Day 973: Happy Birthday, Estonia!

Every child would love to have two birthdays each year. 20 August is the day when Estonia became free of the Soviet power and took its independence back. On 24 February, Estonia celebrated its 100th birthday, which means that we are currently in the middle of a grand jubilee year and lots of events happening here, there and everywhere. Estonia has paced its two birthdays quite evenly, 6 months apart. And these dates are public holidays as well. So, for me this means an extra rest day after the race, we didn’t bother to go anywhere, just went for a run. It is a rainy day, really-really rainy, but after the tropical summer that we had in July, the more traditional Estonian (and typical British, too) summer is more than welcome! I do hope we can celebrate more and more of those anniversaries. I was born in the Soviet Union (1988), but am more than happy to live in the Republic of Estonia!

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Finally some progress! We debated for a long time whether or not take the train to the bigger town and find a store that is open on the national holiday and sells grass trimmers. Eventually, we ordered one online and will receive it from a store in Tallinn quite soon. Hopefully, Sunday will have a nice dry weather because we have plans other than running!

2. Write AND publish a book.

Some writing. Some. Less than intended but still something. Am I stuck? Or do I think I’m stuck? Need to get the ball rolling and need the snowball effect!

3. Win a major race.

Easy recovery run for 1 hour. Intended to do 45 minutes but couldn’t stop. Not dead after the half-marathon race, which was like 36 hours ago! Discussed future plans with my coach and Saturday will be super tough… a 14K race + 14K run before/after (28K in total) because I desperately need a long run this week.

Photo of the Day


Like I said, it’s rainy.

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