Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Week in Workout Clothes, Part I

One of the biggest obstacles to overcome in getting out the door for a run can be all of the pre-run preparations required! Proper nutrition, hydration, and clothing requirements can be a real challenge especially during the winter season,  when several layers of clothing are required to run outdoors.  I thought it may be fun to document my preparations for the past week of my training.
I normally follow a Monday to Sunday training schedule,  so I usually begin my preparations for the upcoming week on Sunday afternoon after my long run (active recovery).  I usually come home from my long run, shower, have a little nap,  and then begin the preparations for the following training week.  

Food
The weekly preparation begins Sunday afternoon with grocery shopping for the week.  Moe and I often joke that we would make good prisoners because we can eat the same dish several days in a row without getting sick of it. Three cheers for leftovers!! I will often prepare two or three dishes on Sunday afternoon to eat for lunches and dinners for  most of the week.  I find this saves us money,  dishes, and most importantly time!

This past week I opted for two dishes:

Mixed Vegetable and Chickpea Coucous



Homemade Bolangnese Spaghetti Sauce (I have been making this sauce since I was sixteen, only now I make a much healthier version!)






(If you want the recipes, click on the links above, I am trying to catalogue my recipes online)

Hydration

I also wash and prep my fluid bottles so that I can just grab and go throughout the week.

eLoad and Nathan canisters


Filled!

Clothing
 I start by finishing the laundry.. the only time my laundry room is neat is on Sunday evening!


Once I have cooked and cleaned up the kitchen,  and got a handle on the laundry, I start prepping my clothes for Monday.


Monday (Workouts planned: Hot Yoga and Triathlon Swimming)

Clothes (tank, sports bra, capris)


Towel (From last year's Robbie Burns Race)

Fluids (e-discs, coconut water, Sigg Bottle)


 All packed in my trusty lululemon gym bag! + yoga mat (not pictured)


I go straight from work to hot yoga,  so I bring my yoga stuff to work,  and get home, eat dinner, and then head out to swimming:

Swim "stuff" - Flippers, goggles, cap, towel, suit and fluids

Phew! That is just for Monday! Stay tuned for the rest of week in Part II of the post. 


Thanks for reading!

46 comments:

Lisa said...

clearly that takes a lot of planning!

Marlene said...

Fun idea foe a post! I have been too lazy today to get organized for the week... laundry is done and lunch is made (actually, almost an identical chickpea/veggie/couscous salad!) but that is it...

Jess said...

Wow, so much prep work!

joyRuN said...

I love your washer/dryer. Nice!

It's worth the prep work at the beginning of the week if you want to be prepared for semi-convenient healthy eating. Looks like you've mastered that, & I really really need to learn that lesson :)

RoadBunner said...

This is a fun post idea!

Who made your purple tank? It is so cute!!

The only day I really plan ahead is when I have to run before work. Other days I get stuff ready as I digest breakfast. It would probably get me out the door a lot sooner if I prepped the night before every time.

lindsay said...

Hmm. Maybe if I took some time to prep I'd be more successful at actually working out... ;) you are too organized!

Tara said...

I am the same way with food and am so happy I can eat the same thing over and over and over! Also I am now convinced I need a lululemon gym bag! :)

Boris Terzic said...

I like the Muskoka swag!

Nitmos said...

There are so many people posting photos of delicious food these days. I'm going to get fat eating my peanut butter cookies looking at it all.

Laura said...

Great post!
Just noticed you are running the Pig in May. Have you done this race before?

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