We have about another 8 weeks or so before it's technically spring but for me January is not only the start of a new year it's the time that I start looking out for any signs that spring is on it's way.
I'm just not a winter person. I feel the cold terribly and dark mornings and short days make me want to hibernate.
Now, I said I would probably blog less and that remains to be seen, but I also said that I would blog when I had something to say and today I do.
I started my ... oh, I don't really know what to call it ... 'new me plan' isn't quite right ... I just want the old me back.
Anyway. It started with the new eating regime. I can't believe I have to eat 6 times a day! For someone that can go for several days without thinking much about food that's a pretty tall order.
However, I'm committed to it. It's little and often and it's not like I don't like food or enjoy eating because I do.
I just don't give it enough thought.
I'm pretty sure I said I wouldn't bang on about it so I'll shut up for now ;)
Back to my hunt for signs of spring.
Last night it poured with rain and it was still pretty horrible first thing but then, the sun came out, the wind blew the clouds away and Gus and I made a dash for the park before it started again.
After lunch when it was still dry and sunny I decided we should get out again for a proper walk so we went to the canal (one of the few green open spaces accessible to me without a car) and we walked.
I've stopped just strolling along while Gus does all the running and I've started really walking, getting my heart working a little faster and feeling that lactic acid start to burn.
The walk we did covers about 3 miles and who knows, I may build up to running it over the course of the year.
I did stop a few times to take some photos and here they are:
|clear blue skies|
|Gus being RATHER ambitious!|
|one of my favourite buildings - it houses a lift for canal boats to lift them onto another section of the canal.|
|these two were building a nest (it MUST be spring!)|
|thank god only the swans saw me ;)|