Is it Tuesday already?

I’m not sure where the days have gone. I’ve been hiding from the heat, but not very seriously. It’s the first year for a long time that I have actually been able to go out and enjoy being in the sun. I can’t stay out for long because I burn very quickly, even with sunblock, but for several years summer has passed while I’ve worked hard over the dye-bath. I’m still working hard, but circumstances are different, so I can enjoy the daylight as well.

In fact, I’m doing more than enjoying the daylight. For several years I’ve had a few health issues. One in particular is something that I will just have to live with, and it has left me with no energy. That is one of the many symptoms of hypothyroidism, and the medication has been frustratingly awkward as far as stability is concerned. Well, I don’t know what’s happened, but suddenly something has happened, and my old energy has returned. It has been so many years since I felt this well that it’s almost hard to grasp. I’ve been able to go out and walk and enjoy the views and the countryside. I’ve also made a rash promise, and if I tell YOU about it – you know that I’ll have to do it!

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On 18th August I’m walking 5K!

Now, that may not seem much to you, but I can assure you that it will be a major feat for me. I’m joining a group of virtual walkers, but we will all be doing it, I can assure you. I’m not aiming for a specific time, in fact, I’m going to take my camera and record as much as possible in snaps. I will also probably just be walking a circular route from home, but I haven’t fully decided that yet. I might take someone with me, but that has to be decided at a later date.

The above picture is from my walk this morning. I’ll let you know how I get on, and if I’m brave enough I might even ask for sponsorship on behalf of the Alzheimers Society.

7 thoughts on “Is it Tuesday already?

  1. Good luck! You’ll be surprised what you achieve when you set yourself a challenge like that. I did my first 5k run last month. I was expecting to do it in 40-45 minutes and I came in under 31 minutes 🙂

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  2. Great to hear you feeling so full of energy, well done for making the effort ot be active, it’s a win win I’ve found! Just think how many photos you can take in 5k 🙂
    By the way I met someone you know on Sunday, she bought an art journal from me at a craft fair, Pam O, she is absolutely lovelyand we had a good chinwag 🙂

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