I did it.
Great Birmingham Run. It was hard, really hard. But, it was a huge achievement, and I've raised over £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support, who do a brilliant job in the UK supprting people with cancer.
I sort of aimed to complete in about 3 hours, and my official time was 3 hours 10 minutes. Not too bad for a short, overweight, forty-something who only started running 8 months ago specifically with this goal in mind. All of the people mentioned in this post ran as well, including my brother - who is happy and healthy, and ran a very respectable 2 hours 20 minutes.
I feel so much fitter now that I run, and I plan to carry on. But only for a couple of miles a couple of times a week. And, that last sentence still amazes me - I still can't quite believe that I'm a runner!
Monday, 17 October 2011
Efemera Ink when I was invited to hop on over to another blog. So, off I went, to yet another inspiring blog, Scattered Scarlet . Where I was invited to leave a comment, which I did. And in return, I am now the very happy owner of "this little bit of nonsense".
One of the first things on the list is that header, up there...
Monday, 3 October 2011
It's that time of year, Strictly is back on our screens. Last year, I knitted a pair of wristlet/fingerless gloves mostly whilst watching Strictly. I knit while the chat goes on, then watch when the dancing starts.
Just after last Christmas I bought another ball of the wool, cast on and knitted a few rows. Then, put it away. After all, I didn't need another pair of gloves for the summer... But now, my Strictly gloves are back on the top of my to-do pile, and by the end of the series, I should have another pair of wrist-warmers. It may take that long, as I am an extremely slow knitter.