With the end of the month looming – where did the month go, anyway? – I have been very busy. 31 January is the deadline for self assessment tax returns to be filed online, and any tax owed to be paid. The end of the month is also the deadline for VAT for some businesses. So, needless to say a bookkeeper is very busy in January if they, or their clients, aren’t particularly organised in November or December. I’m back on track with that part of my work and met all my deadlines by Wednesday afternoon.
Apart from work, I’d love to say that I am getting back on track with the exercise too but that just would not be true. I went to the gym for a session with my trainer on Monday afternoon. I love being able to go to the gym during the day – the advantage of self-employment and working from home 3 days a week. I walked to work on Wednesday, a lovely hour’s walk there and about an hour and a half home as I took a detour to go and see a client. Thursday was weigh-day at Weight Watchers so that was another walking day 🙂 and I lost 1lb this week 😀 only another 3 to go to get back to my Gold member weight. Yesterday was another day at work although I did get a walk in to town fitted in.
So, we are on to today when Adam and I finally made it to our 2nd parkrun of the year. It was a very slow 5k run this morning, just under 35 minutes! I know Adam could have gone faster – he ran the last 400m on his own and finished 8 seconds ahead of me. Why was I so slow? Surely I couldn’t have lost so much pace from not running for 3 weeks? After all, I’ve still been walking (fast) quite a bit and still going to the gym. The reason I was slow was sore shins and a hip which has been niggling me for about a week. Also, with the freezing weather, and wind, which we had this morning my back decided to sieze. Ah well, I finished in under 35 minutes so that’s still good. And, I got back out there. Think I need to get back out running during the week too so that I can get Adam going faster again.
Hope you’ve all had a great week.