WRD: Catching Up Week 19+20

19 May, 2019 Off By Renée

Deborah and Kim are the amazing hosts for the Weekly Run Down! Feel free to join in as well to wrap up your week in fitness!

I’m going to try and keep this weekly run down as short and sweet as possible. I know how hard it is to follow up on all the blogs in the linkup so I want to make this as easy as possible. You’re welcome. Hahaha!

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I can’t believe it was just last week that I was in Spain, day drinking and soaking up the rays of the Costa Del Sol. In addition to eating my weight in tapas, I was also quite active and even had a little run (physio said I could, so…) – so that kept things a bit balanced. I loved seeing my dad and stepmom again and two of their friends from Albuquerque also joined in, so it was super nice to meet them and get to hang out a bit (they are also more “our” age, not that it makes any difference).

Week 19 in Fitness

  • Monday – Lunch Walk (3KM) Physio (Running on the treadmill 1/1 min intervals + balance exercises), Biking 6.35KM
  • Tuesday – Lunch Walk (3.25KM), 1 Hour Cardio + Strength (gym), Biking 5.75 KM
  • Wednesday – ended up skipping Pilates due to really long and stressful day at work and needing to pack
  • Thursday – arrival in Málaga -steps: 19,078
  • Friday – 3KM run/walk
  • Saturday – 6KM walk to the beach and down the promenade
  • Sunday – Bike tour Málaga SOHO Street Art + Nature Reserve 23KM

Steps for the whole week: 112,785, average +16K per day

This Week In Fitness

  • Monday – Travel back home, steps total: 8,560
  • Tuesday – Biking 10KM, Physio (running on treadmill + balance exercises)
  • Wednesday – Lunch walk 2KM, Pilates, Biking 5KM
  • Thursday – Biking 5KM, 3KM run/walk
  • Friday – 6.75KM walk, 7KM biking
  • Saturday – 3KM run/walk
  • Sunday – 25.5KM biking (supporting the hubs)

Steps for the whole week: 62,740, average 8.9K steps per day


New Friends


just a few scenes from the tour


Running in Málaga
Thursday’s run
Saturday’s Run – back home in NL and new kicks!

Beach and Around Town

And best of all… WE WON EUROVISION LAST NIGHT!!! For the first time in 44 years, the Netherlands has finally won Eurovision Song Contest with an amazing song from a talented young man. This means that next year Eurovision will be held somewhere in the Netherlands! I *hope* here in Arnhem because we have one of the biggest arenas in the entire country (besides Amsterdam would be a total nightmare in this situation so I hope it will at least be Rotterdam if not here in Arnhem). And basically I don’t care how much it costs (I say that now), I am buying tickets!! WHOO HOO!! Don’t know about Eurovision? You have no idea what you are missing! In short it’s the most ridiculous, lame, outrageous, exciting and camp music competition ever. Every year I say I’m never watching again and every year I’m in front of the telly, drinking beer and group chatting with friends all over who are also watching. It’s a great excuse for a party. The most famous Eurovision winner is ABBA in 1974.

The winning song is 3 minutes – all Eurovision songs can only be 3 minutes or less. If you have 3 minutes, you may actually enjoy this song. Duncan went to the “Rock Academy” in Tilburg and even was a semi-finalist on “The Voice” – his coach, Ilse deLange is an established artist already in the Netherlands, and performed last year as a group “The Common Linnets” where they placed second. So it’s kind of cool that Duncan won when even his coach couldn’t win it!

Anyway, I know people reading likely don’t care about any of this – haha! but I’m just super excited about this! We’ve been so disappointed for so long with our Eurovision entries and there’s been a buzz around Duncan the last couple months, like we really had a chance! And we did it!!

Coming up Next Week

Another funny week next week, since we leave Friday for Liverpool:

  • Monday – Pilates (make up for the lesson I missed)
  • Tuesday – appt with/ ortho, physio, hoping to go to spinning in the evening (finally got new spinning shoes)
  • Wednesday – Pilates
  • Thursday – check out new (old gym a long time ago) gym
  • Friday – Travel to Liverpool
  • Saturday – 5K Liverpool RnR (will be doing run/walk intervals)
  • Sunday – Marathon / Half Marathon support, exercise gin-drinking muscle

That’s a wrap!

So tell me, how have you been? Are you enjoying spring weather now and running outside? Training for anything? Ran any races? Do you like going to the beach? Do you like street art? Have you ever been to Spain? Do you know about Eurovision?