It’s going to be a great summer. I’m so excited to start my own challenge today. The first 5 months of this year haven’t been that great so I’m determined to make the next three months a success. But I’m also excited for a few of my blogger friends who all have their challenges for this summer. Like:
- Syl: lose more weight and keep moving
- Heidi: 30 days of activity challenge
- Tamara: 4 weeks food plan
- Amy: follow the new rules of lifting for woman for 12 weeks
- Shelley: train for her first half marathon in November and participates in the summer challenge.
- Marcelle: she’s going to be a personal trainer for 3 months for one of her friends.
I wish you all good luck and that we all can say by the end of August: it has been a great summer!
The party Saturday night was fun. I’ve got a huge compliment from one of my best friends. I’ve known her for 17 years now. I was at the weight that’s now my goal weight when we met. She has seen me gain weight and now she’s seeing me lose it and she told me I looked great and had a great body. It meant a lot to me to hear that from her.
This week is kind of busy, I have appointments 4 nights in a row. Tonight I’m going to visit one of my friends for coffee.
But … only 7 days of work and then our 3 week holiday starts. Looking forward to that.
And I have a question for my friends from the US: the news here in Holland is dominated by the arrest of Joran van der Sloot (well after they talked about the injury of one of our national soccer players since the world cup soccer starts next weekend 🙂 ) who is/was suspected of killing Nathalie Holloway. He is suspected to kill a different girl now. Our news stations say the whole time that this is such big news in the US too. So I said to R. “I’m going to ask my blogger friends because I’m curious if that’s really so”.
So is it true? Is there a lot to see/hear about this on your news stations? Just being curious.
I started over my half marathon training (yes again 🙂 ) so a 30 minute run was scheduled for today.
I did plan to run it this morning before work but when I got up the weather wasn’t that nice so I postponed it to after work. Boy did I make a mistake by that.
It was such a struggle. I hadn’t run since last Monday, wore high heels today and had abdominal cramps all day. Lately my stomach is upset a lot. So there I was struggling and after 15 minutes it happened: cramps and I decided to walk for a minute so it would go away and it did but it came back again and again so I had to walk for about 4 times and had to take a sprint when I was almost home ….
But all things considered: I did run so my first day of my summer challenge is a success.
Weather: sunshine, a little bit of wind, 19 ˚C/66 degrees
Distance: 4.05 K / 2.5 miles
Average time: 7:24 /km
Average speed: 8.1 km/hour
What’s for dinner:
Sunday: pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce, potatoes out of the oven with garlic and shallots, snow peas.
Today a hamburger, potatoes and mixed vegetables.
Quote of the day:
“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory”
General George S. Patton