We had a 4 day weekend with beautiful weather (except yesterday).
Thursday after my morning run I worked in the garden till lunch. After that I enjoyed the fruits of my work and sat in the garden the entire afternoon, reading, making puzzles and read some blogs.
Friday I had to do my grocery shopping for the week and again spend the rest of the day in the garden, in the evening we went to my mother in law for a short visit.
It’s getting boring but Saturday I have been outside a lot again. At night we had a birthday party of one of our best friends and they had a bbq too. I had a bit too much Prosecco and we were home at 2 am.
The next day we woke up with heavy rain and thunder which means a lazy Sunday at home. I could take Bella out for a longer walk when it was dry but besides that we didn’t do much. We both even took a nap in the afternoon.
And now I’ve got 3 more days of work left. Next Friday my vacation starts and I have to say I need it too. I look forward to 3 weeks of doing what we want to do although my intention is to stay active this vacation.
I ran on Wednesday morning, just a short run. Thursday morning I went out again and did 7K (4.3 miles). This was a tough one, I ended up doing 2 minute run and 1 minute walking. It’s amazing how fast your running base disappears when you don’t run that much in a month. Feels like I’m starting all over again.
This week my new half marathon training starts. This morning I had to do an easy run of 3.2 K (2 miles) but even that I couldn’t do without a bit of walking. I decided to go back to run-walk-run and make the running part longer every week and hopefully be back at my old level in a few weeks.
After work I finally got back to the gym to do weight training. My elbow still isn’t healed completely but I thought I’d give it a try. I did chest, triceps and shoulders, used a light weight and didn’t do to many reps. At the end my elbow hurted again (still does while I’m typing this). The instructor came up to me when I entered the room and asked how I’ve been because he hasn’t seen me for a while. I told him what I had been doing and that my elbow hurts. He said it was better if I would see a fysio therapist for that. I already had thought of that myself that if it didn’t go well I would make an appointment which I did after the training. So Wednesday I’m seeing someone for my elbow.
I’m pleased with my workouts last week. Even though the running isn’t back to normal, it’s more than I did the week before and I walked a lot with Bella. So far I’m doing very good at the 30 days of activity in June.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 148 – Saturday May 28
Day 149 – Sunday May 29
Sheep flock on the heath.
Day 150 – Monday May 30
Was greeted by these 2 horses during my morning run.
Day 151 – Tuesday May 31
The photo I took for this day was on my camera that I dropped on the floor and it broke. No photo here.
Day 152 – Wednesday June 1
Monthly photo of our garden.
Day 153 – Thursday June 2
Met these 2 sheep that escaped during my morning run. I love this photo for the combination of the sky, the green and the 2 sheep.
Day 154 – Friday June 3
At a 5 minute walk from my home they made this park and made a small fitness trail in it. We go here to let Bella play with her ball of the leash.
Day 155 – Saturday June 4
More new shoes. The pair on the left are Birkenstocks. To be honest I don’t think they are pretty but they are great for short walks outside. At this moment almost everybody in Holland wears them while a few years ago you were a nerd if you would wear these.
Day 156 – Sunday June 5
Day 157 – Monday June 6
Hello locker room at the gym, it’s been a while.