Tuesday, October 12, 2010

C25K - Week 1 Workout 1

Monday saw the start of my C25K challenge, although it almost ended as quickly as it started, when I tried to ignore the alarm that was wailing at 4.45am in the morning and found myself already flinging the excuses around - "it's too cold" "it's dark" "I'm too tired, I'll start tomorrow" - after 10 minutes of internal battle I finally dragged myself out of bed and peeling on my running gear, realising the only person I'm letting down is myself and I'd only feel awful later on in the morning when I couldn't even get my motivated enough to make it past day one.

So I loaded up the podcast, slipped the house key into my bra and off I went, actually what does one do with their house key when they don't have pockets. I was a little worried about it falling out but seriously it was tucked nice and securely underneath the bra and crop top combination. Goodness gracious it was cold and dark, seriously only crazy people must be up this early exercising.

It started with a warm up walk, then there was the first set, felt ok, that minute seemed to go forever though, I survived. The second one felt comfortable, as did the next couple, felt I was hitting my stride and not as unfit as I thought I was, then there was the 5th and 6th and I had the feeling I was running up hill, actually up Mount Everest and not the little park land at the end of my street. Once I knew I was on the homeward stretch, the last two felt smooth and as if I could run forever.

I was so proud of myself for one getting out of bed and not giving into myself and 2 actually completing the first workout. I was an eager beaver and was reeved up to go for a walk again thhis morning, even though the program said to have a rest day, well I gave in this morning and had my rest day but my running gear is all set up on the end of my bed. No excuses tomorrow, cold and dark, no worries, I'll be out there, it warm up soon enough. Just remind me of this tomorrow when the alarm goes off again at 4.45am.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book challenge, done.

37 book challenge for 2010 has well and truly been accompolished, I can't believe I've gotten through it already, I may even make it to the 50 mark by the end of the year at the rate I'm going.

1. Lonely Planet travel guide Bali & Lombok
2. Handle with care, Jodi Picoult
3. Time traveller's wife, Audrey Niffenegger
4. Ten thousand sorrows, Elizabeth Kim
5. Strange Angels, Lili St Crow
6. The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow
7. Don't Tell, Karen Rose
8. Travellers' Tales Hong Kong, James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
9. Love, death, washing up etc, Joe Bennett
10. The book of love, Phillipa Fioretti
11. Lonely Planet travel guide Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang
12. Lonely Planet travel guide Hong Kong & Macau city guide
13. I can see you, Karen Rose
14. The short second life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer (Ebook)
15. Foop, Chris Genoa -the crappiest book ever to be written!!!
16. Have you seen her?, Karen Rose
17. Midnight Sun (ebook - partial draft), Stephanie Meyer
18. Tomorrow, when the war began, John Marsden (reread)
19. The Buddha of Surburbia, Hanif Kureishi
20. Becoming Scarlett, Ciera Geraghty
21. The dead of the night, John Marsden
22. Third day the frost, John Marsden
23. Send me a lover, Carol Mason
24. Darkness be my friend, John Marsden
25. Burning for revenge, john Marsden
26. The night is for hunting, John Marsden
27. The other side of dawn, John Marsden
28. Kiss of evil, Richard Montanari
29. The velvet rooms, Sam North
30. The girl with the dragon tattoo, steig larsson
31. The girl who played with fire, steig larsson
32. Silent scream, Lynda La Plante
33. Sins, Penny Jordan
34. The girl who kicked over the hornets nest, steig larsson
35. Worst Case, James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
36. Love in mid air, Kim Wright
37. Little bird, camilla way
38. Atlas of unknowns, Tania James

Currently reading The Songs of the humpback whale by Jodi Picoult

33 Sleeps!!!

I know I have been absent but I'm here now and extremely excited.

In 33 sleeps time, the girls and I will be on our way to Hong Kong for my 30th birthday trip. Miss T and I made a count down calendar with all sorts of wonderful on Hong Kong related images on it, and she loves it.
I've pulled out the suit cases and I am seriously restraining myself from packing now already, it's a little early to start packing, isn't it??? I won't tell you about the new shorts and tshirt, toiletry items and activity cases for the girls that are already in there then :)

Looking forward to picking up my tickets and having them in my hot little hands, I don't think there will be any containing of the excitement after that.