I’m tired. That is not my mind but my body. The first 2 weeks of my vacation I’ve been very active. We walked and biked a lot during our vacation, there were a lot of small hills which made my calves tired after a week (note to self: start hill training on treadmill every now and then).
I didn’t sleep very well during our vacation. I usually don’t sleep that good in a different bed. I was up every day around 6.30 am and by the end of the week we both had neck pain because of the lousy pillows.
But what exhausted me most were the hot days we had Monday and yesterday. Especially yesterday was terrible. It was around 35C (95 degrees) and very humid. The only thing to do was sit down and do nothing. My body can’t stand this heat very well and by the end of the day I had a terrible headache and my body felt bloated because I hold fluid when it’s hot. I was really glad that around 8 pm it started to rain, big storm with lots of wind, thunder and lightning but it helped because today it’s much cooler and I’m feeling better already.
I’ve decided to take some rest and don’t run or exercise today and tomorrow. On Friday I will pick up my training schedule again. It’s 15 weeks until my next half marathon, I’ve got time to train for it and will for the next 15 weeks but this week I’m taking things a bit slower because next week normal life which includes work starts again.
You may have noticed that I didn’t mention running during our vacation. Although I brought my running gear I didn’t run once while we were away. I just didn’t feel like running there.
Yesterday morning I put on my running shoes for a short run of 4.8K (3 miles) and it was though. My calves were still a bit sore (we had hills where we stayed) and it was already 27C (80 degrees) at 8 am which is too hot for me. But I pushed through I just kept a very slow pace and walked a lot.
Halfway my route I was forced to turn around because a swan was at the middle of the road ready to attack me (there was another swan with baby swans). I stopped to see if I could pass it but I decided not to try it. When I was a child I was almost attacked by a swan and didn’t want a rerun of that event. I was almost halfway through my run and just turned around and took the same route back.
Monday: salad with brie cheese, cashew nuts, strawberries and honey-mustard dressing.
Tuesday: Rice with pork and vegetables.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 179 – Tuesday June 28