Five Things – Week 12

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Compared to previous weeks this one has been a bit more relaxed and I haven’t travelled anywhere this week (that’s saved for next weeks’ four day trip to Paris!) and I haven’t been out here there and everywhere. It waa my dads’ birthday this week so I got to spend a nice evening with my family, and I did my first obstacle course run of the year on Sunday which was my first ever 10km so I’m just waiting for more bruises to manifest themselves.

5 Things I Did This Week

  • On Tuesday I headed to see my nan as she had just got out of hospital and it was so nice seeing her in her own environment and not laying in hospital looking like she is in pain. I’ve always been really close with my nan so I hate to see her in pain or discomfort.
  • On Wednesday myself and my friend had a meeting to discuss our Paris plans for nex week to ensure that we get to do everything which is on both of our to-do lists. Fortunately as we have four days there we have plenty of time to do everything we want to without feeling rushed.
  • On Friday night I went out for a meal with my family to celebrate my dads’ birthday and we had a trip to Zizzi.
  • On Saturday I went to have a look at carpets as I am looking at re-carpeting my bedroom and the spare room in my flat. I didn’t realise how expensive carpets could be and it made me feel like a proper adult.
  • On Sunday I completed my first 10km obstacle course run which was Rough Runner. It was incredibly tough (especially as I cut my knee during it) but it was a great experience, some awesome obstacles and a great feeling on finishing.

5 Great Things To Happen

  • I caught up with all of the latest episodes of New Girl and Big Bang Theory and I am loving both new seasons. It makes me so happy that Jess is back in New Girl after quite a few episodes of her being away!
  • I have finally seen Labyrinth *hooray* Those of you who have been reading this series will know it’s been on my to-do list for absolute ages and I’m so glad I’ve seen it as it’s a really good movie.
  • My brand new Halsey Mac lipstick has arrived and it’s a beautiful grey colour, something I’ve never tried before. Annoyingly though my cold sore has still been hanging around so I haven’t been able to try it out yet *cries*
  • I actually managed to get my butt out of bed and do a gym session before work on Friday *hooray* I don’t done a morning session in ages and it actually made me feel great and I had plenty of time to not rush getting ready for work too!
  • I booked my New York Yankees game tickets for my final night in New York. I am going with my friend who happens to be out there at the same time and I am super excited to see some proper American sports. I also booked some other bits for my trip including my 9/11 memorial tour, my star wars exhibition tickets and my sunset trip to the top of the rock. Each week I get more and more excited for my trip.

rough runner medals

Photos courtesy of the official Rough Runner Facebook

5 Things Which Sucked

  • On Monday I was quite ill which meant that I missed the Bloggers Hangout Afternoon Tea event and I am absolutely gutted. It was set to be my first ever event and I was going to meet so many lovely people :(
  • I totally got my whole week mixed up and thought I was going out for a meal with my friends on Tuesday but I wasn’t. It was probably a good thing as I had time to catch up and relax but it’s really confused me.
  • I ordered some more acrylic storage to get my make-up even more organised but one of the items turned up cracked which means I have to either wait for a new one to arrive or re-order. I was really hoping to spend a few hours having a sort out of my things.
  • During my obstacle course run I somehow managed to cut my knee and although it ended up not being anything serious it did hurt for a bit of the race and it scared me seeing blood dripping down but not being able to see it as I had compression leggings on.
  • During my run I managed to snap off a nail and while this doesn’t sound like a big deal I wear permanent pink and white gel nails so it’s a bit more severe. I need to push to get my nails re-done asap.

5 Things To Do Next Week

  • Finish packing for Paris as I leave on Thursday morning.
  • Book our taxi to take us to the airport on Thursday morning. We have to be at the airport at 4am so it’s going to be a super early start!
  • Pre-plan some blog posts and schedule them up for the few days after I get back from my trip so I don’t have to worry too much when I get back.
  • Relax a bit after being super sore and achy from my obstacle course run.
  • Finish reading my next comic: Winter Soldier.
How has your week been? What have you been up to?
April 10, 2016
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  • That sounds like a really busy week! Well done on getting through the race despite the injury!

  • Leanne Dolan

    Lots going on! Rough runner sounds really fun minus the injuries to your knee and nail! Ouch!

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I really wanted to do an obstacle race this year, but sadly I have had to put all races on hold this year apart from Colour Run, which I am going to walk.

  • Sounds like you had a good week, am glad your Nan is home, sorry you were ill and missed your event. Am so jealous of your trip to Paris, hope your injuries heal from your run x

  • Natasha Mairs

    sounds like a great week, jealous that your going to Paris. hope you and your friend have a great time

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Oh no I’m sorry you were poorly! I hope you’re feeling much better now and have a relax like planned!

  • Oh gosh Paris and so soon! Have the most wonderful time and I hope you get to do all you want to. x

  • Ickle Pickle

    Oh how exciting – Paris is supposed to be wonderful! I LOVE the Big Bang Theory – it is one of the best shows ever. Sheldon is just brilliant. Kaz x

  • Beth

    Oh i wish i could go out looking for a new carpet for my bedroom! I am so jealous that you are going to Paris! So lucky

  • Such a shame you missed the Bloggers hangout it would have been lovely to meet you xxx

  • Congrats on the 10k! That’s such a fab achievement :)

    • I completely missed this part when I read originally! Congratulations Rhian! x

  • Oh no! Are you feeling better? I was sick as well but I still dragged myself out lol. Feel better soon xxx I was actually wondering where you were! Let me know when you are going to an event next will be nice to meet you x

    • I am feeling much better thanks. I need another event that we’re both going to to pop up soon so we can meet :) x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Yaaaayyyyy you saw Labyrinth, isn’t it a great film!!! I love it.

  • Sam Bresnahan

    Well done on the 10K, that is an amazing achievement. I keep seeing how busy you are and I don’t do 5 of the things in a year.
    Well done on keeping active

  • My week has been ok so far. Enjoy Paris x

  • Kira L Curtis

    I’d love to hear more about how you obstacle race went! Hopefully I’ll be able to do a 10k soon but I’ll seriously have to build up my fitness!

  • What an exciting few things you have coming up! Paris in springtime is wonderful. Glad you got to see Labyrinth finally too. It’s one of my favourites!

  • How exciting that you’re headed for Paris this week! I’m glad you were able to do the race over the weekend, but boo to the owie!

  • Congrats on the 10K, I could never run that far xo

  • globetrotterjen

    so sorry you missed bloggers hangout- it was really fun! enjoy paris

  • Unicorn Day Dreams

    When are you off to NYC? Top of the Rock looks awesome, can’t wait to see the view photos.

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    I thought I’d had a busy week, but you’ve now made me feel quite lazy ;). Jealous of your trip to Paris – I’m heading back there later this year and can’t wait!!

  • I am so excited to ready about your Paris trip and jealous of your New York trip. I am currently in Norway for a few days then Seoul, South Korea in 10 days

  • I’ve always wanted to do an obstacle run but 10k is already tough enough without extra obstacles in the way! Can’t wait to read about your Paris trip :)

  • dominika

    WOW! I am really impressed with your list. Even though you mentioned couple of things that you didn’t like, I still think you had a quite productive week. I think I should also be writing list like this to control and have an overview at my productivity.

  • Obstacle run!! I’ve never done it but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try!

    Oliver •

  • Kenon L. Thompson

    This all sounds great, have fun at the Yankees game!

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