This weekend I’m home alone. R. left Thursday afternoon, he’s in Italy (Imola) at a motor exhibition. He goes there every year in September with his brother and will be back Monday morning. This means I can do whatever I want this weekend and the plan is to catch up on some movies that are on my recorder.
Question: anyone watched Glee last season? Season 1 is starting here next Tuesday and I think I might like it. Do you like it and why?
Some of you requested for the recipe of the chicken with mango which I ate last Monday. So here it is, it’s really easy and very tasteful. Recipe is for 1 person.
100 gram (3.53 ounces) chicken breast
150 gram (5.29 ounces) mango
50 gram (1.76 ounces) bean sprouts
1 pepper (red, green or yellow, I used a red one)
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
100 ml (0.02 gallons) consommé (clear soup)
150 gram (5.29 ounces) cooked unpolished rice or brown rice
Slice all the ingredients in pieces. First bake the chicken (I used a wok) in the olive oil and add after that the pepper, onion, garlic, bean sprouts and mango. Add the consommé and add black or white pepper for taste. Let the dish cook for a few minutes and serve it with the rice.
Thursday morning I did my run early in the morning, it was the short run of the week. I had a meeting from 9 am till 3 pm and the running helped me a lot because I had energy all day and no sleepy moments during the meeting. The run itself was nice and went fine.
Weather: dark, light wind, 15C/59 degrees
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 6:50 /km
Average speed: 8.8 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Angie Stone – Wish I didn’t miss you.
Yesterday I went to the gym after work to do a short cardio session. Didn’t want to push myself as my long run was scheduled for today. I didn’t feel like strength so choose cardio instead. I did a total of 30 minutes. I did walk during lunch for 30 minutes too which makes a total of 60 minutes for the day.
This morning my long run was scheduled “only” 10K. When I got up my lower back was hurting (from Pilates last Tuesday) and I didn’t really want to go. But I grapped myself together and went. It was a tough run. The first 5K went fine but between 6 and 7K I had trouble keeping focussed. I was ready to quit around 7K because I could take a turn and go home but I thought of all of you who wouldn’t quit and said to myself I could do it and decided to move on. From that point till around 8.5K running went smoothly, I walked two times after 8.5K and made it to 10K. To my surprise I even ran a new PR, beat my old record with a few seconds. I’m not satisfied with how this run went but I’m proud that I didn’t quit and finish it.
Weather: sunny, light wind, 18C/64 degrees
Distance: 10 K / 6.2 miles
Average time: 7:07 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Gloria Gaynor – I will survive
The final countdown:
A Chinese meal “Foe yong hai” with 3 eggs and vegetables.
Calories: 1648 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 91 (daily exercise not counted)
After a meeting that took most of the day I was tired and did my grocery shopping before dinner. I picked up a salad at the store which I didn’t finish completely. Lately I prefer home made food above complete meals from the supermarket.
Calories: 1724 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 283 (daily exercise not counted)
Note: Bad, bad, bad: had 3 slices of cake during the meeting, ate it because I was bored during some presentations.
Made an ovendish of spinach, mashed potatoes with garlic, a boiled egg and some cheese but after 2 bites I threw it away, it was very tasteless. Had yogurt with muesli and blueberries instead.
Calories: 1674 (goal 1500-1700).
Calories burned: 143 (daily exercise not counted)
Fran’s daily outfit:
365 days photo challenge:
Day 44 – Sunday September 5
Sunday walk with R. and Bella
Day 45 – Monday September 6
Fundraising for the Dutch cancer foundation
Day 46 – Tuesday September 7
My bike which I don’t use enough, mostly for going to the gym and back.
Day 47 – Wednesday September 8
One of the gifts for K., Marcelle and Syl. Wonder what it is … 🙂
Day 48 – Thursday September 9
The lovely miss Bella
Day 49 – Friday September 10
Day 50 – Saturday September 11
Received my race bib for Sunday’s (September 19th)