Holidays, 5 miles & Helix

Blue skies
No clouds = no worries, right? Right?!

Spring Break has been sprung for a week and it’s going quickly. It’s been a chance to escape, mentally and physically, which I could not be more grateful for. These past couple of months have been filled with such loss and sadness I don’t think I’ve ever been so unhappy. But it’s nice to have a chance to breathe and a change of scene. I’m so aware now of the little time that remains after classes go back.

But on to happier things – I took the photo above out the window today and it epitomises the clear, beautiful skies and sunshine that filled today. A few days ago I managed a personal best and ran 5 miles which is both the furthest distance and longest time I’ve ever run. Whoo hoo. Unfortunately, my socks did not agree with me and around mile 3 I got some pretty painful blisters on the soles of both feet. Deciding to soldier on, despite the agonising burning with every step, I got into what I think is called a groove or something and puttered on home. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, I salute you and your brave perambulation because that was bloody awful.

Proof
Proof.

I did another 5 miles today (more to check this wasn’t a fluke than anything else) despite the blisters recurring a little and coining a new form of ‘wince-running’ still managed it. A few days rest until the next one because my body is screaming in pain.

Helix
Helix opening titles

I watch far too much TV and have just started Helix – an X-Filesy, black oil, double-crossing filled Resident Evil virus-loving type underground saga of contamination and disease. It’s quite good. They also have a tendency to pair super-happy music with horrible exploding bloody gore so that’s always a nice dichotomy.

Cat
Cat on a cold stone wall

And finally, here is a lovely little cat I snapped a photo of last week. He seems pretty chill. Why even open your eyes if it’s not necessary?

Is this all there is?

I sit here with a tissue shoved up each nostril melting slowly into a puddle of Lemsip, Earl Grey and digestive biscuits. I haven’t eaten anything but porridge or biscuits for 3 days. That’s not that…

Hello 2016

I definitely overestimated my ability to write here while holding down a full-time job, as well as managing other compulsory life stuff. I think I’ve overestimated my ability to do anything… or at least, it feels like…

2 comments

    Hey Alice! Love the cat picture, he definitely looks super chill!

    Thanks for the recommendation of Helix too, I hadn’t heard of it but it sounds right up my street! Going to check it out now. Have you seen The Tomorrow People? X

    Hey Rach!

    Thank you so much for being my first comment – I’m so sorry I just noticed now, life and exams exploded!

    It turns out the cat’s name is Elton. This morning on the way to my exam I passed him cleaning his bum slap bang in the middle of the pavement oblivious to everyone, leg in the air. I had been running equations in my head, panicking about everything and it brought me back down to earth haha. Life goes on for cats.

    Helix was good – quite unusual. I finished the first season and apparently season 2 starts next year – definitely worth watching. Also have got really into American Horror Story! Would probably recommend that more, actually.

    I haven’t seen The Tomorrow People! I just IMdB’d it and see Jacob from Lost is in it… might give it a watch when needing something new 🙂

    Hope you’re good!
    Alice xxx

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