Well today certainly never went to plan! I didn’t get to bed until about 2.30am and put Menace II Society on to watch in bed. I only watched about half an hour of it before falling asleep but didn’t wake up today until 1.30pm! I must have needed the sleep – it must be due to the lack of sleep during the week but I am still pretty annoyed with myself!
I chilled out for a couple of hours and had boiled egg and toast for my breakfast before setting off on a 10 mile walk with Roman at about 3.30pm. I went and met Nath out of work at 5.30pm – he works in the city centre – but he bailed out on the workout so I had no training partner tonight!
Roman was a little tired – it was hotter than I first thought when I went out – so we popped to the café that we had gone to a couple of weeks ago with dog training as I knew they would happily give Roman a bowl of water. He was certainly very grateful for it!
I got chatting to the couple who run the café and it turns out that the owner’s son is in the army – he is due to go to Afghanistan soon – and they had done some fundraising for Help For Heroes a month or two ago. I told them about my plans and asked if they would be prepared to put a poster up for me. They agreed and also agreed to forward a copy of the poster if I email it to them so I will be putting one together this weekend.
Just next door to the café is a fruit and veg shop I worked in when I was about 16 and I saw the owner there while I was drinking my coffee so I had a word with him and he agreed to put a poster up also as well as agreeing to forward a copy on to all his contacts – there should be quite a few if you include suppliers and clients.
Once I got home I popped to see my brother who cut my hair for me – I now have a nice grade zero! I came home and had a bath and then did an hour long workout – I feel a little knackered now to be honest! I’ve had my protein shake now and am just cooking myself some grilled chicken breast, rice and peas – a little dull I know but it’s got everything I need in it and will aid my recovery.
I am determined to get to bed at a decent hour tonight so I can get up nice and early tomorrow as it would be nice to have a day walking in the sun before I go and play football tomorrow night. I need to make sure Roman is comfortable covering long distances in sunny conditions – if he is not it might end up taking me six months to walk there!