We went to the vet yesterday and Bella is as healthy as a dog can be. As we don’t want puppies we are going to fix her. Best is to do this before she is in heat the first time. This means she’s going into surgery on September 2nd. After that she has to take it easy for a week: no running and no jumping. That’s going to be a challenge because that’s what she does almost the entire day long.
This weekend I’ve got a 11K (6.8 miles) run scheduled. I have never run a longer distance than 10K (6.2 miles). To be honest I’m a bit nervous, after this week there is one more 9K (5.6 miles) run next week but after that it’s always 10K or more.
I’m going to do it on Sunday morning and use the run-walk-run method. Time isn’t important, what’s important is that I run this distance. Normally I do my long run on Saturday morning but R. leaves early in the morning and I don’t want Bella to be alone in the weekend if it’s not necessary. This is because she stays home alone 2 days a week now and for me that’s enough. After all she’s still a puppy.
Yesterday morning when the alarm went off, I really didn’t want to go running. But then I remembered reading many blogs Wednesday about running that inspired me that I decided to go. It wasn’t the best run ever but it was okay. Had to do 20 minutes according plan and just ran without watching pace.
Weather: cloudy, ± 16C / 60 degrees.
Distance: 2.9 K / 1.8 miles
Average time: 6:56 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
The final countdown:
Breakfast: 2 slices of bread with “filet americain” (kind of raw meat), an orange and soya milk vanilla.
Morning snack: a low fat sponge cake.
Lunch: 2 slices of bread with cheese and tomato, 2 kiwi’s and a low fat yogurt drink (flavour lime)
Afternoon snack: 3 fudges
Dinner: Chicken breasts, French fries and Mexican salad. You might wonder why I ate French fries: well it was in the plan. The plan has French fries on the menu every now and then. I did eat less than the plan suggested. Plan said 150 grams (don’t know how to recalculate that for my American readers) but I took 100 grams which was plenty for me. Personally I like this because I know I get some “fast food” every now and then and won’t be tempted to eat it if it’s not in the plan.
Evening: a small glass of red wine.
Calories: 1545 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 257 (2.9 K run)
Notes: Been on my eating plan and tracking calories for a week and I find the tracking part easy this time.. The meals taste all very well and I am never really hungry. I also lost weight but won’t mention that earlier than in my August recap. First week = SUCCES!
Fran’s daily outfit:
Thursday day off = casual.
You might have noticed I don’t photograph my face a lot, that’s because I think I never look nice in pictures. I did put my face on this photo because I went to the hairdresser and coloured my hair and had a haircut.
365 days photo challenge:
Day 8 – Saturday July 31
Fruits bought at the farmers market.
Day 9 – Sunday August 1
Trying out a new running route by car.
Day 10 – Monday August 2
My hydrangeas blooming, I love these.
Day 11 – Tuesday August 3
Walking during lunchbreak at work.
Day 12 – Wednesday August 4
Dinner with my best friend K.
Day 13 – Thursday August 5
At the hairdresser. I hide behind my book on purpose because let’s be honest: who wants to be caught in the act like that with paint in your hair 🙂
Day 14 – Friday August 6
My motivation wall with my medals, my goals, my training schedule, a schedule for my eating plan and an action plan which is more a reminder (eat less, move more, drink water, sleep enough).