Project 365 2015: Week 2

Week 2 of project 365 and back to normality! Although I wasn’t looking forward to it, I must say I’ve enjoyed the kids being back at school and the return to peace and tranquility at home.

So here’s our week in pictures…

Day 4 – Sunday 4th January – my daughter has been bugging me for ages to go running, but she didn’t have any suitable trainers. I bought her these from Next and we went for our first run together. She did just under a mile and a half in 16 minutes – not bad for an 8 year old!

Daughter, trainers, running, 365

Day 5 – Monday 5th January – I had an MRI scan on my bad leg. It wasn’t a whole lot of fun, but I survived it!

MRI scan, hospital, 365

Day 6 – Tuesday 6th January – we got a new mattress! This is something I’ve wanted for so long. We’d had our old one for 14 years and I’m convinced it’s partly responsible for my bad leg. The new one is lovely and thick and firm.

Mattress, Bed, 365

Day 7 – Wednesday 7th January – it’s exactly a year since we got the keys to our house! We’re still working on it. This is one of the latest additions to the decor – my daughter’s fabulous wall sticker.

Wall sticker, Decor, DIY, Decorating, 365, Bedroom

Day 8 – Thursday 8th January – a very rare day with hardly any work, so I took advantage and gave the house a much-needed clean. It wasn’t much fun, but it looked a lot better afterwards!

Henry, Cleaning, Housework, 365

Day 9 – Friday 9th January – one of my regular jobs involves children’s books and this week I’ve been working on tween girls’ fiction, including these two tear-jerkers. (If you’ve got girls aged about 10-13, I would definitely recommend them!)

Books, Work, 365

Day 10 – Saturday 10th January – my daughter isn’t the only one who wants to start running, my eldest does too! So I took him running this morning, with my daughter cycling along. He would have managed three miles had he not fallen over a mile from home and had to walk the rest of it.

running, kids, 365, son, daughter

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  1. Wonderful photos…..
    That’s so great that your kids like to run too….
    That wall sticker is so pretty 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. They’re finally learning from Mummy to love running too! 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, I was so proud of her. The mattress is so comfy! 🙂

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  2. it’s great that the kids are interested in your hobbies as well as all the stuff of theirs you take them to

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    • It’s only recently they’ve got interested in running, but it is nice to do it together 🙂

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  3. Love that the kids join in with the exercising, my nearly 7 year old keeps pestering to come running with me, may just let her now!! That wall sticker is gorgeous, such lovely colours x

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    • That’s lovely! Might be an idea to let her do a short distance. We’re really enjoying it.
      My daughter chose the colours for the sticker herself – they go perfectly with her room. x

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  4. Very impressed with your family’s dedication to fitness! Those books look great, I’m sure my middle daughter would really enjoy them. What do you do for the authors? Read and review? My post this week is entitled – back to normality – just about sums up everyone’s week this week, doesn’t it?

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    • I’m impressed with my family too! It’s nice going running with the kids. The books are great, I bet she would love them.

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  5. Go team! I had in my head reading this. Looks like you’ve started the year really proactively – with exercise and getting your leg looked at. Hope it continues to be a healthy year for you all x

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    • Thanks very much. It’s great exercising with the kids. x

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  6. Love those wall stickers, really nice. Hope they sort your leg soon and a new mattress really works wonders doesn’t it. Couldn’t believe the difference when we changed our one a while back #365

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    • Thanks very much. We are loving the new mattress! I get the results from my MRI in a couple of weeks, so my fingers are crossed!

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  7. my you are an active lot with running and cycling on top of all your other sports.

    Hope it’s a good out co d with your test results

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    • Thanks! The running and the cycling is a new thing for the kids, but they seem to be enjoying it and I’m enjoying exercising with them.

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  8. My girl asked today if she could get some trainers and come running with me – she was eyeing up top of the range Asics! As you know I haven’t run in nearly a year – maybe running with her might be a gentle way back in?? Love the decal 🙂

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    • It could be a very good way back in! We went for Next trainers as I was reluctant to buy an expensive brand that she would grow out of quickly.

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  9. Love the wall sticker. I hope you get the results from the scan soon and they are all OK. I really want to start running but just can’t bring myself to start. I think it would be a good escape for me though x

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    • Thanks very much, I love the sticker too! Running is a great thing to do – definitely worth giving it a go. x

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  10. A keen running family eh? It’s nice that you can do it together. I like the look of that mattress. I would like to do something about ours, but not sure what as we have different requirements: he wants firm, I want soft. Changing my pillow helped me.

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    • The new mattress has been brilliant. I wanted firm, husband would have gone for something softer, but he let me choose as I’m the one who struggles with sleep. He loves the new mattress too! 🙂

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  11. That mattress does look very comfy! And well done to your girl, that’s really good. I am rubbish so I bet I would take longer. I need to get back into exercising soon. The gluttony has been stopped though. Which is a start 🙂

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    • It is so comfy! Stopping the gluttony is a good start! There are plenty of adults that take longer than 10 minutes to run a mile, so I’m very proud of her!

