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  • Spent a day this week shredding boxes of paperwork that went back as far as 1989. It was a job I'd been putting off for way too long but it's done now. It probably took a lot longer than it should have as some of it invoked memories of days out, holidays, etc. Anyone want some animal bedding?
  • Slowly working my way back up to a 10k run - we're now just half a mile off, my son and I. We run a little further every day - when I say a little, I mean a little, we just add a few more metres to each run but over time it's making a difference and my legs are not hating me as much as when I first did a 10k. But, the big…
  • So, you know that stage you go through when sorting stuff out and you think to yourself, "Well, I'll keep that because it might come in useful at some point?" Well, I was like that with leftover material from my wedding (my dress and the bridesmaids' dresses). So I kept it, for the "it might come in useful" thing as well…
  • Ouch, some of these are really quite cutting (but also funny). No contribution from me as I married (and remain married to) my first love . . .
  • When I was 7, I went to a village school that had two classrooms and two teachers. One was the infants class (ages 5-7 back then) and the other was juniors (ages 8-11). Showing my age here now as we no longer refer to infants and juniors and I can't be bothered to work out what years they would be. No reception year,…
  • After my extremely long and slow 10k a few days back, my legs begged me to go back to the 60 minutes running time that I had been doing. I obliged and my legs thanked me for it. The NSV is that I can (consistently) run further in that 60 minutes - today was quarter of a mile further than before. I know, doesn't sound a lot…
  • FINALLY, finally, finally ran 10k. Without stopping. It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing (we went out to run for an hour - during which we normally cover 6.5km - and decided to keep going). Took ten minutes longer than expected but that was because I was getting slower and slower, just trying to make the distance.…
  • Just to add a little something (a bit crude though) . . . my husband always says that more than a handful is wasted! He would agree with everything that @nixverstehen has said. My husband has seen me at all the sizes from massive to tiny over the last 32 years and it doesn't bother him. Talking about it helps as well, if…
  • Coming up the the end of the 10k trainer and have just realised that my running is SO slow that it's going to take me 90 minutes to run a 10k. But I don't care how long it takes me because I enjoy running. Me, the one who used to avoid PE like crazy at school and was always last to finish the torturous running sessions (I…
  • Totally empathise with that feeling. Toddlers are really unaware of how hurtful some comments can be though. They see, they say. I've had everything from comments about my (then) weight to comments about my (inherited) prematurely-grey (now from a bottle blond) hair to "Did you see any dinosaurs when you were little?". And…
  • Yeah, I contacted them earlier. They didn't have a clue. Their solution was a 30 percent discount off a replacement . . . I am sure that this happened on a previous occasion but it miraculously resolved itself. Ah well, if it's dead then it's dead.
  • Whilst I appreciate the replies, my issue is nothing to do with MFP. I'm talking about the actual Garmin Vivofit, Garmin Express and Garmin Connect. I do not upload data from my Garmin to MFP.
  • DH is clearing out one of the sheds. He's got things in there from when he was carefree and without me. Stuff that he hasn't used since the year dot. Stuff that he doesn't need. I found a random door handle and I was, "What the heck?". Turns out that his lovely, lovely Dad, who died eight years ago, fitted said handle to a…
  • My son and I ran the same route today as we ran yesterday and knocked three minutes and fifteen seconds off our time from yesterday's run. So I guess that we ran a little faster (I don't do fast, in fact, most people can probably walk faster than I can run).
  • Started the 10K training program this week (at week 9 as had finished C25K) . I just couldn't figure out why running 4 x 10 minute segments was harder than running a single 30 minute segment. Until my son pointed out that we were actually running 40 minutes, not 30. Just running for a third longer then . . . And to think,…
  • Craving lettuce . . . . totally unbelievable. For me, anyway. I have reasons for hating lettuce, not because it is an unpleasant food, but more that little beasties can creep in between the leaves. Ugh.
  • Just graduated the C25K programme (again) in absolutely searing heat (well, for England, anyway). Never thought that I'd get back to this point as it's taken forever to recover from being hit by a drunk driver whilst on my bike last July. I'm still not fully recovered as my head and one shoulder remain problematic.…
  • My son, who runs with me, doesn't allow my mind to wander anywhere. He has a captive audience so I have no choice other than to listen to him . . . sometimes it's interesting, sometimes it's not. But he always knows whether or not I'm listening. I like to teach my children respect and part of that respect is listening to…
  • Over the last five weeks, we've been decluttering the garden. When I say decluttering, I mean completely stripping. The previous owner(s) had let it go to wrack and ruin. It was overgrown and full of buried rubbish, including but not limited to: food wrappings from raw meat, sweet wrappers, plastic shopping bags, compost…
  • Another Garmin wrist strap has worn out . . .
  • Sorry to hear about your dad 😢 Hope that clearing out his house brings good memories, not sad ones.
  • Discovered today that I can actually cycle up those ridiculously steep hills I used to cycle up before I was hit by a speeding, drunk driver (who still hasn't been to court after two adjournments, and won't be going any time soon). I was much slower and felt the struggle much more than I did twelve months ago but it's…
  • Occasionally. Although more people are adhering to it now. Had one idiot run through the gap my son and I left between us and some dog walkers earlier today. I have become quite vocal about social distancing over the last couple of weeks as I really don't need to catch it. Not with two vulnerable people in the house.
  • Had a horrible, horrible family-induced stressful day but my only thought as I drove home was, "I need to go for a run!" Once upon a time, in a previous life, I'd have been munching a family-sized bar of chocolate on my way home.
  • On my bike ride yesterday, I finally conquered a massive mental stumbling block - I went around the roundabout where I was knocked off my bike by the stupid-idiot-speeding-drunk-drugged-no-licence-I-stole-a car-and-failed-to-stop-after-hitting-a-cyclist-as-I-cared-more-about-my-own-skin-than-the-fact-that-I-may…
  • Had to travel far to find a parkrun that was actually happening (thank you, Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge) - most are flooded or waterlogged. We just made it in time (had to go to another country) and ran better than of recent times but was very disappointed by the result. But were were running through a flooded path,…
  • My parkrun time this morning was soo slooow. But there were mitigating circumstances as the course was a bit of grass, lots of mud and tons of water - reminiscent of Shrek's swamp. It was like wading through treacle and was really very difficult to run safely anywhere on it, especially once it started raining again (it…
  • Haven't done the emotional decluttering as no opportunity as of yet but . . . I have decluttered my collection of fabric, of which half is going to my little one's weekly craft session group, a further small bag is going back to university with my oldest daughter tomorrow, some I will try to sell and some I actually have…
  • Parkrun no 113 . . . in the middle of Storm Dennis. Had a better time than last week (when I was wading through mud) but not as good as the week before (which was an almost flat, tarmac course - I'm always faster on a non-grass surface). But, bearing in mind the ~40mph winds and the mud, I was pleased with my time. Had…
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