Yesterday I’ve made a decision.
I’m cutting back on my workout schedule. I’m going back to workout 5 days a week: run 3 times a week, 1 Pilates class and 1 weight session.
I can’t run in the mornings now Autumn has arrived. Not because I’m scared but even in my village there are too many dark places on my run and on my last morning run I almost fell over something which I hadn’t seen because of the dark. And that’s not worth an injury. This means I have to do all my workouts after work or at night except for the ones in the weekend or on my day off. My body needs at least 2 days of rest a week as I’ve noticed. And on the days I workout after work I’ve noticed I take Bella for shorter walks because I already had a workout, which is not fair because she loves to walk and she’s got so much energy. I want to spend more time on her walks after dinner too.
I’ve had a good laugh yesterday night. I was watching TV (The Tudors, see below). Bella was sleeping on my lap, she loves to do that at night. Suddenly she woke up, sat straight up and started watching TV. At a certain point there was a love scene and when the guy started caressing the woman Bella started to growl. As if she didn’t want him to touch her. It was so funny to see.
Yesterday no workout. My Pilates class was cancelled again, this time due to a school holiday. Instead I took a walk with Bella after dinner.
Today I went to the gym again, this time for an interval run on the treadmill. It has been a few weeks since my last interval run and I really want to pick it up again by doing it once a week. It went okay, average speed not that fast but I guess that will improve once I do that regularly. For the moment I’m happy I did an interval again.
Distance: 5.1 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 6:52 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Elvis Presley – If I can dream
Steak tartare, potatoes, green beans.
Sauerkraut with mashed potatoes and a saucage.
Daily summary Monday October 18th:
Watching: Grey’s Anatomy, final season 6. I’m a huge fan of Grey’s and the final of season 6 was the best and most thrilling one so far. I’m glad they continue immediately with season 7 next week. We’re 4 episodes behind on the US.
Reading: a few articles of O (Oprah’s magazine). Bought a single issue of this magazine. Can’t say I really like it and probably won’t buy it again.
News of the day:
I’ve read about a French men Serge Girard, 56 years old, who returned Sunday in Paris after a trip of exactly one year in which he walked/ran (didn’t say which one) 27.011 km (16776 miles) without a day of rest. He crossed 25 countries and did the distance of about 640 full marathons. He walked/ran about 74 km (46 miles) a day. He does this since 1997 but normally does about 10.000 km (6213 miles) in a year. I was so impressed when I read this, can you imagine doing that?
Shoes of the day:
Daily summary Tuesday October 19th:
Watching: The Tudors (season 4, episode 1). The Tudors is about King Henry the 8th from England and his 6 wives. It’s a costume drama and it plays in the 16th century.
Reading: TV guide for next week. I always read the TV guide when we receive it. I highlight the shows and movies I want to see so I don’t forget to record it.
News of the day:
A 99-year old man from India has signed up for a study at the university. According to him there is no age limit to acquire knowledge.
I think this is awesome. After I finished my secretary study at the age of 18 I have studied other courses after that. I did that at night and in the weekends and went to school once a week at night. I could do that because I still lived at home. After I moved out I started a few other studies of which I only finished one and that was because my company paid for it so I had the obligation to finish it. It’s not a bright idea to start a study again since I don’t finish them but every now and then I still think about it because I love to learn new things. But on the other hand my life is pretty full now and I’d probably quit again after a few months.
How about you? Do you ever consider picking up a study again?
Shoes of the day: