A Flurry of Activity

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)

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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10 Responses to A Flurry of Activity

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    Love it when you’re ‘on form’!!!! So funny!!!! Made my day reading this xxxx

    • shazruns says:

      Let’s hope hubby doesn’t see this post! Seriously love him, but how was made it 15yrs soon I have no idea!

      • CeeJayKay says:

        Lol! Let’s hope neither of our hubbys EVER find our blogs!!!! Mine will find out about my devious ways… And ‘double digit’ shoes…. And your will find you wishing he was some or other sexy rugged mountain trail runner haaaa ha haaaa ha HAAA! Either way I reckon we will ourselves moving in together haaaahahaaaahaaahaaaa!!!!! Oh shit! But we’re both unsociable…. Ok maybe that was pushing it…. In the same village!!!! 😂😂😂😂

      • shazruns says:

        Hey being in the same house does not mean we have to be social able, has married life not taught you anything?!!!!!

  2. CeeJayKay says:

    Ps lovely pics!!!!!!

  3. mawil1 says:

    Lol! Maybe you could do more cycling as cross training until your joints improve? Mind you if you have a pint for every 10 miles those extra calories may takectheirctoll!

  4. samdfb1 says:

    Nice post. On big celebratory days I can see the Red Arrows fly past my house…of course I hear them first-really bril!

  5. Glad to hear the running is coming along. Good on hubby for getting active – I did have a giggle at your description of standing with your mouth open.

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