Monday, June 23, 2008


Hi all,

well another weekend has bitten the dust. Gee they come quickly and go even more quickly.

After my magnificent run on Saturday (of which I did walk some sections - I'm not fit enough to run for an hour non-stop yet) I caught up with a friend who was visiting Adelaide for the weekend. She is living in Whyalla (due to her WH's work) until August so it was nice to see her for a cup of tea and a chat. I actually wanted to take a bottle of bubbly over but thought better of it as we both could have ended up quite tipsy.

Dad's birthday dinner was lovely. WARNING!! to the All Females competitors: Put down your lean protein and salad or your black tea or coffee and move away from the computer screen NOW.

Ok to everyone's what we had: peppered ham in puff pastry (nibbles); home made chicken soup (my mum makes the best) with noodles and dumplings; veal schnitzel (yes veal!! a true schnitzel is NEVER made from beef); shallow fried gnocci; mushy peas (home made); crumbed cauliflower and some steamed veg. For dessert mum made a walnut torte and sweet cream cheese in puff pastry rolls. The food was divine and it took a lot of willpower to eat only a moderate portion :-)

We lazed around home on Sunday and just got the domestic chores done. Nothing exciting.

WH is home sick with the winter lurgy so circumstances made it impractical to go out for my morning exercise or to use the exercise room. Was this a problem?? No sirree (shaking head). I moved a set of heavy dumbbells and a set of light dumbbells into the study and did another circuit style workout of the following:

Squats x 15r (heavy)
Bent Over Rows x 12r (heavy)
Static Lunges x 15r (light)
Push-ups x 12r (from my knees - have lost a lot of fitness here)
Stiff Legged Deadlifts x 15r (heavy)
Lat Raises x 12r (light)

4 circuits completed and MOST body parts worked. Thats one for me :-)

Hope your week is shaping up to be a good one. Cheers all


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