Friends, Harry Styles was SO GOOD. I mean. Amazing. Also, I’ve never heard screaming like I experienced at this show. Not even “back in the day” at Depeche Mode concerts or other big bands at that time. Insanity.
Of course the perfect time we were having prior to the concert was disrupted by train issues and Susan and I ended up taking an uber to the gig from her house AND because train issues were not sorted and the end the night we had to take an uber back. You don’t want to know how. much this cost us. At least I can claim the costs from the NS (Dutch Railways). Literally thousands of people could not get home. Susan was starting her new job the next day so we HAD to get back to her place. I would have driven us, but by the time we found out about the chaos I had already had a drink and I never ever get behind the wheel even if I’ve had only one.
Shall we jump into the WRD?
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 – 1.25KM walk,
maybe run in the evening
Tuesday – morning walk 1.25KM (concert in Dusseldorf in the evening)
Wednesday – DAY OFF – 3KM run/ 2.65 KM walk/ 40 min gym
Thursday – 3KM AM walk/
run after work 4KM PM walk
Friday – 3KM walk/
gym + 5KM lunch run
Saturday – 2KM walk/ parkrun in Maastricht 5KM run / 40 min gym
Sunday – still to come – walk/ gym
Monday – oh my goodness. What a nightmare it was logistically yesterday. I left my friend’s place at 6:45, got home at 7:40, made coffee and started working. So tired. Barely cranked out a walk; no running was happening today.
Tuesday – up at 6:10 for a walk. Day 3/15 for my June goal of walking in the AM before work. I was still tired but managed to get up and do it. Got home, showered, breakfasted, and started work. Had a half day off so around 2pm we headed to Düsseldorf for Depeche Mode gig number 2/3. Much better than Amsterdam because 1) I could see and 2) we were fairly close. Totally different experience. Loved it! Ran into my friend Tim (who I pretty much see at every DM show I go to) again – saw him in Amsterdam as well – he told us it was his 44th concert of Depeche Mode. That’s insane! And here I thought we were excessive – ha! (I think I’ve seen them around 15 – 20 times now, not really certain).
Wednesday – Ugh. we sat in the parking lot for an hour+ last night just trying to leave the stadium. Only arrived home at 2:30am and finally in bed around 3am. Of course the cats don’t know that you are trying to sleep in and their stomachs say its time to get up at 6:30 or earlier. Ron had to work, and I had the day off so I tried to sleep a wee bit longer.
I felt hungover! This lack of sleep thing is for the birds though I do know I did this to myself…
After wayyyyy too long I finally walked to the gym and did my workout. I walked back via the supermarket so my walk total was a wee bit longer than usual. And of course it was Global Running Day so when I was back and Ron was finished with work we went to the park for a run. I managed 3km on my tired legs. No one said there’s a minimum for GRD so these 3km are a win in my book.
Thursday – Another morning walk for me. That’s 4/15 for June. At lunch I had about a 15min catnap out in the back garden for some sun. After work a friend I met recently through Arnhem Together texted me and asked me if I wanted to walk in the park. Who am I to say no? It was pretty hot out there though, I have to say.
Friday – Up again at 6:10 and out the door within 20 min. It’s getting easier! Day 5/15 for my morning walk challenge. The lunch run was a bit more challenging as it’s pretty warm here at the moment. So I did 1km/250m recover and the KM’s were a real slogfest. We did it, that’s what matters!
My excuse for the gym: we ate a little bit too late for my liking and I didn’t feel like going to the gym on a full stomach. We were cutting it close with walking time and closing time at the gym. So I promised myself “tomorrow”.
Saturday – parkrunday! Oh man it was early though; we left at 6:45 to get there at 8:30 only to discover Google maps was now telling us 1:55min driving time. When going to a new place I always like to have a bit of a buffer in case of any issues with parking, etc. Luckily we made it on time! My friend Khry lives near there so she joined us. It was HOT. Super Steamy. This parkrun was three rounds and they had an alternative route due to another event setting up/ taking place in the park. But it was really enjoyable! Very cool park and lovely people there! I did my 1km/250m intervals but couldn’t manage the last 2 full kilometres. Everyone was challenged out there with the heat.
Afterwards we went to where Khry lives, the amazing “White Village” of Thorn, and after we got to see her place, we headed over to the foot of the church and had pancakes. LOVED IT. At some point though we had to head home because… I needed to get to the gym.
At some point I said to Ron, “maybe I’m not going to go” but I think maybe 20 min later I told him I was just going and getting it done. So I did.
Sunday – The focus of today is this little fella:
His name is “Botje” right now (pronounced “bought-cha”) but I don’t really like that name (it means “little bone” <insert super confused face> ) so we are calling him Mr.Pickles.
Hopefully Leo will be the big brother to Mr. Pickles that Charlie was to him.
Still need to do my walk and go to the gym. Let’s see if I’m home on time.
Coming up next week
Obviously still walking 1KM per day.
Monday – walk/ gym, maybe lunch run
Tuesday – morning walk or walk at lunch
Wednesday – DAY OFF – walk/ gym
Thursday – walk/ run after work
Friday – walk/ lunch run
Saturday – walk
Sunday – walk/ gym
That’s a wrap!
Tell me about your week! What was the highlight? What are you looking forward to next week?