Week 5 (day 1!)

We did it, and as I hadn’t been well, I thought uh oh this is gonna kill me, but you know it didn’t and I even managed ALL 5 min runs, so today I and Sioned have run 15Mins, now I’m impressed with that, haha!! So week 5 is a little different it goes like this…

  • Workout 1: brisk 5-minute walk, then 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minutes running.
  • Workout 2: brisk 5-minute walk, then 8 minutes running, 5 minutes walking, 8 minutes running.
  • Workout 3: brisk 5-minute walk, then 20 minutes running, with no walking.
The ones in grey are the ones we have don so far (for future ref!). I didn’t even know that the last two walks were only 3mins, we did pretty good recovery then! WOW! ­čśŤ Well I have had a rather stressful day, as my son has decided that he wants to become a stroppy teenager at the age of FOUR!! So the run was not only a good distraction but a much needed STRESS┬áreliever, am proud of myself and Sioned but am shattered, my hubby goes back to work tommorow, so that’s a shame, am gonna miss him, I swear it get’s harder every time, I was going to do another post, as I’ve found some interesting things while sorting and tidying, but it will have to wait, I am shattered. So good night everyone!
Blessed Be

Bank Holiday Monday!!

Well hubby was off today so that is nice, and as my son and I have a whole week off school and work, I had promised to take him on a train that runs around the lake, however from┬áSunday┬áto┬áMonday┬á(today!) there was a special event on with all these old trains,┬áapparently┬áthis will probably never happen again as it is too expensive to transport them to different places, they are small steam engine trains, here are some pictures, there were so many people we couldn’t get a proper picture of the train(s), but we did have a ride on one, here is a few pics and a video!! Sorry the quality is not fab, but they were on phone!!

The cheeky pair

Waiting to go

Here is the view as we went round:

Signal Man

Signal Man

Wonderful views

Sometimes the best views are right on your doorstep!

And a little more:

Training to be a signal man!

My son is going to become a signal man!!

Well I hope you enjoyed my posts today, please comment if you can, I love to read them!! ­čÖé I try to reply to everyone too!!

Well a very eventful week so far, and it’s only Monday, I was MEANT to have a relaxing week!!


oops nearly forgot the vid!! (and it won’t let me upload because it’s MP4) sorry! Will try to convert it in next few days!!


Happy (very belated) Birthday to my friend Catrin

I have had her card for ages and ages (her birthday was in march!) But haven’t seen her yet to give her, a card, I kept trying to make something for her, but they just didn’t turn out right, but I had a brainwave and found a perfect pattern, and I think it’s quite cute! Here she is: (the amigurumi, not my friend!!)


Means "blessing" in Japanese


Couch to 5k (feeling better!!)

Well my lovely sister is feeling a bit down today, so she didn’t feel like a run, though she did go for a run yesterday so… WELL DONE YOU!! :P, as I haven’t been feeling that well (as in my post the other day!) but am feeling much better today, and as I haven’t ran for a few days I decided to go on a bike ride instead, we have had our bikes for quite a while now, but haven’t had chance to go on them, and the seat was VERY painful, but my hubby brought me a very nice and comfy seat from Aldi, today is the first time I’ve had chance to try it.

Here is a pic of me after my bike ride, and yep that smile is genuine I never ever thought I would be able to feel this way ever again!!


After my bike ride!!













And boy was it fun, that bike is FAST and my running has obvously helped my breathing as I had no problem going up hill or riding my bike MEGA fast, only tommorow will tell, wonder if my legs will ache!! Here is some pictures of the wonderful views that made my bike ride even MORE worth it!!


This is our normal running place

My phone does the view NO justice

Relaxation at it's best

The Sea sounds so inviting!


Well here is those pics, don’t forget to look at my other posts today, I have uploaded a pic of a amigurumi teddy I have made for a friends VERY VERY VERY belated birthday. And Also my little train adventure today!!

Week 5 (not started yet!!)

Well I was meant to go for a run but unfortunately have fallen with ┬áa little weird cough/cold thing, where I feel right as rain but start coughing and can’t stop! I’ve tried cough sweets/medicine, vick on my feet (works great at night!), and lots and lots and lots and lots of drink, but I still have a temp and a cough!! Guess I just gotta wait for it to go on it’s own accord I guess, but I shall HAVE to go on a run tommorow or I will never be able to do this race on Sunday. I’ll keep you posted wish me luck!!

Blessed Be

week 4 (3rd and last run for this week!!)

Well again we have completed another whole week of running, I no longer have to convince myself to run, and despite the challenge I actually lok forward to our runs. Today nearly didn’t happen as just before we were going to go out my son decided he would crash into a chest drawers and cut a little gash in his head! I was thinking it was gonna be another A and E trip!! (he had his head glued for similar incident!!)

But I think he was in shock more, I checked on him and he sleeping fine, so that was just a small hiccup, but we went on the run and, decided we would run from the arena and along the path we will be runiing for race for life, but there was a race on from prestatyn running club, we waited for last runner then went along prom, but then they started towards us, eek!! there must of been 100 people plus!!

anyway we have achieved this weeks goals and apparantly we are running more than walking! Here is a pic of my fat sweaty face and my sister who looks like sshe hasn’t even ran, let alone struggled!!some people eh?

oh and we can do this 5k! I really believe we can! (11 days to go!!)

Couch to 5k (week four!!)

Well I am very sorry I have neglected you, life sometimes just really get’s in the way! My son has decided this is the time to find his independence, by doing everything opposite to what his parent’s say (he’s four!), so now it looks like we have a bratty child (we don’t I promise!!)!! He also has decided that wetting himself is a fantastic way to get our attention (good or bad!), then I’ve had to fit work and homelife and runs around this, hence the lack of posts!! I will try to be better from now one, however I HAVE done all the runs up to week four, which is what we are on now, tommorow will be our last run of week four, yesterday, in that lovely wind, we managed to do all of the week four runs which was as follows:

  • 5 min warm up walk
  • 3 min running
  • 90 sec walking
  • 5 min running
  • 2 half min walking
  • 3 min running
  • 90 sec walking
  • 5 min running
Yep, we did all that! The first time we did that, I couldn’t do the last 5min running, we were in the rain and on different terrain (but that’s no excuse) I did try I must of ran two mins, then had a walk and then ran the last 40seconds, it was really really really tough, and yesterday? In the wind? we ran it ALL( our backs were to the wind but it was hard to keep pace, because the wind kept pushing us,) mind you there’s more of me, so I wasn’t been blown unlike my lovely running partner (my sister Sioned!) who was being blown away, as she’s light as a feather!! (sometimes there are advantages of not being slim eh? ;))
Here is one windswept pic!
Windswept? who us?

After the last 5 min run!

So anyways yesterday after achieving that last 5min run (and feeling like I could carry on still!), I felt ecstatic, It was an amzing thing, do you know what Sioned, said to me, she said did you notice we don’t have to convince ourselves to carry on running by saying “bikini body, bikini body” anymore?, well that shocked me!! We don’t seem to have to convince ourselves to run, we just know when to go and go!! Also we now go, oh it’s only a 3min run?!!! Interesting eh?
Here is my Victory pic taken by Sioned, (check out her blog to see her victory pic!) :
Me run 5 min? (never in a million years?!)


Oh and another unrelated little detail, I gave my hubby a birthday present of going to watch the heineken rugby final, here is one little pic from it enjoy! (until next time..!)

Northampton Vs Leinster

View from the stand!