Thursday was a crazy day at work, been in a meeting from 9 am till 3.30 pm. After that it was checking my email and go home. After dinner I did my weekly grocery shopping. Thursdays around 6.30 pm it’s not busy at my supermarket so I prefer to do my shopping at that time.
Yesterday we had an appointment at the bank after work to discuss our mortgage. Never like to do these things but they are necessary. What I liked about it is that they could calculate if we still could pay our mortgage if one of us can’t work anymore or when we retire or even if one of us dies. In all cases we don’t have to worry, we can still pay for everything. That’s always good to know.
I received a Stylish award from Staci, Darlene and the lovely Natalia. Thank you very much ladies, I’m honored. I have to admit that I am always touched if someone gives me an award but I never seem to have the time to sit down for it and pass it on. But this one made me think. You have to tell 7 random things about yourself. What I’ve come up with is that I’m going to put a top 5 or 10 list of things I like or things about me on my blog every Wednesday. This way you will also get to know me better or know what I like.
Thursday and Friday were rest days. This morning I had my long run scheduled: 9.8K (6 miles).
Weather conditions were perfect for a run. I’m still having trouble to reach the pace the schedule recommends. But I am running slower than I did before and am comfortable at that pace. I will keep on trying to run slower but as long as I feel good at the paces I run now, I won’t worry too much about it.
During my run I’ve been thinking about other races this year. I already signed up for the “Marikenloop” It’s the biggest ladies run in Holland. I signed up last year for it but didn’t go. This race is in May. I want to do 3 other races this year: a 16K or 10K in September, another half marathon in October and a 15K in November.
Weather: cloudy, dry, windy, 9C/48 degrees.
Distance: 9.6 K / 6 miles
Average time: 7:28 /km
Average speed: 8.0 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Bon Jovi – Living on a prayer.
Thursday January 13
Pasta with chicken breast, mushrooms, leek and “Boursin” (cream cheese with herbs).
Friday January 14
Have to be honest: we had fast food after our appointment at the bank. French fries and a hamburger. I didn’t take a photo but I did track the Points.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 9 – Sunday January 9
Forest/Park walk with Bella.
Day 10 – Monday January 10
My photo wall at work, always makes me smile looking at it. All photos are work related or with co-workers.
Day 11 – Tuesday January 11
K. is about to open her birthday present.
Day 12 – Wednesday January 12
The Adidas shirt for Pilates I got from K.
Day 13 – Thursday January 13
The fruits and veggies department at my supermarket.
Day 14 – Friday January 14
My new running jacket.