The first of May.
The first day of my month of early starts (one of my things to do before thirty). So at 6am this morning I found myself pulling on my trainers and going out for a run with Millie, followed by cleaning the kitchen, making breakfast, getting ready, doing a clothes wash and starting work by 8.30am. I know for a lot of people this is probably standard morning routine, but it's a good beginning to what I hope is the path to being a long-term early riser! I also thought that if I could make it happen over a bank holiday weekend, that had to be good motivation to continue - I'm sure I'll be much less likely to break the habit down the line if I know that I sacrificed three days of bank holiday lie ins! The early start also led to me doing a run this morning, and my first pace of under 8 minutes per kilometre, which is progress since last month's post, and inspired today's word of the week.
The first few steps towards completing some of that list. We tried to draw up a list of top 5 films but ended up with more than 50 - The Husband has always despaired at how few classic films I have seen (by his definition that includes Back to The Future and The Karate Kid) but I guess this was proof. We also have Bank Holiday plans to get our vegetable patch built which I'm getting very excited about indeed. Perhaps even the first barbecue of the year when the garden is all spruced up, although the weather may not comply.
The first dinner at a new restaurant with my mum tonight. We had a really lovely meal and it was great to catch up and spend a few hours enjoying each other's company. It was a wonderful start to the long weekend.
Now the first early night of the month, ready for my second early start tomorrow.