17. December 2012 by swissfitchick
Good morning!! Today we celebrate once again MIMM – Marvelous in my Monday hosted by the lovely Katie over at healthydivaeats.com, thank you!!
I had a busy AND chilly weekend, it was the perfect mix! Friday I woke up early and headed off to the gym for a heartpumping workout. Coming home, I cooked up some good fuel and checked emails, blogs, Skype and all the other virtualities.
After hardly getting over that fact that my flat needs some cleaning I did that unwillingly (while cursing the vacuum cleaner) and got picked up by Mom by lunchtime, to drive to Zurich for some shopping. What else is better than having a day off and spend it with Mom doing christmas shopping? But first, after arriving in Zurich, we sat down to have a cup of tea and a chat.
While Mom was despoiling expensive stores which clothes I can not afford, I made myself comfortable with a very rare cup of coffee and some important news.
I got my christmas present. SHOES.
I am not sure though how happy Sandro is about this picking. It’s kind of an issue that I just don’t have space left in my shoecupboard. That means I just leave the ones I use currently spreaded around on the floor. Hm.
After powershopping for several hours, when the day was already dark, we sat down to celebrate our findings with a drink.
I was knocked out after that day and wanted to be home and chill. But we did agree with our friends, that we would meet them at the christmasmarket a short drive away from Zurich and will go to the attached party later on. I was really not feeling like this – but once I got there, had my first hot spiced wine, and saw all the friends, everything was good. We strolled around the market for quite some time and then headed off to the party for some fun and dancing.
These events took place in the little village close to Zurich where Sandro grew up. As we both had drinks, we planned to stay overnight at his parents place. They own such a beautiful house there and I always enjoy staying there.
It was raining hard when we woke up so we decided a chilling Saturday should be happening. We just went for a walk before breakfast instead of a run and returned very soon as we were craving the breakfast that was ready. I loved it.
Sandro had another dinner party with his boys in the evening so I returned home to Zurich in the afternoon. It was SO peaceful, to just know that I could go home on a Saturday afternoon/night, alone and with no plans at all. I grabbed a salad on the way for dinner and sneaked in a short spinning/HIITcircuit before the couch soaked me in completely 🙂 I called it a night when I sat down with dinner and my favorite christmas movie.
Sunday was racetime again!! This time it was the christmas-race here in Zurich, 8,6km. Sandro was with me again to support me and to take pictures and even 2 friends from the Crossfit team showed up to cheer. I made it a tradition and wore my pink shoelace as a hairband again 🙂 and even colored my nails in pink.
I made it in about 44:39, I don’t have the official time yet, anyway this is not so important to me. I loved the race, the route led downtown through all the christmas lights, passing by christmas markets where people stood, cheering, drinking hot punch and christmas songs in the background. It was lovely!
Even though it wasn’t a long distance, I felt really exhausted after the race. I think I did really challenge myself, but did not eat enough. I had a funny stomach and trouble to feed my body. Still, Sandro and me cooked a nice dinner, which I had to pass over the half to him though. I just didn’t feel like food. But at least I had a small fuel before the night.
So that was my Weekend – happy Monday and have a great start into the new week!!