Beware – low flying bike!!

OK, so I know the nice weather lady on the BBC warned of gale force winds – but when do they ever get things right – that’ll be today then!!! Going to work was fine in parts, like the part where I pedalled into the carpark, but going home, well going home I could have probably got home quicker on an exercise bike.  There was just no end to the straight-in-the-face wind. Still, on the plus side I’ve had the best leg work out ever and my face feels like its been on an episode of ten years younger. Who needs botox,  when cycling into the wind does the same job for free!!!
8 miles cycled slowly
Hope the wind dies down tomorrow
Bring it on

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Does watching sport count????

I knew that some form of Janathon exercise was going to be a big ask today – my son playing in the Yorkshire cup finals meant we would be out for pretty much the whole day. Granted I could possibly have sneaked a run in before we went but I was the ultimate swot and got some uni work done!! And yes I could have gone post match but we went for a few cheeky beers. So, barring my usual Physio exercise, today’s Janathon went something like this.

  • Met a SPORTS stadium 
  • Had breakfast in the AQUATICS centre.
  • Sat on a RUNNING TRACK.
  • Where a RUGBY LEAGUE team play
  • And took 200 photos of lads playing RUGBY

Well it involved sport even if I didn’t actually do any. Sadly the lads didn’t win – but it wasn’t for the lack of trying – so my son has now got 3 Yorkshire cup medals and I couldn’t be prouder.

A great day out

Will have to double up my exercise tomorrow. 

Bring it on. 

  

If in doubt – get the baton out!!

So the best laid plans didn’t quite go to, well, plan. I’m blaming the hubby who awoke with a mini hangover and a touch of CBA syndrome, the morning cycle was off. Granted I could’ve gone on my own, but knowing that I’m going to be busy all day tomorrow ( my sons playing in the U16’s Barla Yorkshire cup final) I was slightly conscious of the fact that today had to be a ‘mainly writing day. So I opted to go for a run, however so engrossed was I in my favourite passtime(not) that before I knew it 5 o clock was looming and I hadn’t even started the tea. So I went for the kill 2 birds with one stone option, got my baton out of its hidey hole and twirled while the tea cooked. Thirty minutes, one bruised elbow and one broken lightbulb later ( not my fault the light fitting got in the way) Janathon day 23 was complete – sort of.

Productive day

Hope the lads win tomorrow

Bring it on!! 

  

Core blimey its Friday

So that’s another week flown past at an alarming rate – and another week of managing to do some form of exercise every day – I might just finish this Janathon thing – the knee is holding up fine – wish I could say the same for my core muscles. I think I may have over done it – even typing hurts – which is not good when you’ve still got 1000 words to knock up on assignment, which to be quite honest, I’m sick to death off. I’m just glad its only the draft so it doesn’t really matter how good or bad it is, especially when the whole thing is 10,000 words and you can only send 3000 in for your draft – madness!! Still it gets sent in on Monday and then I all of 5 minutes off before I start again!! As you can see, I’m currently loving working full-time and studying – but every cloud has a silver lining – 2 assignments to go and then I get my life back then teacher training starts and then I really will be busy!!!!
Core work out and a run done
Back on the bike tomorrow
Bring it on!

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Quick Blog

Day 21 – so much to do – so little time. Today went like this
Core work out
Mini supermarket shop
English
Netball
Gymnastics
RE
Staff Meeting
Tea with friends
Study
Study
Study

I’m not going to know what to do with myself if I ever get my life back!!!
Stomach muscles aching
Short run tomorrow
Bring it on

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Time flies when you haven’t got a minute!!!!!

Janathon day 20 – just how did we get here so quickly? Maybe it’s the whole mum, wife, work, study, sport routine that makes it go so fast but I can honestly say that other than this hour every evening when I sit and chill – I honestly don’t get a minute, and its only going to get worse – I’ve got a deadline looming and to say I’m a little bit behind is an understatement – even knowing that I always work better under pressure isn’t exactly filling me with confidence right now. Still at least the ‘exercising everyday’ s keeping the stress levels down – I haven’t had a meltdown in at least a day – only joking – its definitely 2!!!!
Day 20 completed
7 miles cycled
Bring it on

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Janathon day 19 and things are looking rosy – well my face is!!!!

Well I’ve just about thawed out, its only taken all evening. I wrongly assumed that this afternoons year 6 netball tournament would be indoors (I wasn’t the only one, we all turned up with teams wearing shorts and t-shirts) how wrong can you be – I didn’t even have a coat!!!!!! Two hours of encouraging the kids that they were having a great time and it wasn’t really that cold – it was. Still at least they played non-stop, we just had to stand there, coatless and cold Don’t get me wrong I love the outdoors,  but would have enjoyed it more with my vest on!!!!  On the plus side there was the walk back to school and then the cycle home to warm me up and the way my cheeks are still glowing I bet I’ve got a lovely weathered tan by the morning!!!
8 miles cycled
Warm and cosy now
Bring it on

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Janathon Day 18 – that’ll Bib Rage Day………

It really can’t be that hard, can it? You go to the PE store get out the bibs you need and when you’ve done you put them back where you found them – judging by the state I found them in – it clearly is!!! I did wonder why it was taking the girls from year 6 so long to find them for me – poor kids – sports bibs were spread over every shelf going!!! I’d like to say I remained calm and dignified -I didn’t!!! Thankfully most of the kids already think I’m bonkers so they never blinked so much as an eyelash when I stamped my feet and yelled!!! Still they are all back safely in their colour coded boxes ( the bibs not the kids) and I’m feeling much calmer now. I think the mile run when I finished work helped.
Well over the Janathon halfway mark
Another mile logged
Bring it on

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HANDS OFF MY BIBS

That Friday feeling……

You know the one, where you can’t keep your eyes open and sleep through the entire evening – yep this girl certainly knows how to rock n roll!!! Still on the plus side, it’s been a fairly good week ( shit, sick and snot aside – I love my job!!), Janathon has successfully continued and who knows I might even complete it this year!!! The classroom is all but transformed into a Greek temple and the research reading is finished – I just need to write about it now – guess what I’m doing this weekend?!? Gave the legs a rest today and did a core workout.

Cycling in the frosty sunshine tomorrow ( that’s what the weather man says)

Bring it on

  

Olga Korbut takes on Ninja Warrior – apparently…..

So a rather deflating start to the day – there I was all packed and ready to go and then I got a flat tyre. No amount of instant fix pump up canister type things helped ( I’m really up on cycle technology!!!!) and changing inner tubes is hubby’s job. The cycle to work was abandoned. Things could only get better and actually they did. The immersive Greek temple type classroom is coming together and my column rage has abated (for now), having to drive to work meant I had my real ‘big coat’ with me so playground duty was almost bearable and the after work sports meeting was cancelled. Then came year 4 gymnastics when I discovered my inner Olga Korbut – something I never discovered as a kid as I was built like a fairy elephant. By the time the other teaching assistant and I had done our pencil, dish, teddy bear and egg rolls we couldn’t move – I think the kids enjoyed it. It seems the kids really do think I’m some kind of sporting nutter, I looked on in horror as one mum told me her child had asked if he could enter me in Ninja Warrior…….erm maybe not. Still the suggestion of me being warrior like must have struck a chord – I ran my fastest mile since knee surgery – the comebacks on.

Gymnastics and a speedy (for me) mile completed.

I’m playing Netball tomorrow (what am I doing???!?)

Bring it on. 

  
 

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