Monday, 10 September 2012
I didn't even know I wanted one
What is it with the younger generation wanting to buy new things when there's nothing wrong with the old?
My daughter wanted us to get a new computer chair for my and her Dad's computer (not one she uses). I personally think the one we've got is fine; perhaps a bit on the small side, and not particularly comfortable, but I wasn't thinking about changing it.
She kept showing me ones she thought would be better but I didn't want to be spending £60 or so on something I didn't really need, and then I saw one on freecycle.
Now we're talking!
It was a bit worn and had a tear on the back
but nothing a bit of reupholstering couldn't fix. The fabric I've used is some that was left over from curtains I made in our last house, and you can see it here when I used it for car seat covers. It wouldn't have been my first choice but it was the only one I had enough of, and I wasn't going to go buying any
I must say it's a lot more comfortable than the old one - I don't know why I didn't think of getting a new one myself ;)
My daughter has also suggested I do the Couch-to-5K running plan in order to be able to run up the hill I mentioned in my last post.
Running in general doesn't appeal to me at all, but it's a means to and end, and I've completed my first week and hopefully will be on target by mid November.
I prefer walking, which I do on local public footpaths but they can be a bit uneven, so for the running I thought I'd be better on the road because I don't want to go twisting my ankle or something. Not as interesting as footpaths but the road is quiet so it's not like I'm pounding the city streets!
So instead of walking over fields, this is where I'll be exercising for the next eight or so weeks
I don't want anyone to see me, so I'm getting up at the crack of dawn. Well 6:45, but to someone who rarely gets up before 9 it seems like the middle of the night! It's only three days a week though so I can lie in on the other days.