6 of 52

I’m not the only one with a foot problem. Elsa is suffering along with me, and hers is a bit more severe – a full detachment.

On the other hand, I suspect that she has an easier time icing it.

4 of 52

When I try to come up with ideas for these photos, I typically think to myself: ‘What have I been doing lately?’

The answer, unfortunately, is always the same: Running

Yesterday I ran 15 miles for the first time since running in Shelter’s Urban Rush back in October – and I even managed it in about the same time, despite that it was not actually a race.

I think that means I’m faster now. Which probably means that you should be supporting my marathon run for Shelter. In all seriousness, it’s been cold here in the UK this winter, and this is money that helps put and keep people in homes, where they can be warm and safe. It’s important stuff. It also means you get to dress me up while I sweat, which I hope sounds like fun.

In any case, here’s Big Bear, aka Beary, aka Rosie, dressed in my Urban Rush shirt:

10-12 of 365. Or 2-3 of 52

Well, this didn’t work. You hear about how short New Year’s Resolutions last, but you don’t think it will be you.

It was me.

The 365 plan was somewhere between ambitious and impossible, but … some part of me hoped that I would get through it anyways. I didn’t. I was working, running, parenting, sleeping, and I fell behind less than two weeks in. Irrecoverably, I think. I can’t imagine catching up on 11 of these while keeping pace with an additional one daily.

I’m not sure I can keep pace. But I can change.

Below are three photos I took for the 365. Two representing the bit of snow we got, and one representing one of my ‘cheat days’ from trying to eat properly where I enjoyed a few drinks. But don’t treat these as #10, 11, and 12. Instead, treat them as weeks 2 & 3 of my 52 week project. I can do one every week. Posted on a Sunday, ideally.

(Don’t expect these promptly each Sunday.)