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Meal Plan, Week of 2/24/13

February 24th, 2013 — 8:00pm

I am starting The Whole 30.  Here’s the plan for this week.

Sunday: Drumsticks with the seasoning from this recipe, Brussels Sprouts roasted with pecans and no sugar bacon fat.

Monday: Ribeye with roasted okra

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Farmer’s Pie

Thursday: Fried Eggs and green beans

Friday: Fajitas

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Training Plan-Week of 2/25/13

February 24th, 2013 — 7:50pm

14 weeks to go!

Monday Swim: wu: 4×75, main: 500 swim, 500 kick, 500 swim, 500 kick, all RPE 4, cd: 100 swim, 100 back

Tuesday Bike: 1 hour, easy
Tuesday Run: 30 minutes, RPE 3-4

Wednesday: Rest Day

Thursday Swim: wu: 400 continuous, main 10×100 EBEH (easy, build, easy, hard), cd, 6×25 each one easier than the last
Thursday Run: 90 minutes long run, RPE 2-3

Friday Bike: 90 minutes

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Training Plan-Week of 2/18/13

February 18th, 2013 — 7:52pm

I’m FINALLY feeling better.  I’m STILL not 100% but I’m getting there.  This has been a ridiculous cold.

Monday: Off

Tuesday Run: 30 Minute Easy Run
Tuesday Bike: 1 hour, mostly easy pace, rolling hills

Wednesday Swim: wu:300 continuous 25 swim/25 kick. main: 20X75 hold constant pace at RPE 5. cd: 200 easy
Wednesday Run: 75 minute long/tempo run

Thursday Swim: wu: 200 Swim, 200 Kick, 200 Swim, 200 Kick. main: 1500, RPE 4, cd: 4×50

Friday Bike: 1.5 hours
Friday Run: 30 minutes after work, easy

Saturday and Sunday: Ski

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Training Plan-Week of February 11

February 10th, 2013 — 3:07pm

Well last week was a bust.  That sickness kicked my bootay.  It’s a new week, right?

Monday Run-30 Minutes, Easy

Tuesday Bike-1 hour-hills
Tuesday Swim-30 Minutes recovery swim after bike

Wednesday Swim-wu:200 continuous, main: 1×2000 at RPE 4,  cd: 4×50

Thursday Run-1 hour-strides every 10 minutes
Thursday Bike-30 minute recovery bike after run

Friday Bike-1 hour RPE 3

Saturday and Sunday-Skiing

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Training Plan-Week of 2/4

February 4th, 2013 — 6:37pm

I’m not slacking, I came down with the flu 🙁 I can’t catch a break this winter! I thought that once I got through the first year of teaching that my immune system would be awesome. Yeah, not so.

Here’s the scaled back plan for this week.

M-recover and break fever (I successfully did that!)


W-Easy Run

Th-Easy Spin

F-Easy Swim


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February Challenge-Low Spend Month

February 2nd, 2013 — 11:02am

We’re furiously trying to save for a house. Our only debt is my student loan so we should be able to save more money than we are.  Christmas hit and so did my car.  My car is almost 8 years old but only has 70,000 miles on it.  In the last 2 months we’ve spent $1,500 fixing things that start going wrong when your car is 8 years old. Lucy has also had a medically expensive last couple of months-allergy testing, CT scan, doctors appointments, etc. I just keep watching my next egg getting smaller and smaller and it is making me sad.  With that said, I’m embarking on a low spend month!

February is only 28 days long so it should be easier, right? I’m all set on paper products, cleaning agents, etc., so all I have to worry about is FOOD.  I try to spend $600 a month on food (this doesn’t include going out).  Sometimes I hit that and sometimes I go over.  With the corn and wheat allergies that we have and my commitment to buying local, sustainable, and humane meat, eggs, and dairy, it gets expensive.  I also like to buy organic-especially with the top 20!

I do now have a 7 cubic foot freezer full of just the sort of meat I like to feed my family.  So that should cut back on my grocery bill, right?

Here’s my goal-spend $300 on food this month-that includes going out (which means we won’t be going out-ha!*). I’m still going to stick to my ideals and of course we can’t buy things that will make Lu ill.  I’m just going to try to make conscious choices and try to only spend an average of $70 at the store each week.  I know I can do it!

Here goes nothing!

*The one caveat is that my good friend is having a birthday party/girl’s night out next week and I will be using my own personal money to go out that night.

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