The weekend has arrived. NP slept through the night for 11.5 hours continuously (making up for her previous night of wakefulness)! Having said just yesterday that, should anyone have a child under the age of one who sleeps through the night, I didn’t want to hear about it, I hope that those parents who did not sleep soundly last night will forgive me my public elation (and keep their hate-mail to a minimum). KT and I have each enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and are going to a Kinderflohmarkt (flea-market for children’s clothes) in Handschuhsheim a bit later in the morning – hopefully, what we find for NP will fit like a glove (yes, yes…pun on the name of the town intended!). And the afternoon should be a pleasant one made up of a short hour on the bike and some reading. All in all, a good Saturday in my books (as you can see, I’m having a great pun morning).
As regards the title of the post, today isn’t really a big training day, and we have no particularly special events planned. I’ve already done my longer workouts for this week, and I’m looking forward today and tomorrow to having some shorter but high-intensity workouts leading into my recovery week: every fourth week, I decrease the distance of my workouts to give my body time to recover, before coming back to an increased schedule the week afterward. It’s a big day rather because I’m just plain feeling big today (not in a bad way), as per the photo above of me and NP in the morning. I suppose that I’m a relatively tall person at 190cm (6’2″), but rarely reflect on this. Standing next to NP like I am in this photo, however, makes me feel like a giant. As for NP’s pointing, I think she was trying to tell me that I needed to comb my hair.