Selective amnesia is a scary thing. It’s the reason that we are able to have more than one child. It’s the reason we run more than one marathon. The euphoria we feel takes the edge off the memory of how hard or painful it was.
I’d already forgotten how much time training takes. Never mind that last March I ran 200 miles and basically did nothing but run…
This time I’m training differently. My body is capable of higher mileage than I ever thought possible as I discovered during my Mainly Marathon series’ trainings. With my first marathon, my highest mileage week was 35 miles. With my second marathon, my highest mileage week was 40 miles. This past week, my mileage was 32 miles – 29 of those were part of my training plan miles. I have 15 weeks left of training.
With an average pace of 11 minutes per mile, that means I’m already running 6 hours per week and it’s just going to go up from here. Oy.
So, what does that have to do with 12 easy meals? Well, work + running + Jones playing in 3 orchestra’s for the next couple of weeks (and then 2 for the rest of the spring) + Shoo playing in 2 soccer leagues starting in March = there will be a lot of quick and easy meals in our future. I think the crockpot will be my best friend.
Here’s the collection I’ve started so far on Foodie.com…
Check out Quick and healthy weeknight dinners
by MCM Mama at Foodie.com
Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored post for Foodie.com and Mode Media. All opinions are my own.
20 thoughts on “12 Easy weeknight meals + training plans”
So glad to hear that your training is off to a great start. I’m running vicariously through you 🙂
Soon you’ll be running your own miles – how did last week go?
slowly getting back out there. Going to try again tomorrow. Very frustrating bc it still hurts
I am all about quick and easy. Good luck with your training!
Yes, quick and easy is the way to go.
Great start to your training. Good luck and I look forward to following your journey.
Thanks! I’m feeling pretty good about it.
Thanks for some quick meal ideas! I love easy to prepare meals like these. Healthy doesn’t have to be complicated.
Marathon training is like a part time job! lol. I’m all for quick and healthy.
That turkey sweet potato soup – YESSSSS that is calling my name!
oh perfect timing! Hubby is away for 8 weeks so this will come in handy. Good luck with your training!
I need to use my crockpot more! I’m always looking for inspiration!
Fitting training in around regular life can be so crazy. the crockpot is definitely a welcome tool that we use in our house. Thanks for sharing your favorite crockpot recipes. Good luck with finding a good balance of everything too!
I’m a big fan of the crockpot too! I feel like all of my meals are “quick and easy” this mama ain’t got time for anything else! Haha!
I ADORE foodie.com. As I’m learning my way around the kitchen, it’s been SO helpful to find recipes all in one place!
Sounds great! Ooh your running schedule is getting intense, awesome! I’m always looking for easy quick recipes!
We wouldn’t survive some of our weeks if we didn’t have meals planned out in advance. The easier the better.
I love to make healthy quick meals and the best are stews, casseroles and chili because you can freeze those suckers and put them in the microwave.
I don’t know where runner mothers would be without a crockpot. I use mine a couple of times a week. Makes life so much easier.