I don’t have as much running-wise to talk about this week, so this post may be a little all-over-the-place. However, looking back on the week it’s not like I did nothing. I just felt like it was so much less than usual that I questioned if I would even have anything to write about.
Does anyone else feel like they just want to ignore January and start 2018 over this month? Maybe not ignore it, but I know many of us were happy to say goodby to the long, cold month. February has to be better, right? I feel like it’s a new month and a new chance to start over with this year. January was just a practice month.
Before the holidays I was trying to decide if I wanted wireless headphones and if so, which ones I wanted to ask for for Christmas. I ended up getting the AfterShockz Trekz Titanium Headphones (affiliate link) but they were too big. They do make smaller ones, but my parents had bought them for me on Amazon, and they didn’t have any of the smaller size. So I returned them and am now trying to decide what to do.
I really don’t listen to anything when I run anyway. Maybe once every 6 weeks. My treadmill has bluetooth speakers so I can play music from my phone when I run on there. So do I really need a fancy pair of headphones? Probably not. The only problem is I got the iPhone 7 last summer which doesn’t have a port for headphones (they give you an adapter that basically lets you plug the headphones into the charging port). So when I use my wired headphones I need that adapter.
A few weeks ago I almost put my cheap headphones with the adapter in the wash. At the last minute I pulled them out and must have stuck them in the pocket of the hoodie I was wearing. For weeks I could not find them. Finally I put that hoodie back on and there they were. (This story may prove even more why I shouldn’t have expensive headphones).
Anyway, let’s take a look at the workouts I got in last week. If you recall when I posted last Monday I felt like I was getting sick so I had taken the weekend off from running. I got the worst of it on Tuesday night/Wednesday and finally started to feel like myself again on Saturday.
Last week’s workouts
Monday: 30 minute walk
Tuesday: 30 minute walk
Saturday: 3 mile run
Sunday: 6 mile run
I hope that being sick so much this year has helped me to build up an immunity to everything going around. Everyone I work with has been sick recently, with all different things. I decided this weekend to spend lots of time meal prepping to make sure I get in plenty of healthy foods this week. I usually eat pretty well, but some weeks there is more pizza and tacos and less salads and vegetables.
Meal prep can be a lot of work and very time consuming, but if you don’t have much time to cook during the week (or know you won’t have the energy to cook) it’s well worth it. I spent almost 3 hours this weekend meal prepping. This is what I made:
-cut up veggies
-roasted sweet potatoes
-made homemade fajita seasoning
-cooked a spaghetti squash
-made these meatballs
-cooked up stuffed peppers (my own variation, with carrots, spinach, onion and peppers)
-baked paleo chocolate chip cookies
-made an egg frittata
-grilled chicken and veggies for lunches (Rob did this part)
(Not everything is pictured)
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Well that was certainly all over the place compared to what I usually share for my weekly recaps. Hopefully this week will be back to normal!
Do you have wireless headphones? What kind?
Do you meal prep for the week?
Who else feels like they would like a do-over for the start of 2018?