Weekend away from home

It was school vacation for the past 2 weeks for my children, so we took a long weekend and went to my mother in law’s for four days. Got up early Thursday for the 5 hour drive.

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She lives in the Charentes region, where they make Cognac, in the middle of the vineyards. My brother in law, sister in law and their children were there, so we had a nice family weekend. It poured the first couple days, with blistery winds, so we didn’t do too much. Got the kids out but not as much as we would have liked.

It was filled with lots of food, and not enough exercise. I did however catch up on some much needed sleep. We ate very well as usual !



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Cheese, oysters (not for me).

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We had one fantastic morning of springlike weather, so I went for a long walk with my sister in law. She finished after the 7th km, and I ran three more. It was so nice out, I just wanted to keep on going, but was afraid of pushing my foot / achilles tendon too much, so I stopped after 1’20”.




There were three cats.

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Back home this evening, in time to prepare food for my upcoming week.


What was your weekend like ? Springlike weather where you are ?

Comments: 2

  1. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm Reply

    Sounds like a lovely little visit. Can’t wait for spring! Still in the single digits here. How did you do with your detox? Were you able to follow it while away or did you give yourself a bit of a break knowing it would be difficult since you weren’t at home? How did the foot do after the walk/run?

    • Karen - French Inspiration March 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm Reply

      Hi Stephanie… foot is feeling great. 10k is my limit, then it starts feeling funny so I don’t push it. Detox – not so good. Going to post week 2 recap soon.

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