Meal plans + Garmin + trying to come back from being sick is a process…

Since we got home so late on Sunday, we didn’t have time to prep anything for meals (which we knew would be the case). Luckily we had the breakfast casserole I made right before we left, so we didn’t have to worry about breakfast. We also made sure we had things for our lunches on Monday, but that was about it. I would like us to get back to being more Paleo again, so I’m working on that right now. Here is our meal plan for the week! I will post recipes under Eats as we make each meal. I make a slide like this each week and the slide after it contains links to the recipes, that way I can have everything in one place. It definitely makes it easier! 

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Lunch on Monday was my lunch from Friday that I left at home – it worked out perfectly! Leftover turkey and zucchini burger with beets and brussels (my favorite) and Sriracha. I started watching New Girl again from the beginning during my lunch time. I just LOVE this show. 

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I didn’t get up to run Monday morning when my alarm went off because it was raining (lame, I know, but I didn’t want to wash my hair!) and I was worn out from our weekend, but I knew I needed to get at least a short run in after school. I did 3 and it hurt. I can tell I’m not totally back to being healthy from my sickness. I hate how long illnesses stay around. Jake has come down with something now, too. Thank goodness it’s different than what I had! I would feel SO terrible if I had gotten him sick. Poor guy. It was REAL sunny despite the clouds and I left my sunnies in the house. Lots of squinting! I was repping my Go Girl half shirt in honor of their half I’m doing again in April. I’m excited! 

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We went to the grocery store after Jake got home and decided to grab Cesar’s while we were out. We LOVE Cesar’s. I had three chicken tacos sans tortillas, which is what I usually get when we eat there. Sometimes I switch it up with the protein I have, but I really, really like their chicken. 

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After dinner, we went home to prep lunches for the week. I’m making a Paleo-ish chicken salad, which I will put into wraps for Jake and I will eat it over greens. We are having beets and brussels again with this…you can never have enough! I bought a rotisserie chicken to use in this recipe for the first time. We both sampled it last night and it was AMAZING. I wish I wouldn’t have used the mayo, but sometimes you just need it! ; ) I am going to work on creating a recipe that doesn’t use any mayo. We used to use plain Greek yogurt, but since I’ve switched to no dairy, I need to work on an alternative. I love avocado in chicken salad, but it needs to be eaten pretty quickly. Any ideas?! The last picture is our lunches for the day! Mmmm. Can’t wait to chow down. 

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As I was prepping, Jake spent some time researching a new watch for me. I got an Apple Watch in November, but it’s just not what I want, so I’m going back to Garmin. We were looking at the fenix 5S, the fenix 3 HR, and the Forerunner 735XT. Jake is the BEST at researching different items, so I’m glad he had some time to help me choose a new watch even though he was feeling really crummy. 

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I finally got up to my alarm, chugged some coffee, and got ready for a short run. I totally misjudged the weather (I was also excited to try my new gloves), so I got pretty warm. I took my gloves off after about half a mile, ha! I got 4.5 in, but I did not feel great during the run. I really struggled to stay below 9s. I have some work to do before my race! It did feel amazing to get a morning run in again. I have missed them! I definitely don’t feel ready for my day without one.

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I showered real quick and then made breakfast. I broke my piece of Ezekiel toast into a million pieces, but I didn’t want to waste it, so I still threw it in the toaster. I thought I had set the pieces in the toaster in a way that would be easy to get out…NOPE. Jake came to the rescue, though, and got all of the pieces out! My hero. 

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After much research and discussion, we decided on the Forerunner 735XT!!! I just ordered it and it will be here TOMORROW!!! I cannot wait. I loved the fenix 5S, which isn’t out yet, but I don’t think I need something like that right now. Maybe in a few years! I think Jake wants to get the fenix when it comes out, so I will see what he thinks of it. 

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I’m trying to get motivated to work on an article I’m co-authoring with a research professor at Mizzou. It discusses some research she conducted which is really cool, so I’m enjoying the process. Ever since I submitted my comps, I haven’t done much in terms of writing…it’s just hard to make myself do anything. Maybe later today I’ll want to…fingers crossed! I defend my comps in a few weeks, so I’m ready to get that over with. Mizzou is on spring break right now, so I don’t have class Wednesday night. I’m pumped! 3 extra hours to do whatever I want!  

Happy Tuesday, friends!!

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