This has been the worst week of the year so far. It’s cold and wet. Looks like the extreme winter for Kenya has finally arrived with all its might after sparing us the vagaries of winter last year. I guess will have to get those coats out of the closet now.
The whole of Friday night it rained, so naturally tennis on Satruday morning had to be cancelled. We spent the day indoors. There is not much to do in cold and gloomy weather here. Apart from a small get-together with friends for dinner, where yes, I binged (Hey, I’ve been fasting!!!)
Sunday was International Yoga Day. My friends and I made it to the University of Nairobi Graduation grounds, where the event was being held, and luckily we were the early birds at 7am!. It was however freezing cold, and thankfully it did not rain the night before, else we would have had a whole lot of muck and mud to deal with. The sun finally shone upon us in the middle of the programme (populated with speeches, leaving only 45 minutes for basic asanas). We did get to walk away with free Yoga mats and T-shirts and were proud to be among 7,600 attendees!
Sunday was a busy day with the Who Is Hussein Grand Iftar taking place in the evening. I was a volunteer and it was really fulfilling serving food to the less fortunate. They arrived in huge numbers. The WiH team entertained them with games and skits before the time to break fast and distributed gifts to the children who had attended.
I woke up to showers on Monday morning. So no chance of working out. The rains continued well into the evening, but we still had our Yoga Class in the evening. I have at this point, totally let gone of weighing myself, because I keep forgetting to do that first thing in the morning, and secondly, my eating is way out of whack now. I’ll be more focused after Ramadhan, promise 🙂
Again, Tuesday was a wet morning. I had no choice but to leave the house, not to workout but to return some books that I had borrowed from the American Resource Center. That was a bad experience. The guards almost ticked me off, but I remembered, I am fasting and thus must contain my anger (Grrrrr…….)
Finally, the skies cleared up on Wednesday and I was off for my walk and stretches. Good going because the weather took a turn for the worst in the evening, and I just couldn’t make it for Yoga.
On Thursday I had an consultancy to go for. A company required their accounts to be uploaded online. So I had to skip my workout because of that. Once done I went off to run some errands for Summit Seekers (yes, more info coming soon), and ended up getting clamped. I was fined and had my car almost towed away. Again, patience and calm over anger was practiced. It was not easy, albeit.
Finally Friday. Wet and Cold. These are the last few days for Ramadhan and they will be spent breaking fast at the mosque (well, there goes my target for the 16th of July). I honestly know I have a choice of cooking my meals and taking them over, but honestly, it’s just a case of mind over matter, which is hard at the moment. I eat very little and end up feeling hungry quite early in the day. But, I will just leave it at that.
We will be going to the mosque later and there will be a whole night vigil. So I do not see myself playing tennis again tomorrow.
Ah well, we only get these nights once in a year, so, might as well make the most of it.
What are your plans for the weekend?