Project 366 2020 Week 3

The second week of school and the mocks are all over.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 12 – Sunday 12th January – my first official long run of this round of marathon training. The only difference from my usual Sunday morning runs is that I was trying to maintain my marathon pace, which is slower than I normally run. I can do it, but it takes a mile or two to settle into it. In the afternoon we went to my parents’ house to celebrate my dad’s birthday with my family.

Marathon training, Running, Runner, 365

Day 13 – Monday 13th January – the mocks continue for my son this week and I had a very slow work day. I’m really hoping things will pick up in the next few days, as I haven’t done much work at all this month. I’m cheating a bit with the photo as it’s a screen shot. Nominations have opened for the MAD Blog Awards and I would love to be nominated for the Tween and Teen category.

MAD Blog Awards, Blogging, 365

 

Day 14 – Tuesday 14th January – no mocks for my son today, so he was at home all day. He is very easy company – happy to spend time with me and equally happy to be on his own in his room while I’m working. He wasn’t so happy to clean the guinea pigs, but everyone has to take their turn.

Guinea pig, Henry, 365

Day 15 – Wednesday 15th January – my son had his final mock exam today and came home before lunch. He is happy with how they all went. The only photo I took was of my ensuite window for my Instagram stories. I use four windows for my stories and this is my favourite one!

Window, Instagram stories, 365

Day 16 – Thursday 16th January – back to normal school for my son and he got his first few results. They are very good, which bodes well for the real thing, especially as he didn’t put that much work in! I got a new client, which is pretty rare. I thought the sky looked lovely in the morning. Of course it went on to rain heavily for the umpteenth day in a row.

Sunrise, Sky, 365

Day 17 – Friday 17th January – I started work for my new client. I went out for a couple of hours in the day with my parents and sister. It was lovely. We never see each other without kids (mine, hers or usually both sets!). Today’s photo is another screen shot. I’m very happy that my husband and I will be going to the preview showing of This Country next week. 24,000 people applied for the initial allocation of tickets, so I didn’t get one (although they did prioritise people from Gloucestershire). They then put on another showing and I was one of the lucky few to get tickets for that one.

This Country, This Country ticket allocation, Text, 365

Day 18 – Saturday 18th January – we set off for Birmingham at 7.30am, aiming to get to Perry Hall parkrun. When we got there, we discovered it had been cancelled. Luckily we made it to Sandwell Valley parkrun in time for the start! Even better, I was first lady across the line, for only the second time ever. My daughter was also first in her age category for the first time ever. Then it was over to Alexander Stadium, for my son’s first indoor competition and his first jump since he fractured his pelvis nearly seven months ago. He was very happy to jump 5.97.

Long jump, Son, Athlete, Athletics, Indoor competition, 365

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  1. Well done on getting to the other park run in time and to your son on his jump after the injury. I’m so rubbish at asking people for nominations – good luck to you. Love that first photo of you Sarah, fingers crossed for all the training #366

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    • Thanks very much. It’s a good job we were in Birmingham with lots of parkruns! It was so good to see my son back in action. I haven’t asked for nominations for years, but this category is perfect for me, so I had to give it a go!

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  2. It sounds like the marathon training is going well.
    Good luck with the MAD Blog Awards. I think it’s great there is a catagory that we fit into as parents of tweens and teens as we’re often left out of the awards.
    Well done your son. I’m glad the mock exams went well and good on you for getting a new client.
    It sounds like the park run went so well. Well done to you and your daughter.
    Your son must be happy to be jumping again x

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    • Thanks very much. My son is very happy to be jumping again – we’re all happy for him! It was a great parkrun result for all of us and we will probably be back there in a few weeks. It is great to see an awards category for us parents of teenagers!

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  3. Glad the mocks have gone well and that you have picked up a new client. I always find January very slow for paid blog content. Well done on the park run thats brilliant, and for your daughter. Great that your son is jumping again. Good luck with the nominations.

