i ♥ bank holidays!

9 May

I love bank holidays and this week we’ve had two.  Yay!  Who doesn’t like free days off work right?  Monday was May Day – we decided to use the day to get a nice long cliff walk in.  Somehow we must have chosen the hardest walk in our area (I knew there was a reason our local bootcamp company use it to kill train people).  It was hard but good fun.  An hour into the walk it started pouring with rain so we had no choice but to stop for a cup of tea.

Despite the rain it really was worth that amazing view.  My thighs and bum were absolutely killing me after that walk though.  So many steps and hills.  TMI?  Sorry but its true.  You think you’re fit and a walk kills you.  What’s up with that?

The second bank holiday is today for us.  I live in Guernsey and 9 May is our Liberation Day, the day we celebrate being liberated from the occupying forces in the Second World War.  It’s a pretty big deal to us, the war changed the face of our Island and there are still plenty of people around (including my Gran) who remember being evacuated and separated from their families during this time.  Last night we went to a Hangar Ball – everyone dresses in 1940’s costumes, there’s a big band, a sing-along and lots of dancing.  It’s very patriotic!

There was also a balloon man (who knew there were such things in the World War II!!!) who was cursing me after i asked for a lion.  Well he did say he’d make any animal i liked….the results were pretty awesome i think you’ll agree.

Oh yes i’m that cool!

I’m having a bit of rest day today.  After the cliff walk on Monday i did a quick 3 mile run yesterday then, in our tightness wisdom we decided not to get a taxi home from the ball and we walked the three(ish) miles home after dancing the night away.  My legs feel like jelly today.  I so need to get some more training in if that 10 miles is not going to kill me!

I hope everyone else is having a good week so far.

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One Response to “i ♥ bank holidays!”

  1. joyfitnessandstyle May 12, 2012 at 4:37 am #

    I want bank holidays!?

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