Thank you about your advice and tips about the strength training. I’m going to try something new on this. On Tuesday I have Pilates at 7 pm. Usually I’m ready to go at around 6.15 pm and sit at home waiting to go. Next time I will go as soon as I’m ready and do some upper body exercises till it’s time for my class. If it’s only 20 minutes that’s okay, that’s better than doing nothing.
Tomorrow it’s date night. We are going to the theatre, we’re not going alone but with my best friend K. and her husband. We’re going to see a cabaret artist called Najib Amhali.
We will bring Bella to my Mom in the afternoon, she’s going to sleep over at my Mom’s house. Before we go to the theatre we go to K’s house (who lives close at the theatre) for coffee.
I’m looking forward to this because Najib is very funny and it’s a nice break in my work-sleep-running life 🙂
Thursday morning at 5.30 am I had a nice short run. Not much to say about this run except that it went easy.
Weather: dry, not much wind, fog, 1C (33 degrees)
Distance: 3.3 K / 2 miles
Average time: 7:06 /km
Average speed: 8.5 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Freestylers – Push up
My longest run ever! That’s what I did today. I ran 14.4K (9 miles) and it was also one of my best runs ever. Everything was right today: my legs, my breathing, my joy for running, the weather! If only every run could be like this.
I also tried my first gel on this run. I have 4 different kinds now and I’m trying to see which one is best. Today I had one with orange flavour which I took with water. I had no trouble taking it in and no stomach problems after I took it. I had water at 30 minutes, a gel with water at 1 hour and sports drink at 1 hour and 30 minutes. I also eat more breakfast now: whole wheat bread with peanut butter, a banana and coffee with hot milk.
The first 8K of the run I had the wind in front of me but it wasn’t really hard to beat that. After I took the gel I also had the wind in my back and I think it was the combination of both but that part of the run was even easier than the first part.
This is a happy girl who’s writing this today because I’m getting more and more confident I actually can run a half marathon!
Weather: dry, windy, cloudy, 2C (35 degrees)
Distance: 14.4 K / 9 miles
Average time: 7:15 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Milk & Sugar & Vaya Con Dios – Hey (Nah Ney Nah)
Thursday February 17
Beef tenderloin with mushrooms, onions, garlic and crème fraîche light with rice.
Friday February 18
Whole wheat pasta with ham, vegetables, tomato sauce and some Parmesan cheese.
Thursday February 17
I won’t be posting weekend outfits because on those days I don’t really pay attention to what I’m wearing. Usually jeans with a top on it. Except when I go out in the weekend.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 43 – Saturday February 12
K. and I. at the store where we worked that day.
Day 44 – Sunday February 13
My package with sports drink, protein bars and gels arrived on Saturday.
Day 45 – Monday February 14
My best friend during my runs: Edward.
Day 46 – Tuesday February 15
I love this house, can’t stop looking at it everytime I pass it.
Day 47 – Wednesday February 16
Saw these birds, no idea what they are. Don’t seem like ducks or gooses to me.
Day 48 – Thursday February 17
I was so surprised and happy to find some Spring during my walk with Bella.
Day 49 – Friday February 18
Bella is working on her circus act.