Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly Recap- October 13-19, 2014

I had some good runs this week.  I think the cooler weather helped.  On Thursday's 6 miler, I felt so good after running the 3 miles without intervals, that I ran the whole thing without stopping! (I've only run a 5k without starting intervals before!)  So I was proud of myself!

Goofy Training Week 6:

Monday--softball.  We won but I stink.  I'm just not sure what my problem is.  I struck out twice this week and walked once.  Last week was better with me hitting (barely) into the outfield but the game before I struck out all three times.  I've never been like this!!  Gah!

Tuesday--4.87 miles in 56:03...4 miles then did 5 set of strides (20 seconds fast followed by 2 minutes of recovery).
 Mile 1: 11:00, Mile 2: 10:57, Mile 3: 11:45, Mile 4: 12:36
0:20: 9:12
2:00: 11:26
0:20: 8:14
2:00: 12:53
0:20: 8:51
2:00: 12:10
0:20: 8:46
2:00: 11:28
0:20: 8:38
Average Pace: 11:31

Later that night I went to a Yelp event at Marilyn Monroe Spa.  I had a polish change done...and of course I chose orange and blue since I was going to the Gator Game on Saturday!  Then we enjoyed dinner at Dexters.



Wednesday--rest.  I went to the Winter Park Wine & Dine with Cecille and Carla.  We were sooo stuffed after!



Thursday--6 miles in 1:05:12.  I ran all 6 miles!  Mile 1: 11:08, Mile 2: 10:54, Mile 3: 10:39, Mile 4: 10:47, Mile 5: 10:47, Mile 6: 10:53, Average Pace: 10:52

Friday--rest.  I went to Food & Wine with Meredith and her family.  Many more yummy treats & drinks were consumed.



Saturday--12 miles in 2:11:00.  Mile 1: 10:19, Mile 2: 10:12, Mile 3: 10:17, Mile 4: 11:26, Mile 5: 11:14, Mile 6: 11:00, Mile 7: 11:26, Mile 8: 11:20, Mile 9: 10:53, Mile 10: 11:25, Mile 11: 10:47, Mile 12: 10:39, Average Pace: 10:55

Meghan and I went up to Gainesville to watch the Gator Game.  We had lots of fun shopping and seeing the Gator Walk for the first time.  Unfortunately the game stunk and we lost.  It's time for a new coach!



Sunday--rest.

Total miles this week: 22.87
Total miles in 2014: 272.98
Total miles: 1340.97

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review--Fresh Meal Plan

A couple of months ago, I signed up to try and review Fresh Meal Plan.  I hate cooking (even though I do cook) so anything I can avoid to do that, I will.  And bonus points if it's healthy!  So I was really looking forward to trying out Fresh Meal Plan.  We had a little snafu with the first delivery date but it was fixed and I was looking forward to my meals!

And I'll be honest--I wasn't too sure I would like them.  I can be kinda picky when it comes to healthy stuff so I was worried that I wouldn't like what I chose.  But I was soooo pleasantly surprised!!!

My plan included breakfast, 2 meals and 1 snack each day, and I also received a dessert tray.

Let's see what I got:

For breakfast I got Strawberry Cannoli Stuffed French Toast



Bison Egg White Wellington


Maple Bacon Omelet Waffle



For Meals I got:

Ahi-Tuna Burger Poke

Orange BBQ Bacon Chicken

Balsamic Shitake Chicken  (which I somehow forgot to take a picture of)
Lemon Chicken Piccata

Hazelnut Sunflower Turkey Breast


Chimmi Churri Skirt Steak (apparently forgot this one too)

For snacks I had:

Banana Split Parfait


Lime BBQ Shrimp Wrap

Gouda Chicken Monte Cristo


And for dessert I was sent

Turtle Cookies


Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Mousse Napoleon

There was also a dessert with coconut in it, but I don't like coconut so I didn't eat it and I forgot to take a picture.


Wanna know more about Fresh Meal Plan?  Here are some fun facts!

~ FMP is the ONLY meal plan that provides top quality meats such as: Free Range Chicken, Wild Fish, Grass-Fed Bison and Natural Meats, all for under $8 a meal.
 
~ FMP is an extremely easy meal plan to join:
·         No long term commitments
·         No bag deposit fees
·         No hidden charges
·         Convenient WEEKLY billing

~You can bake your food in FMP’s dishes! FMP uses a BPA Bake safe container that can go into a traditional oven at 250 degrees, which keeps their members healthy inside and out.

~ FMP has a national renowned chef/owner who’s always bringing in new, innovative items to the menu. With a database over 5000 meals, you will rarely repeat a meal.  They also offer seasonal items and menus.
 
~FMP allows its members to have access to a weekly menu choosing exactly what they want, with the ability to add "a la carte” items if they see an item that they would like to try - without committing to a larger program.

~FMP allows for 2 meals per day, with no surcharge.

