July is almost over, can you believe how fast time flies by. Life is kind of boring right now, not much happening so not much to tell about. It’s vacation season here in Holland so social life is quiet.
But in August I’ve got some fun things to look forward too.
August is also the start of the second half of the race season for me, will get back to that tomorrow in my July recap of my workout goals and weight challenge.
This weekend is going to be a quiet one too. Already got my run in this morning, have to go to the farmer’s market to get some fruit for next week and tomorrow morning we’re going to my Mom for coffee. Besides that it’s relaxing time.
Have a great weekend!
This morning I had to do my long run of the week: 9K. I didn’t feel as great as last week. I had a walking break at 2.3 and 4.6K but at that point I was kind of tired so switched to 6 minutes running and 1 minute walking break and that helped me to make it.
Before I used the run-walk-run method I would shorten my run on days I didn’t feel great but not today. I wanted to do that 9K and I did. And even though I took some walking breaks I was one minute faster than the last time I ran a 9K so I’m happy with myself. This method really seems to work for me.
Weather: cloudy with some rain along the way, ± 16C / 60 degrees.
Distance: 9 K / 5.6 miles
Average time: 7:05 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
The final countdown:
Breakfast: two whole wheat crackers with jam, low-fat vanilla soft curd cheese, an orange and Earl Grey tea.
Morning snack: a “Fruitkick” it’s a bar of grains and dried fruit.
Lunch: a sandwich with tuna in a bit of light mayonnaise with cucumber. At work I bought a small salad with a little bit of tuna, green olives, walnuts, a little thousand islands dressing and I’ve bought a juice (tropical fruit flavour).
Afternoon snack: an apple which I had to share with Bella 🙂
Dinner: minced steak, couscous, stir-fried Italian vegetables.
Calories: 1640 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: None, that is I did walk Bella 4 times and cleaned the inside of my car but I only count the calories burned by working out. Everything else I consider normal daily exercise.
Notes: Haven’t been hungry and the food tasted very good. Have to be careful though with the toppings on my salad as olives, walnuts etc. because those calories can add up if I ain’t careful.
Fran’s daily outfit:
Sometimes Im really stupid. I’ve bought this mirror which is a bit too small to take good photo’s of my outfits. This morning I looked at my closet in the bedroom which has 3 sliding doors, 1 is a big mirror, and the light went on in my head: eureka! I can slide that mirror door to the right and I can take a photo that way (if I don’t slide it the bed is in the way). Why didn’t I think of that earlier? Friday’s photo is a bit out of focus, still not used to making photos this way, need more practice.
365 days photo challenge (day 3):
Day 3 – Monday July 26
My office where I work 4 to 5 days a week.
Day 4 – Tuesday July 27
I ran into this “mommy” cow with her calf when I was walking with Bella.
Day 5 – Wednesday July 28
At the market in my village I saw this two “Indians”. One of them was playing a flute and it was beautiful music. The sold all kinds of Indian stuff.
Day 6 – Thursday July 29
Weekly grocery shopping
Day 7 – Friday July 30
It speaks for itself that in my photo challenge there will be a photo of Bella, probably once a week.