I love sunny days! They help with everyone’s mood. People seem a little more patient and I notice even in myself that it takes that little bit more to send me over the edge.
I went for a walk at lunch time today to try and soak up some of that vitamin D. I found myself in a catholic church memorial garden that I didn’t know was there. It was beautiful, it has a modern water feature at the centre with tall mirrors around it. It was very quiet and very peaceful. It’s been a while since I’ve found a little hidden gem like that. My only disappointment was that I didn’t take any pictures while I was there. There was a photographer there when I was. I think he was taking advantage of the light although I didn’t speak to him.
I went to the gym on my way home from work. It was hard. I went 3 times last week and I am aiming for the same or more this week. I am trying to get my stamina back for running. Running and weights are my two favourite things in the gym, they are also the two hardest for me. I ran for 10mins at a 5.5mph pace (just shy of 9kph). My old pace, when I was at my fittest was just shy of a 10kph pace and I could manage 5km without slowing (well, I did it that one time, so I know it’s possible). I am thinking for the fitness parts of my challenge I should set myself some running goals again for motivation.
Today has been expensive. I had a few little things to pay (bought a new t-shirt too…) and I also taxed my car for the coming year. But my finances are definitely better than they used to be. They are still not completely in control and I have been thinking about that today and setting some goals about how to get there. More about that when I have concreted some plans.
I’m still tired from the weekend. I need a decent sleep this weekend because I have a busy week ahead. Oh, I have finally finished the gusset on the first sock. Tomorrow we start down the foot! I’ve never taken so long to get to this point before.