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4 Bridges Training {Week 5} + Meal Plan

Another week of training down! I can’t believe how fast time is flying. The race on October 19th will be here before I know it.  I completed all of the runs for Week 4, but I didn’t do any strength training or cross training last week. Whomp, whomp. I’m definitely more of a cardio person when it comes to exercising, whereas Derek prefers strength training. I’m hoping he can help get me motivated to complete my strength and cross training this week. Maybe I’ll get him out for a run this week too.

If you’re interested in my training posts/meal plans from previous weeks please see the following links: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4. On to week 5!


4 Bridges Half-Marathon Training – Week 5

Monday: Strength + stretch

Tuesday: 4 miles

Wednesday: 2 miles

Thursday: 4 miles + strength

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Cross-train for 40 minutes

Sunday: 6 miles

Meal Plan- Week of 8/25/14

Monday: Trader Joe’s Curry Simmer Sauce Chicken + Naan + Green Beans

Tuesday: Quinoa “Fried” Rice

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

Thursday: Chicken Fajitas + Black Beans

Friday: Dinner Out

Saturday: Beef Kabobs + Brown Rice

Sunday: Leftovers/Wing It

Beef Kabobs Recipe

Happy Hump Day! I hope your week is going well so far. I’m busy cleaning, decorating, and shopping to get ready for graduation and the brunch that we’re hosting.

Today I am sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes: beef kabobs. This is the meal that I request every time I go to Kentucky to visit my family. My dad is the master of these kabobs, but Derek and I figured we’d give it a try. I prepped and assembled the kabobs, and Derek grilled them. They turned out great, and they’re surprisingly easy to make!

The best thing about kabobs is that you can completely make them your own. The recipe below is exactly what I made this week, but you could make the kabobs with chicken or just veggies. You can also mix up the veggies based on what you already have. I served the kabobs with brown rice and grilled asparagus. Yum!


 

Beef Kabobs

Ingredients

  • soy sauce
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 1.5 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into 1 in pieces)
  • 1 green bell pepper (cut into 1 in pieces)
  • baby bella mushrooms
  • red onion (quartered)
  • pineapple chunks

Instructions

1. Trim beef and cut into 1 in cubes if the pieces are too big.

2. Marinate beef in soy sauce mixed with red pepper flakes for at least 4 hours.

3. Chop peppers into 1 inch pieces and quarter the red onion.

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3. Assemble the kabobs on skewers. (I suggest metal, but if you use wood make sure to soak them in cold water for an hour before  use!) Alternate beef with vegetables. If you have leftover vegetables, make veggie-only kabobs.

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Have you ever had grilled pineapple?? SO DELICIOUS.

4. Grill the kabobs for about 2 minutes on each of the 4 sides or until the beef has reached desired doneness.

5. Use fork to slide beef and veggies off of the skewer.

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Derek grilled the asparagus with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper while the kabobs cooked.

Enjoy!

 

 

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