My vacation started Thursday afternoon when I got home a 3 pm. R. had to work a half day on Friday but then his vacation started too. We are not going away this year. Our house needs to be painted on the outside and R. wants to try to get that done in 2 weeks. In the 3rd week we will be going on a few day trips. My plan is to do 1 or 2 long trail walks a week if the weather is cooperating (no rain and not too hot).
We started our vacation Friday night with a dinner in our town after which we went to have coffee at our friends house. They came back from vacation in France and we wanted to hear their vacation stories. It was a very pleasant evening.
Of course Bella went to dinner with us too. During our vacation we take her with us almost everywhere we will go. When we work she is already alone enough so we don’t want her to be alone during vacation days.
Turbofire HITT 25, 24 minutes.
HITT workout. I like HITT workouts, they are short, you have enough recovery time between the exercises and it doesn’t get boring because it’s short.
This was a toughie: I hadn’t run in 10 days and I had a couple of glasses of wine the night before. My only goal was to do the running intervals (8 – 10 – 8) without walking, pace didn’t matter. And I did it! Now all I have to do is go back to regular running 3 days a week and I’ll be fine.
Distance: 4.3 K / 2.6 miles
Running: 8-10-8 minutes.
Paces: 6:54 – 6:56 – 6:56
Weather: dry, cloudy, not much wind, 16C (60 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie
Photo a day August
August 7: Sign
I was supposed to take a photo of a sign. But I had to shorten our daily walk because Bella thought a pond filled with duckweed was a road and she thought she could chase the duck. Instead she got a wet suit and I had to go home to shower her. There should have been a sign “watch out dogs, this is a pond, not a road”. Instead I give you wet Bella …
August 8: Peek-a-boo
I took this photo of Bella when she didn’t know I was watching her.
August 9: 2 o’clock
At 2 o’clock I was cross stitching in the garden with a cup of tea and the radio on.
August 10: Beverage
After downloading I saw the photo was bad but this is espresso with almond milk, my favorite beverage at the moment.
August 11: I love doing this
I love walking more and more and especially longer walks like today. I got up a 7.30 am and Bella and I were on the road around 8 am. We walked almost 8K (5 miles) in 1 hour and 30 minutes. Because it’s Sunday and early there was hardly traffic on the roads and I didn’t see many people. A few early birds on a bike but Bella and I had the roads mostly to ourselves. In this busy world we are living in, it’s a great feeling that you can do quiet and peaceful walks.
Friday August 9
Dinner in town: pork tenderloin with pepper sauce served with green beans, rocket salad and French fries. Dessert was a hot chocolate cake with ice cream and whipped cream.