Monday, 29 December 2014

After Christmas

Christmas is over, and we have stuffed our faces full of food, ice cream and chocolates. I have  put on weight oh yes..because we have hardly been outside the door over the holiday.

Now we are finished, and today I have had my very first run after the celebration.

It was tough and I did a mixture between week one and week two.

I ran 1.48 miles in 30 mintues.. equally much walking as extrememly slow jogging. Nevermind, I had to start somewhere. I also forgot Mr. Dorsett's good advice about rolling my calf with a rolling pin..will give it a shot before next run.

My weight is terrible , the worst ever in my entire life. My startweight for 2015 is 94.2 kilos.

Now that itself is pretty terrible. I know I can do it though.
I am sorry that these next few months will probably contain more running posts than handicrafts...but life calls me and I need to get healthy.

So , this is all for today, have a great day and take care of yourselves my lovelies

Saturday, 27 December 2014


I have for a while now been really fed up with nails and polishes, so a few weeks ago I cut them short and put the polishes away. Maybe that's what i needed because I was inspired by Beautylish top make some peacock inspired nails. 

I am very happy with the result, and also going to go with my natural curls from now on, not going to brush them out any more. Wish me luck! 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wednesday storm

Today it's really stormy outside, it's windy and one  minute hailstones are hitting my windows and then the next second it rains like mad.

So, I really didn't feel like running today, but then I thought of my goal and a few more things and I got up on the treadmill and got a run in. 1.46 miles today. I listened to some music on Spoitify and all of a sudden my 28 minutes were up.

When spring comes round I think I might venture outside. I want to run around Strathclyde Loch..that is 5 km. I have noticed some people are doing this as a Parkrun and maybe some April I'll join them. Or maybe I'll join the Harriers. Who knows.

I am waiting until I have finished my c25k programme, It lasts 9 weeks and I am due to start my 4th week. Feeling great about the fact that I am running even with a cold in the body! more warm water, honey, lemon and cinnamon..thank you Mr.Dorsett!

Monday, 8 December 2014


A few years ago..actually in 2006 I started running a little and I quite enjoyed it. I didn't really ever get good at it, but I liked it. so every once in a while I get the idea that I want to start up i do..and it lasts for a little while..a few months at the most.

Always something that gets in the away, where it's too hot to run, I get ill with a cold or something silly like that. April we decided to buy a treadmill, and I have used it I will say it has been sporadic...but only two weeks unused at the most.

A couple of months ago a friend did the Great Scottish Race, that is a 10k race (I thought it was 5k) and I made a deal with her to meet her at the startline. I am now training for this event.

So far in 2014 I have run just over 80 miles, about 129 km. My goal for 2015 is ro run well over 200 miles...hoping for close to 320 miles to be hones, starting today.  So I have just made a ticker to see my progress :)

I have cought a cold a few days ago (thank you darling daughter) so todays run was a little tough on the head..but I survived and am feeling pretty good about it.  

Also making a new label for all my running posts, just so I can see howI am doing quickly ! Anyway, thank's for reading!!


I have finally finished knitting the bunad and it has already been used.
I have no pattern for this, it has just been planned on paper and then as I went along.

It is based on my own bunad from Vest Agder.

Here's the original bunad