~ FMP has a broad delivery area.


~ FMP has strategic partnerships with professional teams such as the Miami Dolphins, wherein they serve as their official meal plan provider and their pre and post-game provider. Additionally, they work nutritionally with players in and out of season.  Other partners include: Orange Theory Fitness and I Am Crossfit (South Florida's largest Crossfit brand).


My overall thoughts--if I were single, this would be something I'd use.  Having to worry about feeding my hubby something other than what I'm eating would be a hassle all the time.  But I really enjoyed these meals and if all I had to look out for was myself, I'd be signing up for it.  I liked not having to grocery shop or cook (which I'm not such a huge fan of).  And as for the actual foods, there was only one that I didn't like (and that's because I'm picky).  I actually liked them more than I thought I would!





( Disclaimer:  Fresh Meal Plan provided me with the product to review but I received no compensation for this post.  As always, the opinions here are my own.)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Recap- October 6-12, 2014

Another busy week although I did have Tuesday evening off.  Woohoo!

Goofy training week 5:

Monday- softball--we won!

Tuesday-- 4.86 miles in 55:27...4 miles then 5 sets of strides--20 second fast intervals followed by 2 minutes of recovery
(Mile 1: 11:15
 Mile 2: 11:16
 Mile 3: 11:36
 Mile 4: 11:26
0:20: 9:25
2:00: 12:45
0:20: 8:39
2:00: 12:14
0:20: 8:32
2:00: 11:23
0:20: 7:51
2:00: 12:55
0:20: 9:04
Average Pace: 11:25)

Wednesday--rest.  Meghan (Meghan on the Move) and I went to the RunSafer Clinic at Fleet Feet in Altamonte Springs.  I learned a lot of great techniques but I'm definitely way more paranoid than I was before.  Then we had dinner at Jason's Deli next door.


Thursday--5 miles in 58:16 (Mile 1: 11:08, Mile 2: 10:59, Mile 3: 12:06, Mile 4: 12:15, Mile 5: 11:41, Average Pace: 11:38)

Thursday night Meghan and I enjoyed ourselves at Food & Wine at Epcot.  We tried so many fun food and drinks!


Friday--rest.  Kory and I drove up to Jacksonville with Kelly and Ron and met up with Kacie to go the Garth Brooks concert.  I think it was seriously one of the best (if not the best concert) I've ever been to.  I would love to go again!  Tricia Yearwood also played and they each only played 1 new song.  And when they played that song, they had lyrics up on the screen.  So it was a concert full of songs I knew and loved!


Saturday--11 miles in 2:04:19 (Mile 1: 10:16, Mile 2: 9:53, Mile 3: 10:56, Mile 4: 11:18, Mile 5: 11:49, Mile 6: 12:35 Mile 7: 11:23, Mile 8: 11:08, Mile 9: 11:27, Mile 10: 12:20, Mile 11: 11:10, Average Pace: 11:18) 

 We drove back home and I went to one of my student's birthday parties.  Then Kory and I met up with Meghan at Gator's Dockside to watch the Gator game.  We lost to LSU.  Booo!  We made so many mistakes and pretty much gave them the game.


Sunday--Disney Cast & Family 5k Fun Run--3.21 miles in 32:38.  Such a fun race! (Mile 1: 9:25, Mile 2: 10:41, Mile 3: 10:41, Mile 3-3.21: 8:44, Average Pace: 10:10)



Kory and I had dinner at Jiko.  I had a cheese plate, filet mignon with yummy mac and cheese and fun cocktail.



Total miles this week: 24.07
Total miles in 2014: 250.11
Total miles: 1318.10

Saturday, October 11, 2014

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Weekly Recap- September 29-October 5, 2014

Another busy week! A Yelp event on Monday, started speedwork and had drinks with a friend on Tuesday, helped at Raw Threads on Wednesday, went to paint night on Thursday, had a Yelp event at Busch Gardens on Friday (Kory went to his first event!) had a race on Saturday night, and hit up Food & Wine with friends today!

Goofy Training Week 4:

Monday--softball.  Got rained out.  Booo.  I did attend a Yelp Event at Barnie's Coffee Kitchen though!



Tuesday--4.66 miles in 53:36.  This was my first try at speedwork.  I ran 4 miles followed by 4 set of strides--20 second fast intervals followed by 2 minutes of recovery.
(Mile 1: 10:42
 Mile 2: 11:31
 Mile 3: 12:01
 Mile 4: 11:59.
0:20: 7:42
2:00: 11:19
0:20: 7:54
2:00: 12:51
0:20: 8:16
2:00: 12:14
0:20: 8:50
Overall average pace: 11:30)

Tuesday night I tried at Ravello, the new restaurant at the new Four Seasons on property with a friend.  It was yummy!


Wednesday--rest.  I helped out at the Raw Threads store in the evening.

