Wednesday last week I had a dinner date with my friend K. Due to busy schedules and because she moved there hasn’t been time to make an appointment but we catched up last Wednesday. It was great seeing her and we had a lot to talk about.
We went to an oriental tapas restaurant, I had never been there but the food was delicious.
Saturday afternoon we had the funeral of my old colleague who was living together with my colleague that still works at our company. It was a beautiful service but it kept me emotional and quiet the rest of the day. After the service we drank wine or beer or soda to toast at her life, that was her wish and I think it is a beautiful think to close it this way.
It had been 3 weeks since I did a long run and had run just 4 times after that, no further than 5K /3.1 milesbut I wanted to do my long run Saturday. It was hard, probably one of the hardest ones I ever did. I had to take a lot of walk breaks but in the end I did it. It gave me confidence and I can continue with my half marathon schedule from this point.
Weather:dry, not much wind,18C (64 degrees)
Distance: 11.2 K / 7 miles
Average time: 07:20 /km
Average speed: 8.19 km/hour
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running.
Weekly workout review:
Countdown to half marathon: 69 days
Still not the workout week as I like to see them but better than the week before.
Bella and Fran’s Summer challenge: walk at least 30 minutes every day:
Days till the end of Summer: 66 days
Success: 15 days
Fail: 13 days