Taking a break from Blogging

I haven’t posted in a few weeks.

Truth be told i haven’t really had time. We had two weeks of sickness from Alex and Miss Peanut, so that was a handful in itself. I have kept up with my walking through and 365 days of fitness. I haven’t posted all the pics on Instagram yet, just no time but i will.

I will also try at least to keep going with that on there.

The other reason I plan to stop blogging for a while is because i am starting to make a dream come to.

My writing.

I have been doing it for months and quietly making friends online with other writers/authors and learning how to become an author myself.

I have a book hopefully being publish end of August under a pen name and i have decided to put all my energy and time into that.

I am learning so much and growing as a writer. Yes i am very excited about this and i can’t wait. Honestly i did not realize how much you need to know!

Writing, Beta readers, editing, formatting, cover art, promoting, Author page, and the list goes on! But i am very very lucky to have found some friends and people in the same boat as me and learning as we go.

I am also very lucky to have a really good friend who is an editor and who is helping me out and doing an amazing job at it!

So yes i am very busy.

But i am feeling positive about it all and i have only had small bouts of depression. I am finding being focused and being creative is helping. It makes me feel productive and happy. It’s what i needed to feel like me again. To find myself again.

This is something i really think i needed.

Having said that i have been blogging here for quite a while and will no doubt come back to post and blog. When that will be i cannot say. But i am more that sure i will.

So for now this is Run Brit Chick Run signing off….

 

 

 

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31 day selfie run challenge – Day 1 to 5

Last Wednesday i started the 31 day selfie run challenge which was being run by Run the Edge. A calender had been posted the day before saying what needed to be included in each post run photo!

Here’s my first 5 days:

Day 1 – 29c evening 2 miles run and it was post run with some kind of drink 🙂 i was thankful for the water!

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Day 2 – 30c evening run of 2 miles i was hot and sweaty in my PJ’s for the post run photo

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Day 3 – 29c a mile and half evening run and the post photo with my stinky running trainers!

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Day 4 – 35c 2 miles evening run and it was red White and blue! So red face, blue trainer and White top! 😛

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Day 5 – 33c 1 mile evening run and it was a post run secret selfie taken with unsuspecting walkers! I was stalking Italians in the park  😉

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I’m still trying to get used to post run photos when im shaking and hot from my run which can make some a little bleary! Im also getting alot faster now especially with my first mile which is a good thing.

It’s been kind of exciting with the post selfie photos and also makes it alot of fun! 🙂 Just another 26 days to go!

 

The July 31 Day selfie running challenge!

My friend Jess mentioned she was going to do the 31 Day selfie running challenge in July which was being run by a website called Run the Edge.

She had done a few of their challenges before and gotten medals and told me that they could be alot of fun.

My interest and curiosity was peeked more when she told me you had to have a different thing or object in each daily selfie.

So for an example the post run selfie with a donut!

This sounded quite fun and because i love things a bit different i decided why not give it a go?!

So i signed myself up and ordered the post race medal for when i finish which looks cute and is also a mini photo frame for a selfie 🙂

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It was 37 dollars to sign up which includes the postage and packing from the USA to Italy which wasn’t bad.

Reading the email i recieved once i paid it said as long as you complete 20 days out of the 31 days you can be in the 3 competitions they are running to win some running stuff.

I know in my heart i will be aiming for all 31 days! Everyday running different distances as thats my choice 🙂 (I have been running 4 days a week since getting back from the UK)

Then all i have to do is post my selfie and distance on the Group facebook page which you join once you have paid.

We will also be emailed the calender of things we need for the daily post run selfies on the 30th June!

I really can’t wait to get started and i think it will be alot of fun and motivation for July when its really hot here in Rome.

Im going to blog every 10 days about how im doing and post my post run selfie photos! Which will also be going daily on my instagram!

If you like the sound of the challenge and want to join in then the link for it is below!

http://www.runtheedge.com/virtual-challenge-series-2/summer-selfie-challenge/

 

 

Race for Life Norwich – Miss Peanut’s first race!

Me and Miss Peanut have been in the UK for 5 weeks visiting family. I decided not to blog while i was there to just enjoy the holiday and have fun. The 5th week wasn’t planned but we both came down with a nasty virus end of the 4th week so had to extend our stay.

While i was there i had planned to do my first Obstacle course race (OCR) Insane Terrian. I had prepared hard for it doing weights and running. I was even running solidly the first 2 weeks i was in the UK with my sister almost every day.

As the weekend of the race approached both my Dad and Brother came down with a nasty virus making them very sick  (yes its the same virus we ended up catching!) . It was so bad they couldn’t leave their houses (they work away from home) and left them weak for 5 days afterwards.

Because my Dad was the one taking me to my OCR race and couldn’t come home i had to cancel going because i just couldn’t get there without him. The race was in Suffolk and i was in Norfolk with no transport to get there. I was extremely disappointed as i had been building up to this race for months 😦

One of my sister’s was doing the Race for Life 5km race the same day and asked if i wanted to join her. It wasn’t the same as an Obstacle race but it was better than doing nothing at all! Plus Miss Peanut would get to come along.

The race for life 5km was held at Norwich showground and as we arrived we could see all the other ladies ready to take part. The weather was nice but cloudy although rain had been forcast for the afternoon.

My Sister was doing the race with a friend from her work and a Group of co-workers. All i could see was a wave of pink where ever i looked and as we approached the start line i could really feel the excited buzz.

(photo me and my sisters friend) 11049598_10153344334183594_5968755500367581673_n Even Miss Peanut was getting excited dancing to the music as the warm up exercises began. 11049598_10153344334808594_8940851807441240456_n 1528457_10153344334253594_3098123861580203412_n First the runners were called to the front of the line, then the slower joggers so we moved with them and then last the walkers.

As the start horn sounded we all moved forwards as one to the cheer of the crowd who were watching. It was a little bit of a mess as some runners tried to push forwards then people who suddenly decided to walk stopped running. But after about 5 minutes everyone had found their own pace and we could all move more comfortably.

My sister who is now quite a fast runner after running for over a year was pushing Miss Peanut’s stroller as she ran. Miss Peanut in question was having a whale of a time laughing and putting her hands out wanting to go faster. 11295873_10153344334998594_6244090727007283949_n 11263101_10153344335068594_7372796634880508304_n I stuck with my sister’s friend and we ran slowly with bursts of speed when we wanted to catch up with them. There were quite a few other ladies running with small children and buggies i noticed. And everyone was talking to eachother giving encouragement and having a laugh.

It was a little harder going on some of the grassy areas with the stroller when it was my turn to push but we managed. It was a nice mix of terrians including grass, stones, concrete path, flat areas and hills.

We were all happy when we reached the 3km mark knowing we only had another 2km’s to go until the finish line. 11112878_10153344335363594_2085337726063800208_n 11138072_10153344335243594_2568648600366243979_n At this point we all started to push a little harder as we just wanted to get across the finish line. My Sister was pushing Miss Peanut again and i encouraged her to run fast and finish. But she decided to stick with us wanting to cross all togeather which we finally did 🙂

Miss Peanut ended up being the 3rd child in a stroller across the finish line! 🙂 Which wasn’t bad for her first ever race and im really proud of.

In the end the day was alot of fun even though i missed my other race and i am more than happy that i got to do a race with my daughter for the first time. 🙂

She even got her own medal which i am keeping for her so she will have it when shes bigger and hopefully runs some more races with me one day. As for the OCR races?

Well there’s still plenty of them to do when we visit the UK in October which my sister has said she might do with me! 😉 10731184_10153411530358594_5395386336152885069_n

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