I took a long weekend this past weekend. I wish that I could do that all the time(!) I felt I was owed one since I missed out on the Canberra Day long weekend
I drove to visit my family for mum Mum’s birthday on Thursday afternoon. It was so lovely to get there a bit earlier, even though I was feeling under the weather. I stopped off on the way to buy my an Ella Bache gift voucher to add to my mum’s gift(s)!
On Friday I started the day with a sleep in – I had planned to get up early to smash out an early SSS (Super Saturday Session), but decided that I needed the extra sleep and set my alarm (at midnight) for 7:30am Mum and I spent some time chilling together and chatting before going to the movies. We saw Goddess - yes, it is a tad cheesy at times, but overall a fun movie. And nice to see some Aussie actors and landmarks… Hello Guillaume, how I missed you The wedding seems so long ago already!
After the movies we did some shopping, and stopped for a coffee – it was such a lovely day!
Friday evening I decided I better knock over my SSS, otherwise I would find more excuses on Sunday. So I hit the treadmill with the goal of beating my time the fortnight before in Sydney (10km in 90min). So I decided to run for as long as I could, and “get it over with”. So I ran for 4km, which is a long time for me, probably longest ever, in fact. Then I switched between walking and running for the last 6km. I think I got to 8km in the first hour, and the last 2km seemed to stretch on for ages. At that point I really wanted to reach the 10km in under 75mins, but just managed it in 76minutes! Knocking a massive 14 minutes off my previous time!!
This of course has made me desperately want a treadmill at home. I am less self-conscious in private, not worried about becoming a beetroot/tomato head (Ha!), or if I can make it home(!) Something to talk to Mr. J about I was a little naughty and didn’t stretch properly afterward, and I was pretty stiff for the next couple of days. Plus there was some chafing and blisters too. Time for some new shoes I think.
And then on Saturday morning I was up early for a mini-roadtrip to Mudgee!