Those new running shoes seems to become my Achilles heel. First I ordered a pair at a webshop and got a message they were sold out, they offered an alternative: a size smaller. Duhuh why do you think I order that particular size? So order cancelled, got my money back.
New webshop, ordered them there and they had them in stock. Got them delivered in a day and opened the box. What the …. ? They were lime green and I ordered blue ones. So returned them too, got my money back and still no shoes.
So another webshop (at this point it’s getting an obsession: I WANT BROOKS ADRENALINE GT10). They didn’t have them in blue but did have a special edition of the shoe with red/pink accents so ordered them. I ordered them yesterday so the story is to be continued!
I came across this saying last week. Perhaps you know it already but I liked it very much especially since I’m running in the morning these days.
“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running.”
Fran’s Summer Challenge:
I haven’t given up on my Summer challenge but I’ve decided not to update every week anymore. I’ll give an update after 9 weeks and after that in week 12 the final results of the challenge.
Yesterday my long run was scheduled. Had to do 8K. Decided to use the run-walk-run method. I walked for a minute at 2K, 4K and 6K and it helped. I wasn’t tired at the end and ran the same pace that I did at the start of the run. In fact my pace was too fast for a long run but I felt great and just kept going. Came home, uploaded my Garmin and guess what: despite the fact that I walked for 3 minutes in total during the run, I ran a new PR on the 8K: 54:57 (for example two weeks ago I did an 8K and broke down after 4K and had to walk a lot, my time was 1 hour that day and an 8K without walking earlier this year I did in 58 minutes).
I couldn’t be happier and felt great afterwards. I’m going to use this method on my long runs as it seems to work and will split a run in 4 pieces so I have 3 walking breaks on the run. Mentally it worked well because I had to run 2K every time which was better to handle in my head than 8K.
Weather: clear, a little bit of wind, ± 15C / 59 degrees.
Distance: 8 K / 5 miles
Average time: 6:54 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Fran’s daily outfit:
Today I wear the same outfit as yesterday.
What’s for dinner:
Saturday some bread with two baked eggs with ham and cheese. Sunday a piece of pork tenderloin with mushroom sauce, baked potatoes and salad with olives, feta cheese and dressing. For dessert a bit of Ben & Jerry’s chunky monkey icecream.
365 days photo challenge (day 1 and 2):
I´ve seen this at Marcelle´s blog and I love the idea behind it and asked her if I could use the idea too. The idea is to take a photo every day for a year long. It’s going to be a challenge somedays as my life is sometimes very boring, meaning that a lot of days exists of working, exercising, housekeeping, sleeping but I’ll give it a try. I’ve started this yesterday. I’m not a very good photographer but I like taking pictures and this is an opportunity to take more.
Saturday I’ve bought myself a new purse and wallet.
Sunday when I took Bella for a walk I passed this mill in our village. It’s completely rebuild to how it used to be. It’s not in production, there’s a restaurant in it (where we haven’t been yet).