Hey all. Sorry I disappeared at the end of last week. Things got really busy! Then I spent yesterday at training to become a Girls on the Run assistant coach (and also maybe with a bit of a wine hangover. Oops.). More on coaching soon, I hope.
Anyway, I have some catch-up recipes to share with you this week, but today is CSA day, so I wanted to share the haul:
- 1 watermelon
- 2 pattypan squashes
- 4 zucchini
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 Armenian cucumber
- 2 regular cucumbers
- 5 citrus fruits — maybe a mix of oranges and tangerines?
- 1 bunch of kale
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 bunch of basil
- 2 avocadoes
- 1 bunch of some kind of peppery greens (very bottom) — any guesses?
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 1 bunch of scallions
I am currently struggling to meal plan for the week, so here are some tentative thoughts:
- Tortilla soup — using scallions, avocado, cilantro, kale, and maybe some squash
- Minestrone — using kale, squash, and basil
- Pasta — using same as minestrone
- Tacos — using same as tortilla soup, minus the kale and plus the cherry tomatoes
That’s all I have so far. Clearly my thoughts aren’t straying far from Mexican and Italian! Here’s my exercise plan for the week:
Monday — 30-minute run/walk
Tuesday — Total body strength-training
Wednesday — 30-minute run/walk
Thursday — Rest
Friday — 20-minute yoga podcast
Saturday — 5K run/walk
Sunday — Active rest (walk around the farmers market and an easy 20-minute yoga podcast)
I did well this past week, though I skipped my Saturday run due to the aforementioned circumstances, and I swapped a couple of days around. I do have to pat myself on the back for my Thursday run this week. I managed to shave 1:30 off my pace for the 2.5 miles I’ve been doing at a time! My pace is still not competitive — we’re talking 11:30 instead of 13:00, due to the amount of walking I still incorporate) — but it’s a big improvement for me, in only a couple of weeks. I also found a new route, which I much prefer to the way I’ve been logging my miles.
Did you have any fitness or kitchen victories this week? Share them!
P.S. Check out other CSA boxes from all over at In Her Chucks! It’s so interesting to see what other people are receiving each week.