WIAW: Produce Overload + 5K PR

by Jillian on July 18, 2012 · 19 comments

I still have two (maybe one) more recaps of Portland, but don’t worry, I’m managing to squeeze my usual posts in as well!

I didn’t do WIAW last week because I was in Oregon, so here we go!

As I mentioned, last night I ran a 5K in Hoboken. It was about 95 degrees so I wasn’t expecting to feel awesome. I warmed up at home before leaving by doing a quick ab workout.

I moved from one plank to the next and repeated this sequence twice without putting my knees down.

  • elbow plank – 30 seconds
  • high plank – 15 seconds
  • shoulder taps – 10 each side

I did four sets of these back to back.

  • 100 bicycle crunches
  • reverse crunches

Finally, I worked on obliques by completing four sets of 25 reps of the following.

  • lying side to side heel taps
  • seated russian twists

I ended with another round of planks – the same as the first circuit. It was a quick 15 minute workout that left my abs burning. Plus, I broke a sweat so I was warmed up a little for the race!


The starting line was extremely crowded so I stood outside the tape until everyone started to move. I got off to a really slow start because of the crowds, but eventually it broke up a little bit. I pretty much used the water stops to drench myself instead of drink because I was so disgustingly hot. I thought I was going to have to stop a few times during the race, but it was definitely my mind. My body had not given up yet.


I checked the results as soon as they were posted and was happy to see that my Garmin was just about right. I was pleased with this time being that there was a heat wave advisory! This is my 5K PR being that this is the first 5K I’ve run: 26:32!


After eating a ton of pork and drinking a lot wine last week in Oregon, I was ready to detox this week! The refrigerator needed some desperate loving when we returned. I bought a massive amount of produce and have been trying to incorporate some of it at every meal.



I bought the usual milk, eggs, hummus, sprinkles, cool whip, cottage cheese, and flax bread. As for produce, I went wild!



  • blueberries (from a farm in Oregon, I know…)
  • organic strawberries
  • local cucumbers
  • avocado
  • jersey tomatoes
  • beets
  • organic spinach
  • collard greens
  • plums
  • bananas
  • organic sweet potatoes
  • organic red peppers
  • organic baby carrots
  • eggplant

I am really trying to buy local or organic lately, especially after eating local in Portland and reading about why you should support local farmers. My grocery store has a small section of NJ farms produce, but I really should get to the farmers market weekly!

Anyway, I just finished an upper body workout and breakfast.


I had this sample packet in the cabinet for a while so I decided to give it a shot. It wasn’t bad blended with almond milk and 1/2 a frozen banana.


I ate it with some almond butter and another half of a banana.

I have to finish some things before heading into work. Later!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SamAntha July 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Whoa! Def a lOt of produce! Looking forward to see what you make out of it!! I haven’t tried Jay Robb yet!?
<3 Sam


2 Jillian July 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

It’s pretty good – I’ve heard that the whey protein is better though.


3 Marilyn July 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Great job on the 5k!! I need to stop going to the grocery store and go the farmer’s market here.


4 Jillian July 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Where is it? On the square?


5 Jillian July 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Where is it? On the square?


6 Marilyn July 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thursday’s on the square. Tuesday in the casino parking lot. But O’Malia’s farm stand is right down the street.


7 Marilyn July 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Thursdays…not Thursday’s!!!


8 Danielle @ Clean food Creative Fitness July 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I love all the veggies! That certainly is the best way to detox!!!


9 Chels R. July 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Niice! CONGRATS on your first 5K!!


10 Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl July 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Should have abs of steel now! Nice job. And great job on the 5K PR.
Your grocery good looks yummy! Love me some clean eating!


11 Jillian July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thanks! Yes, it feels so good be eating so many veggies after having basically none for a week!


12 Julie July 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Congrats on the PR!!! So exciting!

Sometimes it’s so hard to get to the farmers’ market weekly. Our neighborhood ones are only on Sundays, and we usually pack our weekends with lots to do. I wish there was a local one on Thursday nights or something!


13 Jillian July 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Julie! We have some during the week but the locations are inconvenient as far as traffic and parking! :(


14 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Those are some colourful groceries!

I’m really bad at getting to the farmer’s market on a regular basis too…extra sad because I have one on Fridays and Saturdays that is literally a mile from me. Oops.


15 Lisa July 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Congrats on the PR. That’s awesome! I love the feeling after you’ve grocery shopped and have tons of produce to choose from. Tons of goodies to get those healthy eats on.


16 Alyssa July 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Still so bummed I missed you! It was a SCORCHER out there but I surprised myself – timewise – too. I forgot to wear my chip though, so I’ll never know my time for sure. Oh well! It was a fun way to spend a Tuesday. :)


17 MassachusEATS July 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I like that plank sequence – will be giving that one a try sometime!

Also, I love the name of your blog :)


18 Alysha @Shesontherun July 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Congrats on your PR!


19 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner July 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

What a great warmup for your race! I love doing planks. I especially LOVE how powerful I feel after completing them. ;)


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