Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I will survive!

Morning Activity: Slow run
Distance: 6km
Time taken: 36:26
Calories: 342

Comments: I set the alarm for 5.30am and dragged myself out of bed and out the door with arm warmers, leggings, cycle top, gloves and a bright yellow sleeveless windbreaker on top to run round the block. The wind chill factor was bitter although the temperature was well above zero. I think it was about 6deg this morning but it felt so much colder. I was warm by the time I reached home but I wasn't warm enough to take off any layers, surprisingly, throughout the run. As I approached my street the sun was rising and the light was shining through the autumn leaves on the trees and it looked really beautiful. Autumn in Canberra is so very picturesque, scrunching pretty leaves underfoot and glorious colours everywhere and it is peaceful at that time of day even if I didn't want to roll out of bed and out the door!! My throat is still sore but I'm managing it although I know my running is suffering. It could be an extremely slow half marathon in a couple of weeks.

Evening Activity - Yoga (eventually)
I had a dreadful day at work, not helped by the fact that our IT technician turned up at 5pm trying to sort out a massive problem we are having with emails at the moment. He took over my office and of course I had no access to the computer so nothing left to do but file while I waited for him to finish. At 6.45pm I was starting to panic. My new yoga term started at 7.30pm and of course my gear was at home because I had expected to leave the office by 5.30pm, go home, change, have something to eat - yeah sure! No such luck. I managed to lock up just before 7pm after running back up the stairs to collect my car keys from my desk then I had trouble finding my car which someone had borrowed and reparked in a different spot.

Finally I arrived home, changed and drove back to town in a mad rush and made it spot on 7.30pm - not a good way to start a new yoga term with a new teacher! Actually at the end of the class she said the usual teacher would be back next week - a pity really as I really liked this one. I have no idea of her name but I assume she introduced herself before I arrived? Anyway there were only six in the class and it was really cosy and I enjoyed it. I've decided next week I'll take my yoga clothes with me to work in case I'm held up at the office again. It's good to be back to yoga. After a frustrating day I felt much better after the session in spite of the fact that my tummy was rumbling loudly all the way through the quiet time in the last ten minutes! At least I didn't cough!!


  1. Sorry to hear about you throat problems still, hope you end recovering completely soon!

    Great you could enjoy your yoga class!

    Now that you mention it, the 10km run wasn't that boring. I was concentrated on my usual music, there was a tv on which I was watching from time to time, but I was very concentrated running... in fact I love it!

  2. I would find it impossible to get up if it was that cold in Sydney! Hope the sore throat gets better soon.

  3. Ohh.. I remember that Canberra chill like it was yesterday. Very hard to get motivated when it is sooo cold out side.

    Still a couple of weeks to go Strewth before the HM. I hope your throat feel s better soon.
    Take Care.