Monday dinner: Madrascurry with chicken and banana. New recipe from Ainsley Harriott’s Gourmet Express 2. Recipes of Ainsley seldom disappoint me and this one did neither: delicious. Instead of a sharp curry paste I used tikka masala paste which made it a bit sweeter.
The rest of the week my dinners were pretty boring and not worth showing.
Sunday I have my first race of this year. I signed up for the 10K but last weekend I decided I wasn’t quite ready. I could have run it but I would rather run a race I know I can do. I emailed the organization if I could switch to the 5K distance which wasn’t a problem. I’ve run this race before in 2010 only that day I did do the 10K. The weather forecast isn’t pretty, lots of rain for the next 2 weeks. If it’s really bad Sunday I might skip it but I don’t expect that.
I don’t think I’ve had so many compliments on an outfit as I had last Tuesday. Especially the shoes were an eye catcher. This is a new outfit and I felt very good in it too.
Update on the robbery I mentioned on my blog last Monday. They catched all suspects: 3 boys of age 13, 15 and 17. Unbelievable, especially since it was an armed robbery.
Yesterday I had a vitality workshop at work. I’ve been asked, with other colleagues, to brainstorm how we get the people in our company healthier. We get a health check every 3 years and the last results showed that 49% of the people that work at my company have overweight (350 employees), 57% doesn’t eat healthy and 28% doesn’t exercise enough.
Our company wants to become a healthy company and they are going to work on a plan how to achieve that. First we had a presentation and after that we were separated in groups to come up with ideas how to achieve this.
I have to say I really enjoyed this because living a healthy life and exercise is high on my priority list. And I hope that I get the opportunity to help in this in the future. One of the ideas of my group was to make a company website with, for example, health tips and a forum where colleagues can find each other to workout, run, bike or walk together and where they can post running or biking events. I would love to help out with that.
I think it’s great that my company thinks a healthy lifestyle is important and is willing to help the employees to get a healthy lifestyle.
It was also Secretary’s day yesterday. Most years my boss forgets this and I don’t remind him of it. He has to think of it himself, the rest of the year I’ll remind him of everything. But he didn’t forget yesterday and got me some nice orange flowers.
Am halfway with the back of the sweater I’m making. Made some progress this week.
Have a great weekend!