I'm actually not that much of a telly addict. All the exercise and blogging gets in the way! I'm much more of a blog addict than a TV addict, but I suppose having the Olympics in the background for the last two weeks has become so much the norm that I'm starting to wonder what on earth I did before!
This weekend has been quite busy - not filled with anything particularly exciting, per se, just normal stuff that never gets done. On Saturday morning, for example, I proceeded to clean the stove with all those special stainless steel and glass cleaners you buy but never use! It was sparkling. My mom would have been proud. Then I decided to organise my jewellry. It had all been chucked into a bowl and necklaces were tangled, etc. I have these lovely necklace and earring stands that were literally gathering dust in my bedroom - well, now dusted off and voila - organised bliss!
|Clearly, dusting behind the organised necklaces was not part of the plan!|
I did my 5k training on Friday evening and Sunday evening. Friday was a 28 minute run, and Sunday was a 22 minute run. Both were quite hard work. I'm not sure why, but I felt quite sluggish during both runs. I did have relatively big meals before both runs, but left sufficient time between eating and exercising. It may have been the heat - this weekend has been a real scorcher for England. Either way, I just didn't feel my best. My pace wasn't bad though - it's gradually improving and that's what counts.
I got a little bit freaked out because I have a 5k race coming up on 31st August - my first 'proper' 5k race! Anyway, I looked online at the finishing times for previous races and they are ridiculously fast - seriously, the slowest person to finish was like a 70 year old women who finished in 35 minutes! I'm actually starting to worry that I may have bitten off more than I can chew! Part of my says "Go on - do it! It doesn't matter if you finish last, the point is that you finished!". But another part of me is saying "Are you crazy?! Do you want to finish behind a 70 year old woman?!". I'm seriously torn, but I'm not making any decisions right now.
So, speaking of TV. Melinda over at Does this scale make me look fat has a blog hop and the question this week is:
What is your TV guilty pleasure?
Hmmmm.... having just said earlier that I don't watch that much TV, I guess I should probably clarify that! I do watch a lot of TV shows on DVD. This is mainly because I like to watch something just before I go to bed and - confession time - I do like to watch the same episodes and series quite a lot. A friend of mine recently introduced me to Big Bang Theory and I have to say that I absolutely love it. In a weird way, it sort of reminds me of high school. I was always friends with the science geeks, and not being particularly intellectual myself, I always felt a bit like the Penny in the group - the eye candy! Ha! Anyway - I love Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is without doubt my favourite. For those of you who watch it, I love 'Soft Kitty' and I love the fact that Sheldon calls his grandma 'memaw' (I called my grandma 'mamaw' - so I relate!).
OK, that's my confession - now it's your turn! Join in the blog hop - it's a great way to get new readers for your blog!