I’m (sort of) running again!

The very slow journey back to running has started this week and I could not be happier!!!

My physio has assigned me 6 runs over 12 days, each slowly building upon the one before, with the last one being a solid 5km run!

Today was the second of these runs.

Day 1 – 1 min run / 1 minute walk for 20 minutes

Day 2 – 1 min run / 1 min walk for 24 minutes

With my injury only setting in at 5km’s, it’s difficult to tell if there are any issues when running like this… but it feels fantastic to be back out there!

Hopefully this is the start of good things to come!


Week 10 – Bah humbug

I’m really starting to feel the pressure of finding (new) things to do each week… life has this funny way of becoming ‘routine’, and when you throw in there all the studying I’m trying to get done during the week, while still allowing myself some sliver of a social life – well, there just isn’t much time / energy / motivation / excitement about doing ‘new’ things each week. Lying on the couch and watching mindless repeats of Friends is my ideal way of spending any free time that is not taken up by studying, going out for the usual weekend drinks, or just enjoying some chill time with J (and he really dislikes Friends so this has to be done on my own… I know, right?! Who dislikes Friends???) 😉

Anyway, with all that rambling aside, what I’m trying to get at is that this past week has left very little in the eyes of ‘something new’, so I’m gonna stretch things out a little here…

Dave went to a housewarming party with me on Friday night – a party where we had live music from a local well-known Irish dude – and this was the first time that Dave had been around this music, and he even got to play the guitar… so that’s new, right, even if it’s not entirely new for me?!

Week 9 – Ready to pop at Jones the Grocer

Not only was Zuné, who was our guest of honour on Saturday, ready to pop, but all of us left there feeling ready to pop after the delicious food and cake we stuffed our faces with!

The guest of honour ❤

Nadia and I organised a baby shower for our friend Zuné, to be held at the newly opened Jones the Grocer at Emirates Golf Club. Most people will be familiar with the restaurant on Sheikh Zayed Road… they’ve now expanded and taken over what was the clubhouse restaurant at Emirates Golf Club. And they’ve done a great job!

This establishment, being associated with the golf club, is able to offer up alcohol and pork options to their already winning menu… it had us very happy at breakfast time!

There’s not much that one could say that’s not already been said / or is known about Jones so I’m not going to try… I will just say that apart from some confusion on getting me an ice bucket filled with water for some flowers (it arrived filled with ice, thinking that it was for wine or similar), our morning was spectacular and we were very well looked after by the waiters. The food was scrumptious, the atmosphere nice and relaxed, and we were able to sit there for hours, chatting away and enjoy very many laughs as one would expect from a table full of girls, enjoying a baby shower 🙂 They even allowed us to bring in our own cakes and bits and pieces for the baby shower, which was greatly appreciated!

If you’re a big fan of Jones, but find their SZR location a bit ‘far out’, then you absolutely must give this venue a try! I think I need to make more of an effort to breakfast on weekends and visit Jones regularly!