I was so tired Thursday. I could hardly get out of bed at 5.10 am for my morning run. I did get up and did get out for a run but it was a very slow one. It didn’t get better during the day. Around 3 pm I almost fell asleep behind my desk and got up and walked to a colleague to talk a little. That’s when I decided I would take a relaxing evening and do nothing.
Weekend plans: Tonight I’m going to bring Bella to my Mom. She’s going to stay there till Monday. Bella adores my Mom and my Mom adores her. When we drive into the street where my Mom lives, Bella starts jumping up and down in the car. As soon as we open the door, she sprints to the door of my Mom’s house.
We’re bringing her because we will be away all day tomorrow. My company is main sponsor of a race event. The advantage of this is that we got VIP tickets for tomorrow. This means we got a parking spot close by, food and drinks for free all day and the best seats to watch the races. There will be all kind of car races tomorrow. We both look forward to this. Of course I will take photos to show you on Monday’s post.
As said above: a slow, short and easy run Thursday morning.
Weather: dry, a little bit of wind, 15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 7:13 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Forget you.
Yesterday was my rest day and I played it safe and didn’t work in the garden 🙂 I did do some housekeeping jobs and walked with Bella for 40 minutes.
This morning I had to do my long run. Actually the schedule said run a 5K race but since I missed last weeks long run I decided to do that. I’m getting better at running the long runs slower. It’s not about finishing in a good time, I never watch the time I’ve been running during my long runs. The only thing I watch is my pace to see if I need to slow down a bit. I needed 4 walk breaks today and am happy with that. At my last long run I needed much more. All in all a good run that gave me my confidence back that I can totally do that half marathon as long as I keep running.
Weather: dry, little bit wind, started out cloudy, ended sunny, 20C (68 degrees)
Distance: 9.6 K / 6 miles
Average time: 7:06 /km
Average speed: 8.4 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Bad Romance
Chicken curry with basmati rice. Recipe from Ainsley Harriott – Feel Good cookbook.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 216 – Thursday August 4
Our beautiful happy Bella.
Day 217 – Friday August 5
Walking with Bella. This is a path that’s around our cemetery. It’s in the middle of my village but it feels a bit like you’re in a forest.
Day 218 – Saturday August 6
VIP tickets for Sunday’s event.