The kids went back to school and I’ve had a cold all week. I’m never ill and I always tell my kids that a cold isn’t an illness, it’s an inconvenience. I never usually slow down or rest with a cold, but I must admit this one has been more inconvenient than usual!
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 111 – Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday started with a 12 mile run for me. With only two weeks until the marathon I’m tapering (running less to give my muscles chance to rest ahead of the big day). We then went round to my mum’s for lunch, where my niece, my nephew and my eldest all went totally wild. There was a talent show that the judge (my niece) won, a potion that my nephew spent two hours making, newspapers set on fire by my eldest (using the light of the sun and my daughter’s glasses) and a lot of water thrown out of upstairs windows. It was a pretty standard kind of get together for my family.
Day 112 – Monday 22nd April – Easter Monday was back to giving the kids lifts, a bit of revision for the boys, and my husband was working (at home, at least). My daughter did some of her dancing/ gymnastics/ acrobatics in the garden, accompanied by moans that she hasn’t got a proper trampoline.
Day 113 – Tuesday 23rd April – the kids all went back to school. My younger son was straight into year 10 mocks and it’s now less than a month until A Levels for my eldest. My daughter had a dance competition against other schools in Bath, so it was a long day for her. I travelled down to Bath to watch. My daughter and her team really did themselves proud (there wasn’t a single person in the whole competition conveyed as much emotion on their face as my daughter did), but they just missed out on making it to the finals.
Day 114 – Wednesday 24th April – we’ve got a new lounge carpet! We’ve been gradually updating our lounge since the start of the year. We only recently decided to get a new carpet. It feels very nice, but it’s one of those which changes colour depending on the direction of the pile. It’s going to take some getting used to and part of me misses the old carpet.
Day 115 – Thursday 25th April – I’ve had a cold all week and this morning I skipped running. This is most unlike me, as I usually find that running with a cold makes me feel better. With only 10 days until the marathon, I can’t risk myself getting any worse. There’s no way I could have run a marathon today. This is a photo of the clematis in the garden, which is looking stunning at the moment.
Day 116 – Friday 26th April – I felt a lot better, so went for a six mile run as planned. I’m pleased to say that work has picked back up a bit this week. And I won these headphones in a Twitter giveaway! I rarely enter competitions, so was very surprised to win.
Day 117 – Saturday 27th April – I ran with my daughter at parkrun and really can’t wait until I’m back running it a proper pace! I totally failed to take any photos there today, so I thought I would share this one – Newport’s weather forecast for the marathon next Sunday.