It’s been another quiet week of work, but at least the weather has been sunny.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 83 – Sunday 24th March – yet another longest run ever! Today I ran 18 miles, and so did my husband, who isn’t even running the marathon. It felt good up to 13 miles, but 15-16 miles were tough. I’m glad I didn’t go to my son’s football match in the afternoon, as he described it as ‘the worst football match of the season’. I’m sorry to say it has a lot of competition for that title!
Day 84 – Monday 25th March – a busier day of work, thank goodness! I also published a blogpost about a blogging wobble, which really struck a chord with a lot of other parents of teenagers. Most mornings, I post a photo of one of the windows around my house on Instagram Stories, with the day, time and temperature on it. I was both amused and happy to discover that my friends actually use this to check the weather!
Day 85 – Tuesday 26th March – following my post yesterday, I got lots of good advice on how I could develop my blog to gradually take it in another direction. One of my favourite comments came from a real life friend, who said ‘You know more about running than you think you do’. There was a lot of support for running tips, so I started drafting and taking photos.
We had my eldest’s parents’ evening today. We’re used to hearing bad things about him, but this was a complete turnaround! He’s started working much harder, has done very well in his mocks and could be looking at some decent A Level grades. There may have been tears in my eyes when I heard that.
Day 86 – Wednesday 27th March – I had a little bit of work, but not enough to keep me busy or to earn me enough money. The weather is nicer, I’m managing to hang a few things out on the washing line and the garden is getting more colourful!
Day 87 – Thursday 28th March – I did a 10 mile this morning, the longest midweek run on the entire training plan, and it felt good! I had even more driving around than usual in the evening, as my eldest had a school trip, then I had to drop him off at work. I hardly notice this tiny tree on the front garden for most of the year, but it does have the most beautiful blossom.
Day 88 – Friday 29th March – we should have been leaving the EU today, who knows what will happen there? My son is going to Germany for the German exchange in the early hours of Sunday, so we’ve been getting his stuff ready. When a boy grows constantly, he doesn’t really have quite enough clothes that fit to get him through 10 days.
Day 89 – Saturday 30th March – a very misty start to the day. I was pleased to get four of us out for parkrun today, especially as my son pushed himself and my husband to very good times.