Let the festivities begin!


First things first- I went to body pump last night and it was the new release (I have no idea if we are before or after- we had Lady Gaga for the squats if that helps)- boy it was hard work! We were told to go down in weights for the biceps, and by the end of the shoulders track my arms were shaking so much. They carried on shaking even through the cool-down! I always find it hard after a week away (last week I missd it due to rearranging my hair cut), and a new one also makes it harder.Β  But I am so sore today! And it is not on next week, so I will be even worse come January! Oh well.

After that I treated myself to a slice of my home-made Christmas cake (from Rachel Allens Bake );

I love christmas cake πŸ™‚

Today I went on a walk this morning and I am so excited- I found some pavements that have been cleared!! There is a stretch of a mile, and the first bit of the pavement is only clear in a really thin part, but a lot of it was totally clear. Although getting from my house to the clear pavement is getting worse as the snow is compacted, thaws slightly then freezes smooth overnight. So that is my boxing day morning run sorted πŸ™‚ I think the week off running willΒ have doneΒ me good- given my legs a bit of a break before marathon training starts in earnest in the new year.

I am getting in the festive spirit now by watching The Snowman . My absolute favourite christmas film ever. I can feel my blood pressure lowering as the music starts. Love it!

I am also wrapping the last of Andy’s presents (by this I mean the ones he has bought for other people, as I like to wrap. The ones from me to him were wrapped ages ago!), and going to watch the Muppets Christmas Carol later.

I want to thank everyone for their wishes, and wish everyone a merry christmas, happy holidays and so on πŸ™‚

Enjoy the celebrating, enjoy spending time with famillies and friends, and enjoy relaxing πŸ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Let the festivities begin!”

    1. Yeah the walking was easier than it has been the last week or so, as walking has actually been gingerly inching along patches of ice, or sludging through slush!

  1. Ahh, The Snowman. Great bit of childhood nostalgia for me.

    Brill that you’ve found a place to run! Hopefully your legs will have recovered from Lady Gaga’s torture by then πŸ˜‰

    I have actually bought some gluten-free oats from Tescos so fingers crossed they’ll be okay for my tum!

    Happy xmas to you too.

    1. Fingers crossed for the oats- is rice ok? As then you could use rice flakes (like you get for rice pudding) and make it up like porridge also?
      I am sure my legs will have recovered- after a day spent basically sitting down they will be raring to go πŸ™‚

  2. You found a clear patch! Lucky you! I’m going to try and find a quiet road tomorrow morning and then run in it!
    Ooh the new BodyPump release? We’re still on the old one, but glad to hear you liked it! πŸ™‚
    Merry Christmas!

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