Sunday, March 03, 2013
Day 2, 5% Challenge 2
My healthy habit is to get to bed earlier, so I can get up earlier and get my exercise in early before life takes over and it gets pushed to one side. I didn't sleep so well last night so was later getting up than I planned but still early enough to walk to Church for the 8.30 service, before breakfast. Once I got home I got my breakfast and then dinner sorted out before heading out with Daisy for my 2 mile walk, which is part of my training for the 5K challenge. It took me 65 minutes and I walked alongside Norman's Brook and saw the large bird of prey which I saw last weekend. It looks as if it is a red kite from the bird book. By the time I returned from the walk I had completed my 10,000 step target, so pleased with that.
My sister came for dinner again and brought her laptop and printer with her so she could scan in some of my husband's old photos of his father. Norman will be 85 next year and we are hoping to transcribe his father's WW1 diary and include a bit of family history and photographs and get it published for his birthday. My sister is an expert in the family history and has done quite a bit of research on Norman's side as well. I'm interested, but I don't seem to find the time to do it properly.
Second son, Phil, also came round to catch up with us. Last weekend he ran a half marathon and showed us some photos. He is manager of TK Max and has taken his digital piano in to work and has been playing it dressed in a monkey suit during peak shopping times to raise money for Comic Relief. So far he has raised nearly £3,000 which is fantastic.
Having done my exercise I can now relax for the evening and get my sparking for the day in.