Considering I have not worked today I am shattered! I have painted, scraped, washed and hoovered, I have done my strength training and done my first run in over a week! 🙂 It rained, but what the heck – I got out and did it when it would have been very easy to claim I was tired and just sat down.
So, the day started quite early, considering I am on holiday. The window guy’s were due back at 08.30am to finish the outside, so I reluctantly got up, dressed and was all tickety-boo for their arrival. Happy to say they were on time, and set to work straight away. They have been great – considering the bad experiences that others have had with workmen, these guy’s have been really good, showing up when they say, on time and work really well. The finish of the windows is superb – we are very pleased with them.
I faffed about getting stuff ready whilst they worked, and started preparing to paint the insides of the windows. As the house is cob, we have extremely deep windows, with lovely wood sills, so I had to cover up with masking tape and some dust sheets before I started. I also needed to sand down some bits, and do a bit of scraping off of some old gunk that was on some of the walls. The guy’s finished the outside by late morning, took their cheque and left happy. It took me until lunch to do all the preparation downstairs, so that was an opportune moment to eat.
Left over veggie soup for lunch from the freezer, with a slice of wholemeal and butter. Just lovely. Straight back to work, preparing the windows upstairs and then onto the painting. I have a brand new brush and a huge tin of paint – so that was my afternoon sorted! By 4.30pm I had done all five windows with a first coat – it will need more, but it is a great start. It would have been easy to just tidy up and make dinner, but I made a pact with myself that I would not chicken out of any more runs, so clothes on and out the door.
We just did the short circuit of 2.3 miles, which was enough as it was colder than I thought it was going to be, and it was raining. I actually ran quite well! Maybe the rest did me good, but once mile 1 was out of the way I did some real running in between the walking in mile 2 – it felt so good! According to my Nike+ I actually hit a sub 7 minute mile pace for about 10 seconds! 🙂
Dinner was last night’s beef cold with some salad and new potatoes. I really struggled to eat it as my teeth are painful – I can not wait until I get my own bridge on Wednesday – hopefully it will mean that I can eat properly. The temporary bridge is broken and has some really sharp edges now. Ouch!
Tomorrow – more painting, more running, probably more soup!
Have a terrific Tuesday folks!