A packed day (5k paced run) (more photos)

It’s been a very stressful day. But we kind of like it that way. We started by making whole wheat scones and strawberry jam for breakfast. The strawberries was from the freezer – we picked them last summer (I don’t know how it works everywhere else in the world, but here in Sweden there are many strawberry self-picking fields). After that we watched Biathlon, went to the dump, made a Swedish pastry called Semlor. It’s a kind of cardamom wheat bun with marzipan and cream as filling. Very tasty! I even did the marzipan myself. Since a year back I’ve been very back to basics. Me and my wife are tired of all the junk they put in the food we buy, so we want to do as much as we can ourselves. For example, we almost never buy bread anymore. It all takes a lot of more time, but it’s worth it. Nothing can compete with home made bread, jam, pastries – well, all kinds of food.

A little picture of my and Emmas saturday-evening sweets, the Swedish pastry "semla"

Later I did my 5k paced run. Against better knowing I did it outside instead of a treadmill. It was around 0 degrees. Almost everywhere I got grip, but I did have to be cautious all the time..

I only tried to make it below 20 minutes. Afterwards I felt that I could’ve done a little better, but hey – compared to how it went on my first time trials two weeks ago it’s quite ok 😉

When I got home I made Spaghetti and meatsauce. My wife is very close to delivery right now, so I must do as much as I can to relieve her – which I gladly do! (just in case she will read this ;)) Also, both our girls are sick, which leads to them needing more attention than usual..

Take care, and good luck with all the running out there 🙂

Detailed Garmin data

Day 12, sub 40 program
5K paced run – aim sub 20:00 5k

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR Cadence
1 1.0 3:57 3:57 159 169 91
2 1.0 4:00 4:00 169 174 92
3 1.0 3:49 3:49 174 179 93
4 1.0 3:52 3:52 177 181 93
5 1.0 3:52 3:52 181 184 94
TOTAL 5.0 19:32 3:54 172 184 92
Emilia Schmeikal baking scones 110122
Emilia baking scones 110122
Clara Schmeikal is baking assistant 110122
Clara is baking assistant 110122
Kittie the cat
Kittie, our cat
Cleaning out Christmas 110122
Cleaning out Christmas (Don't mind the psycho, he wouldn't hurt a fly :)) 110122

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