Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Hot Sticky Australia Day Run!

I spent Australia Day afternoon beginning a big decluttering campaign. I have filled another two bags of clothes for recycling and have heaps more to go through. It's going to take me weeks to sort out all my junk. I have already bought a filing cabinet and started reorganising paperwork but there is loads and loads to do.
It was still 38deg when I drove to meet Ewen and Andy at Parliament House for our evening run. We headed off at 6.40pm trying to find some shade on the way. It was incredibly uncomfortable weather and I ran only in a crop top instead of a singlet hoping I didn't meet up with anyone I know! I was just too hot to care and I was smothered in sunblock even at that time of day. We ran down to the yacht club and on to Yarralumla Bay and turned when we reached 6km. On the way back I felt so dehydrated that we had to stop at every single water fountain. Fortunately there are quite a number in that direction. I just couldn't seem to take in enough fluids. On my return home I just kept on drinking until bedtime. If it wasn't for the good company I think I would have given up - not pleasant conditions but we were so lucky to find a little shade, thanks to Ewen's navigating skills!
Total distance: 12km
Time taken: 1:20:23
Average pace per km: 6:41 (!!!)
Calories burned: 699


  1. Where's this shade? I too ran yesterday for what was supposed to be a shady run and couldn't find any!

    Good luck with the de-cluttering, we started three months ago, have thrown out lots of stuff, and it hasn't reduced the clutter at all. Although I suspect each of our rooms is about as cluttered as your whole house.

  2. The sun was down by the time we got back so there was plenty of shade :)

    Strewth, have you noticed that CJ is back blogging but never reads any blogs or leaves comments? Is she THAT busy?! ;)

  3. speedygeoff - don't you believe it - this is going to take me forever! I am a terrible hoarder. I have to be STRONG!

  4. Get motivated by watching Hoarders TV show next week on GEM ;)