We have so much rain on Sunday, it started raining Saturday night till Monday morning. There was never a dry moment yesterday and it wasn’t the drizzling kind of rain. No, it was raining hard! There were a lot of troubles in the country because of the heavy rain. I couldn’t even go out for a walk with Bella, it was raining too hard.
Today I got another cook book in the mail:
The new Jamie Oliver. Jamie’s cook books are my favorite by far. This one is all about cooking cheap delicious meals. I took a short look and the meals look very good.
I don’t have to do that (anymore) is a mantra my dear friend Shelley uses and she suggested I use that more often for myself too. I often feel guilty when I skip a run, workout, walk with Bella but why? Because I don’t have to do that. I do it because I enjoy it most of the times and days I don’t feel like it. Well those days happen, no need to feel guilty about it.
I don’t have to run races and I don’t have to run in the rain early in the morning when it’s dark. So when I checked the weather forecast yesterday for today’s run it wasn’t clear if it would be dry. But where I usually stay in bed when it rains and do nothing, today I had two sets of workout clothes ready: 1 for running and 1 for a home workout. I decided yesterday that if it would rain I would put in a DVD and workout in my living room. Because I can do that and I wanted to do that. But when I got up this morning it was dry and I went for that run. But it felt good to make that decision and had created a choice for myself this morning.
I did figure out something though the past days: I need daily exercise. Because till Monday I didn’t workout and didn’t walk with Bella much and my body protested: my lower back started hurting and I got headaches. Both things I had a lot when I didn’t get much exercise a couple of years. Exercising is good for my body, I feel better by doing that. And feeling good is something I definitely want for myself.
Monday: Chalean Extreme
Push Circuit 3, 32 minutes.
Weights workout, chest and leg exercises. Great workout!
I went for a dry run this morning and it was a good one. Felt good when I got home. Pace I had in mind for this run was 6:40
Distance: 4.5 K / 2.8 miles
Running: 2-3-6-6-7 minutes.
Paces: 6:24 – 6:18 – 6:20 – 6:39 – 6:38
Weather: dry, not much wind, 9C (48 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Robbie Williams – Please don’t die
Sunday October 15
Time to try the cavolo nero: I made a package of it with red pepper and radish, some garlic and red onion. I put some butter on top and added white wine and put in in the oven for 25 minutes. In the meantime I grilled a small steak to go with it. It was good, cavolo tastes a bit like kale.
Monday October 14
I made a Greek salad by Nigella, using the lettuce and half of the fennel root from the Beebox. It was the first time I made this salad and it was very good. I cooked the potatoes from the Beebox yesterday and baked them today. We had a thin slice of pork meat with this.
Tuesday October 15
I made a pasta dish from my new cook book. I used carrot, fennel root, blanced celery, onion, garlic tomatoes and the meat from two pork sausages for the sauce. It was delicious.