Yesterday morning I took a nice walk with Bella. It wasn’t too hot so we both enjoyed the walk. In the afternoon I went to see R. who had a motor race. On these days he leaves around 6 am and gets home around 8 pm so I never go with him the whole day. This was about a 45 minute drive so I went to see him race. Here’s a pic of him.
I rescheduled my run of this morning and will do it tomorrow. Instead I decided to clean my house as today is the “coolest” day of this week. Better getting it done so I can have the rest of the week to myself now that I’m finished with that.
Tonight we’re going to the movies. We’re going to see Eclipse and as you know I’m a big Twilight Saga fan so I can’t wait to see the movie.
Bella´s got a new toy: a little ball. But she’s always so ” smart” to get the ball under the cupboard where she can’t reach it. Here she is looking at her ball
Fran’s Summer Challenge:
The challenge is for 12 weeks. Start Monday June 7th and ends on Sunday August 29th.I’ll update my challenge every week on Sunday or Monday.
Goals (week 4):
- Lose some weight every week.
Week 4:. gain of 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)
0 out of 12 weeks
- Exercise at least 60 out of 84 days.
15 out of 60 days.
Monday: 30 minute run. Tuesday: 43 minutes strength training. Wednesday: interval training on treadmill. Thursday: 20 minute run. Saturday 7K run. Sunday 42 minute walk with Bella.
- Do something active every day (this can be working out, running, housekeeping, walking with Bella, going for a ride on my bike and so on) for at least 30 minutes.
23 out of 84 days.
Week 4: Monday running and housekeeping. Tuesday strength training and housekeeping. Wednesday running and housekeeping. Thursday running. Friday none (too hot). Saturday 7K run. Sunday long walk with Bella.
- Run at least two times while we’re on vacation.
- Follow the half marathon plan and don’t skip any runs.
2 out of 12 weeks.
Week 4: week 2, all trainings done!
- Eat more fruit and vegetables.
Week 4:. Can do better on this one. Always eat not enough fruits when I’m having a vacation.
- Try a new recipe at least once a week.
2 out of 12 weeks
Week 4: No, will catch up on this one by making two a week in the upcoming weeks.
- Take Bella to the beach for the first time in her life.
- See “Eclipse” (Twilight Saga).
- Read at least 6 books before August 29th.
1. Tess Gerritsen – Life support
2. Stephenie Meyer – The short second life of Bree Tanner.
3. Stieg Larsson – The girl with the dragon tattoo
4. Karin Slaughter – Broken
Sunday morning I took a walk with Bella. We walked 3.2K in 42 minutes. I’m adding this long walks on Sunday to my workouts of the year but not to my running mileage because after all it’s walking and not running. It was a nice morning for a walk, sun was shining, starting to get hot so we walked mostly in the shades.
Fran’s daily outfit:
Sunday white Capri pants with a black/white top on it.
Today a skirt in black/grey/white with a black top on it.
As we’re going out tonight I will wear my black peep toe pumps with this.
The girl with the dragon tattoo – Stieg Larsson
Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared without a trace more than forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to try to discover what happened to her. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist recently sidelined by a libel conviction, to investigate. Blomkvist is aided by the pierced and tattooed computer prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption on their way to discovering the truth of Harriet Vanger’s fate.
This book is the first of three, also called the Milennium Trilogy. They are all three on the bestsellers list in Holland for months now and I’ve heard many people talking about how good these books are. Stieg Larsson is a Swedisch writer who died before these books were published, he never knew how successful they are. The first 50 pages (of 560) were a bit hard to get through but necessary for the story that follows but after that it was thrilling till the last page, a real pageturner. I already have the other two books but will read a different book first. But I’m looking forward to reading the other 2.
What’s for dinner:
Yesterday I was home late and didn’t feel like cooking so I made a bagel with low fat cream cheese and avocado.