A Wee Jog

I did it. I went out for a wee jog. I decided to make a video of it too so now everyone up Gartmorn Dam tonight thinks I'm completely bonkers.

The best bit was at the end when Lance Armstrong told me I had just done my farthest run.

Check out the video in the vlog box.

Lead Legs

Last nights run was supposed to be easy but my legs felt dead and my pace hugely suffered. I probably shouldn't have recorded the 5 minute warm up beforehand either because that also makes my stats look slower and makes me feel bad :(

I'm having a night off tonight and see how I feel after work tomorrow. I'm better at running in the mornings and I need to try and get into a routine for these evening runs so I have enough fuel and feel alert.

5k Run


Had an ace time at my sisters birthday garden party on Saturday. It was great to meet some new people and spend time chatting and laughing with friends and family. I arrived at the party at about 3pm and things were already in full swing and the time flew past and I quite surprised when I looked at the clock when I was leaving to find that it was 1am!

Needless to say I was very tired when I got up at 8.30am to calibrate my new Nike+ Air Pegasus trainers with my iPod. I wanted to this prior to my jog with Sandy so that when we went out I would have a fairly accurate reading of how far and how fast we had gone and I'd also get a snazzy graph to post up to this here blog. Somehow I managed to pause the darned thing about 13 minutes into my 5k so now I have no idea how I did *gutted*.

I think it was roughly about 38 minutes for 5km which I'm really pleased about since my last noted jog was 31:29 for 3.4km. I don't even hurt and I'm looking forward to the next run. In fact, I'm even thinking about training for the Stirling 10k.

My Handbag

My new handbag has been the talk of the office day. I've made a short video of it:

The Move


Myself, my husband and my cat have now moved in with my parents. We took a week off to complete the move and tie up loose ends in the flat. We packed everything up on the Friday and then the move took place on the Saturday and was very straight forward. My nephew had borrowed his works van and we roped in a few extra bodies and the whole thing took about 1 hour. It took longer to sort everything out again at my parents, but by then end of Sunday we had a replica of our sitting room and a mostly tidy bedroom (with fully functioning drum kit!) set up. The rest of the week was spent getting rid of junk from the flat and doing little DIY jobs we hadn't noticed.

We still have a few jobs to attend to. I hadn't appreciated all the things that need to be taken care of when a person moves.

We are still settling into our new routine. The commute is no problem, my total journey time is about 1 hour 10 minutes and it just flys by. I may need to upgrade from my iPod nano to an iPod classic though.

The differences between living in the centre of the city and then living on the edge of a small village are fairly obvious, but some have still surprised me as I've been a city girl for a long time now.

  1. The supermarkets are eerily quiet on Sunday evenings.
  2. Lawns get mowed
  3. There is an ice cream van that makes an appearance 4 or 5 times a day
  4. Children play outside
  5. Cats wander about the streets
  6. People know their neighbours and talk to them

There will be other things I'm sure I will notice in time :)