Hi! I’m so excited to share my lifestyle post for the month of August — 7 Days of Cross-Country Workouts + Meals! I had the opportunity to go to cross-country camp in the mountains a few weeks ago, and I had a blast! Since I went to camp over the weekend, I ended up running Monday through Sunday. I normally take Sundays off, but I thought I’d share this week because I had some awesome workouts in general. Let’s get started! 🙂
For the first part of 7 Days of Cross-Country Workouts + Meals, I’ll share my weekly workouts!
On Monday, we did a hill workout at cross-country practice. Essentially, we sprinted up steep hills and jogged back down. Since we ran to and from the park where we did the hills, our total mileage was 6 miles. After cross-country, I went to band camp for the whole day. I walked a total of 20,597 steps.
On Tuesday, we had a simple recovery run at practice. I ran 5.5 miles (including the warmup), and I went to a 60-minute hot yoga class. I also had band camp all day, and my total step count was 19,147.
We did a long run on Wednesday, so I went 7.5 miles (including the warmup). I also went to band camp, and my step count came to 23,051.
Thursday was our “off day” since we were planning to go to cross-country camp and knew we needed to take it easy. We only ran 3 miles, and I walked a total of 18,402 steps. (I went to band camp, too.)
On Friday, I went to an early 60-minute hot yoga class before I went to band camp. I left band camp early to go to cross-country camp. We walked around a lot during the day, and we did an easy 3-mile run in the evening. My total step count was 20,369.
Saturday was our first full day at cross-country camp. We woke up and went for a “tempo” run — we did 3 sets of 6 minutes of hard running and 2 minutes of easy running. Including warmup, cooldown, drills, and strides, we ran about 5.5 miles. This workout was tough because of the terrain and the high altitude! Later in the day, we went for a 2-hour hike. My total step count was 21,815.
On Saturday, we went for an awesome long run! I went 10.5 miles — my first ten-miler in a while! The terrain was absolutely gorgeous. We were all beat after the run, so we didn’t really do anything for the rest of the day. My total step count was 22,625, and my total mileage for the week was 41 miles.
Now for the meals part of “7 Days of Cross-Country Workouts + Meals!” I documented my meals on Sunday, the day I went for my long run. Before we left for our run, I ate an RxBar.
After the run, I was really hungry! I ate greens, sweet potato, sausage, and eggs, since we cooked a lot of our own food in our condo. I also had a yogurt with sliced banana, since I was still hungry. There weren’t many Paleo options (I actually bought my own RxBars), but dairy doesn’t really bother my stomach so it all turned out okay!
At about 12:30, I got hungry again. I ate one mini orange and some coconut clusters that my coaches bought. The coconut clusters were gluten-free and grain-free, and they were delicious!
We stopped for lunch about two hours later, and my friends and I went to Starbucks. I got an unsweetened pineapple black tea, the egg white-red pepper sous vide egg bites, and a Perfect Bar. I had never tried the egg bites before, and I was surprised because they were so delicious! If they weren’t so expensive, I’d buy them again without hesitation.
When I got home that evening, I snacked on a few walnuts before dinner. My mom made dinner, which was Mediterranean-spiced chicken with chickpeas, tzatiki, salad, and potatoes! (sorry for the bad photo haha)
For dessert, I had some ice cream (not pictured & not Paleo haha) and a Paleo mug cake that I whipped up. I don’t exactly remember how I made this, but I’m posting a new mug cake recipe in the next few weeks!
I hope this post gave you some insight into my day-to-day meals! This particular day wasn’t super strict Paleo, but it’s an accurate representation of what I really eat. Sometimes I’m really strict . . . and sometimes I’m not! It’s all a balancing act. 🙂
Thanks for reading 7 Days of Cross-Country Workouts + Meals! I hope you have a lovely day!