Thank you for thinking with me about the weight training. I know that it is important so I’m going to think about it this weekend what I’m going to do. I’m thinking about doing a few upper body exercises and crunches in the gym after my cardio training, do the Shred every now and then and maybe do push ups and crunches 3 days a week.
Yesterday it was the hottest day in Holland of this year. It was 35 C (95 degrees) and boy was it hot. At these temperatures it’s almost impossible to do anything. I went to visit a friend of mine in the morning who recently bought a new house which I hadn’t seen yet. Thank goodness for airco in my car. After I came home I did nothing more than sit in the patio with a book and lots of water, sweat was dripping of me only by sitting down.
At 4 pm the Dutch soccer team had to play it’s match against Brasil. And what I never expected happened: we won! The last time we had won from Brasil was in 1974! This means we are in the half final next Tuesday and have to play against Uruguay. I’ve seen them play last night and I have good hopes we will end up in the final. Who knows maybe we will be World champion soccer which we never have been before.
Today it’s not as hot as yesterday, I don’t have many plans for today. Tomorrow R. is having another bike race. He has to leave early in the morning, later in the day I will go there to watch him ride
I wish my American blogger friends a happy 4th of July tomorrow.
Thursday morning I went out for my recovery run. It wasn’t very hot yet but I took a route through my village so I had more shadow than on my normal route. It was a nice run, didn’t overdo it, just ran.
Weather: sunny, no wind, ± 20C / 68 degrees.
Distance: 2.9 K / 1.8 miles
Average time: 6:56 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
This morning my long run was scheduled. I totally miscalculated how hot it was. When I got up it was cloudy and not too hot. But 5 minutes I started my run the sun came out and it temperatures got up very fast. Stupid enough I forgot to bring water, that won’t happen again I can tell you that. After 5K I got a bit overheated and had to take walking breaks to cool down a bit. But I did do the whole 7K as planned.
Weather: sunny, small amount of wind, ± 22C / 71 degrees.
Distance: 7 K / 4.3 miles
Average time: 7:31 /km
Average speed: 8.0 km/hour
Fran’s daily outfit:
Thursday something I would never wear to work: a red/white skirt with a white top.
Friday I kind of dressed up (the photo of the dress is vague, sorry) as I had to visit a friend. A yellow summer dress.
The shoes to go with it:
Today another skirt in blue and white with a blue tshirt.
Marley & Me
After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer’s “biological clock”, John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley’s antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone’s patience by acting like the world’s most impulsive dog.
I wanted to see this movie for a while now. I loved it. I watched it together with R. and while Marley was a pup, the things he did are some of things Bella does too. For example stealing your bra and run around with it, it happened more than once that Bella did that too. By the end of the movie when Marley got old and died we saw things we experienced with Roussy the last few years. I cried so much by the end of the movie.
Quote of the day:
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
Dwight D. Eisenhower