Oops. Life has got in the way of me posting!
Not that it has been filled with “too much fun!” as little Drew would say, but work has been mental, and we have been doing lots of house stuff, mixed with a couple of trips away.
To fill you in…
Our house wasn’t affected by the flooding, but our commute was!
Luckily, I was allowed to leave early and work from home one day, but we couldn’t resist stopping at a trail (in daylight for once!) to do a wee run in the snow, before continuing on to do some work!
(Kyle was so excited he mooned)
On New Year’s Eve, I was unfortunately ill. That meant the night was spent watching Jackie Bird and prodding Kyle to wake up for the bells.
(so Happy New Year to me…)
While we were
partying it up over new year being old and boring, Mum was off in New York getting married and stuff 🙂
(view from their hotel room – you can see the ball if you look closely!)
(The only pic I have of them right now, but mum wore a lovely dress and Keith was in his kilt. Celebrations to come!)
In order to get better as quick as possible, hot chocolates were had, soup was consumed daily, and too-many-to-count cookies were baked:
(yes, we made our soup and bread ourselves. we are sooo totally country now! 😉 )
(these were INCREDIBLE if I do say so myself. Recipe here!)
I did manage some running (on the treadmill due to flooding)…
Swimming was done at our local Alford pool because I couldn’t get into Aberdeen…
(Alford’s new “community campus” – it has a 4 lane 25m pool so that did the trick in the wet weather!)
I caught up on lots of TV I’d missed over Christmas
(I ❤ Amy and Sheldon)
Aqua Sphere sent me some AMAZING kit to try out this season, which cheered me up, got me better almost immediately, and made me feel like it was Christmas all over again!
So far I have tried out the K180+ goggles which were commented on a good few times at a camp I was at last weekend (more on that later!), the ergo flex paddles which made my arms hurt so good in a pull set, and the micro fins which fit really well and will hopefully improve my ankle flexibility and strength and re-teach me how to kick powerfully in the water again!
Furthermore, super speedy runner Tammy kindly gave me some cream to help the scar on my knee calm down (amongst a billion other things for the house which was FAR too kind of her!). Her husband swears by it after concealing a scar on his forehead (that I for one had never noticed!), so I hope it works on me! Thank you!
(It is looking MUCH better already, yes? Please agree to make me feel better! PS yes they are Ironman pjs. Thanks, Santa!)
While we’re throwing our legs in the air, does anyone know what the lump in my foot is? It is getting to the point that I can’t wear trainers for too long because it hurts. Sorry, folks. Scroll past this next pic if you are about to eat.
(Taken after a night race with Callum and Kyle. How ugly is that bump?!)
Next I shall tell you all about my 1st training weekend in Stirling for the Girls for Gold Coast squad. It was so much fun! But super snowy so we couldn’t do too much!
For now, wish Kyle all the best for his talk with the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce this week!
Over ‘n’ out!
How was your NYE? Do you celebrate it?
Were you affected by the bad weather?
Is it snowing where you are?
Treadmill or tough it out?