Project 365 2017 Week 18

I’ve had my busiest week of work in a long time, thank goodness, I really needed it!

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 120 – Sunday 30th April – regular readers will know I love my running, but I feel like I’ve loved it even more in April. It’s probably because the spring weather is perfect for running – not too hot or too cold, plus I’ve got no pressure to train for a half marathon. So I ran 65 miles in April, taking my total for the year up to 227 miles. My son had his final league football match of the season, which didn’t have quite the dream ending we’d hoped for.

Running, Miles, Distance, 365

Day 121 – Monday 1st May – the boys went out with their friends, my daughter and I went for a spot of retail therapy (for her!) and my husband did the gardening. I will spare you a photo of Claire’s. This is an old garden ornament which was basically the only thing in our small yard when my eldest was a baby. It’s not needed now we have a ‘proper’ garden, so my husband had dumped it by the shed. I was sad to see one of the heads had fallen off.

Garden, Garden ornament, 365

Day 122 – Tuesday 2nd May – one of the busiest days of work I’ve had in about a year. It’s a really long time since I last worked flat-out and I really enjoyed it. My bank balance needs a few more days like that too! It was a lovely warm day and I had my lunch outside for the first time this year. Hopefully I will be outside most days until October now.

Lunch, Weather, 365

Day 123 – Wednesday 3rd May – my daughter’s school was closed today due to problems with the pipes. This has never happened before in my 12 years as a school mum. I was busy with work and this was a photo I took for work. My son had another chance with his football in the evening, as his team played in the play-off for promotion to the league above. And this time he got the dream!

Books, Work, 365

Day 124 – Thursday 4th May – another day of working at home. The day started cold and cloudy, but then it turned warm and sunny.

Flowers, Blossom, Garden, 365

Day 125 – Friday 5th May – my daughter and I had a rare evening out. We went for pizza with her best friend from panto and her mum, then went to see the ballet Alice in Wonderlandย at the Swan Theatre in Worcester. Strangely, I did my work experience at the Swan Theatre when I was 16, but I have precisely no recollection of it!

Theatre, Worcester, Ballet, Daughter, Friends, 365

Day 126 – Saturday 6th May – I was pleased to get the whole family out for Parkrun again. It seems like they are all pretty committed to it at the moment. My younger son got yet another PB – his fourth consecutive one! I think he’s trying to challenge my record of five consecutive PBs. I saw these just as we were leaving – the pacers’ vests all hanging in a tree.

Parkrun, Pacers' vests, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Well done with the running and getting everyone out with you for the Parkrun!
    Hooray for the busy work day. I hope it continues x

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    • Thanks very much! I would love it if the work continued! x

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  2. glad to hear you’ve been busy with work, lets hope it stays that way, love the photo of the books, most I’d properly read, but I just don’t make the time for reading like i used to, I’ve not been to the swam theatre for years, the boys just weren’t interested, although i did drag them to pant in Malvern. I love a good shopping trip, but again with boys they just hang around bored outside the stores and it’s not a lot of fun shopping on one’s own

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    • I love reading, it’s pretty much my favourite thing to do! I’m not generally a fan of shopping trips, but it’s nice going with my daughter and listening to her chatter ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Glad work’s been busy. They’re probably all keen on park run because they’re getting PBs. Nice to have an incentive to improve each time.

    The weather has been funny. It’s been stuffy and warm, freezing, and everything in between. I just want io make up its mind.

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    • The weather has been driving me mad! I hate that it’s been so cold. I think the kids have a bit of competition going on between them at Parkrun too, which certainly helps.

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  4. Aww that is a shame about the garden pot, perhaps it can be glued? Hehe also I wonder why you can’t remember anything about your work experience? I would have loves to do mine at a theatre. #365

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    • The work experience was 27 years ago, so I guess that explains it. I remember making a piece of cheese for a prop, I remember the name of the other kid there on work experience and I have a vague recollection of sitting in a room chatting to people, but that’s it!

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  5. Ahh you are doing so well with your running this year! I think I’m going to try to record my miles next year, I might even try to do some sort of challenge to run a certain number of miles. I think it will be great motivation to get out there. I’m glad you had a busy work day too, it’s always a relief isn’t it?
    Nat.x

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    • Thanks very much, it’s a big relief about the work! I’m sure recording the miles is an incentive to run a bit more – I always want to run more than the previous month and the previous year! I’m pleased that I’ve now run further than I had at this time last year, despite the fact that I didn’t run as much in February. x

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  6. I like the idea of recording the amount of miles you’ve run, it must be really satisfying to see the miles mount up. Glad you’ve had a busy work week, it’s so nice when that happens and not just for the wage ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • So true about the work! Good for the money and good for feeling useful! Long may it continue… It’s definitely satisfying seeing the miles mount up and it keeps spurring me on to do more.

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  7. Hooray for lots of work. Hope it continues for you! Is that a photo of your favourite books? I spy After the crash in there!

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    • It was just supposed to be a general photo of a selection of books, but I couldn’t resist putting my favourite in there!

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  8. Well done racking up those miles! I love tallying them up – and putting money in the running jar! Pipes problems? Which that happened at my school ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • I love tallying the miles up too – I’m sure it spurs me on to run further because I want to run further than last month and last year. Now why don’t I have a running jar?!

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  9. I love that you all run as a family, and well done for your total in April. And hurrah for busy work days and lunch in the garden. Ah how lovely to spend some time with your daughter and her friend from panto. Have a lovely week Sarah x

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    • Thanks very much! I love that we’re all running at the moment too. Although needless to say we all actually run on our own because we’re all far too competitive to run together! It was so nice to spend time with my daughter and her friend ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  10. Busy weeks are very tiring but worth the financial gain. Great you are still getting out and running, and well done on a 4th PB.
    What a shame about the ornament, can it be repaired?

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    • Busy weeks are definitely worth it! I’d much rather be busy ๐Ÿ™‚ My son is doing so well with his running. I think some superglue might sort the ornament out, for a while at least!

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  11. Way to go in running and your son and his pb. I think it is amazing you all do this together. Hope the work keeps busy. Hugs xx

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    • Thanks very much, I really hope that work stays busy too! I can’t believe that we’ve managed to get the whole family out running every week recently ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  12. Well done on the running and the PB. I have a friend who started running, and has just put her name down for the London Marathon!

    Shame about the pot!

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