Villanova i La Geltru

I hope you’re having a great week so far! IMG_0585 (1)

Yesterday, I received a Happy Anniversay notification from WordPress. 3 years yesterday I registered with WordPress (please don’t go looking for earlier posts)! I still haven’t got direction where it’s going, so maybe that’s the direction. Where ever the wind takes me with it. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years. 3 years, that I still can’t work out how to make the themes look like there do on the demos (well I can, it’s not my area of expertise). But then I’ve been ‘working’ on my cv for the past 3 (ha) months. I blame those night naps. Anyways, I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like recently (night naps and that thing called life) and I miss blogging when night naps and that thing called life takes over. To my regular readers, thank you for hanging around! I’ll leave ya with some photos of the past few days.

A mini heatwave hit Thursday and it’s looking like this weekend the temps will go up again. Yay! The cats however, would like me to do something about it. Like turn the temperature down. IMG_0567 (1)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

As would some of the zoo residences. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMy beach pigeons are back and they have expensive taste. I stop by the beach after the gym and usually in addition to my post workout snacks, I take trail mix. Almonds and coconut flakes. They like coconut flakes and one of them, Gordito seeks me out. When s/he finds me he walks up and down wanting snacks. When Gordito’s friends arrive he tries to chases them off. Except I start to throw their coconut in different directions when he starts to go for them. I’m probably known as the pigeon lady by other regulars at that time. IMG_0494 (1)Saturday after at home workout (Tone It Up Beach Babe 4 workouts) and chores, there was only one place to be. The beach!IMG_0564 (1)Up bright and early Sunday for 15km run up the coast. 2 months to go until Spartan Beast and I’ve still to get at least one 1/2 half marathon run in. Along with find running sunglasses that say put (for that fully submerged mud pond. I would like to be able to see afterwards this time for the next log), recommendations welcome. But nothing that costs the earth. Also a tank top or crop top that doesn’t budge. I would run in use my sports bra and short short cycle length shorts, but I’ve been running with a hydration pack and chaffing is the last thing I want.

Water off the pierIMG_0591 (1)Sunday afternoon we took trip to Villanova i la Geltru. An acquaintance at my gym is moving there and I was curious to check it out. We got there around 5pm as we kept saying next beach which lead to some windy lanes along the beaches. The lanes were packed with cars parked up. In true style we decided to go back to the first beach which lead to some doubling back. The great thing about the motorbike is parking spaces. There’s always one when in a car, it can be slim pickings. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The only other beaches I’ve seen litter free in Catalonia are those in Castelldefels. I’m so used to the city beaches littered with cigarette butts, straws and beer cans, it was refreshing no to see it. And that sand! The fine feel good on your feet kind. And the water. Crystal clear and warm. I didn’t want to get out! However hunger called after tomando sol and we made our way to a vegan restaurant found on happycow.net (sadly the burgers weren’t that nice, but the website’s great for finding vegan restaurants anywhere you might be) after dropping of bags at the bike. I seriously can’t remember the last time I was rucksack free. Liberation!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEscapee zoo descendants. ParakeetsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEUFA Euro 2016 Final. Alfresco Catalan and Spanish style. IMG_0629 (1)Monday and Tuesday’s gyms toys. Not featured TRX and ugi ball. I love how these pieces of equipment are so versatile with a bit of imagination. I’m definitely noticing the difference with these guys the past 2 months. I have them most of them at home, however the gym’s mean I get more weight choice. IMG_0680Stay indoors or venture out during a heatwave? The temps have dipped today and yesterday which made this mornings run easier but then whatever the weather I prefer to be outdoors.

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