|The birthday boy|
|A selection of the food for the boys - there was a mountain of potato wedges!|
I just got back from my 5k training session - today was Day One of Week 5. The running intervals are getting longer now, today was a 5 minute warm up walk followed by 3 minutes run, 3 minutes walk, 5 minutes run, 5 minutes walk, 8 minutes run, cool down walk 5 minutes. It was all OK and I'm actually finding that my breathing has come on leaps and bounds in the training. In fact, I could probably run for longer distances with my breathing at the moment, but I'm actually finding that the thing stopping me from doing that is pain. It's not horrible pain and it's not even the same pain each time!
At first it was my left knee, but now that seems to have gone. Now, my calves really ache when I first start running - it does ease up and it never stops me from running. I can only assume that it's just my body getting used to all the changes that regular running brings! My training sessions are going to get much more difficult from here on out. The next session involves a 12 minute run!!! Flip!
Tomorrow is weigh in day for the Marathon Weight Loss challenge and as usual I am not expecting great things! I've weighed myself a
Lastly, I decided that this summer would be a productive one for my kids and one of the first things we did last week was get library cards for them. In addition, I decided to order them each a book from Amazon that they could read after they finish their library books. For my daughter I bought 'Anne of Green Gables" - a book I've never actually read, but have heard lots of good things. For my son, I bought "Where the Red Fern Grows" - a book I read in school when I was about his age and for which I have the fondest memories! So much so, that I couldn't resist picking it up the other night and now I'm halfway through! It's just as good, if not better, than I remember and reminds me of growing up way out in the country in Indiana.
So - my question to all of you - what was your favourite book(s) as a child and do you ever find yourself re-reading them as an adult?