Off on a run around mosvannet! The loop around the lake is 3 km, but I’m doing two loops with my hiking friend – giving 4×4 intervals a shot. That is 10 min warmup, followed by 4 min of hard running, and 3 min light running (recovery) four times. Here we go!
Yesterday was date night! Went out for dinner with J after enduring 55 brutal minutes of spin class. I really wish I enjoyed exercise more – while I love the feeling of accomplishment afterwards, and the post-sweating-buckets glow, I really wish I could be one of those people who love pushing their bodies and revel in physical activity.
Anyway, dinner was great! Went to Renaa, a fairly new restaurant here, and they had so many delicious-sounding menu items. We ended up splitting the steak tartare (don’t be afraid of raw beef, it’s DIVINE! Sorry, vegetarians), then my dining partner had halibut with mushrooms, and I had a chicken and coucous tagine.
The best olives I’ve ever tasted. Ever.
J’s halibut. Yummy!
Outfit. Ugh, I know, awkward myspace mirror photo.
My friend Elisabeth and I have started hiking on Sundays when the weather’s decent and we’re both free. Living in Stavanger, Norway has definite benefits – we’re very close to gorgeous nature, and hiking trails of varying difficulty abound.
This Sunday we went to Lifjell – great views!
I’ve decided to make some changes. I haven’t been on in months, mainly because I’ve been a bit ashamed that I
a) haven’t been losing weight
b) haven’t been following WW point
c) CERTAINLY hasn’t had a realistic approach to this so-called marathon training.
So, some announcements. Obviously, I’m not going to run a marathon in late September. I still have no idea what I was thinking. I’ve been reading a lot of Healthy Living blogs, and everyone’s just so motivated, consistent – and actually make their goals. I, on the other hand, have been running (jogging) just every once in a while. And I’m OK with that. I’ve readjusted my expectations and come to the conclusion that I’m going to take this slow. I want to live healthy (but still fun!) lifestyle, and I will run a marathon at one point in my life (even if I just walk) but it will not be now.
Instead, I’ve registered for a 10K in Stavanger next weekend. Much more realistic.
In other news, summer is coming to an end here. Sad panda. I spent a wonderful 3 weeks in Thailand with J – and as a lovely last hurrah, I’m off to Kalkan, Turkey in mid-September. FUN TIMES AHEAD.
These past two weeks have been good, though – my eating’s not great, but not awful either – and I’ve been working out 4-5 times each week.