May 21st, 2013

Sea dragon

Couch to 5 K

I think my "lifestyle approach" to managing stress is going well so far (and will until I've been out of work for a month, at which point I'm sure I'll start worrying my run of luck has run its course). I've actually dropped down to one Cimetidine a day and don't seem to be suffering any ill effects. The job has had very manageable stress levels on a daily basis since I gave notice. And today I bumped up my running to the 3rd week iteration of the Couch to 5K and successfully did the two "run for 3 minutes" bits (for a total of 9 minutes) and am insufferably proud of myself. I started to do this to relieve my stress and build my muscle up but I'm having bonus positivity from the sense of accomplishment.

London Biker

The stress reduction is going well!

Wow! What a great night this was! gwyn_r and I went out to see Hothouse at the Trafalgar Studios, stopping at Fratelli la Bufala beforehand for pizza (best in London in my opinion) and then went and had drinks at Gordon's wine bar after the show (major advantage of 2 hour running time in my book). She spoiled me silly and paid for everything, and I did my best to show her how beautiful my home town was by parading her amongst the tulip beds of the Victoria Embankment Gardens and then of course taking her to the ever so amazing Gordon's.

And here it is nearly midnight, and, look at me, nary a spot. It's a miracle! And .... I have made a new friend. :-) Yay!