it would seem in the last month since I started rowing. It dawned on me yesterday lunchtime for the first time.
I went to the local sports shop (somewhere I do not feel comfortable going generally), to get a sports shirt to row in when I venture outside (which won’t be long), and had a tiny panic attack, all the labels only went to 16. Still, I ventured to actually try something on, and the 16 swamped me……….I put it down very much to the fact that probably sporty type sizes are different to real life………..and bought the lovely white with pale pink detail long sleeved top, which is breathable no less, and made a run for it.
After the success of the lunchtime foray, and with Toodles going away last night to the outlaws, I decided I would pop to M&S and try to compound on my retail therapy and buy a sports bra. So Parental Control and I rushed off through Friday evening traffic to Tunbridge Wells.
No only did I come away with 2 sports bras, but several white vest tops, a lovely pale pink cloche hat, but also…………………tahhhhhdaaah size 16, and very tight fitting I might add, tracksuit bottoms and roll neck jumper in black with white detail down the sides. It’s looks really quite nice on, and I can’t see any huge rolls of flab either. That with the fact that our cleaner at work said I looked very pretty yesterday morning, and one of the girls commented on how toned and full of energy I am recently, made it a very nice Friday. Clearly the cleaner is blind or desperate, but it’s very nice to get a compliment anyway!
So you see, I might bore you to death with my rowing stats, but it’s working – and I’m seriously considering venturing out on open water (hence all the sports clothes buying). There is a rowing club at Ardingly Resevoir in Sussex which has club days on every second Sunday, and they welcome newbies to go along for a trial row to see if they like it. I’ve also sourced a rowing club in Maidstone (which is not too far away from here), and once I know that I can actually be in a real boat and not panic, I will join. Apparently, you have to have changes of clothes with you before they even let you in the water (I’m assuming they fall in a lot), and also wear layers to peel off whilst you row. I also need to swim 100m in light clothing, so now I need to hit the swimming pool with Toodles on a Wednesday again to practice. I also need to do this for me Scuba trail dive next year, so two birds with one pool!
Anyway, back to craft, this is the card that I made for Angel, who’s just had an op. I particularly love this Bella stamp. Paper is by WR Memory Keepers.