Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like Winter’s been about a year long? I am so sick of the miserable, cold, rainy weather and I’d just quite like a bit of sun. I’ve seen so many people moaning about it and it’s just climate change, isn’t it.
Daylight and mild temperatures really do have such a huge impact on my day, I feel happier and way more positive! I thought I’d do a little research on whether it’s actually a thing, that sun can impact on a persons day and y’know what, I’m right. IT’S A THING!
Have you heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder? Me either, but basically it’s a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. The symptoms often begin in the autumn as the days start getting shorter. They’re typically most severe during December, January and February. SAD often improves and disappears in the spring and summer, although it may return each autumn and winter in a repetitive pattern.
I don’t think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder but it’s interesting, isn’t it?!
We had a glimpse of sun last week in the North East and it was lovely, even though I was at work! It inspired me to put together a post on why I can’t bloody wait for summer.
Great North Run Training
I signed up for the Great North Run again at the beginning of the year and I made a promise to myself to push myself this year to beat my time the last time I did it. I’ve done it twice before and both times I finished around 2 hours, which I’m so proud of but I’d love to do it in under 2 hours. Despite the crap weather, I have been training but it’s been on and off the treadmill. Any sign of a dry evening I’m out running but last week the rain was so bad I was chained to the treadmill in the gym for an hour. It was the most boring hour of my life FYI.
When the weather picks up I can finally get into a proper running routine and follow a plan!
I binned all my jumpers last weekend whilst I was cleaning my dressing room out and it felt liberating as I’ve been hiding my figure in them all winter! I literally can’t wait to be able to leave the house without a jacket on. They just downplay every outfit I wear! I’ve been working closely with iKrush who sent me over this amazing bodycon dress! It’s so summery and very extra, like me. *hair swish!* I just love the marine blues and sequins! I think they’ll be in this season, what do you think?
I love enjoying a glass of wine in the sun surrounded by a BBQ spread! I have a lovely back garden which never gets used properly because of the bloody weather. It’s all kitted out with decking, in the summer it’s amazing to just sit outside and enjoy the weather!
Summer, I long for you. Hurry up!
*This is a collaborative post.