I have had such a packed weekend, guys! It all started on Friday night. I went out for a run after work and really really struggled. I managed a mile before I knew I had to call it quits. My mind and body weren’t in sync. I think because I knew I’d had a tough week and had the weekend off that I just wasn’t having it. So I gave in. I hated it and beat myself up mentally and verbally for a good few hours. We went to the chip shop for dinner and while we were eating, the kids over the road started playing music REALLY loud. So loud you could feel it through the floor. No one was doing anything about it and I got really agitated so G Man and I got in the car and drove to the Ski Dome. We headed for an internet cafe we know stays open late, ordered a drink and took a seat.
We had only just sat down when Gary spotted one of our best friends, Andy, walking past the cafe. We accosted him and his friends and it turned out they’d just been to the cinema and were about to head home. So we kidnapped him and told him he had to spend the rest of our evening with us and we’d give him a lift home. It was a great night chatting and chilling and really made me feel like fate had made us come out of the house so we would bump into Andy.
Saturday was my Mum’s birthday. G Man and I popped into the shops in the morning and ran a few errands and then had lunch. Then after lunch we went over to Mum’s and the whole family were there. We listened to music, danced, ate and Gary played dolls with the kids (don’t ask!). It was a great day – there’s some videos on Vine and Instagram of the party. (Incidentally, I love the video upgrade on Instagram! It’s very different from Vine, which I still like and will use also.) We were shattered when we got back, but decided we’d have a go at watching a new French show they’re showing on Channel 4 called The Returned. An amazing programme, I really recommend it if you can catch up. They’ve shown 2 episodes and the 3rd is on tonight (right now in fact!)
This morning we woke to grey skies. Yesterday I’d seen a news interview with someone about an event going on in London called West End Live. Trafalgar Square was playing host to a free West End event where shows would perform a medley of their show for free. Coincidentally a friend was also going and from what she said it looked great. So we decided we wanted to head down and check out day 2 of the event. Even though the sky was grim we braved the weather and headed over on the train.
I have to say it was very well put on and the crowd loved it. We saw performances from Matilda (that kid was amazing!) Let it Be (don’t waste your money. The John Lennon character kept doing the retard hand clap and I didn’t think it was really appropriate) Thriller Live! (hasn’t improved since we saw it 5 years ago!). Then we went off for lunch at Byron Burger and walked back in time to see a live Dinosaur thing for kids which was really good, some Marvin Magic and then, what we’d been waiting for, Jersey Boys!
It seemed like the whole crowd had been waiting for Jersey Boys and they really got the place dancing. They never disappoint. Strangely, Gary pointed out that the guy playing Frankie Valli was in S Club 7….. weird but he did a good job! After that we headed home and I had a hard time staying awake on the train! When we got back I had a rest in front of the tv and we waited out the rain which was now coming down – I had a planned run to get in!
We both got changed for our run after the rain had stopped. But then it started again as we were about to leave. So we decided to still drive over to the lake I’ve been training on, and see whether the weather was better then. As we got further and further to our destination the clouds got darker and darker. We waited as long as we could in the car before deciding to just go for it. I had planned a 3 mile run (0.5 mile increase from last week) and didn’t want to miss it. We had to stretch under a tree because the heavens opened after we got out of the car, but we managed to make it down to the lake fairly dry. It was a hard slog, with a couple of walking stops but I managed to run 5k (3.11 miles) for the first time! I’m really proud of myself. It was done at a slower pace than I’m used to mainly because I had to walk part of it – half way around my second lap the sun came out and it got BOILING hot out there. But I managed the run in under 33 minutes which means that I should be able to complete my 5k race, next Sunday, in 30 mins or under – as long as it’s not too hot!
It’s now 9.45 pm, I’ve just bathed and had a dinner of watermelon and pineapple, because that burger has really filled me up. Don’t think I’ll have a burger on a run day again though…..
Next week – Frankie Valli at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday and on Sunday it’s the Race for Life 5k!
Oh, and I almost forgot. It turns out today is the 4 year anniversary of this blog! So Happy Blog Birthday to me! And thanks for following guys 🙂