Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Late summer - Summer Holiday.

Time just seems to be whipping by at the minute. After the hectic w/end where I celebrated another friend's 30th. (Fancy dress - I went as Buffy - drank nothing but bubbly wine all night - got overly competitive about giant jenga - had lovely food.) The following day we took a lovely, restorative, walk along the river Almond by Crammond in Edinburgh. Nipper took charge of Bridie and had a great time - both dogs greeted Nipper and his dad with delight; it was brilliant. Beautiful spot - few too many people but it was a lovely day. Glad to be out doors and alive. Time to chat - told them about the marathon entry ... really want to get in now.

After working feverishly for the last few days - designs to get done, gallery orders to fulfil - I've finally got some new designs to post. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these new pieces. They are quirky, cute, retro and quite evocative; well, maybe just to me - but then I did grow up in a house obsessed with the weather forecast. They are the "weather" items in Flickr. (Blogger wont let me up load at the mo.) It's nice to have some pieces I'm happy with. Just got time to post everything off or deliver it tomorrow before we go to MALTA.

After waking up feeling fat, standing on the scales feeling fatter I was delighted to make it to the gym today. Lovely bracing walk with the pooches first. :) Happy paws all round. Went to the gym for 1h - did a 4 mile run then a good, fast, hard, weights session. Managed to take the tummy machine up to 13 - a first.

My run was hard work but I tried really hard to keep a good pace and never let it dip below 6.2mph. I came away with 4 miles in 37.08 an average speed of 9.17 a mile - my fastest ever 4 miles ... faster than in a race, and faster than I've ever managed before. My much over used word - CHUFFED. This sets me up nicely for the hot, hot, hot runs I might have to do next week. Away in Malta for a week with TheO, Professor & RockGod - we get to celebrate TheO's 31st with her parents too. Should be a damn nice break.

1 comment:

Tall Girl Running said...


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Hope you're having fun with your own running adventures. The little bit I've read so far seems to indicate you are!