My recovery week is almost over and I’m glad I added this to my workout schedule. Even though I did exercise during the week I can feel my body is more rested and relaxed. Next week I get back to my half marathon training schedule for the next 3 weeks and then have a new recovery week.
Today I received a trial issue of Shape Magazine in the mail. I have to start reading it but took a sneak preview and already love it. We don’t have that kind of magazines here in Holland which is a pity because these kind of magazines really interest me. I’m also interested in Oxygen Magazine and Women’s Health.
My question for you is if you read these magazines: what’s your favorite and why.
Thursday was my rest day but for the 20 minutes a day challenge I had to get some activity in. I took a walk with Bella. When I wanted to go it started to rain so I waited and about an hour later it was dry and the sun was shining again. It was a nice walk.
Yesterday I had another run on the calendar. A run in Amersfoort in a totally new area of the city. It was held for the first time. The organization could have been better but I give them credit because they did it for the first time. The run was supposed to start at 7 pm but when I got there I heard that it would start at 7.30 pm so had to wait a little longer. I choose 6.6K as a distance but my Garmin gave 6.55K when I crossed the finish line. The weather was perfect, a little bit of sunshine, not much wind and a perfect temperature for running. I decided to run this one on a comfortable pace and not to overdue myself and that worked pretty well. I didn’t finish fast but happy and satisfied.
Next event: Ladies run “Dam tot Damloop” Amsterdam, September 19th.
Weather: sunny, light wind, 20C/68 degrees
Distance: 6.55 K / 4 miles
Average time: 6:54 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Cindy Lauper – Girls just wanna have fun.
The final countdown:
Noodles with vegetables and 2 baked eggs.
Calories: 1998 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 445 (daily exercise not counted)
Note: Went over my daily goal. Reason: one of the managers graduated and got his master and treated on pie, I had a little piece of apple pie Wednesday morning.
Pasta with ham, Italian vegetables and red pasta sauce.
Calories: 1707 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 147 (daily exercise not counted)
A pasta salad with carrots, avocado, snow peas and walnuts.
Calories: 1445 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 576 (daily exercise not counted)
Note: I finished only half of my plate with the pasta salad. I didn’t want to eat too much because I had to run after dinner and I don’t like running on a full stomach. I did count the calories for the whole plate which means in total I ate less (to little) calories yesterday.
Fran’s daily outfit:
365 days photo challenge:
Day 36 – Saturday August 28
The bracelet I got in the mail from Syl.
Day 37 – Sunday August 29
Rain, rain, rain
Day 38 – Monday August 30
Bella loves company so when we sit at the dining table she wants to sit there too.
Day 39 – Tuesday August 31
My drawer for only my workout and running clothes (couldn’t think of anything else today)
Day 40 – Wednesday September 1
My company launched our new website today and I found this big bowl with liquorice on my desk. I put it in my bag immediately and gave it to R. to eat it.
Day 41 – Thursday September 2
“Volkstuinen” (People gardens). Don’t know if this is typical Dutch but If you have a very small garden or no garden at all you can rent a piece of land on this complex and (mostly) use it to grow vegetables and fruits on it.
Day 42 – Friday September 3
After the run with the shirt I got.
Day 43 – Saturday September 4
Trial issue of shape arrived.