Sunday January 13, 2013: Mishmash

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Easy weekend, didn’t do much as watch some TV, read, cross-stitch, make puzzles and walk with Bella. Temperatures have dropped here since Thursday night and although it’s colder than the past couple of weeks, it’s gorgeous during the day: cold, not much wind, sunshine and blue skies.



I had 9 hours of sleep Friday night and felt a lot better on Saturday morning. I had already decided I would take a step back in my running schedule (I have built in some flexibility in my training schedule) and do the “long run” of week 3 again. This means I will redo week 4 next week because I have done just 1 training out of the 3 of that week.

It was cold but sunny, not much wind and I saw my first sunrise of 2013: perfect running weather. And except for a running nose it went very well and I was very happy I went afterwards.

Run-walk ratio: 7 – 7 – 14 , 2 minutes walking inbetween (28 minutes running, 6 minutes walking)
Weather: dry, sunny, no wind, 0C (32 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Time: 00:33:35
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Little River Band – Home on a Monday.

Today I decided that I would have an extra rest day. My cold is as good as gone and with an extra day of rest I’ll be refreshed for next week’s workouts.

Weekly workout review:

The first 2 weeks of this year didn’t go as I had planned. A cold got in the way which made me skip some workouts. But looking back has no use, this year has 50 more weeks and that’s a lot of weeks to have great workouts.



Breakfast (5 points): A croissant with strawberry jelly.

Lunch (6 points) two slices of whole wheat bread with an omelette of 1 egg with mushrooms.

Dinner (8 points): Beef tenderloin stir fried with green beans and some Asian sauces and honey, I had some brown rice with it.


Snacks: Apple-berry cake (3 points), no picture totally forgot but it was a WW recipe without adding sugar and not much butter. I wondered if it would taste well and surprisingly it did. I used half of the ingredients and have 5 pieces. I put 3 of them in the freezer. I also had 2 glassed of red wine (7 Points).


Breakfast (9 points): toasted bread with bacon, an egg and a tablespoon Hollandaise sauce.

Lunch (5 points): A pita bread filled with chicken, red pepper, salad and a tablespoon of yogurt dressing.


Dinner (9 points): used up some leftovers and made whole wheat pasta with zucchini, half a can of tomatoes, garlic, Italian herbs, ham and some Parmesan cheese.


Snacks: a piece of the apple-berry cake and a glass of red wine.

11 thoughts on “Sunday January 13, 2013: Mishmash

  1. Good for you for being so intune with your body that you knows when it needs rest and good on you for not beating yourself up for it, Great Attitude Fran!!

    Love the sunrise, so pretty. We are covered in snow, so much of it and it’s so cold, your weather looks so much more appealing. I have been working out in doors don’t want any injuries!

    Your food looks yummy!
    Have a great week Fran!

  2. Your photo of the blue, blue skies is so pretty. We have been inundated with grey skies and bad fog for three days now. I need to see some sun! Glad you are feeling better.

  3. That stir fry looks so good! I need to make one this week – such a great way to get a bunch of veggies in a meal.

    Glad your weekend was relaxing!

  4. Love your pictures! :-) I had HOPED to finish a cross stitch project this weekend but didn’t have a second to sit down and work on it! Oh well…..

    Great job with your activity levels!!!!

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