The first full week back at school. Ballet, athletics and Scouts are all back too.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 251 – Sunday 8th September – went for a 13 mile run and it felt about 100 times better than when I went for a 13 mile run two weeks ago. In the afternoon, my son and I went to watch his football team play, even though he still can’t play himself. Now that sport is back on, he’s starting to feel frustrated and is itching to get back on the pitch.
Day 252 – Monday 9th September – a cold and damp day with a lot of work. My daughter went back to ballet and Scouts, but the only photo I took was of one of my windows for my Instagram stories!
Day 253 – Tuesday 10th September – I spotted this new artwork from Cheltenham Paint Festival last weekend. I’ll be looking out for more new street art over the coming weeks and months.
Day 254 – Wednesday 11th September – I’m busier than usual with work at the moment and need to find a way to keep working later in the afternoon. My brain seems to shut down at about 2pm every day, which isn’t helpful. The phloxes in my garden have nearly finished. They have lasted really well this year.
Day 255 – Thursday 12th September – a very busy day of work, and I’m pleased to say I did manage to keep going for a bit longer! In the evening, I went to a meeting for my daughter’s group at the athletics club. A lot of what they were saying about growth, injury and recovery really struck a chord with me, as it summed up exactly what my son is going through now. I must admit it made me feel quite tearful.
Day 256 – Friday 13th September – a last-minute change of plan as I was supposed to go into my client’s office to work today. So I got on top of some more work, which was nice. I got up just as the sun was rising.
Day 257 – Saturday 14th September – my son’s 50th parkrun! Parkrun has been really key to my son’s recovery from his injury. Ever since he went back to it, two weeks after fracturing his pelvis, he has got quicker every single week. Today he got his PB. What a fantastic way to celebrate his 50th parkrun. Not to be outdone, my husband got a PB too. Me? I just ran 13 miles, with parkrun between miles seven and 10.