Saturday morning…back in my groove

This guy woke me up at 6:15 this morning. As soon as he hears the birds chirping, he wakes us up… Arrgh.

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But I was GLAD  it was Saturday. This week was a LONG week at work, with some ups and downs. It  threw my whole workout schedule off as well as my eating.  Now I feel back in the groove and took some time to enjoy “me time” this morning.

I got up early (I had no choice because of the cat), had breakfast and did some meal planning. I had some toast with butter, half a mashed banana, yogurt and coffee,  big change from my usual pancake breakfast.

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The advantage of being up early means I can get my run in early. Steam was coming off the pond in the Vincennes forest where I run. My foot (technically achilles tendon) is still slightly bothering me, but I did 9 km anyway. I would have liked to have done more but didn’t want to push it.

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I picked up some fresh bread, newspaper and new Runner’s World magazine on the way home. I spent a good part of the morning reading.


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And was so excited to read all about  the Paris marathon which is tomorrow. The route is 3 minutes from our house, se we always go and see it. My brother in law is running it so we are going to go and encourage him. Go Adrien !

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Have a great weekend everyone !



Comments: 2

  1. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm Reply

    What a lovely way to start the weekend! The Vincennes looks beautiful! Will have to put that on my list for the next time I visit (whenever that is).
    I’m starting to have issues with my Achilles as my heal gets better. I think it has something to do with my new orthotics. Been stretching and icing. I think the icing actually really helps because when I don’t do it I notice a difference. It’s weird, though, because I can’t think of why it would be inflamed. You said icing helps yours a lot, right?

    • Karen - French Inspiration April 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm Reply

      Hi Stephanie, yes icing has really helped. I ice then I massage it with an anti inflammatory cream for about 10 minutes. Its right at the spot where the tendon attaches to the heel. I am very careful with not stretching it too much…. I would ask your podiatrist.

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