Let me start by saying I love my husband. His honesty and humour. There are times when it is not appreciated – he knows those times, after he has opened his mouth.
I know a lot of women have their hubbies (partner, fiancée, lover, BF/GF, whatever you call each other) in a pickle when it comes to asking them questions and wanting honest answers. It’s an age-old thing, the poor guy is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Not my hubby. I like the fact when I ask him a question I’m going to get an honest answer. Whether I like it or not. Liking the answer that is.
Take this morning for instance. I ask if he notices any change due to my new
exercise routine fun run training.
“Yeah, you’re looking good….” Ok, thanks. ~smile~ “…you don’t look like the Michelin man anymore…” Me: “yeah, I was waiting for that bit..”
That’s my hubby. Has to throw in some smart backhanded compliment, or twisted insult. I laughed and called him names back.
Now a lot of women would have run crying from the room and hurled nasty insults back. Not me, 1: I’m used to it and 2: if we can’t be honest with each other than what is the point. Especially after nearly 22 years together.
Onto what I was starting this post off with.
I started this week on Monday with a 4k run (jog, sprint and walk (very little) in that order) in 30 mins. Very happy and for the first time in the last 3 weeks I actually felt like I could do it. It was achievable. My head as right into it.
Wednesday and I thought I might do the full 8k. Nah, I did 6 in 46mins. Still really happy, very little walking, and feeling really fab afterwards.
Today, Friday. I’m gonna do 8k. Didn’t happen.
Not happy as my workout was cut short due to a Pilates class (I didn’t know it was on) and the “treadmill is too noisy for us”. So I sprint the last 500m to finish at 5k today. My happy with it though, is that I ran the first 4k non-stop!! (had a short walk before starting up the jog again). this was done by saying “I’ll run til … mins or when it gets to …km’s” and I just kept running… God that felt good.
Again, this makes me feel like I can do this. I know that the road and the hill or two are going to make it slightly different. But knowing that I have actually done it already means it is that much easier.
On another note or two….
– I was asked today (in front of hubby) if I liked ‘hot stuff’… oops, “yeah sure I do, I just didn’t marry one..”
– mum and I peeled, chopped and cooked up some apples for winter. I really want my own steriliser ((preserver) as my freezer isn’t big enough) so I can fill my pantry with all sorts of veges and fruit… calling my inner earth mother. 🙂
– I have been sewing like mad and getting ready for another market tomorrow. Lots of little sleeve bags. Piccies after the market. I promise.
– I have an alter ego I might let out of the bag at some stage.
and lastly, I want to thank each and everyone of you who read and/or follows this blog. It’s not about much at all, and I wander all over the place with my topics, but I really appreciate all your comments and likes (and sharing if that happens). Thanks xo 🙂
keep smiling and be nice to your partner 🙂