Life lately.


Life has taken a dramatic turn since my last update. I guess a lot can happen in a month! After a phone call with my sister where she told me to stop giving myself such a hard time I changed my attitude a bit then whaddyaknow, bit by bit my luck came in and, although my life is by no means perfect, it's pretty damn good right now!

Where to start...

After finding myself single at 30 with no single friends I dabbled with online dating for a little while which turned out to be a disaster but it did wonders for my confidence, which is a good thing because that meant when my old manager asked if she could set me up with (hang on let me get this right) her husband's brother's wife's brother I decided to go for it. By this point I was a bit of a first date pro and thought I had nothing to lose!

I didn't really know what to expect but I knew the second I saw him he would turn out to be pretty special, and boy was I right! I am going to keep him to myself a little bit longer as it's still early days, but I'm sure you'll see him gracing the pages of LLL in the not too distant future. It's fair to say I am one happy chappy right now!

After searching high and low for a place to live that would accept dogs I finally found somewhere. It's not perfect by any means but it's in a nice area and it's just the right size for me and Lily and Lola. So after 6 months of living with my friend it's time to move on. I get my keys on Saturday which is very exciting but also a tad terrifying! I have only lived on my own once before and I can't say I'm looking forward to sorting all the bills and things, but I am excited at the prospect of trips to Dunelm Mill and Ikea!

Lily and Lola are turning into little old ladies, getting very grey and very slow, which breaks my heart every day. As much as they make me crazy waking me up at 6am and terrorising the neighbourhood by barking at everyone and everything, I can't imagine my life without them. I've had 7 1/2 years with them so they've always been the one constant in my life when other things have been up and down.

I'm looking forward to getting them settled into their new home which is still fairly close to Meersbrook Park, so they will be pleased that they can continue their reign of terror.

I've been making the most of living next to a park and recently got back into jogging again. I gave up on it last time because I either ended up having a panic attack, shin splints or horrendous stomach ache/sickness, but something is different this time. I go first thing on a morning, every other day if I can, and instead of using apps to build it up I just set off and run for as long as I can.

I have always wanted to be able to run 5k non stop but I thought it would never happen in a million years. Well, after a couple of weeks of this new routine I ran 5k non stop! Then a week later I managed 6k non stop! I'm over the moon because, touch wood, I seem to have my breathing under control and my stomach hasn't been giving me any trouble. Next goal, 10k!

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