I woke up this morning wanting to run, but then I kept conveniently finding other things to do instead of running. I had to meet two others at the pool by 11am, and it was nearing the cut off point of the time needed to run 8 miles. I had to say to myself, “You never regret running, you only regret NOT running.” This works for anything relating to working out for me. I had to say it a few times out loud before my body believed it, and I reluctantly put my running clothes on…
It was a very slow and hilly 8 miles, but it went by fast regardless. The area round my house is hill after hill after hill. I was happy that I made myself get out there after about 5 minutes of running. There were a lot of people out walking their dogs, and I got to use my very limited German to converse with the walkers. I am a “friendly” runner. I always wave and say hello. I try to not to get offended when people don’t wave back, but sometimes it just gets hard not to at mile 7 when you just want to be home, and the person that you just waved to just stares at you. I have noticed that happens a lot more in Germany. The older people are very stoic here. Oh well. I guess that I just need to get used to it!! The run went just fine, and after I got done I had just enough time to stretch and then head to the pool.
I met up with Renee again for another swim. This one consisted of a 200 m warm-up, 200 m kick, 200 m pull, 100 m dolphin kick with fins, 8 x 100 race pace R20 sec, and a 200 meter cool down. I call this workout W2. We totaled 1700 meters. I felt tired from yesterday, but I just pushed it through.
The Hubby got back this afternoon after skydiving all over Europe for basically 3 weeks. What a life, huh?! Anyway, I was so happy to see him! For dinner, we started out with some Hefeweisen that was delivered from our beer guy (Yes, we have a beer delivery man much like the milk man! He comes by every Thursday to refill our “beer” fridge.)
Yum!!! Then, we had grilled beef tenderloin, baked potatoes, and a wonderful filling salad! The salad had spinach, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, basil, and AVACADO! We tossed it will Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing. I LOVE salads! I try to eat at least one a day!
Tomorrow, I’m meeting a group for a 2 hour bike ride! It should be fun! Good night!