Short recap of the first days of our vacation.
Monday: When you stay at home during your vacation, this means the housework continues. I spent the morning cleaning downstairs.
Tuesday: Bella and I did our first trail walk, see my Tuesday post for the recap.
Andrea asked me if I will always drive to the starting point.
Yes, I will drive or use public transportation because most walks aren’t close to home. The finish of Tuesday’s walk was a 30 minute drive from home.
Amy asked if I’m going to walk the complete loop.
Yes, that’s the plan but it will take a couple of years before I finish it because I have 4 other trails and I’m mixing the 5 of them. I will always start at the point I finished the last walk.
This is Bella after our walk, she has been sleeping the rest of the day since we got home.
Wednesday: the garden needed to be done and I also had to remove weeds from the terrace. After I finished that I continued at the street at the front of our house. Better get it done all at once so I’m done with that chore during the vacation. I started around 9 and was done around 2 including coffee and lunch break.
Today: The plants and accessories in my living room have been there for years now and it was time to buy some new plants and accessories. I went to the garden center this morning and spent a lot of money. Below the results, the left shows the old situation, the right the new one. I’m very happy with my purchases.
R. has been painting every day. The garage and carport are done, the kitchen and front door too and now he started with the bedroom and bathroom windows.
Living room window:
Last 3 weeks of the program and not the easiest ones. From this point on it’s more minutes running every time. It’s pretty hard so I’ve decided not to look at my pace but just run and finish the intervals. Once I can run a 5K without walk breaks I’m going to work on my speed. Today it was 12-12-8 minutes of running and I made it. Had a little “mistake” at the second 12 minute part. I thought I was done and started walking but looking at my Garmin (use it for the intervals) it didn’t give the walking signal and I realized I had 2 more minutes to go. I started running immediately again to finish the 12 minute part.
Distance: 5.2 K / 3.2 miles
Running: 12-12-8 minutes.
Paces: 6:54 – 6:50 – 6:53
Weather: dry, cloudy, not much wind, 16C (60 degrees)
Last song on Ipod before finish: Lady Gaga – The Edge of Glory
Monday August 12
Rice with vegetables and chicken.
Tuesday August 13
Steak tartare with pak choi and mushrooms with baked potatoes and some carrots/green peas.
Modified version of chili that we ate with tortilla chips.