Thursday, May 09, 2019

May is for making

Maymay over at has set a challenge this month to actually do some crafting. Use the new tool, take it out the box, make something!

I've been doing a lot of thinking about making, thinking about organising and planning but not a lot of actual making so I jumped in.

Maymay had a post recently on covering a notebook and I've done these before but not for years. So when I found an old 5th year Chemistry notebook that I'd taken the used pages out of it seemed the ideal time to get something done!

Monday, January 14, 2019

2019 Where did that come from

A lot happened last year and I blogged none of it so lets have a wee recap.

I started running in 2010 with the Couch to 5k program and was running 5k a few times a week up until 2013 when I injured my ankle. Life then got on top of me as I'm not good at saying no and my mental health started to suffer in 2014 and in 2015 I had a breakdown.
It has taken me a long time to come back from that with a few false starts and relapses in between. I'm now 49, asthmatic, I was 15 stone on the 1st of January, 4 foot 11 inches and on medication for anxiety. Not a healthy combination.
Last year I also lost my Dad to cancer in a very short space of time and was made redundant from my 20 year job.
I can't do anything for my age it's going to keep going up whether I feel like a big kid or not 
I'm not going to get any taller at this stage that growth spurt has gone.
I'm starting a new part time job in a couple of weeks.
The rest I can work on.
Roll on 2019. 
My cousin Shona suggested the RED January challenge for the new year as she knows I want to get back to running but kept finding excuses and she loves me enough to know when I need a push  .
So far ...
  • I've run 11 days and walked 3. 
  • My runs are still a combination of running with walking breaks but the runs are getting longer and the running breaks shorter. 
  • I've lost 4 pounds, 
  • My asthma is staying under control and I am working with my health center on reducing my inhaled steroids. 
  • I am feeling much calmer and much less panicky on a daily basis.

My Dad loved cycling and doing the cross trainer at the gym but said his knees would not hold up to running with me. Now I carry him with me in my heart when I run.