Chinese new year
I have been lacking to say the least in my outdoor activities for the last month. Sometimes its hard to find that balance between hobbies, work, family and keeping a 5 year old happy.
Thomas picked up the school merit award this week so we took him along to Summerhill outdoor center in Hartlepool. The Chinese year of the tiger was being celebrated with plenty of activities for the kids and Tai Chi for the grownups.
Pepper was not allowed in the center so i decided to take her around the 2km trim trail that surrounds the huge grounds on Summerhill. My trainers had stayed in the garage since new year as upper body/core training took precident. The sun shone and Pepper trotted alongside me around the course. I did two laps and stopped at the pull up bar for 10 pull ups to mix it up a bit. Covered in mud i popped Pepper back in the car for a rest and I joined in the activities of Chinese new year.
Lottery funding had meant the event wasnt scrimped on and the staff made the kids feel very welcome, it was quite funny as the adults were taking the dragon making very seriously and after 20 minutes we had made fluffy the chinese dragon.
I also picked up a National cycle network leaflet showing me the routes of the local area, i may get my old Claud Butler out of the garage for a blast when Spring comes around. Keeping intrest in the training will mean i will need to diversify on jogging and gym work.
My better half has also joined slimming world and is on her own little fitness drive, 5 pounds lost in the first week was impressive to say the least. I set up the rowing machine and cross trainer to help her out and tap dancing classes are her favourite way to keep fit.
Next weekend means payday and i fancy a family bimble over to the Lakes to show Pepper some sheep.