Skip to main content

Health, Love & Parkruns


Valentine's day or Independence day, whichever way you see it, has never been a big thing for me. I enjoy attending the Valentines 2km fun run held in my town with Sam. This is our little special time together. I waddled the 2km when I was a glorious 7 months pregnant. Sam was in the pram the following years and I think we have only missed one since. Now I mostly spend it jogging after Sam as she blazes ahead full speed and I'm trying to avoid my pants falling off. Ladies what is up with putting on weight and your pants being an annoying pull up story! I swear I'm going to invest in suspenders. Anyway, we get around the field (at the same time a 10km is run around the town for those not minding children and the fitter of the community.) It was lovely and cool, just had to use some mozzie repellent or you may finish it covered in bites! One year it threatened to rain and as we entered the last 500m lightning started to blitz. Michal ran this one with us and he deftly picked Sam up and we ran to the finish. I think that was our fastest time. We get the sweetest heart shaped medal after it all. Sam loves it! I try to instill a love of running. We don't push her, she must just enjoy it. Whether we come first or last (we have come last, but that was a mistake on my part by entering us into a 4km). Sam was so tired and I had to carry 20kg for a further 2km. Not so much fun. Now we stick to the 2km until she is older.

Now Parkruns are my business. When Sam visits her dad, or Michal is not working I like to take part in that. It is my time to power down...or power up. I get to walk all my frustrations out in those 5kms and finish ready for the next week. I may mumble to myself so my fellow parkrunners may think I am crazy. I don't like to do the parkrun alone and so I take a dog with me. I rotate between Jack and Bella and recently our foster dog Lucy who is a Whippet and if she wasn't so well behaved on a leash would probably drag me to the finish line in half the time!

As for myself and Michal, Valentine's isn't particularly significant. With his shift work he usually lands up working either day or night and even if he is off I can't say it was a day spent doing anything differently.

Facebook started with these get to know you questions and the one day it asked "The perfect date would be..." and I knew immediately. Pizza, wine and a movie. Not necessarily a romantic movie but just one we have been wanting to see for a while. Once again I refer to my partners shift work and it can get crazy that we just miss out on TV and movies altogether. Plus I am an introvert maximus and Michal loves the down time.


Our last date was Wonder Woman! We happen to be DC/Marvel fanatics. So yes a very romantic evening spent overeating and watching a woman beat the hell out of everyone. I would say it was a great success. The next one will probably have to be Black Panther! 
On a side note, my posts have been far and few between as I have damaged my laptop. It happens when you write and drink water. Alas, from now on I will write and steadily dehydrate turning into a wrinkled prune. But no water near the laptop. Not worth the schlep! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Long time no see

They say when you get married you get too busy to do anything else. I suppose that can be true for couples who never lived together and there’s a whole new dynamic to get used to. However, myself and Michal had been living together for some time already. Falling into the rhythm we had developed didn't take a huge leap. So why was my last post about getting married?
I got tired. Not just physically but mentally. It has taken me a frustrating six months to get used to my Sleep Apnea machine. I also spent a great deal of time recovering. I was on several forms of medication to assist my brain functions due to oxygen deprivation. Now my brain was getting the oxygen it needed and I was getting giddy. So after consulting with my doctor I began to wean myself off all my medication (slowly). It took about 3 months. I hit a horrible slump and panicked thinking I stopped them too soon, but no fortunately it was something else playing havoc with my hormones. The interesting thing about th…

Birthday Parties, Forties, Cake & Family

I believe the best thing about a big party is getting to see family and friends that you don't often get to see due to distance and time. Time gets away from us all as we make our way through life.
Today is the birthday of someone very special in my life. My fiancé and very soon to be husband (if everything goes according to plan!) He entered my life some years ago. He was reserved and quiet. Exactly the kind of person I enjoyed yakking to. We lost contact and it was some years before we bumped into each other again.
This time he wasn't so quiet and reserved. I am glad he wasn't as we may have missed this opportunity to be happy. I remember the Christmas dinner he was introduced to the family. I think he was sweating. Even more so when he said he's going to ask my parents' permission (the very noble way of him) to marry me. I heard about his nerves afterwards.

Taking up the position of step father without a falter in his step. Providing us with tremendous suppo…

Introductions

We are a blended family. What does blended mean? Well, divorce, separations, or death can cause a speed wobble on our way in life. And many times from this suffering and dark moments, something new can be born. Hard lessons are learnt and we are off to learn new lessons with new people. In our case step parents, children and adopted pets!
Currently, our "little" family consists of a little girl, her step father Uncle Michal, myself, 2 little dogs and 2 littler hamsters. Her biological father lives in a town about 2 hours from us. He has remarried and is a step dad to a girl and boy. I would say our setup is good but that is a whole other topic for another day. Michal has a son from a previous marriage, but that situation is somewhat more prickly. I have managed to glimpse the boy at school sporting events.
Let's start with the girl who'll tell you she's almost 7 years old. Of course a mother will brag. She is bright and has such a vivid imagination with a sensitiv…