Our little country is doing well at the Olympics. Our swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo won a gold medal at the 100 and50 metersfreestyle. We had a bronze medal at judo and a bronze medal for the rowing women at the boat with 8 (no idea how this is called in English), silver at sailing, gold at windsurfing, silver at the team show jumping, bronze at the dressage. And did you see Usian Bolt at the100 meters? AMAZING!
But Epke, oh Epke, our flying Dutchman. Gold at the horizontal bar and boy it was unbelievable, amazing and so impressive. He deserved that gold medal. He’s our first individual Olympic medalist. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth to watch it. You only have to watch the first minute. He did a combination of 3 exercises in a row, there’s only 1 person in the world who can do that and that’s Epke. The comment is in Dutch but you can hear the how extatic the commentator is.
You may have read my FB post about my sad day yesterday. I have told before on this blog that the girlfriend of my colleague had cancer. I know her too because she once was a colleague of mine, they met at work. She was clean last year but during my vacation they found out the cancer was back and that there was nothing to be done about it. It had spread through her entire body. When I came back from vacation he was gone and has been taken care of her ever since. She was home but got worse and worse every week. Monday afternoon her body gave up and she passed away, 36 years old. Sometimes life is so unfair.
The funeral is Saturday afternoon and a lot of my colleagues and I will be there to pay our respects.
Bella did it again. Yesterday we noticed that her foot hurt. We couldn’t touch it and she kept licking it. We thought it would be a broken toenail again and this morning I called the vet. Luckily I could come this afternoon and she confirmed it: it was broken. This time it was the other side. I had to hold her while the vet would remove the nail. It was over in a second and she gave only a little scream and was okay immediately afterwards. She has a nice blue bandage that we can remove in a couple of hours.
Tonight I have a dinner date with my friend K. Due to busy schedules we haven’t seen each other for a while and I look forward to catching up with her.
I did the run I had planned Monday yesterday but adjusted it a bit. In the past two weeks I hardly ran and decided I needed a short run without walk breaks to restart again and that’s exactly what I did.
Weather:bit of rain, not much wind,15C (59 degrees)
Distance: 3.2 K / 2 miles
Average time: 07:05 /km
Average speed: 8.47 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: Glee Cast – Don’t Stop Believing.
Grilled pork tenderloin with a salad of corn, avocado, tomato, red onion by Annabel Langbein.
Book I’m reading
I finished book 3 of the Song of Ice and Fire books, already ordered book 4 but started in the latest Karin Slaughter first.
TV shows I watched last week
The Olympics, CougarTown, The Borgias, Glee, Mad Men.