June 19, 2007

After failing miserably with gyms and other forms of routine exercise I decided to go back to something I used to love as a teenager…running. The initial attempts at a mile jog proved how unfit I have become; ok, I managed it, but it felt like my legs were going to fall off. Then a friend mentioned and their “Couch to 5K” running plan. Now at the start of week 2 and following a structured i.e. don’t do too much too quickly plan seems to be paying off. The plan is to be running 5K in 9 weeks…we’ll see !


Father’s Day

June 18, 2007

I had the boys yesterday, to celebrate Father’s Day. Quite what we’re celebrating I’m not sure but it was an excuse to have another day with the boys.

I know the traditional thing is to go out for lunch etc but when your boys are small they’re not really at the enjoying a leisurely lunch stage. So we spent the day walking in the woods, colouring, watching Harry Potter (thankfully the younger of them is not a cat, otherwise his curiosity, in the form as asking as many questions as possible about what is going on, might be going on or might happen next may have led to his demise), wrestling and playing football in the park. All in all a great day. Was it different to any other Sunday? Not really, just today I consiously thought about how lucky I am to have two great kids, rather than just being unconsiously aware of it.