Morning! I can’t tell you how glad I am that it’s Friday. This week has been one of those that just seems to drag on and on and on … one day I’ll be a multi-millionaire and can enjoy a life of luxury instead!
I find weekends particulary tricky on this diet. My usual weekend would begin with a couple of drinks after work, possibly ending in a takeaway or a quick pizza at the end of our road. And then, being the age that I am, much of our social life revolves around lunches with friends who have kids, or just good old fashioned nights in the pub. None of these things are any fun when you have to be the party pooper sticking to mineral water and refusing food. And a hermit approach doesn’t work either. If I hide myself behind closed doors then I just find myself getting bored and thinking about food, which really isn’t very helpful.
Thankfully, this weekend I have a bona fide distraction. We are about to commence on a large building project at home, and are moving out so that the contractors can move in. Pretty much everything we have is either in storage or boxed for the move, but there is an alarming amount of day-to-day debris in the house which must finally be shipped out or chucked out. There’s also the small matter of clearing five years’ worth of crap out of the place we’re moving into (it’s had long term tenants). So on the one hand I’m slightly peeved that my precious weekend will be very chore-heavy, and on the other hand I’m delighted that I’ll be busy and occupied for all of it.
And I wonder how many calories you can burn by shifting boxes?
I’m also fully intending to go for another run on Saturday morning. After weeks of laziness, I went out for the first time last weekend and managed 3 miles at a steady run-some-walk-some pace. It’s a start and I hope to be back up to doing decent distances very soon. I think that a second marathon in 2012 beckons. So here’s hoping that the weather stays nice and clear (cold I can cope with, cold rain isn’t much fun).
Now … just a few more hours of work to go …