As promised today I will announce the winners of the Pink Ribbon gifts. Of course you are all winners but unfortunately I have only 3 small gifts to give away. R. draw the winners for me and here they are:
Heidi of One Step at a time
Pendent to carry on your purse:
Amy of Fit and Fabulous after 40
Small pink bracelet:
Linzi of Beyond Destination 26.2
Congratulations with your price. If you email your address before Friday at email@example.com I will mail it to you on Saturday.
Workout goals November:
This month I’m going for a different approach concerning my workout goals. I’ve planned all my workouts for November in my organizer. The plan is simple: stick to the planned workouts. If I can’t do a workout due to other priorities, do it on a different day. The plan for November is as follows:
Running: 12 times.
Pilates: 4 times.
Strength training: 2 times.
Km/miles this month: 90 km / 56 miles
I know 2 strength sessions isn’t much but unfortunately due to vacation/appointments I can’t schedule more and running comes first before everything else.
Yesterday I had Pilates. We worked on the abs and the back. Those lower back exercises were tough. It was like “hello there muscles, didn’t know you were still here”. It was a great lesson. I love the classes where the abs and back are done more than the ones where we focus on the legs.
Today I picked up my half marathon training again after the recovery week last week. I had to run 40 minutes with 2 tempo runs of 4 minutes in it which I did. I’ve been doubting all afternoon if I should run outside or go to the gym for the treadmill because it was supposed to rain. When I got home it was dry and I ran outside of which I’m glad because it was perfect running weather.
Weather: dry, clouds, not too much wind, ± 13C/55 degrees.
Distance: 6.3 K / 3.9 miles
Average time: 6:57 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Lady Gaga – Just Dance.
A salad with orange and chicken breast spiced with Cajun herbs.
“Stamppot”: mashed potatoes with carrots and onions.
Daily summary Monday November 1st :
Watching:. Grey’s Anatomy
Reading: Women’s Health
News of the day:. Research showed that the Dutch people are happy with their life. They are happy with the house they live in, the environment they live in, their work and their social life. The highly educated people are more satisfied than the lower educated and the elderly. People who had a good education live longer, have less physical limitations and more confidence in the government.
I have to say that I’m one of those people, I’m very happy with my life as it is and happy where I live.
How about you: are you happy with your life and where you live?
Shoes of the day:
Daily summary Tuesday November 2nd :
Watching:. The Tudors
News of the day:. And another research: Dutch women aren’t emancipated. They don’t mind being a housewife and even when they are more liberated they don’t mind that most of the housework is done by them. Dutch women do more housework then the men and they don’t mind doing it. We think we can do it better than men.
I’m one of them. I have a fulltime job but I also do all the housekeeping, the grocery shopping and the cooking (but I love to cook) myself. I don’t have someone who helps me clean. R. has a physical heavy job while I have an office job. This means I’ve got more energy left at the end of the day. I don’t mind doing it, I look at it as extra exercise. Everything concerning renovation, painting, fixing things however is his job and I don’t help him with that.
How is this divided in your family?
Shoes of the day: