Steph Jones' Daily Blog

A daily photo blog by a London based digital designer // @Stephhh

17/10/20 – Practicing skating — Oct 17, 2020

17/10/20 – Practicing skating

The weather today was a picture perfect autumnal day. Jumper weather, crispy leaves and sunshine, well no rain at least. We walked to the park to practice skating more! I’m slowly improving at stopping, bit by bit I seem to be getting there, and becoming more confident.

I also got a load of reading done around that. Finishing my 33rd book of the year and starting my 34th! Officially now the most books I’ve ever read in one year which is fun. I feel like I’ve gone through some real meaty ones as well which is good.

12/10/20 – Skating lunchtime! — Oct 12, 2020

12/10/20 – Skating lunchtime!

We went out skating in the rain this lunchtime! Nic razed around doing cool tricks like this manual whilst I attempted at learning how to stop on a hill (an important skill I have yet to pick up…).

This evening I sewed a zipper pouch which I’m super proud of! I’m slowing remembering my sewing skills, but I need to remember to take my time and not bite off more than I can chew just yet… This will be good for me I think.

07/10/20 – Happy hill training — Oct 7, 2020

07/10/20 – Happy hill training

Second run of the week! I’m still on the path of gaining back my love for running and this morning was another bound forward towards that goal.

I went on a 4k run, 1k of which was up a 50 meter climb (10%!). I didn’t care about my time, I just kept ploughing up the hill, listening to my body and my audio book on racism. It was a tough run but I felt like I really achieved something by the end, even though it was possibly my shortest solo run in eight years!

05/10/20 – Running for me — Oct 5, 2020

05/10/20 – Running for me

I’m trying to gain back my love of running. It became such a slog recently. Constantly worrying and bullying myself about my pacing and not being good enough.

Well, it’s time to stop that and win back my joy for the sport. This morning I ran 7km with only once looking at my phone! I listening to my audio book and also my body so I knew when I slow down or push a bit harder. It ended up being a really enjoyable run. I’m taking back the joy of the things I love by stopping comparing myself to others all the time.

30/09/20 – Mid-run rope swing! — Sep 30, 2020
11/09/20 – Running errands — Sep 11, 2020

11/09/20 – Running errands

Today started off with a pilates class for me and mum! I enjoyed it more than any recent YouTube class I’ve done before which I’m really excited about. We then popped into town so I could get new running shoes due to my old ones giving me grief. Look how fun they are! I need to keep resting though as I’ve given myself an injury from wearing older shoes… what a plum!

04/09/20 – Ups and downs — Sep 4, 2020

04/09/20 – Ups and downs

I did it! I absolutely smashed my morning run, 6km in 31mins. I felt so much better than I have for ages. Then… later on today I suddenly got super down again. I’m sure it’ll pass but I spent the rest of the day with a mad fast heart rate trying hard to focus on other things. It’ll pass…

03/09/20 – Accountability — Sep 3, 2020

03/09/20 – Accountability

I was asked recently on here by a lovely follower how I keep active all the time. Right now I just cannot be bothered! So tonight I’ve actioned my final trick, laying out all my clothes and having an early night. Right now I’m dying to go for a run, but come 7am it might be an entirely different story… Fingers crossed!

31/08/20 – Bubbly bath to calm down — Aug 31, 2020

31/08/20 – Bubbly bath to calm down

It’s finally cool enough to have a bath! I went through a phase of having full cold tap on showers recently, I was enjoying them (as much as you can enjoy a freezing shower) and felt very bad ass being able to do it, but I must admit I really enjoyed my warm bath after a 12k run today. *whispers* I’m excited for winter…

27/08/20 – Chilly swim — Aug 27, 2020

27/08/20 – Chilly swim

The water is getting colder! I was quite tired this morning so just did 700m in a load of different strokes… Including trying to swim a length entirely underwater. Essentially just fannying about by myself until it was time to run back home again… Still, pizza for dinner tonight!