It can’t just be us in this ridiculous situation towards the end of the Summer term. There seems to be so much going on that I don’t have time to catch my breath. We’re all looking forward to the Summer holidays for a rest. I think relaxing days will be in order here for the first week, before we go into full on holiday mode.
You might recall that back in January, I entered a triathlon that was taking place in July. I’d done it before, many years ago, and it was something I was determined to get back into. I run every week anyway and I’ve always been a swimmer. I regularly swim in open water and I’d ridden a bike at least three times in the past seven years. What could possibly go wrong?
Spot the deliberate mistake. I always intended to correct it. Every week, I thought about getting my bike out. Then, I’d go off for a swim or run instead. Until about a month ago. I had my bike serviced, bought some new cycling shoes and set out for a ride. I did around 20km and before the triathlon, I did that once more.
The only problem was, the cycle in the triathlon was 40km. And then I had to run 10km. To cut a long story short, I did it. It was over 20 minutes slower than the last time I did that triathlon. My cycle wasn’t as horrendous as anticipated, but my run was terribly slow because I was exhausted from the bike leg. Despite all that, it has made me question why I ever stopped doing them. I’ve already agreed to enter again next year, and next time I’m going to be prepared.
End of term
Everything happens at the end of term doesn’t it? Libby’s sports day is today and she’s also going to a birthday party. And yesterday was Lia’s last day at preschool. She has only been there since September, and will be in the next classroom along when she starts school. But it still seems like a big deal. Not to her of course, she’s asking whether she can go to school today because I’d told her she’d start school after she finished preschool. And she’s so ready.
I thought there might be tears today as she left preschool for the last time. But she said her goodbyes and walked out without looking back. And I suspect that when we get to the school gates in September, it’s going to go the same way. And I couldn’t be happier for her.
Thursday photo #219
The girls had a little treasure chest sent to them last week to promote a film called Tad the Lost Explorer on my social media. Despite all the things going on this week, this is the most excited I’ve seen them. They had to solve a few clues to open the box and I was impressed with their answers to the questions. When they opened the box, it was full of ‘treasure’. They’ve been playing with it ever since.