My week was completely uneventful, but the weekend was just how I like them.
Friday night we went out for dinner for my daughter’s birthday. It was a few days ago, but with the wedding last weekend the birthday took a back seat.
I did my long run on Saturday morning, through the streets of Paris. I started early and avoided most of the crowds. It also turned out much sunnier than expected. In short, a glorious run (check back on Tuesday for a post with details & more Paris pictures).
After I came home and ate ALL THE FOOD, I ended up having an afternoon to myself. Both kids and my husband were out so I spent 2 hours doing housework. We were planning on having friends over for drinks so the house had to be picked up. I was on a roll. Amazing how much you can get done with no interruptions.
We had friends over for drinks…
…then walked to a near by restaurant. It had been quite a while since we had seen each other so it was great catching up, even if two of the wives finally couldn’t make it.
I always sleep poorly after my long runs, so while I went to bed late, I was up by 6 a.m. At least it allowed me to do some cooking and blogging. It was great catching up with so many people over the virtual coffee date.
While I did travel one day this week, I still managed to get in 5 days of fitness.
- Monday : 7,5 K running with sprints.
- Tuesday : Squats + Jillian Michaels 6 pack video (I LOVE this 35 minute video)
- Wednesday : Off (international travel)
- Thursday : 8K running.
- Friday : Off. I usually take the day off before my long run.
- Saturday : 22 miles / 35+ km.
- Sunday : Upper body weights at the gym + ab work and stretching. My tired legs needed it !
Fall is definitely here. This weekend there were tons of geese on the pond near where I run. I have never seen so many, I am assuming they are migrating.
….and my running route is literally a mine field. Not only do I have to tread lightly and be careful not to twist my ankle, but there are so many chestnuts that fall off the tree, you have to be very careful not to get hit. Several have fallen right in front of me, or behind me.
I spent Sunday afternoon doing college things with my daughter, then started Orange is the New Black. I know, I am very behind the times ! And that is a wrap !
Tell me one thing about your week! Do you watch Orange is the new black ? Any big plans this week ?