Catch up.

22.7.12

I haven't done a rambly post in a while. Actually I've been a bit absent from blogging altogether, mainly due to not having an awful lot to say. I don't like to update my blog just for the sake of it, but now I actually have news and bits/bobs to fill you in on so a Sunday night blog post is in order!

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend. Ours has been a busy one where we haven't sat still for too long (apart from a post lunch nap this afternoon = bliss!)

First things first, my good news is that after months of longing for one, and just a few weeks of searching "properly" for one, I have been offered a new job! I'm over the moon as it means no more driving 1 hour+ to get to work. In a couple of weeks time I'll start my new position in Sheffield which will only take about 15 - 20 minutes to drive to. I'll be working fewer hours which means more time with Lily and Lola, more time to dedicate to my shop and a chance to get back to my old self (e.g. not exhausted all the time). I will be doing a similar role to my current one (HR/payroll coordinator) and I'm hoping once I get past being the new girl I'll be fine!

Yesterday I took part in the Clumber Park Race for Life which was my 3rd year in a row. I have always desperately wanted to run the whole 5k and have never managed it, so I thought this year would be "the one". I threw myself into training earlier on in the year and really pushed myself, sticking rigidly to a training timetable in the hopes that I could eventually run 5k without a break. 


Unfortunately I didn't. In fact I gave up on my training altogether as I became frustrated and downhearted about being unable to get past a certain point in the training plan.

I realised that everybody is good at different things and whereas I can do some workouts until the cows come home: I will never be a runner. And I'm ok with this now. So I took part in the 5k event yesterday and power walked, finishing in a respectable time of under 45 minutes without being remotely out of puff. So there you go, I have found that I'm pretty okay at walking fast. Now that I don't have the pressure of trying to do something that my body just doesn't want to do I feel a million times better for it. Plus, most importantly, I raised money for a worthwhile cause and that's what it is all about.

This weekend we have seen lots of family (on both sides) and eaten solidly since we woke up on Saturday. In fact, scratch that, since Friday morning when I had a Krispy Kreme doughnut at 10am. I feel a little squidgy round the edges of late so as of tomorrow I'm back on the healthy eating/exercise bandwagon. My plan is to carry on with my home workouts (mainly Jillian Michaels) but to add one or two long power walks each week and find a local Yoga or Pilates class too.

Aforementioned Krispy Kreme doughnut / My Mum's amazing homemade key lime pie and pavlova

I am probably always going to have a sweet tooth, and going out with a human dustbin Jonathan there will always be lots of naughty food in our cupboards, so I must make more of an effort to exercise not only more often but with a bit more effort.

Anyway, must dash! There are two cross stitch projects and an episode of Once Upon A Time with my name on them. Speak soon!

17 comments:

  1. Awh Congratulations on the new job!! That's amazing news! i'm very happy for you, and i'm sure you'll love your new work friends!

    Well done on finishing your 5k! I think even fast walking one is great i would struggle to get the time you did without being out of puff!

    The cross stitches look great!!
    xx

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  2. Massive GOOD LUCK for your new job!

    & Well done on finishing the 5K!!

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  3. Love this little catch up.
    Well done on the Race for Life. I have been trying to build up my running and finding it hard like you, it's like you can't get past a certain point.
    Loving the cross stitch, so clever.
    xx

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  4. My boyfriend can eat anything and not gain weight too! I will always allow myself treats at the weekend, as that is when we spend most of our time together and I always end up eating more rubbish when with him!
    Your cross stitch projects are coming along very nicely. I am loving the goonies one!! xx

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  5. I am absolutely terrible at running too! It's so frustrating because I walk faster than I run - it makes no sense! Well done on the fundraising :)

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  6. Glad to hear life is treating you so well! I'm still trying to become a runner but it seems I am under the same pretence as you were.

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  7. Hi! Thanks for the lovely comment you left :) I think I could dive head first into your mum's pavlova! Love that pile of berries.

    I'm also completely obsessed with Once Upon A Time. I really want Emma's yellow beetle!

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  8. Ahhh kripsy kreme - we live so close to one it's so hard to just come back from the supermarket and not stop here. They really are my weakness.

    Can't wait to see your cross stitch finished - especially the hot air balloon looks so pretty. i've been working on some cross stitch for Xmas pressies - hopefully easy enough to post back to the UK for gifts that way and I get all the fun and enjoyment of stitching them!

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  9. Awhh well done!Good for u to admit liking power walking more.I keep trying rrunning and although I sometimes can,I'm just nor a natural so am starting to think more along ur lines!xxx

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  10. Congratulations on the new job-I bet you can't wait to start! Really happy for you hun xxx

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  11. Congratulations on the new job-I bet you can't wait to start! Really happy for you hun xxx

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  12. Congratulations on the new job! I really want to give running a try but fear it isn't going to 'work' for me. Maybe power walking may be the way forward!

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  13. Congratulations on the new job lovely...very well deserved! :) Also on the run, such a good cause and for power walking that is a great time
    xxx

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  14. Congratulations on the new job, and the 5k! What a proud post all round =D
    xx

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  15. Congratulations on the job! I love your new cross stitch projects!

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  16. Massive congratulations on the new job love! You deserve it. x

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  17. Congratulations on your new job, I hope that it all goes well! You'll be glad to not have to travel so far each day!

    Lily & Lola are utterly adorable xx

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