So my next holiday is booked! Boom!
And I am going to Disneyland Paris! Damn I’m such a grown-up.
Trying to find a holiday 2 weeks before you plan on going is fricken hard, we booked time off like 3 months ago with the plan of booking and paying for something in the near future… financial restrictions and lack of free time resulted in me and my girlfriend trying to book a week long all-inclusive trip to the Canary Islands 2 weeks before our departure date.
It was almost impossible, not only were prices extortionate (£650 was the cheapest), but we saw a hotel at 7pm Saturday evening and by 9pm the last room was gone. So we stressed Sunday trying to find anything and decided to maybe cancel the holiday altogether.. then my girlfriend suggested Disneyland.
Hotel booked, park tickets booked and train sorted and about 2 hours later we were all set for out trip to Disneyland!
It’s not the sunny, relaxing, all-inclusive holiday we had planned, but it is considerably cheaper (saving money for the next trip) and its just a fun, short trip to just enjoy being a big kid.
Wow its almost mid-way through September and I realised I haven’t posted anything on the site for almost a month! My bad.
August/September has been a crazy busy month, I do a distance learning degree so my academic year runs from Dec – September..weird huh? This means that July/August is revision time and exam are the first proper week of September.
That hasn’t left much time for blogging, or much else, a severe reduction in Netflix, a lack of exercise and a major lapse in my relatively good diet I had made into a habit.. I went from eating chicken & rice to getting KFC delivered.. bad I know.
Getting home from exams, I missed a shopping session, then I didn’t have much time to go out and shop after exams so I settled for a lot of take-away’s. Whoops! but now exams are over its back to eating healthy.
Its also time to get back on with normal life, work and back to blogging, playing basketball and everything I have missed over the revision period.
I plan on blogging more regularly from now on about travel, life, fitness & general health and well-being, if those topics interest you check back soon to see whats been happening 🙂
So today I decided to take the leap and officially sign up for the Southampton Half Marathon. I’m nervous but also excited and looking forward to beating my existing personal best time.
I have done one half marathon before, the Silverstone half way back in 2012 (I think) and my time was embarrassingly shit, my training maxed out at 8 miles most of which was walked and I really didn’t prepare myself properly for my first proper long distance run.
Fast forward to 2017 and I feel my fitness is gradually improving, since returning from NYC at the end of May I have lost about half a stone mainly thought an improved diet and a huge increase in activity.
I am currently playing basketball 2/3 times a week plus running 1/2 times per week depending on basketball and the weather. I will also start putting gym sessions into the plan to include some weight and strength training. The basketball season starts in September so currently off-season training is helping and preparing for a strong season in 2017/18.
I hope that 2 training sessions a week plus consistent running and gym sessions will result in a much better half marathon time in the Southampton Half. I have always been pretty embarrassed by my previous time and really would love to clock in a reasonable time.
I am also running this event for charity and will post another update about that in the very near future.
Have you done a half before? What was your time? Would you do it again? Let me know in the comments.
Some of you may be pretty new to the SRChadwick blog so I thought I would wrap-up why I started blogging and what makes me want to keep you all updated on absolutely random rubbish that probably isn’t worth reading.
I blog because I enjoy writing, my English and Grammar may not be amazing but I enjoy writing in general, I write to some extend for Ball in Europe a basketball website which focuses on European Basketball and European Players. Writing about Basketball is where my passion for writing started.
I blog because I like to be busy, and apparently, university work, full time job, a social life, basketball coaching and playing, plus writing for Ball in Europe all while trying to do some exercise weekly and watch all those Netflix series that are just so addictive, is apparently not enough.. so I added blogging to the list.
I also blog to share my photos, I enjoy taking pictures, mostly of buildings and landscapes and having a blog gives me somewhere to share those with family and friends.
The purpose of this blog is sort of like a diary, in a way, keep people up to date on where I have been or plan on going, the NYC pictures and plans for example, the plans to go on more trips in future.. the bucket list, which I hope will inspire others into writing one, all of those are reasons why I blog, and then lastly somewhere when if I want to moan, spew random rubbish or get something off my chest.. I can.
So that sum’s up why I blog, I think.. do you blog or are you interested in starting your own? Let me know in the comments.