Chat · Currently

Fancy a coffee?

This space seems to have become a blog solely about running, more specifically a record of my sub par efforts at training for a marathon.  The problem is, my life right now is WORK, RUN, SLEEP, REPEAT. When I’m not doing that I’m thinking about running, having nightmares about running or watching and reading everything about running! Sadly, this leaves me with not much else to talk about, how dull!


I’ve just made myself a Nespresso so I thought we could have a coffee date.  Grab yourself a coffee, or tea, I love tea, so I won’t judge you for bringing tea to a coffee date, in fact if you’d prefer a wine be my guest (just don’t let me smell it, I’m still sober and could be very easily tempted) pull up a stool and let’s see what nonsense is rattling around in my head, I assure you in advance  this won’t be deep, meaningful or groundbreaking…

Firstly,  how is it May? Already? I feel like I always comment on how fast time passes.  I’m old!  Facebook Memories kindly reminded me that it’s been a year since my sisters wedding.  How has that been a whole year?

Anyway, how are you? What have you been up to?

Last Monday at work we were sent an email from the company directors informing us that the company are relaxing their policies with regards to Social Media.  Seriously!?  After me posting about the interview.  NOW we are allowed to share work related stuff?! This means that if the footage should ever make its way to our monthly newsletter my work ‘friends’ are now permitted to share my jittering, nervousness all over Facebook and the likes! Kill me now!?

Is that a coincidence?  I just wrote about company policy and they change it 7 days later? Maybe one of the directors reads my blog, ha, highly unlikely but if so, a pay rise and Fridays off would be fabulous **wink wink.   Perhaps my conspiracy theory that my iPhone is stalking me is true after all? Seriously though, how many times have you spoken about something and then it shows up on your phone via social media, advertisements or google?  They totally use the microphone for advertising purposes, right?  Also, WordPress keep suggesting sharks as a suggested tag search for me? I think that’s some sort of twisted joke because I am petrified of sharks!!

I watched the movie Snowden recently so I’m sceptical that everyone and everything is prying on us! I mean, I might have a slightly over active imagination but you just never know..

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No Facebook, my friends do not want to know I’m at the gym!!

Speaking of work, on Friday we had a charity fundraiser cake sale and played Who’s Who?  We took in baby photos and the person to guess the most correct won.  I WON! A £25 voucher for a restaurant of my choice! That reminds me I still haven’t claimed my prize. It’s so good to do fun stuff at work and break the monotony.

Some of them were hilarious… No 11! No one guessed ME!

Did any of you watch Mind over Marathon? It was a two part documentary that concluded last Thursday it focused on 10 people with different mental health issues including OCD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.  These 10 people were using running as a form of therapy.  The documentary followed their journey training for this years London Marathon.  Talk.  About.  Emotional!!

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry, who are the spokespeople for official Virgin London Marathon 2017 charity Heads Together spoke to and supported the runners in the final episode. There was a heartfelt moment when Prince William spoke to one of the runners,  bereaved mother and widow Rhian, about his mother, Princess Diana’s death.  I’m not a huge fan of the Royals if I’m honest but I was so impressed with the way he spoke, so honestly.  As much as I cried my way through each episode, I think the documentary did an amazing job of raising awareness of Mental Health.   It even encouraged my friend who suffers with mental health to sign up for a half marathon that my friends and I are running in October, I cannot wait for us all cross the finish line!!! I’ve been fortunate not to struggle much with poor mental health but I fully understand how important it is to look after your mental health.


Do you do anything specific to maintain good mental health? Meditation, writing,

So I’ve basically just rambled about work and running, I told you WORK, RUN, SLEEP REPEAT.  I have a sisters and misters date on Saturday that I am really looking forward to, although I have nothing to wear. I may have to indulge in a little shopping spree. 

 Its been so long since I shopped for anything other than sports wear, I don’t even know what is fashionable right now. Ha!  Its also just over 4 weeks before I head to Marbella for a hen party and the following week I have my friends wedding.  So I’m in need of lots of new clothes and swimwear… wish me luck!

Anyway I’m sure your cups or wine glasses have run dry so I let you go and top them up.

Today’s post was fuelled by a Nespresso Roma capsule – If you have a Nespresso machine what are your favourites?

Thanks for reading❤

Have a great day😊

Angela xo

Chat · Currently · Fitness · Half Marathon · Lifestyle

Currently…

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted so I thought I’d share a little more than just another boring running update.
Here’s what I’m currently…

WATCHING
Scandal. I used to record it and watch later, now I’m home 9pm every Thursday, cuppa in hand, waiting for it starting. Obsessed.
*The U.S are a head of us Brits so no spoilers*
Any fellow Scandal fans?
Anyone else as envious of Olivia Pope’s wardrobe as I am? Those coats though *sighs*

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READING
Books…
….Suggestions welcome 🙂

Blogs…
The Weekday Table
Christie has a fab blog with awesome pictures. Her last few posts have really motivated me with working out and running. It’s not solely a fitness blog she’s a lifestyle blogger so there’s a little bit of everything. Go check it out!

LISTENING
Currently have these three on repeat

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars -Uptown Funk
In reality I should be sick of this by now but nope, still LOVE it!!

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Taylor Swift – Blank Space
I don’t care how cool you think you are EVERYONE secretly loves at least one T.Swift catchy number.

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Ellie Goulding – Love me Like you Do
Love this track from the much anticipated movie Fifty Shades of Grey, I really wasn’t a fan of the books, but I may have to make a point of catching the movie… For comparison reasons obviously *cheeky grin*

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LOVING
We have some daylight before and after work. Yipee! It’s the little things guys, always the little things!!
There’s been nothing more demotivating than going to work in the dark and coming home from work in the dark. Ugh.

NOT LOVING
The gym is still super busy, looks like the New Years resolutions haven’t tailed off just yet. I haven’t managed to get a space in BodyPump class for 3 weeks *rolls eyes* 1st world problems.

WISHING
Without wishing the year away. Winter, I’m so over you. Hurry up Spring!!

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FEELING
Not going to lie I’m having a mini meltdown…scared/worried/anxious my first Half Marathon is in 5 WEEKS (yesterday)
I’m not even close to where I’d like to be with my training in fact this last week I feel like I’ve taken 2 steps back.
It’s reminding me of my final year at University. The dreaded dissertation that you get all year to complete, yet me being me, I leave starting it until the last possible moment, meaning locking myself in and pulling all nighters for a month to get it done.
Beast mode training for the next 5 weeks!

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RUNNING
Although I wanted to have progressed more with my running by now my January goal was to run 6 miles (I really should be running much further this late in the game, eeek) which I managed but only on the treadmill, we’re now over a week into February and I haven’t progressed any. I feel I’ve been focusing a bit too much on pace forgetting that my initial goal is just complete the HM regardless of time (okay and maybe not come last!)

WEARING
Sadly I live in gym gear at the moment, post run outfit.
•H&M top and running tights
•Nike trainers

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So that’s my currently.. I’d love to know yours 🙂

Thanks for reading. Have a great week ❤

Angela xo