I ran today, so my post was going to be all about my run, but I realised that I hadn't posted since August. Rather than tell you all about my run (7 km) I thought I'd tell you about this fabulous idea that I unashamedly stole from Kathryn.
Basically, the idea is that I have to do something special for myself every day during my birthday month. I teamed up with a friend at work, whose birthday is the day before mine, and we're celebrating the "month of us". It's been great fun, doing this with someone else.
So far, in no particular order, I've managed to:
1) moisturise my dry arms and legs
2) wear my night time perfume, which I love, to work during the day
3) walk around in my runners all day at work instead of swapping to my work shoes
4) share the Koko Black chocolate "spoil" for two with my friend - we loved it
5) have a luxurious bath
6) plant a vegetable garden
7) put flowers in my vegetable garden
8) drink better quality red wine than usual
9) buy myself a trashy mag
10) buy someone else an indulgent farewell gift without thinking about the price
11) cook a lasagne
12) get my eyebrows shaped
Tomorrow's my birthday. I love having a fuss made, and today I was fortunate enough to arrive at work to find balloons, flowers and champagne. There was also a chocolate birthday cake for afternoon tea.
I made it quite clear to TB that I like a fuss made for my birthday. I figure that you've only got yourself to blame if other people don't know that something is important to you. I may have made more of it than it is, because TB invited my parents up for the weekend. I think he is worried about the level of fuss required, and is relying on them to help him provide it. Personally, I'm delighted that he has invited them.
On the running front, Krissi took me out for a run this morning. I haven't run since the last time I posted. For someone doing a Running Challenge, that's a pretty abysmal effort. I'm not counting hockey the other Saturday, although I do think I ran pretty well during the game. In fact, I was still running at the end, which was a major achievement. We lost, so hockey is over until the twilight competition starts, but that's ok with me. I don't know how I would have managed hockey this weekend.
Krissi had her work cut out for her this morning. I'm struggling mentally to get out there. Physically I'm fine. In fact, I felt quite guilty, as Krissi is recovering from a bad chest infection. She was coughing and spluttering while I was complaining! Still, she got me running for over 50 minutes. On Tuesday, we're going for a run around the base of Mt Ainslie.
We had a bit of a heart to heart on the way back home today. I told her that I was fine running with someone else but that I was really struggling to get out there on my own. Krissi suggested that we run for the next few PT sessions, to rebuild my confidence. I'm delighted with the idea, as I love how I feel after a run. All day today I was so proud of myself. I had a blister and the ball of my foot was sore, but I didn't care. They were badges of success. Mind you, I was pink all day. I wish my skin wasn't quite so fair.
I'm not quite sure what to do about the blisters. I've been getting a blister in the same spot lately. Maybe my shoe is too tight. I'll try relacing it and see how it goes.
Hopefully I'll be posting again soon!