June 26, 2012

Sail the blues away

To say it has been quiet round these parts of late, is an understatement to say the least.  In fact over at A Parenting Life, I managed to write a post explaining why it had been so quiet on the writing front.  Mind you there were more reasons than I could admit to in one post so I had to then write the real reasons I was quiet on the writing front.

Both of which were rather poor bugger me whiney kind of posts.  Which I really try and avoid as much as possible but there must be something in the air of late.  I know that many say the onset of winter brings with it sadder than normal moods but you have to remember that I live in the tropics.  My winter is still like most people's summer.  In fact this is our peak tourist time because the weather is just so darn awesome.

Perfect for endless days at the beach and what not

Having said that though, as I sit here typing this, I am dressed in a track suit and curled up trying to stay warm.  It is all relative.  Below 22 degrees celsius is cold for me.  Below 18 is like freezing.

Thankfully I got the whingy whiney out of me.  Either that or I have managed to once again lock it away.  Regardless my complaining for now is done.  Promise.

It had been in there way to long.

Interacting with people will do that to me.  Well interacting with too many idiots in too short a space of time will do that to me.

The school holidays are under way now so my interaction is much easier to control.  It is easy to stay out of the idiots way when we don't have to go to school every day.  In case you missed it  a woman at school rubbed me the wrong way.  Like really rubbed me the wrong way.  I am so thankful our children are different ages that I will never have to share a class with her.  She is a do gooder that does more harm than good.  At least in my opinion.

Needless to say it has been hard to make things matter of late.  I have still been running a few times a week so at least that is something.  My one constant that I have been able to hold on to.  Providing me with hope that I can go on.

Which of course I can.

I still get mad at myself letting the little things get to me.  Did you know there are real people out there with real problems?  Not just a melodramatic mother craving for attention, trying to show that she may well just be more than a mother without having a career as such.

Mind you I can't help but wonder if sometimes I let the magnitude of everyone else's problems pile up on top of me.  Only to then have them weigh me down and turn me into the world is such a shitty place believer of late.

Of course I can't help but notice that lately lots and lots of people seem to be in a similar boat to me.  One that is leaking, but at a rate you can empty out quick enough to stay afloat.  Perhaps there is something in the air after all

Though every now and then it gets a bit touch and go.
For now though all is well and it is smooth sailing

It's Tuesday, and I have blogged.  
Yay!!  Which of course means joining in on the wonders that are #IBOT

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June 15, 2012

The Things I Know About Running

I know that running has been a great way for me to get myself active and on the path to a fitter and healthier me.

I know that after the first few weeks of making time to go for a run, it actually turned out to be a lot easier than what I expected.  That is not to say it has all been easy but it most certainly has been rewarding and something I want to do for the rest of my life.

I know that until recently I have never really though of myself as a runner as such.  And while I will not ever be likely to run quite as well as these guys
I know that is ok.  I can proudly say I can manage to slowly run for thirty minutes.  In fact thirty minutes is no longer enough.  Since completing my couch to 5km training a few weeks ago I have been feeling the urge to do a bit more.

I know I really enjoyed completing Day 2 Week 1 of my new running app.  Bridge to 10k.  I wasn't joking when I said that the 5km was no longer enough.  This week consists of four ten minute runs with a one minute break in between.  Including the five minute warm up and cool down I am active for around fifty minutes and traveling around 6.5km.  I know I feel like a super star!

I know that if I go too long between runs I get grouchy and grumpy.  Little things that shouldn't bother me do start to do so.  Which then of course leads to big things that tend to get blown up even bigger and before you know it there has been an explosion of epic proportions leaving us all worse for wear.

I know that I kinda like saying I am addicted to running, since you know it is so healthy and all, but I feel a little pretentious doing so.  After all I am still such a newbie that sometimes I wonder if I really should even call what I do running.  (If anyone knows of the speed that signifies the start of running rather than jogging or even walking, please let me know)

I know that being able to notice a difference in my appearance has made me want to run more.  It has also made me just a little more conscious about how I fuel my body and what I put into it.  All of which can only lead to more good.

And the final thing I know this week is that I love being able to link this post up to so many fabulous link ups

@ Singular Insanity

@ With Some Grace