Hubby is many things, some printable here, others not! Active though is not one word anyone including himself would use to describe himself. I used to try to get him ‘ out there’ doing things like walking and cycling (did not even try the running thing-that was his idea and was briefer than a pair of Italian Speedos!) but this ended with a lot of ear ache, seriously he can moan more than a teenager, so I have stopped instigating any activity. (Yes any!!!)
I was pleasantly surprised to receive a text from him last week to suggest a walk on Friday. He had booked a day off to watch the Red Arrows with us so there was time in the morning. Any plans I had were immediately shelved and a walk post visit to vets with bunny was booked in.
It was a glorious day, we walked from Otterton along the river (read flat) to the sea at Budleigh Salteron, had a drink and a piece of cake before the walk back. 5 miles in total!
Later we had fish and chips, followed by Red Arrow watching.
That was Friday
Saturday I had suggested we clean out the garage. This struck the fear of god in to him, he is terrified I might actually throw something out, (perish the thought) so much so that I was assured my ‘assistance’ was not needed, instead I had the dangerous job of getting Madam a school skirt that hopefully wont be mentioned in next years school report!
Garage clearing went well, so much so that he found his push bike and suggested a ride out on Monday. I recovered quite well to this shock, don’t think I stood there too long with my mouth open.
Fast forward to Monday and off we went. 4.8 miles later and we stopped for a cider at the pub. No need for the on site defibrillator but am sure it was close, that in itself was a success. It was lovely sat in the Beer garden, even if we did look like we had had a domestic sat on different tables, me basking in the sun and him seeking the shade!
Then it was time to head back. 4.8 miles fueled by a pint of cider, 5 minutes quicker to get back!
Tuesday it was back to work and a rest for him.
(I have been running, the ankle is not too bad, another trip to physio this week and hope that is it now. Might have to run ‘flat’ for a while though-shame)