The highlights of my week were family, work travel, scorching heat and running. Not necessarily in that order.
On Monday I was in Frankfurt and from Tuesday to Thursday I was in London, all for work. This should hopefully be my last big week of travel until October. But I am not complaining, I love going to London. Our offices are near the Tower of London and Tower bridge, so I took a nice evening walk after work. It is amazing how fast London is growing and changing. This is towards to Western part of the city, that they started to build up for the 2012 Olympics. The amount of construction is crazy.
Family. I took the day off on Friday to spend it with my SIL, who is heading back home with her 2 girls. We went into Paris for a few hours, had lunch in a café and walked around.
I never get tired of the views. Ever.
We also took our yearly end of summer selfie. This year I won’t have to wait a full 10 months before seeing her again, she will be back for a family wedding at the end of September.
Scorching ! We had temps in the 100s for 5 days strait in Paris. We are lucky that we don’t have the humidity of the US, but then again, we don’t have much air conditioning, so you just need to suffer through, even if it is 90 degrees in your home. I don’t want to complain though because the heat will be gone very quickly. Boo.
We decided to head up to our country cottage on Saturday and spend the day. It was a bit cooler, and we got to barbecue.
Despite all the craziness, I did get my workouts in, and my running felt good.
- Monday : off
- Tuesday : 8 K + upper body work (200 push ups & 100 tricep dips)
- Wednesday : off
- Thursday : one hour full body workout in the hotel. I did it in my room because the gym didn’t open until 6 a.m. and I was up earlier than that.
- Friday : 7,5 K with some speed work
- Saturday : Off
- Sunday : 16K (10 miles) total with warm up, 6 x 1 mile repeats & cool down. I was happy because I hit all my repeats within 5 seconds (10:15 – 10:20). 100 push ups + 100 tricep dips. My leg felt really great and I am happy to report that I had no issues with my Achilles all week.
And that’s a wrap.
Tell me one thing about your week ! Is it hot in your neck of the woods ?