Wednesday night I decided to skip my run on Thursday morning. I had a long meeting planned on Thursday and I choose to sleep another hour and be well rested for the meeting. It was the right decision because it turned out a long day (left home at 8.15 am and was home at 7.15 pm) and the extra sleep helped me get through the day.
Time for the 30 Day Shred. I mix all my workout DVD’s and don’t do the same thing twice in a row. I get easily bored and by mixing everything the workouts stay fun for me. Did level 2 on Friday.
Total time: 27 minutes.
Today’s run was one of the hardest runs I’ve ever done. Reason? The weather: very hard wind and rain, rain, rain. Due to the wind the rain even hurt when it hit my face. Also the day I decided to run 8K (5 miles), I haven’t run more than 4 miles since the beginning of October. At least there were 2 points during the run where I had the wind in my back and could “relax” a little, the rest of the run was hard work. But boy oh boy, this run was such a boost for my motivation and confidence. I’m happy I didn’t let the rain/wind stop me from going even though I was soaking wet when I got home. Even had water in my shoes, don’t think that ever happened before.
Weather:rain, very hard wind, 6C (42 degrees)
Distance: 8 K / 5 miles
Average time: 7:00 /km
Average speed: 8.6 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Spencer Davis Group – Keep on running
A pace (10K) run to do today. I warmed up the first K and then tried to stay at a 6:30 (per km) pace. I managed to do that. Because of the warm-up and 2 walk breaks the overall pace is a bit slower but nevertheless a satisfying run. Much better weather than Saturday too. Since Saturday my right heel hurts a little, don’t know what happened to it and it bothered me a bit during the run, so did my right calf. Going to watch both the next couple of days that it’s not getting worse.
Weather:dry, windy, 8C (46 degrees)
Distance: 5.6 K / 3.5 miles
Average time: 6:44 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Blondie – One way or another.
Rest day. My legs were very sore Sunday, I think because of the Shred workout from Friday because I never have sore legs after running. Everytime I sat for a while and got up, they hurt. I decided Sunday night to take a day of rest because my body obviously needed it.
Tuesday & Wednesday
Didn’t workout or run because of my heel pain. By now it’s better, not completely over yet, and I will try a workout tomorrow morning on my new Adidas.
This morning I had a different post in mind. I was going to complain about the fact that since September I had a cold twice, cancelled my half marathon and did not run for about 2 weeks, my heel that hurts. I was really irritated that things don’t go the way I want them too. But then I got home, it was dry but lots of wind (wind force 8), I put Bella on the leash and off we went. You know I love wind and it was a hard wind, almost storm. And the wind cleared my mind. By the time I got home everything wasn’t so bad anymore. Yes I had some setbacks lately on the exercise front but that’s no reason to give up and I won’t. I keep following my workout plan and if I need a day of rest, I just take it.
Next Friday we are going to buy our Christmas tree. We have a “fake” one at the addict but it’s a lot of work to set it up (over an hour). Last year we didn’t have a tree because I didn’t feel like setting it up. And I don’t feel like it this year but I do like a Christmas tree. That’s why we are going to try a real one. The stores of my company sell them, we’ll buy it there because I get an employee discount of 20%.
Pork, baked potatoes and pees with carrots.
Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, apple-cranberry compote.
Chicken tikka masala with naan bread and mangochutney.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 339 – Monday December 5
Sinterklaas! We met Sinterklaas at the restaurant Sunday but he wasn’t that interested in us but in Bella.
Day 340 – Tuesday December 6
My new workout shoes: Adidas in black and purple. They feel so light on my feet, much better than my old Reeboks.
Day 341 – Wednesday December 7
Blown away by the storm.