I got up in time, got dressed, put on a workout DVD of the Firm in the recorder. Started it and after 10 minutes quit it. I really didn’t want to workout this morning, didn’t even have the energy to push through. Well 10 minutes is always better than nothing.
Total time: 10 minutes.
My last race this year. It was a 5K in a the next village, about 15 minutes away by car. It wasn’t a big professional race but just a small one. Dressing rooms were in a factory for example. Weather was perfect for running. I think there were about a 100 people who were doing the 5K. I didn’t go for a PR but my plan was to run it without walking. I almost succeeded in that. This was an out and back race and we had to cross a bridge over the highway twice. The first time I ran it, the second time I walked for about 30 seconds to the top. From the start there was this lady who ran at a pace that felt good for me and I followed her almost the entire time, at one point I passed her but she stayed close and passed me when I walked the 30 seconds. After that I stayed behind her and thanked her afterwards for pacing me. She said she had enjoyed running with me close because it’s always nice to have someone around. I didn’t PR but I did enjoy this race very much and was pleased I only had to walk 30 seconds.
Weather:sunny, dry, not too much wind, 6C (42 degrees)
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Average time: 6:45 /km
Average speed: 8.9 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Friday.
Did nothing on Sunday, not even walking. R. took care of the walks with Bella. I had preparations to do for Christmas.
Started the week with a nice workout from Chalean Extreme. I love this program. It’s only weights but she’s a pleasant instructor to listen to and the workout doesn’t bore me easily.
Total time: 38 minutes.
I rescheduled my run for Wednesday morning because the weather forecast was storm at 5 am on Tuesday and it did rain and there was a lot of wind. Instead I did the workout I had planned for Wednesday. A Turbofire workout fully focussed on core exercises with a 10 minute stretch afterwards. Great short workout.
Total time: 28 minutes.
Not really in the mood for running but went anyway. Better a short and slow run than nothing at all.
Weather: dry, not too much wind, 6C (42 degrees)
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 7:16 /km
Average speed: 8.3 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Michael Jackson – Off the wall
I’m pleased with my workouts this week.
I did however decided to drop my 10K schedule (which I didn’t follow that well anyway) the last 2.5 weeks of this year and start it over in week 2 next year. This doesn’t mean I won’t be running at all but the rest of this years it will all be easy runs. No tempo, speed or pace runs.
I won’t be posting pics of my dinner and for the 365 photo challenge. I’m just not in the mood these days. I have a headache that started Monday and hasn’t been away up till now and probably will be there tomorrow too. I have trouble getting to sleep at night. I keep thinking a lot about my manager, I feel so sorry for him. Besides that I think a lot about my Dad who passed away 11 years ago, everything is coming back.
Tomorrow morning is the funeral. I’m glad I won’t have to go alone, my present manager is going with me.
While tomorrow will be sad, I do have something nice to look forward too because I already had made plans to go out for dinner with my best friend K. and another friend of ours W. tomorrow night.
Tonight R. and I are going to watch Love Actually, the ultimate Christmas movie if you ask me. That will keep my mind distracted for a bit.
I promise you my next post will be more happy than this one.