This is just going to be rambling post about all the happenings.
We organised to have the trailer tent thingy taken for a roadworthy certificate today and Hubby hooked it onto the car for me this morning. When we got in the car I said to Zoe that we should just keep on driving until we hit somewhere warm and just stay there. She wasn’t very impressed because we didn’t pack any clothes. I said to her we can just buy a bikini each and we should be fine. Wouldn’t it be nice to do something so impulsive every now and again? We do have a dream of traveling all over in our trailer when we are older. Take a gap year and do things.
Zoe has her first school project – she has to make a house out of recyclable materials. Now I love things like that but surely they should give us more than a week to give us opportunity to collect recyclable materials. Luckily we have an old shoe box for the house and she is going to have milk bottle trees, coffee grounds gardens and egg shell paths. The roof of the house will be made from egg shell cartons. Now I’m just trying to think of a recyclable material that I can use for grass. We are going to use old cling wrap to build a fish pond as well and some cling wrap for the windows of the house. Any other great ideas?
People keep on asking me why this year’s Comrades was so different from the previous 4. It is a really difficult question. Firstly I made a decision when I entered that I won’t place any pressure on myself this year, if I don’t feel like running I won’t and I won’t run as many long distances as other years. So I was most definitely more relaxed, however I did do the most mileage this year. And then I think the big thing was the “Way of Eating”. I have lost about 10% of my body weight and I’ve been eating the LCHF way since January.
Speaking of the LCHF diet, last week we decided to introduce carbs back into our diet because Comrades is very far and we felt that we may need the additional quick energy that carbs provide. So we started to eat carbs on Wednesday and let me tell you it was a disaster. Both of us had insomnia, we were bloated and constipated and worst of all, we were hungry ALL the time, the growling of our stomach would actually wake us at 3 in the mornings – that is if we were sleeping which didn’t really happen often. And now my carb monster is alive and well again – I can’t stop stuffing my face with cookies and chocolate. However as always I’m not going to be too hard on myself – I’m going to give myself this week to eat what I want when I want and then from next week I’ll be a little bit more strict on the way of eating.
Am I the only one that gets sooooooo extremely tired of asking the same thing over and over again? Zoe pick up your school clothes, Zoe pick up the towel, Zoe switch off the lights, Zoe close the cupboard doors, Zoe take your plate to the kitchen, Zoe put your homework in your school bag? Urrgghhh I feel like a moaning hag! So I’ve devised a plan. I have two jars. I put 50 R1 coins in the one jar and every time I have to tell Zoe to do something I take a R1 out of the one jar and put in the other jar. At the end of the week, she gets the jar with the R1’s left and I get the jar with the “punishment” money! We’ve implemented it from yesterday and she has already lost 8 R1 coins but let me tell you if she hear me open those jars she jumps to go and rectify the problem. And now obviously in our house it is turning into a game. Every time Hubby does something “wrong” I say I’m going to take R1 from him and every time I do something “wrong” he threatens to take R1 from me. Let’s see if it works – I think the big thing with kids are that these type of things need to become a habit.
My legs have recovered and I’m walking like a normal person again today. What a relief! The biggest plus of this Comrades is that I have no blisters and it seems although all 10 toenails are going to stay on as well! Wonderful, at least my feet will look OK.
Brrrrr seems although the first cold front is on it’s way. I think Saturday will be spend in the bedroom in front of the fireplace recuperating and spending quality time with Zoe. Maybe play Monopoly with her. I really don’t like board games, except Scrabble and Zoe is forever begging me to play Monopoly with her.
And now I better get some work done – have a great day.