Monday, March 30, 2015

AM: 3/30/15

Is it April yet?!

Happy Monday, y'all! I don't know about you but I am so ready for summer weather- it snowed this past week and yesterday the low was 19 degrees. Gross.

Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- Rest day
Wednesday- 20 minutes on the bike, 4.6 miles, foam rolling, planks
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 5 freezing cold miles, 11:10 pace
Sunday- 30 minute hill workout on the bike, 7.19 miles. Runner's World Core Workout, planks

5 total miles

Yeah... so it was another light training week. But honestly, after Shamrock last weekend, I was ok with taking the week to rest and regroup. On Saturday I had an absolutely awesome run- keeping an 11:10 pace felt so good; almost like I was never injured. Here's to hoping this trend continues!

While I love these pants, I will be happy to trade them in for shorts.

On Saturday, I slept in, snuggled with Koda, and then made some delicious 5 PPV chocolate-peanut butter-banana pancakes. I have heard other Weight Watchers peeps talk about making pancakes with the WW Smoothie Mix and I decided to try my own version:

1 pack WW Chocolate Smoothie Mix
3 egg whites (or 1/3 cup all whites or egg beaters)
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp PB2
1/4 cup sugar-free syrup (if desired)

Whisk all ingredients together (minus the syrup) in a small bowl. Cook like regular pancakes. Top with bananas. Easy! One word of caution- they do NOT bubble like most pancakes to let you know they need to be flipped so you just have to keep an eye on them.

I would think that you could use any type of smoothie mix- it doesn't necessarily have to be the WW brand. Maybe I'll try that next and let you know how they turn out!

Yummy and exactly what I needed pre-run on Saturday.

140.6 as of 3/24/15 weigh in
+.2 from last week
-49.8 since January 2013
-61.4 since HW

Y'all know the drill by now- I lose, I gain, but hopefully by the end of the month the overall trend is down. We'll have to wait and see.

But! I have good news! My non-scale victory this week: fitting into a size SMALL pair of shorts at Express! I've never even shopped at Express before- I always thought their clothes were too small for people like me. But on a whim this weekend, I walked into an Express and tried on a pair of small shorts and by some miracle, they fit! I might have danced a little in the dressing room :-)

Even though the scale didn't say what I wanted it to this week, that doesn't mean it was a bad week. A wise WW'er once told me, "the scale isn't failure, it's just feedback." So I'm taking that feedback with me into next week and focusing on making progress towards my goals: reaching goal weight, finishing marathon-training, and increasing cross-training.

What goals are you currently chasing?


  1. Congrats on the non-scale victory! Its always fun to try something on that you think won't fit just to discover that it really does!

  2. Those pancakes sound delicious! That is such a cool picture of you running.

    1. Thanks! The self-timer on my phone is awesome! :-)

  3. Yay for the non-scale victory. Always a nice surprise when you fit into something you did not expect to.

  4. That photo of you running is fabulous. Sarah I cannot believe how different you look from when we first met. Fantastic job girl!

    1. Thank you so much! It's really awesome to actually SEE all of my hard work pay off- sometimes I look at old pictures and just sit in disbelief over how different I look from a few years ago. It's so insane.

      Thank you for all your support and friendship over the years- you ladies inspire me so, so much! :-)