As I sit and write this it's day 5 of my isolation... and I'm gonna be honest, I'm really not having a barrel of laughs. I'm not struggling, but I am NOT flourishing. Let's take you back a bit... On Tuesday, I sent one of my children home to have a COVID test because she … Continue reading Isolation… it’s not all fun and games
Making positive phone calls home. Watching videos of cute cats. Emails from parents saying I'm doing a good job. Hilarious videos from friends. Watching videos of cute ducks. Listening to Trixie Mattel over and over again. Setting up my bullet journal. The Circle. Watching football on a Sunday while I do some blogging. Group chats … Continue reading Happy things…
I love my job, but my god do I appreciate a holiday. Seeing friends for the first time in months. Seeing family for the first time in months. Getting hugs for the first time in months. Reading. Running. Viperthon. The sunshine coming out. Longer days. Lighter nights. Sleeping pretty well. Releases of some brilliant books. … Continue reading Half term joys
The many faces of me, the runner One year ago yesterday, I started my running journey. One year ago yesterday, I did something I never ever imagined I would do, never mind be able to do and sustain. One year ago yesterday, I started something that has well and truly become a thing I love … Continue reading Tales of a runner #6: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Has there ever been a truer quote? The other day, I went for a run and it FRUSTRATED me that I wasn't better than I am. I actually posted a thread on twitter because I wanted to get out my frustration. I wanted it logged in my own world that it's not all rainbows and … Continue reading Tales of a runner: the frustration edition
Good morning! Anyone who is new here won't know that something massively changed in my life during Lockdown 1: I started running! If you're interested in my running journey, you might wanna check out these blog posts: Tales of a (not so) runner…Tales of a runner… #2A letter to… me, the runnerRunning: 6 months on! A quick overview if … Continue reading Tales of a runner #4
Reading a whole book in 2 sittings when you've been unable to concentrate on a book in ages. Christmas presents in the post. Wrapping (despite the fact I hate it) well co-ordinated presents. Watching Drag Race and cutting out. Voices of Fire. Being able to use something time and time again because it works. Watching … Continue reading Happy times!
I used to regularly do happy things posts, but 2020 happened and I stopped reflecting on the things that make me smile and keep me going. (I've just looked and the last time I did one of these posts was in May... so yeah, a WHILE!) Today then, I am bringing back the happy post! … Continue reading Happy things…
According to past me, who put an alert in my phone, today marks 6 months of me running. This might not seem like a big thing, but for me it's pretty massive! It's no surprise to anyone that running was not a thing I ever saw in my life/future, but right now, as I write … Continue reading Running: 6 months on!
Morning everyone! Back in May, I posted THIS blog post all about my journey into running, and I figured we're a few months down the line, it might be nice to update everyone on how I'm doing/if it's stuck/what I'm doing with my running legs now. For anyone who hasn't read the blog post (or … Continue reading Tales of a runner… #2