January is almost over 🙌
Well, here we are, on the 937th January. Christmas was over a month ago, and it’s almost been a month since we set our New Year’s Resolutions. So, we thought we’d let you know how we’re getting on.
· Do a press up for every year of my age (51)
· Cook a recipe from every cookbook we own
· Learn to play the bagpipes
How Andy’s getting on:
“I’ve started swimming three days a week and hope this is going to help with core strength for press ups.
So far I have cooked:
Turkey, Ham & Tarragon Pie in Creme Fraiche Sauce with Crunchy Filo Top – From Hairy Bikers Perfect Pies
Gammon with Cajun Potato Wedges & Pineapple Salsa – From Mary Berry Cook Now Eat Later
No movement on the Bagpipes yet but looking at classes!!”
We’re hoping we get to taste some of Andy’s wonderful cooking soon – we know he makes a mean bacon butty, so we can’t wait to try more!
· Stop making excuses to stay in bed instead of going out for a run
· Only drink on weekends
How Jayne’s getting on:
“Getting out of bed to run – this was going really well this year and I was running 3 times a week UNTIL I finally organised the steroid injection in my knee which has put me out of action for a few weeks but watch this space!! I will be back stronger than ever 😁. Picture attached of my first park run of the year with my running club ladies!!
My substitute resolution (until I can run) is to meditate 3 times a week as from this week – never tried it before so will let you know how I get on.
Now to the drinking …………
Well, I was doing OK but then Lucy had a chemistry lesson at home, and she told me that alcohol was actually a solution, and the rest is history 😂😂”
Well, you can’t argue with Science!
· Go on holiday!
· Read more books
· Do a bit more running
How Emily’s getting on:
“Holidays - So far I’ve booked a UK staycation which I’m counting as a Holiday! I am still determined to get on a plane this year though!
Books – I have already read Running like a girl – Alexandra Heminsley & What I talk about when I talk about running – Haruki Marakami
Both great motivational books about running – yes, I’m becoming a running bore!
On my bedside table waiting to be read I have:
Daisy May Coopers – Don’t laugh it will only encourage her
Here we go round the mulberry bush – Tim Key
One Road In – Hannah R.Palmer
Running – I have been running 3 x a week and ran my first 10k of the year last Friday (just about survived)!!”
Emily’s not taking us on her holiday, we’re considering disciplinary action. But, in the meantime, Amie has forced Emily to do a half marathon with her, so that’s enough punishment for now!
· Drink more water
· Save the junk food for the weekend
· 50 Park Runs
· Half Marathon
How Amie’s getting on:
“Well, I’m definitely drinking more water. Whether I’m getting my 2l a day is another matter, but I am trying!
I’m definitely eating junk at the weekends, but I am also eating it during the week – much less but a mid-week choccie bar is too tempting!
I’m on my way to my 50 Parkruns (17 down, 33 to go!). I even went along on New Year’s Day – start as I mean to go on and all that! I’ve also signed up for my first half marathon. Training is difficult, but it’s getting slightly easier (currently up to 7.5 miles in my training and wondering how on earth I’ll cope with double that on the day!). Here’s a pic of the stunning Kent coastline I’m using as my training ground - running alongside this each morning is making it a tiny bit easier”
Wow! That. Is. Stunning!
I think it’s safe to say we’re all doing well with our resolutions – whilst we’re only a month in, it looks as though we might all stick to these ones! We’ll make sure to check back in in a few months to let you know how we’re getting on.
How are you getting on with yours? Let us know below!
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