I can't quite believe it but somehow, in the year I'm planning so many adventures, I've managed to add another great one to the list. In the luckiest of manouvres, I've managed to get Glastonbury tickets for next year ... and about 2 mins before they all sold out!!
So on top of Africa, and hopefully a winter of mountains, I can now add my inaugural trip to the infamous Glasto to next year's itinerary. Wooohooooo!!!!!
That has muchly cheered me up .... as 6 and a half hours in the office yesterday definitely didn't. Work is still grinding forward at full pelt with epic volumes of work, and glitchy systems just adding to the fun and games.
On the weight front, I had a lb and a bit off this week, which isn't too shabby in view of work and stress taking over normal life. That leaves me still floating around the lower half of the 13st bracket - I'm still a lb or 2 higher than my recent low I fought back to, but I'm feeling really focused to keep going and make some headway.
In recent weeks, I've found myself asking "what would Perfect Sue do?" when I'm trying to make a decision about something. I think it came from article I read about improving your eating behaviours and your relationship with food, and it asked "would you still eat that chocolate bar if you had your perfect body?". An interesting concept. I've extended it - when I'm not sure whether to do something or not, I ponder "what would Perfect Sue do?" - Perfect Sue being the "me" I'd like to be. More than just the body / weight I'd like, Perfect Sue has all the LIFE I want. She has adventures, manages her money, is fit and healthy, and happy.
Perfect Sue would probably explain why I got up and went for a 4 mile run yesterday morning before breakfast. I missed circuits on Friday due to an unusually early start (and a slightly fuzzy head from the night before) making me too disorganised / late to be able to sort my gym kit in the morning and book my class. So, when I woke up early yesterday, feeling quite bouncy, it occurred to me I could just make it up by going for a run on a lovely Autumn morning. Not having run much recently, I only intended to go for a short run / jog round the block for 20 - 30 mins, but got a bit carried away and went off round the Downs instead, for 4 miles in 48 mins. Not terribly quick, but fairly satisfying. Although my feet have blisters to prove how little I've been running recently.
Maybe if I emulate Perfect Sue enough, one day I'll BE her? Or at least closer to her and happier for it! :-)