Yeah I'm looking forward to a lie in tomorrow, I struggled getting up a bit this morning. I've half promised to go swimming in the sea early tomorrow with a small group, but I think I need a bit of zzzzzzz time.
You know, my body feels so much better for having a run yesterday. Coughing a bit today, tail end of lurgy with an unhealthy dose of asthma and hay fever thrown in.
Will run after work with fur face again.
Things didn't work out for a run yesterday as D was called to a nasty one.
So did 8 miles this morning with Cole, he's getting a friggin annoying habit of feeling that he has to mark all our run routes at frequent intervals.
Tri club social tonight so will be all dressed up with somewhere to go.
Completely forgot that today is my 11th wedding anniversary. Oops, I'm so crap with stuff like that. We're not big on cards and presents, a shag later will sort it.
This house is becoming a bit of an animal hospital for the injured wildlife the kids keep finding on the farm. Current inpatient is a very pretty little tit, Ella won't let D hit it over the head with a spade, but it might come to that.
Ha, I'm keeping that deliberabate mistake in the above post, I think it's quite fitting.
Thanks, see I'm very low maintenance in the presents department of occasions.
Well I'm dressed in jeans that fall down and a strapless top that falls down too. I need boobs and hips.
Ok, I don't really do shout outs for charities but D has just bought a Help For Heroes copper bracelet.
Living where we live I know a lot of marines as 42 Commando is based here. The husband of a friend of mine recently got blown up in Afghanistan, he's a young guy with a young family. He is lucky to be alive but he has brain damage (mild I think). Deaf in one ear and the other ear is compromised, has difficulty using one side of his body and quite a few other things.
Apparently HFH have been amazing in their support for the whole family.
D and the kids and dog are going down to his parents in Cornwall on Monday without me. We had all planned to go down, but now I've got full time work next week we can't turn down the money.
It's going to be really weird having the house completely to myself, well ok, not to myself, my friend and neighbour is a permanent feature most evenings, but it does remind me that I do prefer being with other people most of the time. (people of my choosing obviously)
The strangest thing about being in the house alone is that I'm used to being here without D and the kids when they're at work/school.
But I keep looking for the dog as he's always here when I am.
Anyway, my neighbour is here and we're planning our journey to Cardiff on Sat for the Olympic football with the girls. Just booked Pizza Express.
Work is very busy which is good, but I'm not used to a desk job and can't sit down like that for hours, so in an attempt to toe the party line, I'm taking in my swiss ball to sit on tomorrow
Came straight home today and ran, just to be able to move.
Ok, swiss ball is pumped and ready to go. If I was a bloke and not just a girl with a dick, that sentence might just have excited you.
I've mentioned this before, but just by sheer coincidence, I work in the office with a Level 3 athletics coach who years ago coached the winner of one of the big USA marathons. His son is an elite in a different sport, and he understands my need to sit on a big pink ball over a conventional chair URGE!
What does sitting on the swiss ball do for you? Ok, apart from falling off if you get sloppy in your positioning....
Well it's keeping everyone entertained at the moment! (and good for core)
I lean on my swiss ball on the wall to do squats. Saves your knees a bit.
Hello, I'm not doing much at the mo. Coach says 2 v easy 5 milers this week. I'm fine with that although I went out for 10 on the bike this morning and I plan to swim tomorrow. But he didn't say anything about that so it must be ok
I ate liver last night. It is ok as long as you cover it with something else so you cant tell what it is.
I couldn't eat liver... urgghhhh!
Well my summer holiday has been completely turned on its head, I've been offered further full time work, I have to take it, we can't afford not to which means in essence that we will have none of the family time we planned with D's periods of leave.
The kids are having a great time in Cornwall with D and his family but every time we talk on the phone they want me there. But the bigger picture is more important, the money I'm earning is unexpected but it certainly isn't surplus.
On the pl7us side, the house is very tidy now
Was in work for 7.30 this morning! But meant I left at 4 and just got a 10 mile run in, I love running in this heat! I'm wearing sunnies to run for the first time, looks very poseurish (sp?) but it's to try and help tame this shit hay fever.
The farms are all a buzz of activity at the moment, working til sunset to get the crops in in the good weather. I passed 8 tractors on my run this evening, but there is our farm and then next door is a farm and the other next door is a farm and next door to that is another farm... You get the drift.
I managed to stand up in work for most of the hours today, which was bliss because I can't sit down for hours. Yesterday just to be able to stand up for a while I put my moniter on the windowsill and then built my keyboard and mouse up with a tissue box and assorted other items.
I still have my swiss ball instead of a chair and am aware that I'm rolling around on it and bouncing up and down, but that's fine, everyone else wants one now
However i did Google it and there's quite a lot of anti using it as a chair, I think you have to have pretty ok core to start with and concentrate on posture. If you slouch on it that's kind of defeating the object.
I've just edited the above post about 3 times for typos etc... I think my brain is fuzzed. I got to the point in work today where I made 3 mistakes in a row, and we can't make mistakes (that then go out to the public) because we're dealing with data protection. I realised and corrected straight away and then decided I had brain freeze so bought a coffee from one of the cafes and sat in the sun for 15 mins.
Brain rebooted and fine after that
Another long day in work planned, an aside, I weighed myself this morning, it's something I virtually never do but yet again I've proved that less training = less weight. I've dropped from *stone 10 to *stone 4.
I'm guessing it's muscle loss from my quads and upper body as I'm not swimming or cycling.
Not a bad thing for my running but it's that ongoing conflict between tri and pure running. The body has to be different to get the best out of either.
Forgot to say about bunny watch. Basically we are teeming with wild bunnies, most are small and succumb to mixi in a fairly short space of time, but I've noticed a difference this year, we seem to have a group of mega bunnies that hang out at the end of the farm lane. They're friggin huge! I've noticed at least 3 3x the normal size.
Supersize bunnies, what's going on? And by big I don't mean fat I mean BIG!
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