curl up by the fire and just go into complete hibernation mode.  I need to get back into following a meal plan, and NOT snacking in between meals.

Here’s this week’s meal plan:

Monday: Quick dinner on our way to swimming lessons: ham, cheese, raw veggies, and whole wheat crackers
Tuesday: Creamy Italian Chicken
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Pork Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce with Mashed potatoes
Friday: Family dinner out
Saturday: ?????
Sunday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Hubby is away again this week and we have a busy sports week ahead of us so most of our meals will be quick.

Join the #MotivateMe link up!

A weekly linkup on Mondays for you to share your weekly fitness plans and meal plans #MotivateMe http://www.fitnesscheerleader.com

The rules are very simple:

  1. Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up.  All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
  2. Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
  3. In your post, please mention that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts, Fitness Cheerleader at FitnessCheerleader.com, & Running Rachel at RunningRachel.com
  4. Read what the other linkers, are sharing.  Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other.  The more you support, the more support you will get back.

Have an active and healthy week!

How do you beat the winter blues?
What’s your favourite comfort meal?


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  • Kim
    February 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Your meals for the week sound awesome!
    I hope this is a good week for you and the girls while your husband is away for work.

    February 25, 2015 at 5:27 am

    I SO SO SO ADMIRE YOU as here it has been in the 20s and sleeting and Ive already waved a white flag of surrender.


  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    February 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I was totally wondering where the linkup was. Thought maybe it was over since neither you or Rachel posted.
    So glad you’re pain free now. What a huge relief.

  • Christine {dreamBIGrunner}
    February 27, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    You are my hero for running outside this winter! Amazing!


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