Yesterday I went for a run, had no goal so I just started and did 6.29K/3.9 miles in 46 minutes.
It was dry but before and after my run it was raining so my timing was perfect. I love running in Autumn because I don’t like running in hot weather.
My new tights arrived in the mail yesterday so I could try them out and they fit perfectly!
I found some fun races to participate in. First there is the “Third Christmas day” run. In Holland Christmas is celebrated for 2 days. This run is the day after that: great way to burn the calories of Christmas.
Then I found one that is on December 31, the “Sylvester cross”.
And one next year which is for woman only, men are not allowed to participate. It’s called the “Marikenloop”. And finally a run across a circuit where normally car races are held.
I don’t know if I will participate in all of them but I think I will do the one on December 31. For me that’s a great way to close a year in which I finally started living healthy and exercising.
This morning I went to the gym for my Matt Roberts training. Gym opens at 9 am on Sunday so I was there at 9 am sharp. But it was busy! I got to do my running, my biking and my strength exercises but then I had to do 10 minutes on the elliptical: they were all occupied! So I did my last exercise: crunches first and checked again after that: still busy. I hate it when that happens. So I skipped this one and did my cooling down exercises. While doing that I saw the rowing machine and said to myself I will do that next time if something else is not available.
What’s for dinner:
I didn’t make pictures of the buffet Friday night.
Yesterday I made a sandwich of rocket salad, carpaccio, pesto and some old cheese. Delicious!
The party Friday night wasn’t much fun. There was no atmosphere. The band wasn’t very good. And as we have a law against smoking in public buildings everybody had to go outside if they wanted to smoke and as a lot of the people there smoked it seemed more like the party was outside.
The food was very good, I had a little plated with some meat and French fries and a little plate with dessert. I drank only 2 glasses of wine since I was the one to drive home. We were home at midnight.
This afternoon I’m meeting 5 friends for a high tea. We all met on the woman’s forum I write on and every now and then we meet in real life. None of them lives really close by but I “talk” to them every day at the forum. I’m really looking forward because their great and fun women!
Itunes shuffle playing right now:
Rod Stewart – I’ll stand by you
Went to the gym to burn calories before high tea this afternoon with lovely friends.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.