Yesterday I met and shook hands with a 6 times Grand Slam tennis winner. His name is Jacco Eltingh and he has wonWimbledon, Roland Garros and the US Open (and 3 other grand slam tournaments) with his tennis partner Paul Haarhuis.
He was at our office because in October we have an afternoon planned for our franchisers. Every year Jacco and Paul organize the Tennis Classics: games with old tennis players. This year Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Yannick Noah, Goran Ivanisevic and others will play there. Jacco is giving a lecture before the tournament starts. One of the pleasant things of my job as assistant to the manager is that I am invited too.
Now I’m not a big tennis fan but my Mom was and is and when I was young I have seen many tournaments on TV with the above mentioned players so it’s going to be fun.
The magazine is the first that has my name in the colophon. Since this edition I’m one of the editors. It’s a magazine that is made for the employees of our stores in the country (we have 166 stores inHolland). My job is mostly to come up with ideas for articles.
View during yesterday’s walk with Bella. The weather is gorgeous at the moment, especially for walking.
Tuesday morning a workout by The Firm: The Ultimate Fat Burning Workout. This workout looked a lot like the bodyshape workouts I used to do a couple of years ago and it’s nice to do these kind of workouts every now and then again.
Total time: 40 minutes.
This morning I did training 1 of week 3 of 7 weeks to 5K but it didn’t go well at all. I think I might be getting a cold. I couldn’t get my breathing under control and I was sweating like a pig and it wasn’t warm at all. I did half of the training this morning. Total time: 16 minutes.
And what sucks: it is completely dark already in the mornings which means I have to wear my safety vest, lights and run in the village. The only downside to Autumn because beside that I love Autumn.
Sausages with a salad of mango, corn, red onion and tomato with a little bit of garlic dressing with baked potatoes.
A pasta with a sauce of tomatoes, bacon and peas. I loved it, R. didn’t.
Book I’m reading
George R.R. Martin
A Song of Fire and Ice – Book4 AFeast for Crows
Funny fact: when I read the first book of this serie I told one of our managers, who reads a lot too, how much I loved the book. He downloaded them on his kindle and is hooked too. Someone else in his office heard us talk about it and I leant him my book and now he’s hooked too. We’re getting a “Game of Thrones” inner circle at work.
TV shows I watched last week
R. said to me last week: “you must be happy now that all your favourite shows have started again”.
New episodes of Private Practice, Necessary Roughness, True Blood.
Still watching Mad Men (love that show).
New shows: Game of Thrones (been waiting a long time for this show to start and I love it) and Parenthood (season 1 started here and I love this one too) andDallas!
Dallaswas something we watched back when I was young. Every Monday night my Mom, sister and I watched it together.
Within a couple of weeks new episodes of The Mentalist, Rookie Blue, The Walking Dead, Once upon a Time and Revenge.
Yes, I’m in TV show heaven 🙂