Well, I was mulling over what to write my blog about this week and I had a couple of ideas but couldn’t decide which one to go with so I thought that I’d just give you a little taste of each one rather than going into great depth. So it’s a bit like tapas, where you just have little snack size portions of something but have a few of them to make up a meal.
So first up, running. I discovered a new feature on garmin connect today, it will show me my monthly mileage!
I love a nice graph! August isn’t quite finished yet so I think that last bar will go up a bit. I’m pleased with my consistency since starting the maffetone method. I’m not overly impressed with 7 miles per week, but hey ho it’s better than nothing!
Seriously! It wasn’t intentional or a resolution or anything, it’s just evolved. Since we moved house, the best Ariel/reception isn’t in the room with the comfy chairs and so it’s become inconvenient to watch TV. Also we have lots of other things to do, I’m trying to get my runs in etc so we aren’t missing the TV much. We watched what we wanted of the olympics on i-player: we all sat down together at the weekend to watch a DVD last weekend and that’s all fine. Good in fact😊
Random off the wall thought.
If you truly love or value an inanimate object does it become imbued with that energy, and can it transmit it? I got to thinking about this when I was reading about chocolaterunsjudy and her souvenir mugs and unsportywomencanrun about decluttering and giving items for charity. Sometimes an object brings us a great deal of joy, but for whatever reason we outgrow it either literally (!) or figuratively and we pass it on. So especially if it is something that is in good condition you hope that the object will bring joy to another person – can it take that energy with it?
Sometimes we recognise a ‘loved’ object – the patched up teddy bear for instance, who can resist an ‘aaah’ when they see it, knowing that the mismatched eyes wonky limbs and saggy stuffing represent adventures that have not gone well for ted, but ted was too loved to be discarded and replaced? When we say ‘aaah’ and smile, is that a little bit of that love being passed on? You probably wouldn’t adopt such a ted for your own though. How about your unloved, barely used items – do they get a second chance when teamed up with someone who needs them?
As students my friends and I used to shop in charity shops and I remember the joy of finding those mint condition items! One item I loved was a green suede jacket, circa 1965 which must have sat in someone’s wardrobe, unworn for 20 years. My friend spotted it first but it was too small for her so she passed it to me. I loved it’s retro look and bought it for £2. I wore it for years – eventually my husband (10 yrs later!) persuaded me to ditch it😔 It was worn out☺️
So very random thoughts- Maybe I need to watch more TV😆😆😆!!