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
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.