Project 365 2018 Week 17

The ‘heatwave’ was short-lived and we were back to chilly, damp weather this week.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 112 – Sunday 22nd April – started the day with a 10 mile run in preparation for the Tewkesbury half marathon in three weeks. Dropped my daughter off at a party, then the plan was to pick her up before picking my son up from his D of E, but he finished three hours early, so I ended up picking him up first. He was tired and aching, but went to play the last football match of the season and scored two goals before going off injured. They won 4-2.

D of E, Son, Walking boots, Rucksack, 365

Day 113 – Monday 23rd April – the weather has cooled down now, but the garden is still looking lovely (if a little overgrown). Managed to get a good amount of work done and had less rushing around in the evening as my daughter didn’t have Scouts.

Forget-me-nots, Flowers, Spring, Garden, 365

Day 114 – Tuesday 24th April – I was pleased to manage a six mile run comfortably only two days after my 10 mile run. It was always a bit questionable whether my current trainers would survive long enough for the Tewkesbury half marathon. In retrospect, I should have bought a new pair about a month ago. I still need to get a fair few miles out of these and they’re starting to fall apart.

Trainers, Running, Old trainers, Half marathon training, 365

Day 115 – Wednesday 25th April – a day of very changeable weather and a day when I did a bit less work than I should have done. I noticed the tulips in the garden are already past their best, so thought I would take a photo of them before it’s too late!

Garden, Flowers, Tulips, Spring, 365

Day 116 – Thursday 26th April – it’s a blogger thing, but I was very excited when my friend and fellow 365-er Erica messaged to say well done on my Tots100 ranking. I have been inside the top 100 before, but not at all in the last two years. Every time I got close to it, I would slip down again. For a non-professional blogger, I do put A LOT of time and energy into my blog, so I kind of think I deserve it! By the time you read this, they may have realised they’ve made a terrible mistake and moved me back down again.

Tots 100, Blogging, Blogger, 365

Day 117 – Friday 27th April – it literally rained all day. I met my friend Emma aka Crazy With Twins and her beautiful son, Bear, for lunch. Somehow the only photo I took all day was this one of a book I’ll be reviewing on my blog next week.

Then She Was Gone, Book review, Lisa Jewell, Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Day 118 – Saturday 28th April – parkrun first thing for my husband and I – and he got his PB! He still hasn’t beaten mine though. My daughter is itching to get back to see if she can get close to last week’s PB, but she had to give it a miss today because she’s got an audition later.

Ballet shoes, Daughter, Audition, Ballet, 365

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Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Well done on the Tots result. I should think you’ll be there a few months at least. Nice when there’s hobby bloggers like us in the 100

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    • Thanks very much, I’m very pleased with my Tots ranking and would love to stay there for a while! It doesn’t feel like there are enough hobby bloggers in there any more.

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  2. Well done on the Tots result! You deserve it!! Your garden looks lovely and well done on managing a 6 mile run after doing a 10 mile one.

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    • Thanks very much, I’m very pleased with my Tots result. That’s the good bit of my garden! The other flower bed is completely overrun with weeds.

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  3. Big well done on keeping running, and doing the six mile run! You definitely need new trainers. Lovely to be recognised and be inside the top 100. I have decided several years ago that I don’t need all the extra stress about stats and positions, so left Tots and Foodies. To be honest, I don’t miss it at all. 🙂
    Your garden looks neat, ours is totally overgrown at the moment.
    Hope your son has recovered from his injury.

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    • My son is OK now, thanks. We’ve got one very overgrown bit of our garden that is driving me mad at the moment! I know a few people who have left Tots and can understand why they did it. I used to think about my ranking a lot, but I don’t give it much thought at all now, it can be easy to get stressed about it. But I was still very pleased to be back inside the top 100!

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  4. Hehe I love how your whole family does park run and you beat your husbands time. If I actually liked running I’m sure I would be competitive too. Well done on your Tots ranking! #365

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    • Thanks very much! I never used to be competitive, but parkrun does get rather competitive! I think my husband will beat my PB in the next few weeks and I suspect when my son starts running again he will beat it too.

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  5. Your garden does indeed look lovely….
    It sounds like the training for the half marathon is going well.
    Well done with the TOTS score. It is very well deserved. I have spent the last 5 or 6 months in the top 100 and I keep thinking it must be some sort of mistake.
    Well done your hubby for his PB! I hope your daughters audition went well x

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    • Thanks very much, it’s just that bit of my garden that looks lovely! It’s good to hear that you’ve been in the top 100 for that long, it definitely can’t be a mistake!
      I think the audition went well, but who knows what they were looking for? Hopefully we will find out soon. x

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  6. My garden looks awful at the moment but I’m moving soon so don’t fancy putting a load of work into it, haha. #365

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    • That’s totally understandable! I’m not very keen on doing the garden at the best of times, so wouldn’t want to do it if I was moving!

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  7. you need to get some new trainers before the next big run so you’ve got time to wear them in. I honestly don’t know where you find the time with all the kids activities. Well done on the TOTS100 ranking. I’ve just checked mins and I’ve been removed lol

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    • I should have got the new trainers earlier. The next half marathon is only two weeks away, but I realise I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and get new ones urgently as these aren’t supporting my feet properly.
      Maybe Tots have removed a few people and that’s why I’ve moved up?!

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  8. I just came across your blog, but I really like this way of blogging your weeks adventures of yours and your childrens’. Well done on the TOTS ranking!!

    Katie xx

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    • Thanks very much. You’re very welcome to join us! There’s a little group of us that blog our weeks every week and link them up. I’m very pleased with my Tots ranking 🙂

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  9. Well done to you on getting back into the top 100 on Tots100 again. Good luck to your daughter with her audition and hope your trainers manage to hold out for a little longer.

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    • Thanks very much! My daughter was pleased with the audition and we’ll find out the outcome in a couple of weeks. After a couple more runs, I’ve accepted that my trainers aren’t going to survive any longer and I will have to get some new ones for the half marathon, which I was hoping to avoid as I don’t have time to break them in!

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    • Thanks very much! I was very pleased with my Tors score. My daughter feels her audition went well and we will find out the result in a week or two.

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  10. The Tots score is well deserved. Hope it sticks around. Well done to your husband on his PB and I hope the trainers last the distance.

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    • Thanks very much! Sadly I’ve concluded that the trainers aren’t going to survive, so I’ll just have to hope I can break my new ones in quickly!

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  11. You have managed to climb one more in Tots as I noticed your badge says 70 now, huge well done Sarah as I know how hard you work on your blog. How lovely that you got to meet Emma and bear for lunch one day, and I am dying to read that book. I read her previous book a few weeks ago and it was really gripping x

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    • Was very surprised to see I’d moved up another place on Tots! You will love this book, I’m sure. I need to go back and read the one you read now. x

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  12. Well done on the Tots result, you totally deserve it. Glad you got to meet Emma and bear. Well done to your husband on his pb x

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  13. your tots ranking has gone up 1 since you took the pic, a massive well done it is nice to get reward for your hard work. I always hover around the 250 mark, and I am happy with that.
    Yes I think you need new trainers.
    Hope daughters audition went well, what is she going for?

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    • I was very surprised to see my Tots ranking creep up another place. I keep thinking they’ll realise they’ve made a terrible mistake and I’ll drop to 150! The audition was for an elite ballet school. She thinks she did well, but we don’t know how many places are available.

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