Week Off Work
Happy Friday! This Friday is actually a little bitter-sweet for me because it’s the last day of my week off work, but at least I have the weekend to look forward to before returning to the office on Monday. It’s been a really relaxing week and I’ve been mostly recovering from the Great North Run. I’ve not really been sore at all, but I have been very tired and I’ve been in bed by 10pm most nights, which is a bit shameful considering I didn’t have to get up for work in the mornings.
I took Monday and Tuesday as total rest days, but since Wednesday I’ve been easing back into my normal exercise routine. On Wednesday I did Jillian Michels’ “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism”, which I love because it’s guaranteed to make me feel like I’ve had a proper workout.
I started Thursday morning with a 6 mile easy run. Thursday is usually when I do either a tempo workout or a long run, so 6 easy miles should have been a doddle. However, my legs were still tired from Sunday and it felt a little bit like running through treacle. A farmer did me a favour by sending his cows across the road just as I was approaching, so I did have 5 minutes rest about halfway through.
This morning I did an hour or so of yoga practice to stretch out my legs. I swear that my parents have the house heated to 100 degress, so it was almost like Bikram (I imagine … I’ve never tried it).
One of the benefits of staying with my parents for a few days is that I can go shopping in Chester with my Mum. My housemate is getting married in a few weeks, so I wanted to by a dress for that. I chose this one from Zara in the end:
It’s made from a really pretty material with a diamanté collar and I just fell in love with it.
The wedding is in October, so we could be very lucky and there will be an Indian summer, or it could be freezing! So, I bought a lovely winter coat from Kaliko.
It’s probably the nicest coat I’ve ever had, so I’ve sworn to my Mum that I’m going to look after it and brush it regularly.
The most exciting thing was that I bought a pair of heels from Hotter.
Ok, the heel is tiny, but I haven’t had any sort of heel for over 18 months, since I broke my foot. Even though they are tiny I still felt like I was tottering around because I’m so unused to heels! Hotter do extra wide fitting shoes and they might not be the height of fashion, but I thought that they were quite stylish.
Have a great weekend everyone!