Day 997: Friday, Fried Brain

Spent way too much time on trying to find a proper countdown clock for the website and wrote a post about it. This was annoying. I think, my brain was quite fried in the end. Didn’t exactly do any proper work, accepted one translation and had one 1-hour massage, invested money online, checked e-mail, the usual. The summer weather continues on the hot course and I have no idea whether there is going to be a relief soon or not. Want. Some. Rain. Pretty please.

Progress Report:

1. Own and live in a house.

Didn’t do much anything about this apart from checking the train schedules for the next day and planning the exact time when we would actually go there to inspect the place. We needed to do our training sometime in the morning and then head to Tallinn to watch Estonian Track & Field Championships where quite many of our friends were either racing or watching like us.

2. Write AND publish a book.

Worked a bit on my food blog. In fact, I spent most of the evening in the kitchen, inventing and testing two ice cream recipes and making caramel from coconut milk (yes!). Probably I grew some extra creative brain cells while doing so. It felt good to write so much, quite inspiring. For a bedtime story, I tried to read Agatha Christie’s book. To be honest, I am mostly annoyed by Hercule Poirot and do not really understand what is so special about her work. It doesn’t have that special something that would work on me. Obviously, she masterfully attracted many others, I will give her credit for that. I found her characters Tommy and Tuppence, on the other hand, quite entertaining, but I’ve only seen the film, not read the book. All in all, I tend to enjoy modern mystery thrillers more as they get instantly to the point and absorb you into the action. Earlier works, like Christie’s, tend to spend a lot of time explaining someone’s background or introducing way too many characters. But… when it comes to my writing goal, I think it was good to read a few pages of someone else’s work and think a bit of how writers create their stories and worlds.

3. Win a major race.

45-minute easy run, nothing special there. Did it quite early in the morning, on my way to work (not all the way, we live 40+ km away!). Didn’t do too many exercises in the evening, because I didn’t want to overload my body and this was actually a good thing. Recovery days are for recovery! If you do too much, you won’t be able to perform great at your next important workout.

Photo of the Day


The fabulous coconut milk ice cream with salted caramel flavour. I was trying to mimic a sweet treat I bought from the store and actually succeeded! Yes, it was that good. Now it’s all gone and I need to buy some more coconut milk and cashew nuts to make more. And we are running low on sugar and its substitutes as well.

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