Thursday, 22 March 2012

Too tired to blog

Yaaawwn... I'm feeling a bit below par as I sit at the computer this evening. This is due to a combination of a. not sleeping very well recently; b. a lot of early morning wake-ups from the kids; c. a rather large glass of wine with dinner this evening. (As you may have guessed, reasons a. and b. are largely irrelevant here. I am a lightweight and I'm not afraid to admit it).

So I just don't feel up to an informative, entertaining and coherent post (what's new?, I hear you cry). Instead I'm going to keep it to a few points.

*We are buying a new car! We are trading in our clunky old Zafira for a slightly newer (but still 7 years old) Ford Focus. I can't wait to pick it up next week and get used to driving a smaller car! Unfortunately, we spent so long at the garage yesterday finalising the deal that I completely forgot I'd wanted to go for a run. We ended up getting Fish'n'Chips to celebrate so it was properly unhealthy.

The old one before we drove it into the ground...

*This weekend there are a lot of events going on for Sports Relief in the UK. This is basically a huge charity which raises money for all sorts of causes both nationally and internationally. Part of that is the Sports Relief mile, where race events are held for people to run and raise sponsorship. So on Sunday morning, Pete, Robbie, Emma and I will be running / walking / skipping / dancing a mile at our local event. Hopefully the kids will enjoy being part of the event, and having another little taste of what it's like to run in a race!

*There are so many great running-related slogans on t-shirts these days (mainly on American websites), but this one really made me laugh. For those who can't be bothered to click, it reads 'If you see me collapse, pause my Garmin'. Non-runners may not fully appreciate this, but I think it's perfect, and I hope you runner readers agree!


  1. I'm having a hard time blogging, too! I've been home 4 days from my attempted 50k and I haven't written my RR. Maybe tonight :).

    Woohoo to the new car! I haven't had a new one in about 10 years...but mine keeps running and that's all that matters right now.

    Love that saying, I've seen that a few times and always laugh! :)

  2. It doesn't matter if it's 7 years old - it's still new to you. I love getting new cars. And I love small cars. They're so zippy and easy to park. I've had mine for about 7 years and I've never regretted going small.

  3. Ha ha - Love that slogan! Where would be without our Garmins to tell us what we are doing?
    Enjoy the new car (we are nursing along a 13 year old Toyota Picnic, so I do know how excited you must feel!)