Monday, 10 April 2017

A Month in my Shoes: March 2017

I've never really done monthly round up posts on here, but I do enjoy reading them on other blogs. Whether it's an Instagram round up or a monthly favourites post, it's always interesting to get a little peek into people's lives. Isn't that why the world has gone social media mad after all? I'm going to use these posts as a way to track my training for upcoming events, as well as a general look at what we've been up to, where we've been and anything else that I fancy sharing! So, March...

Training

At the moment I'm aiming for 3 split weights sessions a week - legs, push and pull. I've been upping my cardio with a couple of 5k runs a week, a Sunday spin class and even Metafit at 6.30am on a Thursday morning! I'm trying to walk more in general and have been hitting my 10k steps more frequently. With less than 8 weeks until our Ben Nevis challenge we really need to start climbing hills more!

Watching

Room - A young woman was kidnapped and held captive in a room (funnily enough), where she ends up having a son and bringing him up between those 4 walls, before eventually managing to escape. It's an emotional watch (I didn't know I could cry that much!) but it really makes you appreciate your freedom, the great outdoors and everything we take for granted on a day to day basis!

A Street Cat Named Bob - Literally about a cat named Bob... and the homeless man who's life he helps to save! It's based on a true story about a London busker and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I've also started watching the Outlander series and I'm obsessed. Waiting til September for season 3 is not okay! I wasn't sure to start with, what with the whole time travelling thing, but it's making me fall in love with my beautiful home country all over again. Oh, and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser helps!


Reading

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think - I started reading this last year, when I was in anti-diet mode after the wedding, and finally finished it in March. It's all about the science of food marketing and why we do the things we do when it comes to our eating habits. It offers tips and advice to lose weight without trying. "The best diet is the one you don't even know you're on". To be honest, I think I need to read it again to take it all in properly.

How Not To Travel the World by Lauren Juliff - A hilarious, and sometimes terrifying, account of one British girl's attempt at travelling the world. I say attempt - she's doing pretty well if you ask me, despite all her bad luck and misfortunes! From being attacked by monkeys to caught up in a tsunami in Thailand, it always happens to Lauren. I first read her stories on her blog Never Ending Footsteps but I'd highly recommend the book as well!

Listening To

The Verve - What ever happened to the Verve?! We found a CD at work and listened to it on repeat for weeks. I forgot how many good songs they have!

Coffee Break Spanish - My favourite podcast at the moment. I made a new year's resolution to learn Spanish and I'm working on it. I've tried a few apps but so far found Coffee Break Spanish to be the best way to learn. Each episode is about 20 minutes long and I listen to them on my walk to work or out with the dog. Plus they teach actual useful phrases, instead of "I am not a horse" like DuoLingo tries to tell me!


Where I've Been

This month we visited Drum Castle, climbed Clachnaben and took a tour at Glen Garioch distillery. You can read all about those adventures here on the blog!

1 comment:

  1. I love the coffee break podcasts, they helped so much on our trip to Rome last year and I follow the german one on facebook as a regular vocab test (although i should just relearn the language really!) also love the verve, saw richard ashcroft last year in Glasgow and he played so many of the old classics - great band!

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