The Benefits of Seizing the Day

Over the last few weeks I’ve been getting up earlier and earlier. Setting my alarm ten minutes earlier that the day before, and clawing back some time.

This of course does mean that I am going to bed a little earlier, but I always vow to do that anyway! I am loving waking up early, when the canal is silent (in central London it isn’t a regular occurrence) and relaxing before heading to work.

Most days I just use the time to get a fire going, feed the cat, then snuggle with her and read for an hour. Even this is such a joy – I’m getting through books like nobody’s business! Some days I’m more proactive, cleaning the kitchen or getting some other jobs done early on.

Something I miss about marathon training was ‘having’ to go out at horrid-o-clock in the morning for the weekly 4 miler, when I secretly loved the feeling of freedom that comes from being up and about on empty roads before most people have had their breakfast. Strangely enough, it’s this kind I thing that’s making me consider running another marathon – something I vowed never to do again.

I don’t really know if this entry has a real point, but I know I don’t write enough on here… I just want to show how much even an hour makes in the morning – try getting up earlier and see where it takes you! Even Forbes says that early risers are more successful šŸ™‚

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The Paris Marathon: An Apology

I feel it is necessary to apologise to a few of the people who come across my blog in cyberspace.

I am sorry to all those who are interested in boats, bikes, baking and/or books. I realise that since I signed up to the Paris Marathon it has somewhat taken over my life, and therefore my blog updates. When I first created this blog I was not a runner in any capacity, and could never have anticipated this change in my lifestyle (ooo I’ve just found a subject for another blog entry) (anyway…)

I shallĀ endeavourĀ to write at least every now and then about one of the topics my blog pretends to cover, and I am sure I will enjoy it! I know that my reptiles would like a mention, as ever since I wrote about our new moggy Boudica they have been a bit ‘off’ with me. So I hope you like reptiles!

I would be reviewing more books because IĀ love to read, but since moving to central London I no longer have a commute! Shall attempt to review soon.

I hope that my sincere apologies are accepted for the constant stream of ‘running’ news, as I understand how annoying this can be.

Why I am Starting a Blog…

To put it simply, I am always learning things, and I feel the need to share!

My blog will cover a few main subjects:

  • Living on a Boat: We bought a boat in November 2011 and are constantly learning new things. Hopefully what I write about our experiences will help others looking to do the same!
  • Commuting by Bicycle: I plan to bore others by jotting down things I observe or experience while riding along the towpath to central London.
  • Running: Quite a new hobby of mine, but having recently done my first 10k (in 59m!) I am very enthusiastic about the challenge.
  • Reading Books: I love reading, and I want to use this blog to share my thoughts about what I read, and of course to ask to recommendations!
  • Reptiles: We own (and occasionally breed) reptiles, and there are always developments to share!

This blog is going to be very honest, but (hopefully) full of ideas and recommendations for those out there with similar interests.

I hope you enjoy it!