The reunion last Saturday was super. I had such a great night. Almost everyone was present and it was so great to hear everyone’s stories about their lives. Everyone could get along with each other immediately and everybody was having a great time. A single girl and I were the only one that didn’t have kids but one of them kept the average up because she has 10 children. Some are divorced and in a second or third relationship. What was remarkable was that almost all of us didn’t have a father anymore. Most of our mothers are still alive. Because I come from a small village and most of our parents still live there, we all still have a connection to the village. I really enjoyed myself, it was such a fun night. I didn’t take photo’s myself but someone else did, still waiting for them.
My cold isn’t completely gone but it’s getting better day by day. Hopefully I’m a 100% by the end of the week.
It seems like I do nothing else than start over. Due to the cold I had last week, I have started the new training program again. My cold isn’t completely healed but I felt well enough to give running a try on Monday morning. It was a pretty slow run but it went okay, I did all the running parts as I was supposed too. Positive: my legs felt very fresh because I haven’t done much the past days. It’s a start and from this point I am just moving on.
Distance: 4.1 K / 2.5 miles
Running: 2-3-5-5-5 minutes.
Paces: 6:54 – 6:41 – 6:42 – 6:42 – 6:39
Weather: dry, hardly any wind, 10C (50 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Elvis – I just can’t help believing
Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, phase 1, workout 4, 33 minutes.
I really like these workouts: 4 circuits of 3 to 4 exercises that are repeated twice with 1 minute cardio in between. Today focus was mostly on back exercises.
Saturday September 14
I made lunch with the ciabatta bread, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese from the beebox, added some green pesto and put it in the oven for a while. I usually buy the cheep mozzarella but this was the real deal: the cheese was so tasty. Delicious lunch!
Sunday September 15
I had a butternut pumpkin in my Beebox this week and decided I would make a soup of it. I have never made anything with pumpkin myself. I used a recipe from the Beebox website. I followed everything but I think the measurements were wrong because there was way too much cayenne pepper in the soup. It was so freaking hot, I didn’t finish my bowl and threw the rest away. But I did taste the pumpkin a little and it’s definitely worth making something else with pumpkin someday.
Monday September 16
Pork chop with cooked potatoes and rainbow carrots (yellow, orange and red carrots) from the Beebox. I cooked the carrots first and roasted them after that in the oven with some olive oil, honey and cumin powder -> delicious!
Tuesday September 17
Made a recipe from Ainsley Harriott’s Feel Good cook book: sausage (pork) with a potato tortilla and tomato salsa. Yum!