My eldest had his A Level mocks this week. It’s crazy to think that in just over two months he will be doing the real things!
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 62 – Sunday 3rd March – my husband, brother-in-law and I ran Warwick half marathon. I ran at my marathon pace, which was 22 minutes slower than my PB. The weather was very wet and cold, but I still enjoyed it.
Day 63 – Monday 4th March – I had a busy day of work, although most of my work was a bit different to usual and not very well paid. In the afternoon I went to watch my son playing football for the school. Sadly they suffered a massive defeat. To make matters worse, the weather was ridiculously cold. This is the sky above the football ground.
Day 64 – Tuesday 5th March – it was a cold and quiet day with not a lot of work. The bright yellow daffodils in my garden are dying off now, but these white ones are all starting to come out.
Day 65 – Wednesday 6th March – it was a rather frustrating work day, with a lot of waiting around and not much actual money earned. I said last week that I was thinking of buying yet another pair of trainers for the marathon, so I did! The new pair are identical to my current pair, which I have had for just over four months. You can see the effect running 400 miles has on a pair of trainers.
Day 66 – Thursday 7th March – another cold and rainy day. I wanted to watch my younger son’s football match, but I had to help my husband out by dropping him off and picking him up for his MOT. Typically, my son scored two goals. He came home with wrecked football boots, so he will need some new ones before Sunday.
Day 67 – Friday 8th March – the mocks are over already. We will have to wait to see how my son got on. I ran eight miles in the morning, which is the second longest weekday run on my entire training plan. I’ll be honest, it felt a bit boring. I also felt stressed all day with trying to catch up with work and house stuff, not helped by hunger and tiredness. On the plus side, these pink flowers in the garden look very nice!
Day 68 – Saturday 9th March – apologies, I hadn’t intended to share another shoe photo, but that’s what happened. My daughter ran her first ever rainy parkrun (although it did stop soon after we started running). Thank goodness her best friend was there for the first time in ages, because she hated the rain. Sadly my nice new trainers have now been christened. It was tempting not to wear them, but if they didn’t get dirty today, they would have just got dirty next time I wore them.