I completely lost my mojo to do anything last Thursday and that lasted till yesterday. The thing that bothered me most is that I have come to the conclusion that I hate cleaning my house. I have a day off every two weeks and clean my house that day but for over a year I hate it. I’d rather spend that day doing things I like.
Another reason why I want to keep that Friday to myself is that I noticed last week that it is getting darker early in the morning. It won’t be long before I will be running in the dark again. I don’t like that very much because my routes are limited and I have to stay in my village because outside there are no street lights. During Autumn/Winter I want to do 2 of my 3 runs at the weekend when I can run at daylight.
After some thought I decided I will clean my house on Monday night and use the weekends (including my free Friday) for myself. I’m going back to 2 rest days a week, 1 on Monday and the other the day before my long run (Friday or Saturday). Hopefully this will work better for me.
Yesterday we went to a racing day hosted by my company. Like last year we had VIP tickets and this year I got an extra ticket and we took R.’s brother with us. It was fun, the weather was perfect most of the day: dry and sunshine. One of our royals was there to demonstrate a race car, he races together with his brother, who wasn’t at the racing day. But Prince Pieter Christiaan (the son of the sister of our queen) was and I asked him if I could get a picture of him and me. That was no problem and now I’m on a photo with a royal, how cool is that?
I also lost my running/workout mojo last Thursday. I haven’t done anything since last Wednesday. I’ve accepted it and it doesn’t interfere with my half marathon schedule BUT I can’t afford to skip long runs anymore from now on.
I got up this morning to do a run. I always walk for a few minutes and when I wanted to start running I noticed I forgot my Garmin (I always put it close to a window to pick up the satellites). I went back to get it but when I put it on I noticed it didn’t work. Trying again and again: no luck. By that time it was a bit too late to go for that run and I want my Garmin with me. I know some say running without a watch sometimes is good but the list freak that I am can’t stand it not knowing how I did on my run. I decided to do the run tomorrow. I tried to recharge the Garmin and apparently I had left it on last Saturday because the battery was completely empty. Pretty dumb of me.
Weekly workout review:
Countdown to half marathon: 76 days
Last week was a lousy workout week. I have no excuses.
Bella and Fran’s Summer challenge: walk at least 30 minutes every day:
Days till the end of Summer: 66 days
Success: 10 days
Fail: 11 days
We’re not doing so great on this challenge so far. Part of the “fail” is the hot weather we had for a week, this weekend Bella was staying at my Mom’s and we didn’t walk, and for some walks I’m the one to blame. But we don’t give up.
Mad Dog Salad. This wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. There was avocado in it that you had to put in the oven for a while. I never had warm avocado and it turned out I don’t like it either. We both didn’t like this salad very much and I won’t make it again.