Why I Blog!
Sunday, 25 August 2013
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Well It is day 6 of being back on the WW wagon and I have been good and tracked all week.
The running is still a bit hit and miss with everything going on at home, but I am still trying to get two runs a week in. Which I did do this week, really wanted 3 but hey ho. Managed around 9 miles this week. I need to up that and do at least one 9 mile run a week for Bristol half in three weeks!
And I managed to finish a Christmas prezzie for a relly this week too. YAY!
That's it this time,
Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013
Sometimes I feel like all I am doing is reporting drama and upset on this blog. I can assure you life is tough still in the Dale and Tracy household, but we are trying to battle into some kind of normality. The simplest Things make you so thankful and you learn a lot about the people in your life and what's important to you.
So the Bad, lets get it out. My father in law passed away as some of you are aware at the end of last month, due to several different factors we are still awaiting to be able to hold a funeral. Hubby is finding it very difficult to cope and that intern has a knock on effect to me, those that know us as friends will be aware who, what and why. So no need to post that here.
So the good, I have the most amazing friend network, at work in the form of Karen, her hubby John and Jill, they are constantly picking up my slack at the moment.
Elaine B despite needing a knee op, has been there for Dale and myself on the end of the Fb message system constantly, one of the nicest, kindest peeps you could wish to meet.
Then there is my BFF, Lynn C, always at the end of the phone, the nicest person I ever met in the crafting industry.
All my running buddies at my running club, you let me pound the streets talking or not talking as the days events set my mood. Encouraging this ageing bird to act like a spring chicken.
So I said to my self yesterday afternoon, we can't fix it all right now, but we sure as hell ain't going to let everything slide and let it get any worse.
So I pulled on my Trail shoes (off road trainers), got Oscars lead on him and we went on a little run. 4.17 miles through lanes and wood. Happy afternoon, yay!! Dale snoozed whilst we were out, double Yay!
I can control my fitness.
Today sees me getting back on track with my healthy eating regime - things have been sliding since about a month before my daughters wedding. I WILL NOT let that weight back on, I worked to bloomin hard to get it off.
So everything, has been weighed pointed and tracked today.
This blog is now going to be a more personal experience for me, to log my good days, bad days, running days and races. Diet days and treat days.
With some crafty makes thrown in along the way.
So my main reason to smile today.
You make me laugh, all the time without fail!
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Over the last year, I have had a new passion growing in me. What is IT? Well it may surprise some of you to know that after losing all my weight I took up running.
This Sunday I competed in my first ever Trail (off road) half marathon. It was a tough race for me but I loved it and know now what areas I need to improve on.
I am so lucky to belong to a great running club in Plymouth known as Plymouth Musketeers running club.
They are such a friendly group of people of mixed abilities. If you have an interest in running and would like to join a club in Plymouth I cannot think of a better club.
28 of us set off for salisbury at the weekend to do the 54321 trail run. Aptly called this as The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Trail Marathon is so-called because the 50K race includes 5 rivers, 4 hills, 3 large country estates, 2 castles, and 1 cathedral. You also have the option of a 10k,21km, 30km, 42km,or 50km runs or walks.
I opted for the 21km or 13.46 miles(just over half marathon) with 3 others. Kerry Jackson, Emily Simmons and Kathy weaver gore, these girls have been a huge encouragement to me and I could never have seen me doing this without our Thursday night club run, along with all the other members.
I finished it in 2 hours 51 minutes and 22 seconds, whilst I did not break any records, I did for me and I am chuffed.
The four of us before the run
I am a happy bunny xx
Friday, 2 August 2013
I know don't, tell anyone as it may go into hiding again.
I have not been feeling the love for crafting at all lately.
As a diehard stamper and general crafter for nearly 12 years now, things started to feel a little stale.
Nothing really new has come onto the market to wow me! A stamp is a stamp is a stamp. A die is a die is a die. Do you know what I mean? How many different papers can you possibly justify having.
But this week, we had another sad incident, not going into it as I have decided to try to post a happy post for a change LOL!!
I digress this incident saw me being indoors a lot being there for my husband, and I wandered upto my craft space and sat.
The first day I just sat and sighed, and looked around at my stash, pulled out the guillotine a piece of paper, made a cut and nothing came no juices flowed.
Second day, up I went again, and thought mmm! Anything but a card! So I set to making a mini album, and I made a template of it. Surprise surprise, I loved it. So a workshop for September was born.
Inspired I went on, now I know it's only August but my mind turned to December, we always do unusual workshops and makes for December in the shop and I happily played, with a piece of chipboard and some hooks from B&Q. October workshop planned.
My mind is racing at the moment with a few other makes, and the beauty is although I cannot be in my shop :-( I can work from home and feel like I am not letting anybody down.
(I put so much pressure on myself - my daughter sums me up as a people pleaser. I have to say yes to everybody regardless, I feel if I say I cannot do something people won't like me anymore).
So this week I learnt, I may not be in the shop as I am comforting my husband, but to be honest I have done more work for the shop in these two days, than I would normally get done all week actually being in. Go Figure. More to the point being out of a shop full of craft stash looking at it all and getting overwhelmed what to do, being away with limited supplies made my creativity kick in.
Long may it continue.