144. These are some particularly important flowers, they are my commemorative 2 mile flowers. Silly as it sounds, as I set out to run my first 2 miles last Sunday, I passed these flowers growing near the start of my usual running route, and to try and convince myself I could manage it, I made a mental promise to myself that next time I saw those flowers I would have completed a 2 mile run. I was so pleased to have achieved it, and thought a picture was a fitting memento.
145. The rest of this week's pictures are fairly bland, and quite beagle heavy! This one is Millie taking up a typical position of nestling in the crook of my arm as I sat in the study. I've been contributing some black and white pictures over on The Monochrome Muse site as well, including this floral offering.
146. I'm so sorry, I took this as part of the year in books twitter chat, which somehow meandered into stationery and coloured inks. I decided it wasn't worth posting online, then forgot to take any other pictures, and so here I am, posting it online. Head hangs in shame....
147. ....Particularly as I am following it up with a second night of forgetfulness. This actually involved me waking suddenly as I was drifting off, having realised I had forgotten to take a picture. The Husband was overjoyed at me turning the lamp on, photographing it, then settling back down to sleep!
148. Still getting so much joy from our daily inspections of the vegetable planter. I've been fascinated by the intricacies of the different produce, particularly the delicate layers of these peas.
149. Friday night cuddles with this beautiful beagle.
150. We did it! Our first ever 5k complete, and in a much better time than I was hoping. Millie was absolutely brilliant, I was very nervous beforehand, both about my ability, and concerned that she would get a bit giddy at the prospect of running with lots of other people. As it was she coped valiantly, and once we set off, she trotted alongside me the whole way round, completely unfazed. Crossing the finish line, my mum and step-dad had done an early morning dash to meet up with The Husband, so we had our very own surprise welcome party waiting as we finished. I realise 5k is not a huge achievement for many, but when I consider that less than 12 weeks ago I was still at the running in one minute bursts stage, I'm absolutely thrilled with what me (and Millie!) have done, and so very grateful to have such a supportive family who celebrated our progress with us.