Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sometimes things just take over….

I realised the other day that I hadn’t blogged for a while. Quite a while in fact, coming from someone who used to blog virtually every day.    I blog when I craft, take photo’s or have moments to share. 

The reason I haven’t blogged this time is down to these…


….yep, my current obsession, running.  My way of getting fit before I turn 40.  I run three times a week and it leaves me shattered in a good way.  The feeling of tired legs is something I am becoming addicted to.  I’m even getting twitchy legs when I don’t go for a run.  Who’d have thought it.

All this running and thinking about running has left me little free time for crafting.  That doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been any at all, as the smell of rotten eggs in my house will testify to that fact.  I’m in the process of making some silver jewellery and tonight I have oxidised a piece, hence the smell. 

I’m waiting on a CJ at the moment, and have a box containing four months worth of kits from the Scrapbook Kit Club that need my attention.  That lot should get me scrapping again and give me something to share with you.

Until then…..thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

It Worries Me….


This weekend was Chris’ birthday, a stark reminder to me that I’ll be 40 in six months time, and it worries me that I’ll be fat, forty and not as fit as I could be.  I have six months to change that, starting now.

Three months ago Chris & I talked about me taking up running, with him coaching me. He’s been quite a serious runner in the past so is something of an expert in these matters. Apparently if I want to avoid injury it’s not just a case of pop on your trainers, open the door and go.  There is all this warm up and warm down business as well.   Well, with one thing and another – or rather a stream of nasty colds and chesty coughs, I haven’t been able to start.     Well, it started on Sunday with my first run along the local canal.  I did better than I expected, but OMG do I ache.  Did I mention how much pain I am in?! I ache like I have never ached in my life!  I used to go to a gym three to four times a week, but it never made me ache this much.  It really is a full body workout and I’m looking forward to my next run.  If nothing else I’m intrigued as to how well I’ll be able to walk afterwards! LOL.


So, as any scrapbooker does, I have created a layout to record my worries about turning 40 with a nice shot of my trainers, so that whatever happens I’ll remember the moment.  Hope you like it. 

Thanks for stopping by.