Well, this isn’t the Monday Motivation, is it?
Nope, it’s not. Sorry guys. Long story short – I’m too much of a Sunday afternoon perfectionist and I miss my loafing time. Selfish I know. But I sat watching Sex and the City for three hours straight yesterday while Geoff was out playing golf, and I have to tell you – it was ABSOLUTE bliss.
This blog evolves and churns out things as often as I come up with new ideas, which is almost as often as I paint my nails.
Which is a GOOD thing. It keeps things interesting, don’t you think?
Besides, I miss writing on the fly – like now. Too much planning is too tedious for my liking.
On Wednesday I got stuck with the one-day flu – dry throat, phlegm, headaches; the whole tooty. So I spent the day on the couch getting lost in Carrie Bradshaw’s New York lifestyle (aka Sex and the City) for an entire day. With it raining outside and Sassy on my lap. We had a very low-key date night later that night. Once a week – come hell or high water, in sickness or in health, otherwise we forget about it. On the weekend we did the Parkrun (I beat last week’s time by 5 minutes, yay!), I went to the beach for a stroll with a friend, and stocked up on vitamins. No two-week flu for me this year – I’m adamant.
Here are a few randoms from the week…
Coffee and chocolate banana pudding heaven…
Gluten-free toast with spinach, feta and sweet chilli sauce. Yum!
Friday’s 50-minute workout. NOT for the faint-hearted.
Wednesday’s disgusting Med Lemon. But it helped.
And, Sassy finding warmth on my lap. Such a tough life that.
Running Update: Feb & March
Running has infused my soul over these last few weeks.
As much as I feel like death warmed up at the start of every run, I always feel like I’ve run a marathon by the end. My body feels alive. Today I even forgot to plug in my music, I just listened to the sound of my shoes pounding the tar and my panting breath towards the end.
I don’t know who wrote those articles about being able to run a 5 km race in 5 weeks when you’re a beginner, but they’re lying. Seriously. People with treadmills in their bedrooms, maybe?
I’ll probably only do my first race around September, but that’s okay. I figure by then I’ll be running 99% of it and not praying for the finish line. Here’s a quick overview of my progress over the last two months…
- 11 February 2014 – 2.96 km in 29 minutes
- 4 March 2014 – 3.1 km in 27 minutes
- 13 March 2014 – 3.6 km in 31 minutes
- 20 March 2014 – 4.5 km in 40 minutes
- 29 March 2014 – 5 km in 44 minutes
Well, that’s it for today New challenge – keeping these posts short and sweet and to the point. Have a GREAT one. 🙂