I know, it’s come around quick, hasn’t it? Yep, it’s that time of year, when I tell you that I’m going to be doing Race for Life again (for the 6th year!) I don’t think I need to tell you why I’m doing this – you all know the story by now (or if you don’t, you can always go through the Race for Life category on this blog and find out more!)
This year, I have chosen to do the 10k – my second one ever. With the exercise I’ve been doing, I feel a little fitter for this one. I mean, I can run for the bus without wanting to die. That’s a definate improvement on my previous races.
It’s in July, so I have a few months to get fitter – I have no idea about times, but if I can do it in about an hour, I’ll be happy. (I did my previous one in about 90 minutes, so room to improve!)
If you’d like to sponsor me, my sponsor page can be found here. (and thank you!) If you’re going to be doing a Race as well, I’d love to hear about it – have you trained much? Have you done it before?
T-shirt: Mango* | Trousers c/o Boden | Shoes: Random eBay purchase (similar here*) | Glasses c/o LensWay
Another sunny, sunny day in Bristol. It’s been so nice to be able to work at home with the doors wide open. (Our new house has big glass panels in tje kitchen which open fully – I love sitting in there to work with them open) This weekend was quite a lazy one – Friday afternoon, I shopped, Saturday, I wore this and worked on my not-so-secret project (I’m still quite nervous about telling people about it so I’m a little reluctant to talk more about it until it’s in a presentable state!) and Sunday, my friend Julian came over and started teaching me some Ruby. Because I don’t have enough to do in my spare time apparently.
Ruby is quite a nice language to learn if you’re new to coding, and it has a community around it that encourages girls to get involved, which is always awesome. A few weeks ago, Julian was helping out with the first Rails Girls event in the UK over in Bath. There’s a London event later this month (applications are now sadly closed) but I’m certain that there will be lots more soon. If you want to get started now, tryruby.org is a browser based tutorial which talks you through everything.
I wanted to learn Ruby because I’ve been meaning to learn a language for a while. I didn’t have any particular projects in mind, but Julian talked me through an example app, and at the bottom of the page, it suggested other projects that you could work through. One of them was a thing to build a map of where attendees of an event were from…sound familiar? I was so excited to see that – so I started working on a version that will replace my bloggers map with an automated version – no more waiting for me to update! (If you’re interested in that sort of thing, you can find it on my GitHub page – it’s nice to be using my account for more than a joint to-do list!)
Since finding out I was a “large” bra size, I have constantly been on the look out for lingerie that wasn’t just supportive and in my price range, but that was pretty. It’s pretty awesome to go to work wearing your boring office clothes knowing that you have something pretty and slightly ridiculous underneath. I’m not talking about sexy lingerie, but just stuff you can wear every day that isn’t uncomfy but still looks awesome.
Ashamedly, Panache wasn’t a brand that I had looked very much at. When looking at lingerie, I was looking at the high street stores like Boux Avenue, then brands like Freya, but I just never looked much further. How silly.
Panache (very kindly!) sent me the Ariza design and it’s beautiful. I always like to have a matching set – it just seems wrong not to match! I love the colours in this set – a beautiful bright purple with bright pink trim (I think you can tell from last weeks outfit post how much I like to wear bright pink!). Wearing a matching set can help to make me feel a little more confident in certain situations, as strange as that sounds!
I often complain about the lack of choice for people in a DD – H range, but I realised this week how lucky we are to have brands like Panache offering such gorgeous designs for the larger cup – I went with my bff to find her a maternity bra (in a J cup…J!) and no matter what the size was, all of the bras available were pretty ugly. I’m so glad that cone shaped, unflattering bra’s aren’t our only choice thanks to brands like Panache!