This week is national fundraising week for the Dutch cancer foundation. I’ve been a volunteer for a few years now. After my Dad died of cancer I wanted to contribute something to the foundation so they can do more research at this terrible disease. Every first week in September I go by houses in two streets near my house to collect money for the foundation which I did tonight. Luckily the people in my town are very generous and I get some money everywhere I stop.
Busy times have started for me, like for most of you too, especially at work. This means I don’t have as much free time left as during Summer but that’s okay. So if I don’t read your posts shortly after you posted them, don’t worry, I definitely will catch up on all of you in weekends. Just wanted you to know, it’s not lack of interest, just being busy.
I didn’t workout Saturday and Sunday but I did take a walk with Bella on both days. The weather has been perfect the last couple of days so walking was a pleasure. On Sunday R. joined us which was fun. We met some chicken and some gooses during our walk:
This week I’m back at normal training for the next 3 weeks and started this morning with training 1 of week 9 of my half marathon plan. I went out at 5.30 am in the dark and came home in the dark. Sun doesn’t get up till around 7 am these days. I took a new route because the one I usually run has no lights and I can’t see a thing. During Winter I will run through my town which isn’t a problem because at this time not many people are up yet so it’s nice and quiet. I watched my pace and speed up two times during the run for 4 minutes each. I felt very good this morning and really enjoyed this run.
Weather: dark, light wind, 15C/59 degrees
Distance: 5.2 K / 3.2 miles
Average time: 6:46 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Dire Straits – Money for nothing.
Weekly review week 35:
Monday: WII Fit, 45 minutes, burned 157 calories.
Tuesday: Pilates, 55 minutes, burned 125 calories.
Wednesday: Running, 5K/3.1 miles, 33 minutes, burned 445 calories.
Thursday: Walking, 36 minutes, burned 147 calories.
Friday: Running, 6.55K/4 miles, 45 minutes, burned 576 calories.
Saturday: Walking, 33 minutes, burned 120 calories.
Sunday: Walking, 54 minutes, burned 124 calories.
Time: 5 hours and 1 minute.
Distance: 11.55 K / 7.1 miles
Burned calories: 1694
The final countdown:
A salad of chicory, apple, smoked bacon, carrots, raisins and light crème fraîche with some bread. This was a delicious salad.
Calories: 1625 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 120 (daily exercise not counted)
Vegetable soup with toast.
Calories: ? (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 124 (daily exercise not counted)
Note: In the afternoon I stopped counting after eating too much chocolate and biscuits at my afternoon tea. I felt fat for the rest of the day. Really need to pay more attention to the weekend and don’t let old habits take over again.
Fran’s daily outfit:
Not very happy with today’s outfit but I couldn’t decide what to wear this morning. Going back to putting my clothes ready the evening before so I don’t have to think about what to wear in the morning with my sleepy head.