Hooray: Vacation has started! Three weeks of not going to work and do whatever we like to do.
We don’t have made many plans, we’ll see what we will we do day by day. I do have 2 things I want to do and that’s stay active and exercise at least 30 minutes each day and give my elbow the rest it needs.
Yesterday we “celebrated” the start of the vacation by going out for dinner in our village. On Monday R. has a motor race and I’m going with him this time. Most of the times (like today) I stay at home but every now and then I go watch him race.
On Monday the 20th we are going away for a week. We’re staying in Holland and go to a vacation park where we rented a house at the water. The park is close to a national park and we have planned to walk and bike there a lot. And of course Bella is going with us. I’m bringing my running gear too to run there for a few times.
Thursday morning I had to do my tempo run of the week: 1 mile warm up, 3 miles in HM tempo, 1 mile cool down. I did run 5 – walk 1 minute but when I ran I did it in the right pace. Before started I didn’t expect it to go so well, but it did and I’m very pleased with this.
Weather: dry, sunny, not much wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 8 K / 5 miles
Average time: 6:54 /km
Average speed: 8.7 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Lady Gaga – Poker face.
This morning I had to do my long run of 9.6K (6 miles) but I really didn’t want to run, especially not this distance. I made a deal with myself that I had to do at least half the distance which I did. I used the run-walk-run method again only this time ran for 6 minutes and walked for 1. I didn’t watch my pace. Next week I’m getting serious about my half training and watch the suggested paces more.
Weather: dry, sunny, little wind, 12C (53 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 6:46 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Alexis Jordan – Happiness.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 158 – Tuesday June 7
Received my giveaway present from Shelley in the mail: granola with a very sweet and touching card.
Day 159 – Wednesday June 8
My new camera arrived, of course it’s pink (dropped my other camera on the floor last week and it broke).
Day 160 – Thursday June 9
Testing my new camera.
Day 161 – Friday June 10
I just can’t get enough watching gooses and their babies.