Footprints In The Snow

It’s been a little while since I did a weigh-in update and my excuse is that life suddenly got very busy and demented in the Dragon household. It all got a little dramatic as well so I really did not have time to worry about weight and do an update.

First of all my parents came to visit because it was my son’s birthday. I love having my parents to stay, but I always feel that I need to do a major household clean before they come. When I say major I mean major, I don’t think there was a surface in the house that escaped. They were here for a long weekend, Friday tea time till Wednesday morning. When they came so did the rain. We had torrential rain, not as bad as the rain we had when the road outside flooded but bad enough.

Due to the rain I discovered that the roof above the bay window in the dining room was leaking. At first we thought the gutter was overflowing and ventured up a ladder to clear it. You can imagine me up a pair of step ladders in the pouring rain with my hand in a gutter. We then noticed that we have four cracked tiles above the bay window. We made make shift repairs with some plastic and are now waiting for the roofer. Dispute all this my parents had a good time and my son had a lovely birthday (although I still can’t believe he is twelve).

I didn’t manage to do any running that week and was rather hoping to get out this week and do some but then it froze. The paths in the Rising Sun Country Park have turned into sheet ice. Here is my dog demonstrating the ice after skating over the bridge.

Dog in IceThe paths are actually bridle ways and yesterday we followed a horse along the path. It was so treacherous that the horse was slipping and in the end had to turn back as it was unable to cross the bridge. I didn’t dare go running in this either and am seriously thinking a pair of ice skates might be a good idea. Just to add to the fun I went out this morning and we had a layer of snow. I hope I can get back running soon.

Needless to say with my parents here and birthday tea I have been eating a bit too much as well. I know I have put on weight this week as the jeans I was able to get into when I finished Jenny Craig will not do up. How much I am not sure as someone has twiddled my scales and it says I have lost weight! I think it is only a couple of pounds. I am not that worried to be honest as I know what to do to lose weight so will make an effort this week to be good.



  1. December 3, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Sounds like Mother Nature is really getting in your way this week. Ah well, onwards and upwards! 🙂

  2. December 3, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Running on the spot ?! LOL Everyone is trying to convince me to ditch the scales so you’ve probably got the right idea anyway ! 🙂

  3. Jane Townson
    December 3, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    Sorry to hear about your roof, fixing that must have been like a workout, I think you’re very brave getting up a ladder in the rain. I love the photo of your dog, very cute. Good luck for next week x

  4. December 4, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Oh no leaks are a nightmare xx

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