The Snot Monsters Coming

So despite Janathon being well and truly over, I was still out the door running at 5:45 this morning, I did intend doing a couple of miles but it was a tad slippy to say the least. I made do with a quick trot round the block. Still at least it cleared the head, if only for a short time.
Yes, the joys of working in a school means I am trying to fight off the school lurgy. This time it’s the ‘what’s green and travels 90 miles backwards’ lurgy!! The snot monster is back in school, I’m surrounded by kids sniffing up green candles hanging from each nostrils, coughing like a sixty a day smoker!!! I love my job – I’m taking no chances, double zinc and vitamin c, sudafed, cold n flu remedies. I rattle when I walk. It’s just about preventing the ‘I feel like I’ve been punched in the face headache’ but only just!!
Mind you I don’t suppose 3 hours of GCSE maths helped. Brain ache and headache – time for an early night!!
1.2 miles run.
3 hours of quadratic god knows what.
Rest day tomorrow
Bring it on!!!


F F F F F freezing……………….and a little bit busy!!


I’m freezing, I’ve spent the day freezing. The cycle to work was freezing, work was freezing, the wind chill on the cycle home was freezing, college was freezing, I’m so cold I could pass for a fish finger, well maybe not but you  get the idea!! Still, I love the great outdoors,whatever the weather which is a good job because when I left college it was wanging it down, I may be rowing to work not cycling tomorrow!!

5 ish miles cycled

90 squats

14 push-up type things


work done

3 hours of ‘nth term’ at college

I love never having a minute

Bring it on!!!


Early start + Late finish = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Soooooooooo tired!!!!

Janathon day seven and on the plus side by 6:15 this morning both my run and day two of the 30 day ab challenge were in the bag -wahoo!! Downside -not only was I working but I had a two hour safeguarding course after work and then 3 hours of GCSE maths at college – it was a looonnnngggggg day!!!

Finally I’ve just sat down, I’ve got algebraic equations and inequalities frazzling my brain and I’m wondering just when I’m going to fit all this weeks homework in with everything else -lunchtime studying anyone!?!?!?!

A speedy run done

On the bike tomorrow

Bring it on

Last Man Standing………

So Tuesday has come around again, and for me that can only mean one thing -college night. And joy of joys, tonight was 5 week exam night -eek. Except for me it’s only been three weeks as I started after some of the others, would it matter? Seemingly not. I suppose it kind of helped when the exam paper they stuck under my  nose was the past paper I’d already had a go at, better still I’d only done it last night. I did my best not to jump up and down with glee, I was in with a chance.

I was feeling pretty confident, until they said we had an online thing to do as well. Oh well, it couldn’t be that bad. It wasn’t, at least not to start with. But then people started finishing and logging off and my questions were still coming. apparently the more questions you get right the more questions you get, only they get harder. One hour 5 minutes later, some 20 minutes after the last person had finished a big tick appeared on my screen. I’d done. Seems I remembered a whole lot more maths than I ever recall learning -whoops.

Turning into the class swot

The revision is paying off

Bring it on.

Stopping, Starting and a Game of British Bulldog


So the month of October is upon us (bloody hell, it’s nearly christmas!!) and from reading a few Facebook postings it seems that for many people the month is also Stoptober with many giving up smoking or drinking for a whole month. Good on them. As I don’t smoke and rarely drink, it wouldn’t be much of a hardship for me to stop those things, so what to do. Well instead of stopping something I’m starting. Yep, I’m starting to stand up for myself. No more doing everything for everyone else. From now on it’s all about my family and me. It’s quite liberating, Saturday, when I should have been doing something for other people I was having ‘me time’, people watching in the coffee shop (If only I’d remembered my camera!) it was bliss. I can’t remember the last time a Saturday morning was so relaxing.

The new me is also busy studying for my Maths GCSE and I’m loving it, some stuff is coming back really quickly, some isn’t. There are things I’ve never heard of before and there are things I wish I’d never heard of before – like probability. What a stupid waste of time that is, mutually exclusive or otherwise. Still it all adds to the fun. I’ve probably done more  in the last few weeks than I did in my entire ‘O’ Level year. Mind you, there wasn’t much chance to swot back then, school was shut more than it was open due to the teachers being on a work to rule type strike. Strangely they did most of their protesting in the local pub!! It really was a great school!!!

Still, I left the books for a time this morning to head out on my bike, it was a lovely morning and I could have spent the day out there, unlike last week I didn’t get lost once, granted I took a path to nowhere but I wasn’t lost. I could have done without the huge horse blocking the cycle path though, I cycled round the corner at full pelt and there it was, giving me the evil eye. I’ve played British Bulldog many times, but never with a horse,which ever way I moved the horse followed. In the end I spotted a gap in the bushes and made a break for it, bike and all. Not sure what the dog-walking couple thought of some nutty women flying out of the greenery screaming, but sometimes screaming is the only way to deal with things…..Mmmm, I wonder if it will help with the probability!!

Loving the new me

Will I keep it up

Bring it on


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