Ooooh it’s getting all chilly and foggy isn’t it Diva Readers! I LOVE Autumn. I hope you have had a good week. Here is a snapshot of what I have been up to…
♥ wearing out the Mini Divas ♥ struggling with endo pain as the stress of the last few weeks takes it’s toll ♥ making arrangements for my darling Grandad’s funeral ♥ working on Project Endo, our new site is coming along nicely! Go and check it out ♥Running and biking on the days I can, I ran 7 miles yesterday, 3 on Monday and biked 10 miles last weekend with more planned tomorrow. Being covered in mud on my bike makes me soooo happy! ♥ getting the kids into downhill biking…well, attempting to ♥ going starry eyed over dresses and trying to pick something for my rock star brother’s wedding in 4 week’s time! ♥ getting sadly hooked n Strictly Come dancing…oh dear… ♥ catching up with my school girlies on Friday night, I love a good chinwag to sort the world out.
What have you been up to? Are you getting out and about in Autumn orangey fogginess?
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Autumn. I am in the UK, and the golden hues and bright sunny days with that certain Autumn chill just make me smile. I find it hard to resist toast and loads of jam this time of year (not helpful for endo at all), so I have been making lots of seasonal soups to get that hearty Autumn food feeling.
As the nights draw in, it can be so easy to miss out on the daylight; in Summer, if we are sofa bound in the daytime we know we still have an evening ahead to make the most of and get some fresh air. When Autumn and Winter kick in, I often find I need to re-jig my day to get those all important times of fresh air and some daylight.
Getting outside has so many benefits for body and soul. If your pain is not letting you go out and exercise, just take a mooch in the outside air for half an hour or so – if you move as much as you can whenever you can it benefits our bodies.
Getting outside earths us, connects us to the outside world and nature, and nourishes the soul as well as body. On Saturday I managed a 10 mile bike ride and revelled in the mud splashing around me and being in the woods. On Sunday I was in more pain so made do with an equally soul heartening pootle on the plot at Farm Club.
Set yourself a challenge to go play outside every day, and post me your Autumn pics!
(don’t forget, check out Project Endo for endometriosis support and daily emails).
Having the Mini Divas is a journey of ups and downs, banana covered carpets and a house resembling a crime scene.
It is full of love, warmth and learning too – for me as well as them. Those little ladies bring me so much joy, and some reminders of what is important in life.
This is what I learn from my daughters: Read More >
Last week after the Team Bangs graduation at Run to the Beat, there was an interesting debate going on in Twitterland about the dumbing down of sport for women.
Do we really need runs like the Boutique Run and Grazia Bootcamp to lure us into getting sweaty, or is it an insult to our femininity and intelligence to powder puff exercise and give it a spray tan presentation?
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