Friday, June 11, 2010

Jack Frost - must you!!!!!

I woke up this morning to a house that was cold, cold, cold - bitterly cold and still too dark outside to see what was happening with the weather. I turned on the A/C to as high as I could get it and not a dent was made in the ambient temperature for well over an hour. Luckily by the time I had to wake up the family for the day, the house had somewhat warmed up and they were welcomed to the breakfast table with yummy warm toast, flavoured milk (Kyle's favourite), cups of tea for the older two and coffee for hubby.

When I opened the curtains I realised why it was so cold. We had had our first real frost for the season. My khaki coloured car was iced over and the grass was white. Not a bad attempt "Jack" for your first frost - I'm impressed. I think we feel it more in our house cause our house is built on brick piers and our floor gets absolutely freezing. During winter we have to have socks on and sometimes even slippers to keep our feet warm. So needlees to say if today was a taste of what winter has in store for us - I am not quite sure I like it.

Anyway, every Friday I go for a walk/run with a friend who had asked if I could somewhat train her some months ago. We started off doing the river as a walk and pretty soon Kylie progressed to a 1 minute run/4 minute walk x 6. Well today my gold medal performance goes to Kylie:
She did a 90 sec run/3 min fast tempo walk x 8. As a result of increasing the run by 30 secs and decreasing the walk by 1 minute we are now well and truly on the other side of the river - well on the home stretch. And her tempo pace is a really good one too. We are not dawdling in the runs by any stretch of the imagination. Before she knows it she will be running the whole 7km and will be wondering what all the fuss was about. Great work Kylie.

Last night I signed up for another 7km run on the weekend. It is the Sri Chinmoy Series 4: Centennial Park 7km run. This running thing is getting really addictive. I will be doing this run with 2 friends who asked me to join them - thanks Mel & Joss. I started to notice too that my list of goals/achievements for this year on my front page is increasing - how cool.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage