Monday, March 19, 2007

The view from the treadmill....
I knew I had a busy day ahead so I took the compact into the gym to snap this view. It's what I see when I'm on the treadmill. You can see a bit of Chester Cathedral in the distance. Not the most interesting view in the world but ok when you're listening to music. I enjoy my exercise programme but I'd always rather be walking out in the open air than on the treadmill. But the machine is a good way to test my stamina and to see how my training for the Race for Life is going.

I've had one of those disheartening days when I feel as if all of my confidence and self belief has vanished down the drain. I went into work in the afternoon but wasn't in a good mood and felt I let one of my colleagues down. I phoned to tell her I was sorry and she was very understanding. But it's hard to forgive myself!!

P is away until late this evening and I really miss him. However I spoke to four friends this evening and each one of them in their own way lifted my spirits. We didn't talk about my feelings but just connecting with these wonderful people made me feel better although they probably never realised it!

As I posted an old picture of mum yesterday; here's one of me aged around five! Don't laugh....


RUTH said...

I know it's difficult if you feel you've let someone down; especially a friend or a colleague but we are all only human. Don't be too hard on yourself, if your colleague forgave you, you owe it to her to forgive yourself. Let that smiling face of you at 5 years old come out again!
I'm sure I've been to Chester on a "pass through" to somewhere else; is the main town of shops really lovely with beamed buildings?

Anna said...

What a cute picture of you....I love that you posted this....we should all do would be fun. :)

Memories Catcher said...

Great shots.Beautiful smile.

AB said...

{{{HUGE HUGS}}} It is always difficult when we feel we have let someone down; I can understand how you feel. We all have days like this - and they will pass. I'm sending you lots of love.

I love that photo of you - you have a delightfully impish grin and are just adorable!


Pat said...

Julie, hope you're feeling much better now.

Love the view from the window where your treadmill is. I'm wondering where this is in Chester. What street is it on? Love seeing the old cathedral. Been in there so often over the years.

{{{{{HUGS TO YOU}}}}}