Last week Deborah mentioned that a few things didn’t go right so instead she went “left”. Well, this week I also definitely went left!!
Let me tell you about it…
Plan vs. Actual
Monday – 3.25KM walk, GLI gym 1 hr intake – no workout (appt w/different PT), 3.5KM biking
Tuesday – 3KM walk (office day) to and from train station
Wednesday – 3KM walk, W6R1 run, 6KM, GLI 1 hour, gym 55 min
Thursday – 2.22KM walk,
Friday – 2.75KM walk,
W6R2 run , gym 55 min
Saturday – 2.5KM walk, parkrun in Alkmaar 5KM, 17/17 Dutch parkruns done!
Sunday – 2KM walk, long run W6R3, 1.4KM w/u walk, 10KM run (!!!)
Plan vs Reality
RPM, 3KM walk
Tuesday – 2KM lunch walk
intake new gym, run + 3.35KM walk, +/- 6KM short bike ride
Thursday – King’s Day (big street party, likely only walking) 1.25KM Walk
lunch run 1.35KM Walk
parkrun (participating) 6.8KM walk
depends on weather and whether I have a program ready at the gym – 5KM run, 4.35KM Walk
As you can see, not much went to plan!!
Monday, both Ron and I were feeling the effects of the running and walking from the day before, so we decided instead to do a good intensive walk during lunch. My knee was also bothering me so it made more sense than doing RPM.
Tuesday of course I was back in Amsterdam and I walked as per plan.
Wednesday is where is started to go “left” – normally we would have gone for a run during lunch, however, our friend and neighbour Anne recently won the Rotterdam Marathon (!!!) and the Mayor was having a small ceremony for her. She asked us if we would like to go so of course we were absolutely delighted to be there! A walk into town and back was then our activity. Later in the afternoon I had an appointment to get my nails done, so I opted to bike there. I figured I could also go out for a little jog later. After my appointment, I jumped back on the bike to go home, and then promptly fell over! I don’t know how I did it but I wasn’t even seated or peddling yet! I landed on my arm, hip and I think the point of the saddle got me right in the middle of my right glute. Oh but my nails were fine – LOL!! I managed to also bend the jockey wheel and the rear derailleur to where they were hitting the spokes so I couldn’t cycle home. After several attempts to call the Man to come and pick me up (his phone was still on silent from the earlier ceremony we had attended), he finally arrived, re-bent the parts back in place and I cycled home (we couldn’t get the bike in the car unfortunately). Anyway, long story short, I fell, and it hurt.
Thursday was King’s Day and we were outside from 8 am until 5pm!! And I was physically wrecked (lots of standing) so I only managed a walk.
Friday, still massively tired and sore (and now have a lovely bruise on my bum), I thought I would just do a quick lunch walk instead of the run. I wasn’t feeling it.
Saturday – parkrunday! Sadly one of our volunteers couldn’t make it so one of us was needed to step in. Since Ron and I are trying to reach our 50 parkruns milestone together, we both decided not to participate. We’ll try again next week. In the end I clocked 4KM to and around the park and then more KM’s later when I finally went to my gym intake and did some errands.
Sunday – it was time! I suited and booted and went out for another 5KM run with 500m/100m intervals. Another few seconds off my time from last Sunday as well. Later on Ron and I walked into town for our monthly movie and dinner date.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK
I will continue my 1km min per day walk streak as well as some other cardio and strength.
Monday – RPM, walk, start gym strength training program
Tuesday – walk
Wednesday – run at lunch, strength in PM
Thursday – walk
Friday – run at lunch, option strength in PM
Saturday – parkrun (participating), 2nd option for strength in the afternoon
Sunday – run, walk, bike? not sure yet.
That’s a wrap!
How was your week? Did you manage everything you planned or did you go with the flow?