Week 1

And whoosh! A whole week of the year has gone in the blink of an eye!

Not quite; I did have my eyes open but, after all the festivities and anticipations of the new year, it does seem to have come to this point very fast.

I think it has something to do with the previous 10 day isolation. That long ago time of glorious relaxation. Nobody to see, nowhere to go, and, luckily, no real symptoms to manage. Plenty of nice food and wine. For an anti-social sod like me it was heaven!

Although, to be fair, we were completely and totally ready to leave the house on New Year’s Eve  to spend a delayed Christmas/New Year with Anne’s eldest in London. But, after a couple of days there, a night in Leicester at my big sister’s, two days babysitting of our grandson, who, despite my fitness, can run the legs off me, and a trek into the wilds of Sheffield today, to see our new nephew, I’m ready for a warm flannel and a lie down again.

There was one day at home in that list above, but it was spent getting a bit of running done and batch cooking a chili for my brother’s freezer, as they will be busy enough over the next few weeks without having to cook.

It was so lovely to see them all, but getting there was a tad hair-raising, given the snowfall en route in the Peak District. Anne tells me it was quite breath taking. I had no idea as I didn’t dare take my eyes off the road ahead!

Snowy hills on the way to Sheffield.
Travelling to Sheffield, or is it the Alps?!

I know that I hadn’t set any official resolutions this year, but I need to pull myself out of the December lard, so I thought the two challenges I completed in January last year feel like good place to start. Adriene, my personal YouTube yoga teacher, does a new 30 day challenge each year and very kindly she begins it on the 2nd of the month for those who may have imbibed too much. I’ve managed to get on the mat every day so far, and already my lower back twinges less and my calves feel less tight. The other challenge is running 100 miles. Currently, I’m quite behind where I’d like to be, but hopefully, I can build it up as the month continues. And what better motivation to get out early doors when I can see skies like this as dawn comes in.

Blue and purple skies in the morning during my run
Morning Glory

Happy New Year!

4 thoughts on “Week 1”

  1. I mean what a beauty of views you’ve had and not just of nature’s finest but family too.
    Thanks for the welcomed reminder of our mutual friend Adriene, I need to reconcile my friendhsip with her also.

  2. As you can see, I am a bit behind in reading your posts, Rita, and I’m trying to catch up. It has been a hectic January after an equally hectic December for me. I can’t quite get my footing. As I am writing this, we are already halfway finished with January. I decided to do a time-tracking challenge last week but haven’t had the time to tally up my results. I also decided to time track this week as well and then average the two weeks to determine how much time I have to play with in the evenings and the weekends to work on my aims for 2022. Best wishes with your yoga challenge.

    1. This month has flown hasn’t it?! We’re spending a couple of days with our new nephew at the moment, which is lovely, but I know that I’ll be rushing around finishing my course work before the end of Jan deadline!

      1. Yes, it has flown, and I feel like I still have so much to do before the end of January. I’m optimistic that February will drag a bit since I do not have anything major on my calendar. YET! I hope I can keep it that way.

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