It’s been another busy week. And I don’ t mean in regards to work. Yes I had to go into the office Monday and Tuesday but it wasn’t as stressful as last week. But let’s dive into all that in a minute. I’m recapping and joining in the weekly run down, trying to at least stick to keeping the blog up to date.
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 (!!!)
Monday – Back at work and during our team meeting we were told that we had to use up our 2019 vacation days that we carried over before July 1st. Um. How was I going to do that with people taking holidays over the next couple weeks? By taking my last 2 days off this week of course – haha! So that gave me a totally different perspective for this week. Work two days and then have the rest of the week off (Friday I’m always off).
Workout: RPM.85 – finally back on the spin bike. Nice sweaty session.
Tuesday – Pretty uneventful at work which gave me the opportunity to get some stuff done that had been on the back burner.
At home we were preparing a bit for the upcoming maintenance in our building; we’ve had contractors in doing pipe cleaning and re-coating in the entire flat. Last month we couldn’t use our kitchen sink for two days, which was fine. This week we were preparing for now shower/toilet/bathroom sink/ washer for two days. So I made sure to do all the laundry we had and showered before I went to bed.
Workout: 5KM run after work
Wednesday – The contractors showed up at 8:00 with a chemical toilet for us to use over the coming days. As necessary as it is, it still sucks a bit. I spent a lot of today doing administration and sorting out changes with my bank account (I switched banks after 26 years!) and finances.
Workout: 5KM run with Ron after he was finished with work (spit baths in the kitchen…)
Thursday – more sorting through admin and getting some things organised at home. Also put quite a few more clothes items up for sale (on Vinted) and went through more boxes. We went to see a house (on the Schoolstraat – I talked about it last week) and while it was a super cute place, it would just take too much effort to make changes (we’d have to put the kitchen in and there was no washer hookup; I’ve been through that already when I lived in the Hague and that can be really expensive to have done). It was also a “bovenwoning” so up a flight of stairs to the main part of the house and up another flight to the bedrooms. Oh. And only one WC on the first level. Um. No. Not going downstairs in the middle of the night to pee! Certainly not when I’m older. Too bad.
Workout: 7KM after the house visit and before dinner. The guys were also done with the pipes so we got to shower again! YAY!
Friday– Today we saw two houses; one in the morning which would be an absolute dream to live in; perfect location, perfectly and professionally modernised on the inside (but originally built in 1906) and a “benedenwoning” so there was a little deck outside from the dining area and a little yard . You can look through the photos here . Honestly we could see ourselves living here, but I’m sure a lot of people are interested in it so we’ll see…
Also, y’all? It’s like a 5 min walk to Sonsbeek park…
The second place was also really nice and very close to where we were in the morning. Same great neighborhood and same older houses. This one was a “bovenwoning” though and … there’s asbestos in the attic. It was a little pricier than the one this morning and there were some things that made it less great than the first.
Workout: Nada. Well unless you count going to get more boxes out of storage and sorting out more things that could either go in the bin or to the thrift store.
Saturday – lots of organising going on still. Ron’s sold quite some things that he collected back in the day (think music related items with autographs) and things we just don’t need anymore (speakers, folding chairs, etc). It’s kind of great to get rid of stuff! I don’t know why I have to hold on to things for so long!
Workout: Not-parkrun parkrun! 5KM all in the park across the street and a couple streets over. It was kind of a scorcher too, by Dutch standards.
Sunday – We skipped the long run again because today was all about cleaning the house and making photos for a realtor of our apartment. We are working with a company that represents investors to buy our place (they usually convert it to student housing) but if that doesn’t work out any time soon we want to have other options. I didn’t want to take photos just by moving junk from one place to another so it had to be cleaned as well. Good thing Ron and I are in sync so the job was done by both of us tackling half the house each.
Workout: Nothing. Well. I was definitely sweating by cleaning, mopping, hoovering…
Week overview :I didn’t meet my strength-training goal this week but I did do RPM and got 22KM under my belt.
That’s a wrap!
I apologise for not responding to comments yet on my last two posts. I’m going to do that ASAP!