Thursday I had a follow up appointment at the dentist. The appointment was first scheduled for March 19 but a couple of days after the first treatment I started to have pain again. This time I couldn’t bare anything cold: no drinks, no food and no wind. Everything that was cold, gave me pain in the treated teeth. At first I thought I would sit it out till my next appointment but on Monday I said to myself that I was crazy going on like this and rescheduled. The emergency filling was removed and it all looked good so he gave me a permanent filling. I should be painfree after the weekend and so far so good, I haven’t had pain after the treatment.
Friday night my friend T. came over for her birthday dinner. Usually I cook for her but I haven’t had much cooking inspiration lately and I could buy a Groupon for a dinner in a restaurant. I decided to use the Groupon deal and go out for dinner. I didn’t know the restaurant but the food was very, very good. We had a nice evening with great food.
Saturday we were invited by friends of ours for a pleasant evening with them and our other friends and it was a pleasant evening. We did go home on time because I had a race on Sunday and I didn’t want to be tired for that.
March has started and I followed my friend Shelley’s example: she did a plank challenge in January that I’m going to do in March. Started this on Friday:
Friday: 20 seconds (I thought this would be a piece of cake but 20 seconds is longer than I thought LOL)
Saturday: 20 seconds
Sunday: 30 seconds
I took a short run on Friday morning because I was still recovering from the dental treatment and had a little after pain. I didn’t walk and I couldn’t be more surprised that this turned out to be my fastest run so far this year. Felt good!
Distance: 2.2 K / 1.4 miles
Speed per km: 9.05 km/hour (5.9 miles/hour)
Time per km: 06:38
Weather: dry, not much wind, 2C (35 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: The Corrs – OldTown
Trappenbergloop Huizen 5K / 3.1 miles
My first race in almost a year! Because my training plan hadn’t been going all that well lately due to crappy weather my goal was to go, run it and finish and that is exactly what I did.
It was a trail run and it was sometimes hard because there were lots of sticks, pineapples and other stuff on the paths. You had to look where you were running all the time. I prefer road races if I have to be honest.
The course was 2 rounds of 2.5K and the first round I ran without walking. I did start to fast and had to pay for that in the second round where I had to take 3 walk breaks. But overall I am satisfied with how it went. I finished and that was what I came for.
I was also happy that R. and Bella were there to join me so R. could take some pictures of me.
Before the start, I’m in the middle with the pink jacket and head band.
Coming through after 2.5 K:
Run to the finish:
I did it!
Distance: 5 K / 3.1 miles
Speed per km: 8.74 km/hour (5.5 miles/hour)
Time per km: 06:52
Weather: dry, not much wind, 4C (39 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Queen – We will rock you
Weekly workout review:
I’m okay with the results of this week.
Main: beef tenderloin with a pepper sauce, mashed carrots and caramelized chicory.
Dessert: a vanilla pie with whipped cream.
Lunch: a salad with apricots and warm goat cheese with honey with some honey-mustard dressing.