Thank you for your tips for new races for my bucket list. I’ve added the following:
– San Francisco half marathon and Las Vegas rock and roll half marathon (thanks Shelley)
– Lake Placid half marathon (never let a change to get a cup of coffee with self roasted beans pass by, thanks Lori)
– Rome-Ostia half marathon (thanks Stefano)
– Disney half marathon (thanks Syl).
I have no idea if I will ever go to the USA for a run but when I do it’s got to be a half marathon. You never know what happens in the future. I didn’t add suggestions for full marathons because I still have no intention of ever running a full.
Since I started working again 2 weeks ago, the weather has been bad. Lots of rain. And what do people do when it rains a lot: complain about it. And after 2 weeks I’m kind of done with that. I hardly ever complain about the weather (except maybe when it’s too hot).
Found this on the internet: The Netherlands has a maritime climate, with cool summers and mild winters. The average temperature is 2° C (36° F ) in January and 19° C (66° F ) in July, with an annual average of about 10° C (50° F ). Clouds generally appear every day, and in the winter months fog often abounds, while rainfall occurs frequently. Average annual rainfall is about 76.5 cm (30 in). The mild, damp climate is ideal for dairying and livestock raising, but the limited sunshine restricts the growing of food crops.
It’s the kind of weather we are having now so actually it’s quite normal for this time of year.
The weather is something you don’t have influence on so why should you let it ruin your day. These days it seems all people can talk about is the weather -> BORING!
Do you complain about the weather a lot, maybe if it’s too hot, too much rain or too cold?
Woohoo: double workout today!
I did an early morning run this morning at 5.30 am. Had to do a short one. Running is getting easier, time between my walk breaks are getting longer and running itself gets easier. I was lucky that it was dry but there was a very strong wind this morning.
After work I went to the gym to do a cross training session. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Because I use workouts that has a variety, cardio isn’t that boring anymore. The 30 minutes were over before I knew it.
Weather: cloudy, strong wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 4.8 K / 3 miles
Average time: 7:08 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Spandau Ballet – Lifeline
Finally my weekly workout review looks like something again. I’m happy with last weeks workouts even though I missed 2 of my planned workouts. But it’s better than the past 3 weeks and it feels like I’m back on track.
Chicken baked in the oven with garlic, lemon, olive oil and some white wine (recipe from Nigella Lawson – Forever Summer). It was delicious! We had some oven fries and a salad with it.
Dessert was fresh fruits (pinapple, nectarines, blueberries and strawberries) with whipped cream.
Pork chop, mashed potatoes, creamy spinach with cucumber.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 198 – Sunday July 17
I loved the look of this tree.
Day 199 – Monday July 18
Had nothing to shoot today and use another photo I took yesterday. A little girl passing me during my walk on a Shetland pony.