Monday, 25 August 2008

Where did the holiday go?

As usual its nearly back to work time and I don't know where the time has gone.

Although I have completed some of the things I wanted to do, most are not started or only just begun.

I spend too much time on the computer, not being productive but surfing around .....

I haven't done as much exercise as I promised myself. The conundrum is this: if I don't get out early I don't do it, but in the holidays I feel I should not have to get up so early every day and so I am lazy and stay in bed.

So today is BH Monday and that was the last lie-in. Its amazing how close deadlines concentrate the mind!

On the positive side, my knee is much improved - no more aching quads and much less discomfort in the knee - in spite of some gymming and gardening. And the garden does look better, though still work to do.

Verdict : Must try harder.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

A good week

Cycled a couple of miles in the morning - getting the hang of the gears now. Need to up the miles!
And I tried out Body Pump at the gym. Although I couldn't do the squats and lunges (knees) I enjoyed the rest and will try and go again.

Swam 28 lengths in sets of 4 fc. Will add some variety to that - some pyramids I think to get the endurance up to 6 and more without pause. Before the knee trouble i stuggled to do more than one fc without a breather, so progress is being made :>)

I went into school and did various jobs - so lot so of up and down stairs had to do for exercise.

A level results day and the teenbeanzes did well. Both have achieved (and bettered) the grades they needed to get for their preferred Universities, so they (and we) are pleased. We're very proud of them both.
I spent the day helping grown up daughter find somewhere to live when she starts her first real job as a teacher next month. We were successful - just have to hope people get on with the references so she can move in asap.

Coffee and natter with LFV, shopping with the young beanzes and lots of Olympics to watch :>)

More Olympics (and more gold medals) and gardening for exercise.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Checking in

I'm not quite sure why I haven't posted since coming back from holiday, but life has been busy.
It was a good holiday - good hotel

with a sea view from our room

I seem to take lots of pics of flowers

lots more pics on my flickr pages

We did manage some exercise - a walk along the cliff tops:

and even a bike ride!

It was quite hard work the biking - as you can see I have narrow road tyres and the path was not smooth and was undulating!

Since we came back I have been to my mothers for a few days and we have had visitors.

I also managed to squeeze in a trip to the phyzz. So now I have a programme that does not include any running. I have to admit that without the running my legs do nto ache as much, although my knee does still hurt from time to time.

I have been out on my bike on the road - the first time for years. And only done a couple of miles, but was not put off - I now need to practise using the gears and extend the distance gradually. I am also swimming more.

And I have lurked on the pirate kit thread!