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    • Thanks very much. We were very pleased with the parkrun and the long jump! I don’t do paid blog work – I’m a freelance writer and new clients are always hard to come by!

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  4. love the Gromits, they are adorable.
    Glad you made a park run on time, and well done to both of you for first across the line in your division.
    Hope you enjoy the show.

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    • Thanks very much, it was a real rush to get to the parkrun, but I’m very glad we made it on time!

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  5. Well done on the park run and to your son on his return to competition. I hope the rest of his mock results are as good. Enjoy the show.

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    • Thanks very much, it was a good weekend for sport! So far, the mock results are looking very good – especially considering that he didn’t do a lot of revision.

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  6. Well done to you and your daughter on your Parkrun achievements this week and to your son on his mocks. Well done to him too on jumping 5.97 in his first time back after injury. I love your Gromits in your ensuite window. We have one of the Shaun the Sheep figurines. Good luck for the MADS. #project366

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    • Thanks very much, we were very happy with our parkrun achievements! We were even happier with my son’s jump. I was quite nervous about him jumping for the first time, so the priority was not to get hurt and any distance he could achieve was a bonus. We have a couple of Shauns dotted around too!

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  7. What a pretty selfie with the sun rays! Well done on your parkrun achievements! And to your son too, for jumping after injury. Glad his mock exams’ tests were good. The pink sky is beautiful. Good luck with the MADs awards, I’m out of the loop for so long, I never know when anything is happening.

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    • Thanks very much. I initially took the selfie from the other angle, without the sun’s rays, and it was very ordinary! I turned around and I got a much nicer photo. It was such a relief to see my son jumping again after so long and we were very happy with our parkrun achievements.

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  8. I’ve nominated your blog in your category, but left all the other lines empty, so hope that my vote counts.

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    • Thanks very much, I really appreciate that! It’s fine to leave the other lines empty. I think a lot of people have left at least some of the lines empty.

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  9. Well done on all the park run successes, and your son’s long jump. Bet it’s a relief he’s back and uninjured. Long may that continue! Well done on the new client. sounds like it’s been a successful week all round.

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    • Thank you, it was a pretty good week! It’s such a relief to have my son back to jumping and uninjured. He now has to be careful not to overdo it with his other sports, as it’s been a few weeks since he did football etc.

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  10. Way to go on the awesome park run in time and to your son on his jump after the injury. Good luck with your MADS nomination. Such a lovely photo of you Sarah, fingers crossed for all the training xx

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    • Thanks very much. It was a good weekend of sport for us, with my son’s long jump and the successful parkrun. So far the marathon training is going well, but I haven’t got to the challenging bit yet! x

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  11. Happy Birthday to your dad and well done on the MADs nomination and to your son with his GCSE mocks and his long jump. Good luck with the marathon training

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    • Thanks very much! It’s been a good week for all of us. I’m really looking forward to getting into the longer distances with my training now.

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  12. Fab sporty week for you all. Hope the exam results are all that he wants and needs. Love the Gromits #project366

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    • Thanks very much. The exam results have been just right – good, but still a little bit of room for improvement in some subjects. I think that’s exactly what kids need from their mocks.

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  13. Happy birthday to your dad! OoOOo cute guinea pig and cool window. Lucky you for getting the ticket. Great to know your son has regained his athletic abilities

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    • Thanks very much. He is a lovely guinea pig! It was so good to see my son back in action.

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  14. Glad the mocks have gone well for your son!

    Shame the park run was cancelled but glad you managed to to get to the other one! Would have been a shame to have missed it.

    Good luck with the awards!

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    • Thanks very much. The mocks went really well and he knows he can do even better on the real thing. Was so pleased we made it to the other parkrun in time – especially as I was the first lady!

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  15. Well done on his jump, I know the injury recovery has been long. I also hope the mock exams went well and the rest of his results are as good as the ones he has got so far.

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    • Thanks very much. The mock results were really good, but he can still improve a bit for the real thing. It was so good to see him jumping again. It’s unfortunate that he’s had a couple more minor injuries since recovering from his fracture.

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