Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Weekly Round Up

I love the winter sunrises that we see from the windows at the back of our house! So beautiful, and a reminder of our awesome Creator 

We seem to have fallen into starting Christmas festivities quite unexpectedly!

This week we did some painting using berries - they were unsweetened, hence the comedy faces!

I made a slow-cooked lasagne, it was delicious - would never have thought it would work!

Monday, 26 November 2012

My longest run yet since training's begun

Headed out this evening, in the rain, with my new running shoes. It's been 5 days since I last went for a run, my legs felt really good for the rest, and coupled with some new trainers, I ran the furthest, and fastest, that I have since restarting my training - so all in all very encouraging!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Autumn Owls

I couldn't let autumn pass without a craft activity involving pumpkin seeds. Today we had a spare half hour so I quickly drew a rough owl shape for Eden to add pumpkin seed feathers to. Eden has always loved glueing and today I just left her to it while seeing to the baby. I especially like the buttons she added for eyes - all her own doing!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Marathon Time!

5 years ago I first applied for a ballot place in the London Marathon. I was in a totally different place in life then, this was a time of life pre-kids and when I regularly entered triathlons for fun (yes, seriously) hmmm....

I've entered every year since, unsuccessfully, but this is my year! About a month ago instead of the 'sorry you weren't successful' magazine that I am used to receiving through my letterbox every year, I received my 'Marathon News', and it's marked the start of my journey to the start line of the London Marathon 2013. It's with slight apprehension that I'm commencing this personal challenge but so far so good with dragging myself off the sofa for a run 3 times a week (even if it is only week 2 of training). Juggling home life, a 3 year old and a baby, with training, not to mention breast feeding, will be interesting!

I'll be updating my progress in training regularly, keeping a diary of the highs and lows along the way.