Last week I received a letter in the mail with an invitation for a school reunion. This is the class of 1980, I was 12 back then. I knew from my Mom that they were trying to organize this because one of them asked my address a couple of months ago. It’s in September and I’m going because I’m curious what has become of everyone. I haven’t seen most of them since I left the village where I grew up 20 years ago. Now I’ve got a couple of months to lose weight and look fabulous
It’s my birthday week (Wednesday). I’m turning 45 and am going to celebrate it small. Wednesday I have the afternoon off and R. and I will have dinner (7 courses) in a fancy restaurant. Friday is my usual day off and my Mom will be coming over and I’m taking her out to lunch then. That’s all I’m doing about it.
Remember I told you about the 2 boys missing in my last post? They were found dead yesterday after almost 2 weeks. The past 2 weeks police and civilians have been searching every day for them but never on the place where they were found eventually. A passenger saw one body in the water and alarmed the police yesterday. The police found another body. They were hidden in a drainage tube that connects 2 ditches. I’m not sure if I explained this good enough, on the photo you can see the drainage (on the left of the white tent). They haven’t been identified officially yet because they, most likely, have been in the cold water for two weeks.
You know what I can’t get out of my head: they were together and their Dad most likely murdered them. I hope they were sleeping or drugged when it happened because what if they were awake and one of them saw what happened to the other, and that was the last thing he saw before he was killed himself? I could hardly sleep last night thinking about that.
The plan was to run 8K (5 miles) and I did. Again I ran 1 K and then walk for 1 minute and again it worked perfect. It was a good run, the weather was okay for running, bit drizzling rain now and then but overall good running weather. I’m also learning more and more to run slow on the long runs. Every time I run to fast, I get back to the pace I use for long runs (7:00-7:15 /km). Running slow combined with the walk breaks helps me finish the run without problems.
Distance: 8 K / 5miles
Speed per km: 8.27 km/hour (5.1 miles/hour)
Time per km: 07:16
Weather: dry, not much wind, 8C (46 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Little Steven – Forever.
Saturday May 18
I baked an apple cake on an oven plate. I used only half of the ingredients but even then it was still a huge cake. But very, very good.
Dinner was a steak sandwich, recipe by Tana Ramsey. It was good but not very special.
Sunday May 19
I made a “pie” of various ingredients: port tenderloin, potato, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and pepper sauce. It doesn’t look much like a pie but I don’t have those special rings that you can use to staple food.
Dessert was a golden oldie by Jamie Oliver: muffin sprinkled with limoncello, custard, whipped cream and cooked strawberries.