Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sure as hell beats the Cabbage Soup Diet!

I've just come across this recipe in a slimming magazine.

Penne alla VODKA!!!
Why couldn't that have been on the Operation Transformation plan? I'd have sailed through the eight weeks.
 I may not have lost any weight or run the 5k, but hey, I wouldn't have cared!!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Run Forrest Run

I went for my run today in my favourite place in all of Westmeath, Belvedere House and Gardens. If you're ever in the vicinity of Mullingar, give it a visit.
And NO, I'm not on commission :)





















I know I spelled Belvedere wrong in that caption but hey, I was running!

Monday, April 10, 2017

How close is close?

I spent several hours this morning trying to register online to do a postgraduate course in Maynooth University. I'd get so far in the application process and then my internet would go down or the dreaded message
Error! Please contact the university.
I did and left a message for help!

I tried again and this time I got to the last stage which was uploading my degree, higher diploma and passport. More panic! There was only an upload button for my passport not the other documents. I figured that I'd upload them all with that one. Fair enough it said I was successful and to take down my registration number. I panicked looking for a pen in case the dam site crashed again.

Later that afternoon I was visiting Mam when I got a return call from the university. A very nice lady wanted to check if I had been successful in uploading my application as the site had crashed a few times this morning.
"Do you have your registration number close at hand?" she asked.
A few seconds of despair, as I wasn't at home to find it and then a wave of relief when I realised....the number was actually ON my hand!
I couldn't find any paper quick enough this morning!
You can't get much closer at hand than that!

That's NOT the actual number, just in case someone else steals my place!!!

If you're interested, my application did get through1 Now just to wait to see if I'm successful. Fingers crossed!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jolly Good Sport

I came into my hallway today and was greeted by this sight.
My cycling helmet and my boxing gloves!
Two years ago my exercise regime was going for a brisk walk a few times a week. I thought I was fit.
Now, 15 months after Operation transformation I can do a 60k cycle and I go to Boxercise with my niece Lauren.
I really enjoy it, I keep imagining I'm in an Ed Sheeran video!!!

Every so often I am stopped in my tracks and I realise I am proud of what I have achieved.
We don't say that often enough.