This week has been a strange old week, and whilst I’ve been productive on things for the children, I’ve been less productive on doing things for me. I find it’s often a delicate balance making sure I get chance to fit in the things that I want to do for me, to keep me sane, as well as getting on top of preparing things for the children.
What I have read
It’s not been terribly productive on the ‘reading for pleasure’ front for me. I am still working through The Single Mums’ Mansion but I might give up on this – I’m not really enjoying it as much as I expected. I’m about halfway through so I might give it a few more nights and see how I feel on Monday, when we are due to return books to the library. I’m still also reading Julia Gets a Life on my Kindle and listening to Billy and Me by Giovanni Fletcher when I’m in the gym or running.
So, my book count still hasn’t increased.
I’ve been using a book called What your Year 1 Child Needs to Know this week to prepare some stuff for the children – I’m finding that short sharp topics are working well – Em can delve in at her own level and Daniel can pursue the elements that interest him in more detail.
Total books read this month: 3
Where we have been
This week hasn’t been great for getting out and about. Em wasn’t too well at the start of the week and ended up asleep for a few hours, which is very unusual. We did all go along to Daniel’s Beaver’s investment which was lovely and we went out for lunch yesterday afternoon.
I think it’s been a week when we have all felt a little run down. I think Harry is teething, Em has been out of sorts and Daniel has been content enough to crack on with work. We attended various groups and Daniel has moved up a group in his swimming now too.
This week has been another slow one for running. I’ve been really out of routine with the gym and running but have managed a short 3.15 mile run last night.
I’ve been enjoying the gym and have been happy to hit some new PB’s with deadlifts and hip thrusts and am working towards a few other targets as well. I admit I was a little despondent with things over the last couple of weeks – I was struggling to see the progress I was expecting and I wasn’t hitting the targets I’d set myself. My trainer sent me a picture from just under a year ago that he had come across and it was a surprise to see how much weight I have visibly lost. Whilst it’s not much in lbs, it has made a big difference so that has given me a boost in terms of I can see the work paying off and hitting those new PB’s this week has given me a renewed energy.
Miles Completed this week: 3.16
Miles completed this month: 6.31
Miles left to target: 43.69
So… all in all it’s been a slow week, but I think I’ve needed that time to prepare things for the children – which I am pleased I’ve done that and been able to tick it off my list. I am organsing a number of things at the moment and I want to get ahead of myself with those so I can make sure I have all the materials that I need ready to run with.
I’m hopeful that the coming week will be more successful in terms of getting a few long runs in and getting back on top of things.