It’s been 16 days since my last confession…

And 16 days since I last donned my runners and headed out the door.

I’ve done next to no exercise in that time, and have rediscovered biscuits and chocolate.

I also had dates with my favourite little people, the smallest of which is little William. He’s just turned 10 months old and is now full blown walking everywhere!  Such a clever boy

He's robbing his brothers car πŸ™‚

I also had a date with Violet, she as always was a little sweetheart and well, grandma doesn’t stand a chance


But onto the hip saga…

I still have no idea what is wrong with the old lady hip, the doctor just said don’t run any more and only do low impact exercise while you wait for a physio appointment.

How long could that be I ask? Anything up to 12 weeks she says.

I then think okay… let’s see what the osteopath has to say.

He says to carry on running. Boobs out, belly in and head up shoulders relaxed and down. He also reckons I have inflammation due to a nipping of a nerve. So to carry on with the pain killers and slowly build back up the running.

Now I don’t know who to believe.

I’ve not been very well over the weekend, generally feeling rubbish and sorry for myself so when my alarm went off at 6am this morning I was all eager to get up and out for the first time in forever

I did some warm up on the spot running and stretches and headed off.

I felt all happy and smiley to be out and the hip felt good. It was there but no pain or discomfort. That was until I hit 2.7km and I felt the building of pressure so stopped and walked the little bit back to the house. I was almost home by the time I felt it coming on so was pleased she lasted that long.

I had written on my planner I was to only do 1.5km as a taster but that’s nothing…. so thought I’d double it. And almost got there too.


Using the Nike app 6months πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I will rest and then try again Wednesday morning and see what happens.

Day 19 #janathon #plankathon

Day 3 of resting the old lady hip and my morning comprised of coffee, toast and my beautiful daughter snap chatting me a really stunning picture of herself.

Oh my beautiful Amy, she’s my middle child and a twin to her womb buddy Marie.

Amy on the left, Marie on the right

Now then. Amy has curly hair. Very curly hair and all her life has had to tackle it daily to keep it under control.

As a young teen she kept it long and natural…


Then she turned 15 and had it all chopped off 😭😭😭😭😭😭

Amy always does her hair before bed, she has so much of it that those straighteners are her best friend.

It's the hair bear bunch....

Now as a young lady, living in her own flat, working hard to support herself and also at Uni in Leicester she still has those hair days that she knows will make her mumma laugh….. cue today’s snap chat

I adore this nutter 💕💖💕

I do now feel I need to show Amy not looking like she’s been pulled through a hedge backwards… Cue one of mumma’s favourite pictures taken at her womb buddy’s hen weekend


She’s got one very proud mumma.

But that’s enough about her…..

Today’s plankathon results…..


Pretty dismal. Must try harder tomorrow

Day 18 #janathon


This could be my only form of Janathon activity for the rest of the month while my old lady hip isn’t very happy.

I called up the doctor today and well, Thursday 28th is the first appointment they have so quite possibly I will be changing Janathon to plankathon and February to Febathon.

I may be tempted to run before that though, after all, it’s only Monday and day 2 of no running again, so I’m kind of thinking that come Saturday that will be a week of rest and parkrun may be on the cards.

I’d not go mad or for a PB as I was last weekend but maybe just a slow and steady 5k to see how it goes. If it all goes wrong, I have an appointment come Thursday so all good.

But back to my plank

I’m getting better every time. 
Today I managed 62 seconds


Who knows, tomorrow I could crack 65 big ones

Plankathon total: 62 seconds