It’s been a mixed bag with a very slow work week followed by a very busy work week, not to mention my birthday. A week with a birthday in it always has to be good!
Here’s our fortnight in pictures…
Day 257 – Sunday 16th September – a good day for us all. My husband and I ran 12 miles in the morning, then my son went out on his own later in the day and ran 12 miles for the first time ever! A fantastic achievement for a 17 year old who has only recently started running. My younger son had his first football match of the season (and his dad’s first as coach), which they won 10-0, with my son scoring a cool five goals. And all I took a photo of was my running recovery fuel! I chose the words ‘Mardy Bum’ because they didn’t have ‘Hangry’, which is what I am after running a long way if I don’t get food RIGHT NOW.
(If you’re not singing the Arctic Monkeys song now, can we even be friends?)
Day 258 – Monday 17th September – yet another quiet day of work. I’m starting to sound like a stuck record, aren’t I? It was lovely and warm and sunny and I took this photo on my afternoon walk.
Day 259 – Tuesday 18th September – I took advantage of my lack of work and went into Cheltenham to pick up my copy of Robert Galbraith’s brand new book – Lethal White – and I checked out some of the fabulous street art from Cheltenham Paint Festival.
Day 260 – Wednesday 19th September – I’ve been feeling rather down about my lack of work lately, but I finally got a bit more in today (only enough for the day, but that’s better than nothing, right?). And I started reading my new book. I went to see my eldest play rugby. Being at a girls’ school, they have very few players available and don’t ever expect to win games. They won this one!
Day 261 – Thursday 20th September – compared to most bloggers, I’m not great at photography, but I’m not bad compared to the rest of the world. My client was very pleased with this photo I pulled together quickly for a story I was working on.
Day 262 – Friday 21st September – I managed a 12 mile run in the morning, my last long run before the half marathon.
Day 263 – Saturday 22nd September – my 45th birthday! It was a big day for my husband and son too – my husband ran his 100th parkrun and my son started a new part-time job, with far better pay and conditions than a local chip shop! If you want to see Pumba, you will have to pop over to my Silent Sunday post.
Day 264 – Sunday 23rd September – went to watch my son’s football in very changeable weather. They lost 4-1.
Day 265 – Monday 24th September – my working day is usually about four hours. Today I worked eight hours on my new job, plus 45 minutes for another client. This was my view for most of the day.
Day 266 – Tuesday 25th September – I woke at 3.53am worrying about my massive piece of work and got up at 5am to start work. I did seven hours on that today, plus an hour each on two other jobs. Needless to say, I was still driving my son to school and my daughter to ballet and making meals etc. I managed to get this photo of the michaelmas daisies in my garden.
Day 267 – Wednesday 26th September – I did my final run before the Cheltenham half marathon. I started work at 5.15am and finished at 7.45pm, with bits of parenting in between.
Day 268 – Thursday 27th September – a gloriously sunny day. I am finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with my work. Hopefully I might be able to sleep a bit better now!
Day 269 – Friday 28th September – I finished actually writing my big piece of work and will proofread it on Monday. I took this photo on a walk with my husband and younger son.
Day 269 – Saturday 29th September – as it’s Cheltenham half marathon tomorrow, I volunteered at parkrun.
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