Friday, 24 April 2009

Feeling good!

After my crisis of confidence earlier in the week I'm pleased to report that I'm now feeling much more positive. It's amazing how the support of friends can make you feel so much better. That's the beauty of blogging, I guess.

My running is going very well. On the advice of a couple of running friends I decided to go out yesterday and just run for as long as I could. I managed to do 4.5 miles without stopping. Whoopee! I felt fantastic afterwards.

A more surprising achievement yesterday was being able to do a handstand... the first time I've done that in over 30 years! Megan was getting frustrated that she couldn't do them, so I thought I'd have a go at showing her. I amazed myself. Not bad for a 46 year old! I hasten to add that I don't look anything like the girl in the photo.

There's good news, too, on the writing front. I'm excited about my novel again. I did some work on it on Wednesday and feel motivated to continue with it. I've already written about 50,000 words, so I am committed. Perhaps I should try to finish it by the end of the year.

Almost all the subscribers' copies of The Yellow Room Magazine Issue 2 have been sent out now. Just the contributors' copies to go. I've updated The Yellow Room website and just need to update the links page. I'd better get on with that now.


Jean said...

Hi Jo, I've just received my Yellow Room mag. Can't wait to start reading it.

Anonymous said...

That's great to hear, Jo.

I'm a runner too, but there's no way I'm trying a hand-stand. Not without a crash helmet anyway.

Oldrightie said...

A very impressed Uncle says well done. I'm very proud of you all!

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

I'm impressed - I've never been able to do handstands (although if I did ever manage it I'm sure I'd look exactly like the girl in your photo).

Great news that the novel's going so well.

Sue said...

So glad you are feeling better - I've tagged you to do a meme if you'd like to - come and see! x