Andrea asked me what brand my new running jacket is: Asics. I love Asics running clothes and usually buy this brand.
Saturday afternoon I watched some TV shows that I recorded and took a nap. After my long run on Saturday I’m having trouble staying awake in the evening and I thought that a nap wouldn’t hurt and it didn’t. Saturday night we watched a movie: Hachi (see below).
Yesterday R. was to a motor show with his brother so it was just me and Bella. We took a nice long walk because the weather was wonderful and again I watched some TV shows.
Today I got permission from my manager to get a team together with co-workers. I’m going to form a business team with at least 5 and maximum 10 people and together we will run the Dam tot Damloop in September which is 16.1K (10 miles). I already got 7 people (myself included), all runners. The fee will be paid by my company and we can also order team shirts. I already look forward to this, will be so much fun to do this together.
Woohoo: double workout today!
I tried to do two workouts in a day for the first time. This morning I got up at 5.10 am to do my short run of the week: 3.2K (2 miles). I had to run at a pace of 7:56/km but I decided not to watch my pace and just run at a pace that felt comfortable for me. It has been a while since I ran before work but I loved it again immediately.
After work I went to the gym and did my strength workout of the week: legs, chest and abs. Maybe it’s my imagination but after 4 strength and Pilates workouts it seems as if my legs already benefit of this. Is this possible?
And to make things complete I walked Bella for 25 minutes after dinner.
Good, good day! 🙂
Weather: dark, dry, not much wind, 9C/48 degrees.
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 7:11 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Madonna – Like a virgin.
Weekly review week 2 (January 10-16):
|Monday||Strength: legs, chest and abs||31 minutes||123|
Walk with Bella: 30 minutes
Walk with Bella: 40 minutes
|1 hour 11 minutes||799|
|Sunday||Walk with Bella: 40 minutes|
|Total workouts||17.6 K /
|3 hours and
Syl’s Challenge: workout 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes. Succes!
Weight Watchers weekly review
It’s no use to post my weekly review because I didn’t track on Saturday. Somehow I forgot and noticed by the end of the day I didn’t track. By that time I didn’t want to anymore and decided to let it go. Because of that I didn’t track on Sunday either. But it’s going great. I’ve lost weight two weeks in a row.
Sunday January 16
Pork meat with mushrooms and onions made in the oven, baked potatoes, green beans.
Warning: this is not a low calorie picture! Dessert: Poire Belle Helène (new recipe).
Monday January 17
Mashed potatoes with endive, a bit of bacon, walnuts and saucage.
An American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.
This movie is based on a true story. The story has been made an American story, the true Hachiko lived in Japan from 1923-1935. I cried and cried watching this movie. As a dog lover myself I know how attached dogs can be to you. Every day this dog waited at the train station till the day he died. Talk about love and devotion! I would hardly recommend you to watch this movie but if you cry easily at movies: get your tissues ready.