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  12. We have not long had a new mattress too, It makes such a difference doesn’t it.
    And love the wall sticker, it’s amazing how something like this transforms a room.
    Great photos 🙂

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    • Thanks very much. It is amazing what a difference a new mattress makes.

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  13. You’re going to inspire me to get back running again – if your young daughter can do it then I should be able to too! I wonder if they have the trainers in my size? I’m always looking for tween books for nieces so would love to hear more about them.

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    • Those books are suitable for probably 10-13 year olds. Those kids’ trainers go right up to a 7!

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    • Thanks very much, so do I! I hope they keep it up.

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  14. Wow. Your family’s dedication to fitness is rather impressive! What a gorgeous wall sticker. I think the new mattress will help; when I went to Next sleep event last year we were told mattresses should be replaced every 10 years! x

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    • I think kids are more likely to exercise if they see their parents exercising, but I’m very impressed with the kids for taking up running. We had our old mattress 14 years and a new one was long overdue. This one is fab! x

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  15. Your daughter did so well. I couldn’t manage it, I’m too unfit sadly.
    Love the stickers

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    • Thanks very much. You could get fit! A lot of people can’t run a mile, but can build up to it quite quickly.

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  16. i remember you moving into yur new house and cannot believe that was a year ago. i like that wall decal so pretty
    well done to your daughter on her run – thats awesome! and a new mattress – ooooh lovely!!! x

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    • Thanks. I find it hard to believe it’s a year too! The mattress is brilliant – we’ve needed one for so long! 🙂 x

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  17. A mile and a half is fab, she should be proud of herself, I couldn’t even do a mile 😉 I love the wall sticker

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    • Thanks very much. I think my daughter is quite proud of herself. She was surprised she was running as fast as some adults!

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  18. i love that both children are interested in running with you. I will definitely tell my middle daughter about the books, she is always looking for new books to read. I hope your boy didn’t hurt himself too badly.

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    • Thanks very much, he was fine, just a bit bruised (and muddy!). Those books are great – definitely worth a read!

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  19. wow what an active bunch you all are! .. i hope the leg gets better soon lovely xx

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    • Thanks very much! I have my follow-up appointment next week, so will find out more then. x

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  20. WOW a mile and a half is pretty amazing for an 8yo! You must be loving the new mattress, it’s the best feeling in the world when you have a new mattress or bedding! Hope the MRi results are good for you #Project365

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    • Thanks very much! I was very impressed with my daughter for the mile and a half and I’m loving my new mattress!

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  21. Sounds like you are such an active family. I would love to run but just can’t get the motivation to get the first few out of the way because I know how unfit I am and I also know how hard it would be at first. #Project365

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    • Thanks very much, we are quite active! It’s worth giving running a go. It is hard at first, but is amazing how quick you build up fitness.

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  22. I love your daughters wall sticker. We got a new mattress recently as well. It makes a massive difference.

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    • Thanks very much, you’re right about the mattress! I’m loving it 🙂

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  23. how lovely to get them out and enjoying a great form of exercise, setting them up with good habits for life. The bike along with the running is good. Hope he didnt hurt himself when he fell. That is a good time.
    I have been lucky I have won 2 beds in the last 15 years, about 8 years apart so saved me a lot of money. How they get a reason for you leg being sore.

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    • Wow, that’s the perfect spacing to win the beds!
      Will hopefully find out more about my leg when I get results from my scan next week.
      I’m so pleased with my kids for the exercise and really hope they keep it up. He was fine after he fell – just a bit bruised!

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    • Thank you! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? 🙂

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  24. I must admit I’ve quite enjoyed getting my eldest back to school this week too! Lovely to see your children making the most of the outdoors and doing so much exercise!

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    • Thanks very much. I’m pleased with them for the exercise and hoping they keep it up!

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  25. Fitness family! That’s lovely to share and motivate each other 🙂 Gosh a new mattress…enjoy…they make such a difference. Those wall stickers are lovely too 🙂

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    • Thanks very much 🙂 I’m really pleased with my kids for having the motivation to exercise.

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    • Thanks very much.

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  26. Well done to your kids for giving running a go. They can teach me a thing or two to get back out there.

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    • Thanks very much! I’m very impressed with them as it’s all been their own decision.

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  27. The wall sticker looks lovely and that mattress must be so comfy, I hope you get your results for your MRI soon x

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    • Thanks very much. I get the results in a few days. The mattress is brilliant 🙂

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  28. Well done to your boy on the running. I love that wall sticker, it is beautiful. I hope the results of your MRI scan show good news. #Project365

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    • Thanks very much, I hope so too! I want it to be something that can be sorted easily!

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  29. Love the photos. It’s great that the kids want to get out running with you, although I’m tired just thinking about it! 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, I’m really pleased with the kids for wanting to run 🙂

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  30. It is great that your children are getting involved and running with you. Totally adore your wall sticker 🙂

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    • Thanks very much, it’s beautiful, isn’t it? My daughter chose it herself and it was a Christmas present from my mum and dad.

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  31. Lovely to see the kids out running with you, hoping to get my 8yo enthused once the weather perks up a bit. Love the wall sticker, great colours x

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