I have taken up running.
Da da DAAAAAAAAAA!!!
There's a bit of a story behind it – about early mornings, sun rises and realisations, the good kind – but I'll save that for next time. For now, I wanted to share what I see when I go for my runs. Yes, I have to bounce on the spot for a bit during the walking interval but that's ok. Beautiful sun sets in the crisp, misty Autumn air, the trees dropping their Autumn coats on the floor and replacing them with their stark winter get ups, pretty houses soaking up the last of the golden warmth while they can. It's so amazingly good to be outside!
I am just beginning, and am getting up to running 5km. I have been doing it for four weeks, and can't believe the progress I've made already. When I started I honestly couldn't believe I'd even be able to trot along for 30 seconds, and now I can easily do three sets of five minute runs with little walks in between. Of course this isn't much for a lot of people but for me it really, really is – I've never been a runner, even when I've been pretty fit, and I am the unfittest (that should definitely be a word!) I've ever been in my life at the moment. Or at least I was four weeks ago!
Anyway, I'm loving it, and actually look forward to going on my runs..! I am due to run two sets of eight whole minutes (!) this evening and I am a bit nervous as it is a big leap, but I'm really excited, too. The feeling of doing them – and easily – has been amazing so far so I have that to look forward to.
Also, these two pictures from my instagram are doubly good for today, as right now I am feeling really nesty. Super nesty. I want to paint the bedroom, do the backyard, and spruce up the shelves and the door in the kitchen. I am feeling all inspired to do some vintage interior decorating at the moment and I can't wait to get started! I really love blue, and want some pale blues about the place. And, finally, it's cold enough to start the backyard project! Oh, to have a little outdoor spot that is nice to be in, with a little table for breakfast in the sunshine, or, with where the sun hits our backyard, evening drinks... yes!