Weekly wrap #6 : in between trips

It has been a busy week (but then again, when is it NOT a busy week ?) because I was in Istanbul for work. I left Tuesday, got back Thursday evening and am leaving this afternoon for the US. That left about 2,5 days and boy were they busy !

Even with travel, I did manage to exercise a little bit :

  • Monday : tired !
  • Tuesday: travel
  • Wednesday : 6 km run in  Istanbul along the Marmara sea
  • Thursday : travel
  • Friday : 9 km evening run
  • Saturday : 40 minutes of upper body weights & ab work at the gym
  • Sunday : 6, 7 km race

At the end of La Parisienne


Running along the Marmara Sea

















In addition to the exercise, the 2,5 days I was at home were jam packed :

Thursday evening I got back at 7:30 p.m. and had PTA from 8 to 11 p.m.

Friday I suffered through traffic to get to work early because I had early calls followed by meetings back to back. After work I did a ton of personal paperwork (taxes, school stuff, etc.) then went for my run. Did 3 loads of laundry. Cleaned the house (somewhat). Cooked (kind of). Started to pack for the US and watched a couple episodes of Downton Abbey.

On Saturday I got up really early because I am having my bathrooms retiled and the workers were coming at 8:15.


I then spent the rest of the morning cooking. I had a ton of fruits & veggies that had been on my counter for some time and didn’t want them to go to waste. As I knew no one would cook them while I was away, I spent a good 3 hours in the kitchen.

I had brought home apples from our country home a couple weeks back and they were just sitting there…. so I made applesauce, and loaded it with vanilla. It turned out great !


Scraping out the vanilla seeds


Creamy apple sauce

A big batch of roasted veggies, carrots & peppers.



Sweet potato patties from the 21 Day Sugar Detox Cook book. It is steam sweet potato, eggs, butter, a bit of gelatin and coconut flour. SO good !

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My lunch plate looked like this :



We went out Saturday night for a friend’s house warming party, and I didn’t drink (much) or (over) eat because I was up at 6 this morning to get ready for my race… recap to follow.

I am linking up with Hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap up link up. Be sure to check them out and share the blogger love with all the other fun ladies doing the link up !



How was your week ?

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Comments: 8

  1. Diane September 15, 2015 at 12:49 am Reply

    All you food creations look and sound wonderful!!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration September 16, 2015 at 3:05 am Reply

      Thanks ! I was particularly motivated.

  2. Kelli September 15, 2015 at 1:28 am Reply

    Wow, looks like a fabulous day in the kitchen! I enjoy cooking more as the weather turns cooler and I spend more time indoors. Have a great week!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration September 16, 2015 at 3:04 am Reply

      Fall is my favorite time for cooking. Ijust LOVE fall veggies and I am seriously addicted to butternut squash.

  3. HoHo Runs September 15, 2015 at 3:26 am Reply

    Your schedule from last week makes me tired! Your homemade apple sauce looks very yummy and sweet potatoes are a favorite. I look forward to reading your race recap. I hope you enjoy your trip to the US. Maybe you’ll get in some really good runs while you are here. I appreciate you linking up with us today!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration September 16, 2015 at 3:04 am Reply

      LOL. Makes me tired too, just reading it ! Luckily every week is not that crazy.

  4. Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin September 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm Reply

    You did have a busy week and still managed to get in 4 days of exercise! Way to go! I love sweet potatoes and those patties look just delish!!!! Look forward to hearing about you race! I wish you safe travels to the US and back! Have a great week!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration September 16, 2015 at 3:02 am Reply

      Thank you ! Having a great time in the US… summer like weather, I love it !

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