"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Monday, 11 October 2010

Time for some other things

This weekend was nice and relaxed for me with no serious running as priority. It was the end of a good recovery week for me and I only ran 5km on Saturday and 12.2km on Sunday.

This left me with time to do some gardening…I love plants and flowers!


I also had time to clean the fish tanks.


I really relaxed when I spent some time with my model train layout.


I hope you all had great weekends as well. Have a happy week everyone!

29 comments:

Emz said...

Your garden is amazing!
That's on my 2011 goals. I'd love a garden - well I'd love to not kill everything I plant. I kill cacti & apparently that's pretty hard to do in AZ. ;)
Glad you had a great relaxing weekend. :)

Julie said...

Hi Johann,
I really need a weekend like yours. Life has been so freaking crazy and all I want is a few days to relax:) My little guy would love your fish and the trains! I think it is wonderful that you had a nice weekend. Take care Johann!

Ewa said...

Now this is one serious model plane setup. I could play with it for hours.
Have a great week.

Ewa said...

Not plane, I meant train. OK, I need more coffee.

misszippy said...

Beautiful plants...nice work!

P said...

Love those garden pics - so beautiful! I used to have an aquarium years ago. I'd love to have fish again - they're so relaxing to watch. Glad you had such a lovely weekend!

DRog said...

Always odd to me to see you guys starting summer we are ending....same thing earlier this year when we ended winter you were beginning. Tho your winter doesnt have SUB Zero (F) temps!
-Derek

Molly said...

great ways to spend your downtime....enjoy your week! : )

Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend :)

Lesley said...

Delightful!

Scott Keeps Running said...

Never a moment of boredom at your place I can see. :)

LMC said...

Nice garden and pretty cool model train layout. How do you find time to run?:) I am really looking forward to a few free and relaxing weekends after my next marathon on November. Have a great week!

ajh said...

Love learning about some of the things you like!

Erika said...

Your garden is beautiful! I wish I could find some time to take it easy!

lindsay said...

such beautiful hobbies! the aquarium looks great and love that trainset!

HappyTrails said...

It's good to have a week to step away somewhat from the rigors of running schedule. How big are the clown loach you have? Nice looking tanks!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, your model train looks awesome. I'm glad you're enjoying your down time and getting in some relaxation.

Staci said...

Love the Inca Lillies in your garden! Glad you are enjoying the rest/down time. Have a good week.

Quinton J said...

So this is what a running machine does with his down time. LOVE IT! Still...I just can't imagine you sitting still. All new respect for you...and your balanced life. hats off.

Jill said...

Your flowers and aquarium look so pretty...both are so relaxing for me. Well, unless I have a billion weeds, which I tend to have. Enjoy the time off :).

Giorgio said...

Your model train is very nice Johann. I have two Maerklin model trains.
Have a good recovery time again!

Andrew Opala said...

I had to mention it, but one of your fish is floating upside down ... maybe camera shy?

Are those sharks in there!

That's really cool that you have these hobbies/activities! I love gardening also.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I love the flowers! Looks like you take great care of them.

That is an awesome train setup. Lots of relaxing hours spent there I am certain.

Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

Love the model railroad. When I was a kid our entire attic was devoted to one. I could spend hours up there with my Dad, lost in another universe of miniature, buildings, bridges and landscapes. Thanks for the memories!

Meg said...

Hey, you're a train guy! That's so cool. I always see train shows at fairs and exhibits but I've never known anyone personally who has that has an interest or hobby!
Cool!
So Africa does have African Daisies?? Those grow so well here! So do the astromeria lillies. Yep, we do live in similar climates :) !

Andrew Opala said...

Johann, one other question. Is that an HO set or a larger gauge? I still have a N-scale in my basement ready for someone to play with it - and me ready to "train" them to play with it.

No children interested yet!

Ed said...

Hey Johann! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I really do appreciate it. It means a lot.

I actually love gardening, too. My dad was a farmer when he grew up in Ireland. He still treats his garden in NY like it needs attention from dawn til dusk. Haha! I guess that rubbed off on me. Glad you cleaned those fish tanks... looks like they needed it.

My weekend was AWESOME, but you already knew that.

Chris K said...

Johann, can I come visit you? Warning! I may never leave.

Christina said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend doing what you enjoy.