I’ve had this week off before starting my new job and I must say it has been bliss. We spent Monday and Tuesday in St Andrews before Rob went back to work yesterday and I had the most epic pyjama day, which involved eating lots and watching more Gossip Girl than anyone should ever allow themselves to watch in one day. Did I mention it was bliss?
I figured that since yesterday was so unproductive, I should make an effort to be more active today. So I got up at a reasonable hour did some yoga and dragged myself out for a run. I have run for the past few years and for a while there I was one of those annoying people who championed running, spreading the gospel of feeling the wind in your hair and that sense of euphoria that comes with knocking minutes off your personal best. But at the moment, these feelings have completely disappeared. And the worst thing is, I need them now more than ever, as I’ve signed up to do a half marathon at the end of May. Whilst I was out running this morning – I managed a slow and fairly measly 6k – I couldn’t help but question how on earth I’ll be able to run in excess of 20k in a matter of weeks. Seriously, how?
So, as a lover of a plan, I decided to take a moment to sit and think it through rationally. I poured myself a cup of tea, lit the most beautiful honey scented candle that the lovely people at Urban Apothecary sent me, and decided to set some realistic goals. I’m not looking to run a really fast half marathon or compete against anyone, I simply want to finish it. A respectable time would be an added bonus, but for now, the goal is simply to make it across the finish line.
Sometimes you just need a moment to yourself with a nice cup of tea and a beautiful candle to help you see more clearly. If you haven’t seen Urban Apothecary candles before, they are simply stunning and the vintage inspired glasses they come in make for really pretty storage solutions.
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