It sounds as if Joyce is following good advice and taking care of herself during a very busy/stressful time as their house building nears completion and all that entails. I'm pretty good at giving out advice but I don't always follow it.
However, I have given up on the Couch to 5K, for now! This was an app I'd started, with hubby coming along for the ride and spurring me on. The app aims to prepare you to be able to run a 5K event after nine weeks of training. Well we managed to complete the first two weeks but my knees were protesting. Big time. So I have listened to my body and stopped the running but I'm still keeping up with walking.
Well rather I'm getting back to walking. The week away with the family was a very lazy time. The furthest I walked was from the house to the swimming pool most days! But it was good to just totally unwind and relax and I've come home raring to go.
I've had a plasterer in to provide quotes for the ceilings that need plastering, I've fixed the bathroom door that was sticking, I've donated the cat food we still had to a local shelter, I've been reading more and I've picked up my crochet again. All this and getting out for a walk each day.
Hopefully I can keep the momentum going.
Yesterday I also dragged hubby out on a walk in Greenwich. I decided that we should make use of one of his "retirement" days each week and actually do something. We have a lot of guide books with walks in them so I picked out one that was fairly close by and not too strenuous. Except I didn't factor in that it was quite a hot humid day, and part of the walk was uphill! (Well I knew about the hill but I didn't predict the weather.)
We picked up some food for lunch, which we enjoyed en route and collapsed in a pub for a beer and a pimms as a reward at the end.
I'm hoping to make this a regular thing now and use his other "retirement" day to catch up on jobs around the house. I'm not sure how well that idea will be received but I can only try!
|Greenwich Park looking up to the Observatory|
|From the top of the hill looking across to Canary Wharf|
|The National Maritime Museum|
|Another view - the City of London - the Shard disappearing into the clouds!|