This week

:: This Week ::

22nd January 2017

:: Making ::

Photo of v stitch blanket

Aside from adding a square to the babette everyday (it’s getting ever bigger but still so far off) I have been stitching this single size v stitch blanket when I’m sitting on the sofa, a pretty infrequent occurrence. It’s a bit disheartening working on big crochet projects sometimes, you feel like you’re getting nowhere, but I think of the experience relative to learning anything new or preparing to race, or reading a book. You just have to keep on keeping on and eventually it will reach it’s conclusion.

Mixed colour crochet circle piece

I also began a scrappy circle piece made up of oddments of cotton. Every time I run out of colour I pull the end through in preparation to needle join the cotton to the next colour. I’ve got a plan to make a floor cushion out of this, but I’m not sure it will work out. Still, I like to try the things I imagine, even if they don’t turn out exactly as I envisage. Overall I’ve hardly done any crochet this week, I’ve been trying to get my paperwork organised and combining that with all the running and housework/chores seems to have sucked up all my time. I’ll be using attacker pro this week to track my time. In honesty it won’t be spent making, my big focus for the next few months is to build on the work I’ve been doing, learning to code, but I feel like I must do some crochet everyday to keep myself levelled up, something about the rhythm of it and working with the colours always puts me where I need to be. Crocheting to a podcast is such a happy way for me to pass the time, I never tire of it, I wish I had more energy in the evenings!

:: Reading ::

“Why and how I get up at 4.30” – I’m back to my 5.45 wake-ups now, I’m not sure I could manage 4.30 but “it’s only after I accepted that I’d never again sleep past 7.00 that 4.30 started to look attractive” rang a bell.

This piece by Noel Thatcher MBE a visually impaired athlete/paraolympian. I’ve registered my interest in becoming a guide runner after reading this, so inspiring.

“Why you should stop caring what other people think” – this was recommended in the 5 bullet friday email by Tim Ferriss, definitely worth signing up to if you don’t get it already.

Just finished “The Art of Learning” by Josh Watizkin and picked up “A Year of Yes” by Shonda Rimes, whether I’ll ever get round to reviewing either is another matter.

:: Watching ::

Taboo. Of course. Everyone is watching Tom Hardy in taboo. I’m not entirely sure I understand where it’s going. I really hope it ends up being good.

This youtube video on Grace Hopper a hugely impressive computer scientist who I had never heard of until this week. Very inspiring.

I still haven’t had a drink but I am BLOODY TEMPTED THIS EVENING. I think that’s largely due to the fact that today I’m back to feeling run down, how I’ll manage the year at this point seems utterly impossible.

On running I’ve hit 26.9 miles this week, a marathon distance! Meditating: Only twice. I need to tilt back. Let’s see how this week goes…

 

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