Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue Skies

I awoke this morning to pea soup...could barely see across the road I tell you!

Why the blog title then?  Well, within about 30 mins of getting up, the sun had burnt off the mist and gloom to reveal the most gorgeous blue sky day!

View from my back door this morning
Couch to 5k update: day off today, but feeling less achey.  HOWEVER, I am due to start week 2 tomorrow!  This is up'ing the amount of time I run for...wish me luck!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

It rained...

...but I still did my Couch to 5k.

I have only one more session from week 1!!  Eek

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Rest Day...BLAH

Am I the only one struggling with this, the first real weekend of the New Year!?  
It has felt a real blah day today - the decs were packed away on Monday which forced some housework.  Washing was caught up on during the nothing in particular to do (I say that - I can see from where I am sitting at least 3 things that need doing, but have no desire or inclination to do them)...see - BLAH.

 Must be time to just sit and chill with these guys.  

Cto5K Update - it is a rest day today.  
I have run 2 days in a row.  I came in yesterday feeling great - had a shower etc and sat down to work.  2 hours later I could barely get out of my chair!!!  I guess that is good?  The GOOD NEWS is that I don't feel half as bad today so I am hopeful I will feel fine tomorrow when I need to get back out there.  
Please don't let it rain tomorrow for fear I might be put off and I can't handle that so early on in this process!

Friday, January 6, 2012

I've started...

I don't like exercise but I like to get outdoors
I don't like exercise but I like the way it makes me feel afterwards
I don't like exercise because I am fat and it hurts!

I don't think I have ever made a  NY's resolution in my life (or not that I remember), and I am not going to break with that for fear of getting to December and feeling a big failure...

Having said that, yesterday I went for a run...and you know what - it HURT!! (Big surprise there huh!)  
But you know what else?  For the first time in quite a while - I felt energized ALL DAY.  

Taken from Pinterest - originally from
So today, I did it again.  

Now I say run...any small child walking at a reasonable pace could have probably kept up with me - but hey (to steal a saying I also saw on Pinterest) I was still lapping everyone on the couch!!

Having confided in my sis  (who already runs) what I did yesterday she pointed me in the direction of THIS SITE (it is actually the NHS site and a free set of podcasts to get you from the couch (no exercise) to running for 30 mins (about 5k) in 9 weeks!


I have begun the Couch to 5k with the intention of RUNNING my first Race for Life this year.  I have walked them in the past, but this year I want to RUN it.

Happy New Year everyone... x

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy new Year

I know, I know I haven't blogged since June!  JUNE I tell you!!!

I don't even think there will be anyone left reading this.

Can't explain it - just NOT got the blogger mojo, so considering shutting this space down...will have a little think and see. 

Hope you all (if anyone is reading this) had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you all

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Close Up

This little fella was in the garden this afternoon... I went out expecting to sit on the back step and observe, but he didn't seem to mind me being there and I managed to sit on the lawn about 3 feet away!!!!!!

Isn't he cute!

That was until Bella came out and chased him away.....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Garden round robin

After a very dull Bank Holiday weekend, today the sun finally came out,  still in my PJ's, my camera and I went on a little tour around the garden/greenhouse as everything is growing!

Foxglove - the bee's are loving these

Strawbugs in the Greenhouse

Peas getting fatter - will any actually make it INTO the house this year (never mind a saucepan)

Spring Onions

Miniature Basil - so sweet and fragrant

Mini Cucumbers - these are a first for us so getting quite excited

Tom's in full flower - we have some small cherry ones and big beefy ones


Our very first apples - these are the Bramleys

More Strawbugs outside this time
 (a little experiment and the birds are loving them)

Our mass of Razzers - can't wait for these later in the summer/autumn
Hope you all had a lovely weekend