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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Lazy afternoon

I have spent this afternoon lying on the bed, enjoying the afternoon sun coming through the loft windows, and reading Tea Time for the Traditionally Built. It has been extremely pleasant to spend a whole afternoon doing nothing much. I think the last time I enjoyed this particular luxury must have been in the summer.

I did get up early this morning though - early enough that the ducks and swans were all still asleep when I ran around the pond - and I tackled the last run of week 6 of the couch to 5k program. (That's the day that requires you to run for 25 minutes without stopping.) And I did it! Slowly, mind you ... but still, there's absolutely no way I could have done that six weeks ago. So I'm pleased about that, and looking forward to next week's runs.

After breakfast I had to go shopping for a new interview outfit. On the plus side, I did eventually manage to find an outfit I liked. I couldn't have done it without the girls - they were a great source of moral support and helpful advice during the choosing process. I'm so glad I have daughters as well as a son. On the minus side, the shopping took up the whole morning. Ugh. Oh the stress... I have an interview, not this Tuesday but the next one, and I would very much like to get the job. I feel anxious and butterfly-y and sweaty palmed just thinking about it...

Anyway, so this afternoon has been a much-needed antidote to all the work stress.

Tomorrow's going to have to be a work-day, I think; I have masses of prep to do...

5 comments:

Maddy said...

What a lovely way to spend the day, running, shopping and reading in the sun. Wonderful.

Eos said...

I'm on week two and I'm dying!LOL I'ts not the continous running but the stop and go thing that is killing me so hopefully I'll feel better when I don't have to stop as much right?

Hope the interview goes well...will be thinking of you.

Annalise said...

Interesting that you hate the intervals, I really liked them - the changes made it seem less tedious. Keep going, the programme really does seem to work! I am amazed that I've got this far, I really didn't expect to.

Thanks for the good thoughts re the interview. I'm already a nervous wreck, I dread to think what I'll be like by next week!

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Rummfor5 said...

what a lovely saturday.
And hurrah on the shopping and the running :) I don't have the stamina for either ;) at the moment.