Thursday--bailed.  I was supposed to do 6 miles followed by 4 sets of strides but unfortunately the other girls couldn't make it in the morning (and I won't run in the dark by myself) and it's still too hot out to run in the afternoon so I ended up bailing on it.

I went to a painting class with Cecille at Yes You Canvas and then Pam met up with us for dinner at Gators Dockside.  My painting didn't turn out so well.



Friday--rest.  Kory and I went to Yelp-O-Scream over at Busch Garden's Hallow-Scream.  It was Kory's first event and we were totally spoiled with front of the line access to all the haunted houses and rides!  So much fun!



Saturday--Tower of Terror 10 Miler in 1:45:05. (Mile 1: 9:20, Mile 2: 9:12, Mile 3: 9:55, Mile 4: 10:44, Mile 5: 11:11, Mile 6: 10:27, Mile 7: 10:52, Mile 8: 10:53, Mile 9: 10:49, Mile 10: 10:56, average pace: 10:27).  I was dressed up as the Queen of Hearts and Cori was one of my cards.  It was a great race!



Sunday--rest.  Kory and I hit up Food & Wine with some friends so I did get some walking in.



Total miles this week: 14.66
Total miles in 2014: 226:04
Total miles: 1294.03

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Recap- September 22-28, 2014

This week was another, wait for it...busy week.  Shocker, huh?  On Monday I met up with some friends at the Boardwalk hotel then had a softball game and dinner with the team.  On Tuesday, I had a Yelp event at Hawkers.  On Wednesday I had amazing free dinner at Eddie V's with a friend.  On Thursday I had a Fit2Run fun run.  I bailed on my Friday night plans so Kory and I could stay home and watch a movie.  Yesterday I had the 5k at Oakland Park and then dinner out with the girls.  Then today I had to work at Disney.  Whew!

Goofy training week 3:

Monday--softball.  We won this game.  I can in as a pinch runner in the second to last inning.  And then in the last inning I ran home from my own hit (from the batter after me) and then again as pinch runner.  So I got a lot of running in.

Tuesday--4 miles in 46:10 (Ran with the Ladies RUN Mornings! group.  Ran 22 mins then did 3:1s. Mile 1: 11:10, Mile 2: 11:10, Mile 3: 12:11, Mile 4: 11:41, Average Pace: 11:33)

Wednesday-- rest

Thursday-- 4 miles in 47:25 (Fit2Run Fun Run.  I ran the first 3 miles with Meghan then went back out for one on my own.  Mile 1: 11:56, Mile 2: 12:41, Mile 3: 12:30, Mile 4: 10:19, Average Pace: 11:51)

Friday--rest

Saturday-- 5k at Oakland Park in 28:55 (I'll have a full review up soon but lets just say I got a PR and hit a sub-29 which I never saw coming.  I was just hoping for a sub-30!  Mile 1: 9:00, Mile 2: 9:01, Mile 3: 9:53, Mile 3-3.11: 7:58, Average Pace: 9:15)

Sunday-- 5 miles in 53:11 (Mile 1: 10:10, Mile 2: 9:57, Mile 3: 11:04, Mile 4: 11:03, Mile 5: 10:55, Average Pace: 10:38)

Total miles this week: 16.11
Total miles in 2014: 211.38
Total miles: 1279.37

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Recap- September 15-21, 2014

Another busy week!  Softball on Monday, training run on Tuesday, Dance Trance on Wednesday and Miracle Miles 15k on Saturday!  I was supposed to do a training run on Thursday but I have a bruise down the inside of my shin bone that I have no idea where it came from and I'm hoping its not a running injury so I sat it out.

Goofy training week 2:

Monday--softball.  We lost in a close game in the last inning.  I batted pretty well.  I was afraid of hitting since I struck out 3 times the week before (NEVER done that!  I have no idea what my problem was!) But this time I hit pretty well and hit one to the outfield (just barely but I'll take it) so that was good.

Tuesday-- 3 miles in 34:57 (Mile 1: 11:03, Mile 2: 12:17, Mile 3: 11:40, Average Pace: 11:40)

Wednesday--Dance Trance class.  This was a class I'd been wanting to try for a while and I really enjoyed it!  I miss dancing days.  I can't commit to a monthly schedule so I was going to buy a 10 class pass for $100 but I found a Groupon for $20!  I'm looking forward to more dancing!

Thursday--skipped my training run due to bruise--hoping its not a running injury.

Friday--rest

Saturday--Miracle Miles 15k--9.44 miles in 1:39:05 (Mile 1: 9:46, Mile 2: 9:17, Mile 3: 10:25, Mile 4: 11:04, Mile 5: 11:04, Mile 6: 10:33, Mile 7: 10:55, Mile 8: 10:38, Mile 9: 10:59, Miles 9-9.44: 10:03, Average Pace: 10:36)

Sunday-rest

Total miles this week: 12.44
Total miles in 2014: 195.27
Total miles:1263.26