What a fabulous week! More of this please!
Last week I mentioned that I was about to go for a bike ride – and our first ride of the season is in the bag! Of course we thought we were Renée and Ron from 2018 or so and directly went for 40+ KM. My butt still hurt as of Wednesday. Lesson learned – wear bike shorts no matter what!
Shall we dive into this week?
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. Actual
Monday – HOLIDAY – 3.1KM walk/ extra parkrun in Nijmegen (volunteering)
Tuesday – Work in Amsterdam 1.2KM walk
Wednesday – DAY OFF – 5KM run/ 2.85KM walk/ 40 min gym
Thursday – 2.90KM walk/
run after work
Friday – 5.25KM walk/gym + 6KM run (5KM intervals, last KM cool down run/walk)
Saturday – 5KM walk/participate in parkrun 5KM/
Sunday – 2KM walk/ dance my tush off at Harry Styles – + 40min gym
Monday – AMAZING parkrun day in Nijmegen! 75 participants in total and lots of Sonsbeek regulars were there which just makes me really proud! We wanted to support them and support we did! Eventually I did go for my walk in the afternoon as I didn’t really record anything in the morning. 3.1KM recorded but almost 10K steps done.
Tuesday – UGH. Back to work means up at 4:45. It was tough. I shortened my lunch walk to get a massive dose of coffee from Starbucks.
Wednesday – Day off! I would love to work just every other day. Who can arrange this for me???
First up, walking to the gym, strength, then walking home. Then I waited for Ron to have his lunch break and we headed out for a run. YAY! It was a beautiful day, glorious, if not just a pinch too warm for running but hey, I will take it!!
Thursday – OK it’s the first of the month. I’ve decided to walk at least 15 workdays this month, in the morning. Hopefully this will help me acclimate to my upcoming training for the Amsterdam Half Marathon. First early AM walk done!
Wanted to run after work but also promised to cook dinner. I thought Ron would be home much sooner than he actually was, and in the time I was waiting for him I could have gone. Oh well.
Friday – Up early again and walked to the station to see how long it would actually take me. So to complete my challenge properly, I may walk to the station on my office days instead of bike. It took me a iittle less that 20 min which means I would only need to leave 10 minutes earlier (also to have a bit of a buffer – there is nothing I hate more with commuting than rushing for a train in the morning). I may or may not have stopped in at Starbucks and ordered a 3 shot tall latte…
At lunch Ron and I went out again for a run – this made up for my run yesterday. Gym after dinner.
Saturday – parkrun day! What an absolutely beautiful day it was! Ron and I headed off to the park around 7:45 to start setting up the course and then we both got to participate. parkrun #41 for us both, done! Worth noting is that there were 51 participants, which is up from our average of around 35. Walked to and around the park for set up (recorded 2KM). Then later in the after walked another 3KM to buy new pots and pans (so domestic) toiletries and ice cream -ha!
Sunday – Gym in the AM to make up for the plan on Saturday. I’m off to Utrecht to my friend’s place and then later to Amsterdam to see Harry Styles!
COMING UP NEXT WEEK
Obviously still walking 1KM per day.
Monday – walk, maybe run in the evening
Tuesday – morning walk (concert in Dusseldorf in the evening)
Wednesday – DAY OFF – run/ walk/gym
Thursday – walk/run after work
Friday – walk/gym
Saturday – walk/ parkrun in Maastricht
Sunday – walk/ gym
More challenges next week but I’m determined to make it work. I’m staying the night at my friend’s tonight because of the concert, but I have to drive home early Monday morning. I would like to run in the evening though even if 3KM or so. Tuesday I do NOT go to the office because I have a half day off, and again a concert in the evening and late home. Everything should be normal again as of Wednesday, fingers crossed.
That’s a wrap!
How was your week? Have you got a lot going on as well but sticking to your schedule?