So, I had a tweet this morning telling me off for spelling Juneathon wrong haha, I was given a forfeit of 10 push ups. 

I have as such done 10 pushups and learnt I have no upper body strength. 

My glum mood seems to have carried over into today, as well as a healthy dose of snot thanks to hay fever. I had so far, gone without an attack of hay fever so it seems my lot has arrived in one go. The OH had to pop to one of the venues that he works at and offered to give me and the toddler a lift down. We weren’t ready, the sun was shining so I decided we would walk. 

The toddler threw a tantrum when I told him we were going for a walk. Why he threw a tantrum I do not know, I mean he gets to sit down in his pushchair, so I do all the walking. I think it may have something to do with him also having an attack of the hay fever (although he’s already suffered this year) and generally feeling a little under the weather. I kept him off pre school today too because he had a bit of a temp last night, but that seems to have come down. Anyways, I digress. 
The only way I could encourage the toddler was to allow him to bring George (his toy from Pepa Pig) and his tablet. 

After these terms of negotiation, we set off in the sunshine. 

It was a lovely walk, although I swear he’s gotten heavier haha. So, today has consisted of 3.5 miles of walking and the 10 pushups. 

I am still feeling a little down, I am just so flipping tired. What can I do though?


Hello mr sunshine

Hello me sunshine, how very nice to see you.
It’s glorious outside today and I’m quite relieved at that because the OH is working and gone off with the car. I have a vehicle here at my disposal if needed, it’s a big ass 4×4 though and is quite heavy to drive. My belly button is still sore as it heals (it’s taking it’s time and has been a bit weepy) so I don’t really want to drive.
This meant I had to take the toddler to preschool by the method if walking.
Low and behold it’s been nearly three weeks since having my operation and not much physical activity has happened.
I walked in to town with the toddler Saturday and that was as far as I’d gotten really. It also really quite took it out of me.
The OH was also working Sunday and I needed to do an emergency walk in to town to get bread and dog food. My dog is fussy so I really did need to walk in to town to buy a certain dog food I would know she would eat.
No walking has happened since Sunday.
It’s so glorious today so I didn’t mind having to take M to preschool one bit. I pushed him along in his pram and he was happy enough. Walking back home with an empty pram though got some weary looks, as did my walk back to preschool. What? Haven’t you seen someone push an empty buggy to do the school run?
(It’s probably me that’s the crazy one)
It’s not a particularly safe walk as we live in the sticks a little.
It’s what attracted us to the house, far enough away from the town, but close enough if needs be.
We live on a busy B road that doesn’t get looked after all that well. It’s quite pot wholey, especially after the rain and storms at the beginning of the year. It makes me reluctant to let M walk on it because some cars really do go quite fast. You can go a few minutes with seeing no cars or walk the entire stretch seeing no cars but you can also get five or six exceptionally fast cars all in one go.
Once you get to the top of the road we have to cross a very busy main road. It’s an A road but it’s a road that leads from one destination straight to the M4 corridor so it’s fairly busy. Also a fast road. Anyways this is background for why I was the crazy lady with the pram.
I picked M up and had to pop into town for a few bits. On my walk in this morning I noticed a new walk through which I knew had taken place but didn’t know where it was so we went that way in to town. Gently strolling, it was lovely because M was able to walk safely, no vehicles around, the occasional bike, but he got to skip, jump and ask what everything was.
We got what we needed from town and came that way back up to his preschool before I strapped him back into the buggy.
All in all, today I’ve walked 6.5 miles and I’m really happy about that. Of course the sunshine helped but I was thinking on my way home, with a coat and good boots the walk in the rain wouldn’t be too bad either.
It felt good. It felt good to get out and about and I feel like I’m going to be able to get some much needed training in before race for life. Today has been a good exercise day. Today is a good day.

(Just as I’ve published this, I received a notification to say this is my 100th post on my blog! I’m pleased it’s a happy blog post!)

Sunshine it makes me happy

Sunshine is great.
I’m still not allowed to drive and the other half has a long day of working today (he’s still there).
I knew he was quiet this morning and he suggested M and I stroll down to see him and he would treat us to breakfast. As it happened we had already had breakfast but I fancied making the lost of the weather without having to stay at the house all day.
Out came the stroller so we trundled off in to town. It’s a really scenic walk but we have to cross a horrible main road.
We got into town and went to see the OH and ended up staying for quite a while. M loved the sound checks because he’s really into music and when the DJ started, lots of dancing happened!
He thought it was great, there was a band member break dancing to the DJ’s music so M tried to copy, it was hilarious and cute. He’s so lush.
We went for a wonder around down to do a little shopping and get the OH some lunch.
My friend then came to see her OH who is engineering with mine and brought her little boy along too. There’s 5 months between the two of them so they played lovely together. We popped to the park and played on the round a bout and the swings. It was lovely to be outside in the sunshine and to have a nice catch up with some much missed friends.
I am home and and exhausted, my belly is hurting and the wounds ache. It was a lovely day but full of physical activity, the most I’ve done in ages and it’s taken it’s toll and made me feel a little tired.
I’m going to have a shower and cwtch up to read my book, perfect night to end my lovely sunshine filled smiley day.

The sun has got his hat on

The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray, the sun has got his hat on and he’s coming out to play….

Except I’m stuck in work haha. Oh the cruel irony of it all.
Isn’t it glorious out there though? And what a difference it makes to people’s moods!
I needed the sunshine today and happy people. Work is going well despite surviving on 3 hours sleep, I mean it’s quiet enough for me to blog.
I am feeling happy, I am feeling calm.
I am going to go train today and it’s going to go well.

Positive thinking folks, it’s catching on!