In my last post I told you I wanted to eat more vegetables and fruits. Especially at the weekend I don’t eat enough of these. A few weeks ago I saw an advertisement in a cooking magazine for the beebox. The beebox is a box filled with biological fruits and vegetables that are in season and come from local farmers. The box is delivered at home every Thursday night which means I need to use most of the products during the weekend because they are still fresh.
It also means I will get vegetables I don’t buy often myself. I like almost every fruit and vegetable so that won’t be a problem. I used to plan my weekly meals on Sunday but have to switch that to Wednesday. I get an email on Wednesday with the content of the box and I can plan my meals then.
I have had something like this a couple of years ago when I went to a farm every week to buy a bag with fruits and vegetables. I liked this very much but stopped because I had to drive to that farm every Saturday morning and after a while there were biological products in the bag but they were from countries all over the world. That still doesn’t make a difference for the environment if it had to be flown in.
Here’s my box this week. I will post the content of it every week from now on.
Beebox content week 36:
Potatoes, thyme, onion, spinach, celery, cucumber, blueberries, salad, cress, pears, prumes, bread and appel-strawberry juice.
So about running …. It’s no secret I have been struggling the past year, a lot! I’m not someone to whom running comes naturally. It takes a lot of effort. If I don’t run at least twice a week, I almost immediately have a setback in my condition.
Back in 2009 when I first started running I enjoyed it very much. I hardly ever skipped runs and I finished every training as it had to be done. Yes I was slow but I always looked forward to the next run.
But this past year I’m not enjoying it very much. Not sure what caused this, maybe I moved on to a new distance too soon too fast every time or maybe it’s something else. I really don’t know. I had some brief thoughts lately about quitting completely but rejected those thoughts quickly. I’m not giving up that easily. Running is the only sport I have been doing this long and I’m not throwing away 4 years of running.
What to do to get back my joy in running, get back the feeling of looking forward to the next run. I still don’t know but I need to try something because it doesn’t happen overnight.
Back in 2009 I started running using a program called Start to Run and that program helped me run a 5K in 3 months. I am going back to that program but start in week 5 because I don’t need to start completely at the bottom, I have kept on running at least once a week lately. The program has podcasts with music but I remember that I didn’t like the music much back then. I also have the book that goes with the program and has the schedules in it. I will use my Garmin to set up the intervals and run with my own music. I signed up for a 5K race on October 27 to have a goal to work towards too.
If this works I’m going to continue training for a couple of 5K’s this Winter and move on to the 10K in Spring. After that … we’ll see.
I truly hope that this will be the last time I have “to start over” and that running becomes something I enjoy again. I can understand if you get bored by hearing this same story over and over again from me, trust me I’m getting bored with it too. But the other option is quitting and I’m not doing that!
Wish me luck!
Wednesday September 4
Dish out of the cook book Jamie in 15 minutes: Greek chicken with couscous and tzatziki. Not the first time I made this and still delicious.
Thursday September 5
New recipe from one of my cooking magazines: Mexican rice with minced meat and vegetables. Not special and not much taste. Won’t be making this dish again.