The story of my night – as told in GIFs

Tonight was the final run of week 5** of Couch to 5k. Week 5 is what they call transitional and designed to get you running for longer spaces of time. They were not fuckin’ kiddin’ about that, FYI. I want to tell the story of my evening, but I think only images are going to do it justice. So, Buzzfeed style, this was my night.

**It hasn’t actually been five weeks since I started, but since there are 3 runs in a ‘week’ running every other day makes it a 6 not 7 day cycle. Suppose I could have taken 2 days between some runs, but figured I might as well just keep on lol.

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PCOS… my old nemesis

I was wondering about what to write; to be honest it’s been a very uneventful time. That is no way a complaint. There have been long stretches in my life where being eventful was not such a great thing, so whenever stuff is just ticking over I am overly grateful. The most happening is that when I went out for my run today (first of week 5 and still going, I feel very smugly virtuous) it was extremely wet and windy. The hot shower and cup of tea I had when I got home have been my biggest thrill of late. That will continue until it’s finally payday next week and I can afford to do actual stuff again.

So in the scrabble for a topic I figured maybe I could talk about something which has affected me a lot and share my experience. I know for me it often helps to read other people’s blogs and see I’m not the only one dealing with something! The big one that came to mind was depression but… eh. That topic’s got a little too much power over me. While I’m sure I’ll go for it at some stage I will really need to be in the right frame of mind. It did however put me in mind of something kind of related and I’m more than happy to talk about.

This topic does has a bit of TMI potential, but I’ll try and keep it to a minimum. So, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome… go.

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Doth Mother know you weareth her drapes?

So after seeing a list of top Shakespearean insults (go here for the chuckle) I’d thought I’d add a few of my own. Because I’m a huge nerd. Of course if you want loads of great insults you should just go read Much Ado About Nothing because Beatrice and Benedick both rule at the art of the withering putdown, but I’m pretty sure this list will be shorter.

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Bits and pieces

I get the feeling that this blog is already shaping up to be a lot of disjointed randomness. I’m cool with that. Sometimes it’s nice to jump from thought to thought without worrying about how all it marries up and what the underlying conclusion is. I do a lot of that in my day to day brooding (I am an overthinker) so a break isn’t a bad thing. Or maybe I’ve simply had more than enough practice at writing arguments and narrative pieces in my time and can no longer be bothered!

So, to that end, let’s make like frogs and hop about…

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A boring Sunday afternoon

I’m finally getting round to watching Death Comes To Pemberley, AKA ‘when bad fan fiction finds a publisher’ (see also 50 Shades of Grey). The book was one of the few I simply couldn’t finish. As much as people like to make fun of the nerds who are into fandom and write fiction, a lot of their stories are a darn sight better written. It’s just funny that when it’s PD James doing it that it suddenly gains an air of credibility!

Still, since I do love Pride & Prejudice I wondered if maybe it would be more palatable on film. I know accepted wisdom is that books tend to be better than their film adaptations, and frequently that is true, but sometimes I find that a story translates better for me on screen. Same is true of comics, they’re not really my medium but I love superhero stories. With the novels I suppose something about the author’s style may have been what was putting me off. I bloody love the Lord of The Rings films but could I manage the books? Nope (and I’ve made it through a lot of tripe on sheer stubborness because I hate not finishing a book). Thus far I have to say… no, this still seems kind of rubbish. Maybe I’m just missing Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth too much but this doesn’t seem much of an improvement.

I’m also worried that the second I see Jenna Coleman I’m going to start wondering when Matt Smith and his sonic screwdriver will pop up.


Though come to think of it that would really make this a lot more fun. Kind of like when the Red Dwarf crew introduced the Bennet sisters to vindaloo.