Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Swim Night and some Strength Training

Last night I stopped at the swimming pool on the way home from work and swam 1300 meters, mostly breaststroke. It seemed to have taken a little longer than normal, somehow my energy level was depleted.

After a spaghetti dinner I went upstairs in the shed and worked out with free weights for 20 minutes. I banged my elbow against a door at work yesterday morning and it was bothering me during my strength training. It is still bruised and sore this morning. Ouch!

The last couple nights I have been late getting to bed - Monday because I wasn’t tired, last night because I was doing a backup of my computer files (it’s been over a year – yikes). This morning I had a hard time crawling out of bed at my usual 4:45 a.m. and I have already succumbed to my habit of eating sweets when I am tired. It’s a good thing for my diet that I have a 2 hour run tonight.

Our weather is really crazy this spring. After a warm, sunny weekend we are back to rain and winter jacket weather.

On a positive note: We have a 4-day weekend coming up this week, Good Friday and Easter Monday are holidays in Germany! That means I only have to work 4 days this week and 4 days next week. Oh, and did I say that we have two weeks vacation right after that (April 24 – May 5). I love working in Germany!

Full of holidays also here: easter monday, april 25th the end of the WWII, april 28th local holy patron and May 1st celebration of work!!!
The plan? Running of course
Will you be able to enjoy so many days off?? I don't know but if you are american it seems you are not use to rest that much!

How not to have a hard time while waking up so early!!
Hilda, yes, I'm an American, but I've lived here in Germany for 15 years so have gotten used to the 30 days vacation and 6-8 holidays a year. Of course between working, running, woodworking, gardening, genealogy, my wife, and house maintenance there really isn't much free time left. I don't know what I would do if I had to move back to New York!
Well, if you moved back to NY you could be my swim coach. And marathon coach.

I think you should consider it.
fun - lots of holidays!
No fair! I think I need to move to Germany!!

Have a great weekend!
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