Huggin’

You probably know that I like to hug inanimate objects: Christmas trees, monuments, posters!
But today is a little different.
Today is Hug a Runner Day!

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Have you hugged any runners in your life yet today? Go on, give ‘em a squeeeeeeze!

Monday Motivation

Hello, and welcome to another week. How was your weekend?
Mine was great! I’ve finished all of my Christmas shopping, and as soon as my Christmas cards are delivered, I’ll be getting those written. Then I’ll be able to enjoy the build up to Christmas with coffee and Christmas films! :)
This week, I’m trying out the Asics training schedule, just for a change. I’ll let you know how it goes. Still searching for the perfect plan!
I’ve been a long time fan of Oprah, and of Dr Phil, who is the origin of today’s quote. I like his no nonsense, no excuses attitude:

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Nuff said. Have a good week!

Monday Motivation

Happy New Week to you all.

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How’s your weekend been? Mine’s been very relaxed and chilled: we watched some of the autumn international rugby games, and went to our local Remembrance parade yesterday.Other than that, we didn’t do much of anything.

Some times, we need a weekend to relax and recharge :)

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And, yes, that can include taking some time for yourself too :D

 

Wednesday Wisdom

Today’s Wednesday Wisdom is a little different – as I’m writing a little, not just sharing some wise words :)

First – I just wanted to wish you all a fun, safe Bonfire Night – be careful if you’re out running tonight!

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Second – A timely reminder to you all – it’s only 50 days until Christmas! Woo Hoo! This is on my list:

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Third – here’s your weekly dose of Wednesday Wisdom:

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Monday Motivation

Today I’ve taken a dose of my own Monday Motivation advice, and I’ve started the week as I mean to go on.

Yes, I’ve been reunited with my trainers, and I have run! :D Hurrah!

I ran an easy mile on the treadmill, and followed that with 5k on the exercise bike. Now I feel fabulous!

And – more importantly – pain free ;)

How was your Hallowe’en on Friday? We had a family party at my brother and sister-in-laws, and it was loads of fun! The theme was ’80s, and we had usic and snacks from the 1980s, and most costumes were 80s themed too. @TheWelshWookie and I went as Kylie and Jason (he was Kylie, I was Jason!), my brother was also dressed as Jason, so our very own Kylie had two to choose from! We also had a couple of Madonnas,Marge Simpson, a clown, Mrs Incredible, a zombie, and many more. Janice’s costume was fab: she was Freddie Mercury, from the video for I Want to Break Free, complete with vacuum! Andrew won best costume, as  he’d come as Mr Staypuft from Ghostbusters!

The boys all had fun dooking for apples, and reaching for doughnuts, which was great.

Next, it’s Bonfire Night on Wednesday: are you having fireworks?

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Here’s some to keep you going, until then ;)

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This time last year, @TheWelshWookie and I celebrated Hallowe’en by taking part in the Zombie Night Run. It was tough, but lots of fun. It was dark, wet, eery and very, very muddy!
We weren’t able to take part in this year’s event, which is a pity. Hope we make it in 2015.

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Do you have any seasonal races planned this year?

Monday Motivation

This weekend, I’ve been very conscious about how busy I’ve been lately. I’ve had jam-packed weekends, lots of trips and journeys, really full work days where I haven’t had time to stop.

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And, I’ve been missing running, missing taking that time for me to get out, clear my head, and chill.

Even when I’ve had ‘down time’, it’s been filled with activities, planning and sorting.

So, I’m going to gift myself some time. Some time for moi.

And, hopefully, that will include pulling on my trainers, too :)