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Family Dinner at Emperor’s Garden BBQ and Noodles

Roast Duck

I was put in charge of finding a dinner spot the night before the City2Surf on the weekend.

I went with Emperor’s Garden BBQ, because I know I liked it, and oped my family could find things they wold like too! I of course went with the traditional roast duck :)

Garlic King Prawns
Dad went with the Garlic King Prawns…

Beef with Blackbean sauce
My sister, the Beef with Blackbean

Drunken Chicken
and Mum couldn’t get past the Drunken Chicken.

Moore girls!Did it
Pre and Post (Dogecoin!)

We all manged to finish… I beat my sister by two seconds even though she queued for the loos for 20 mins!!! , and yes, I was sore!!

(Must get back to running!!!)

YOU are awesome. Who me? Yes YOU! (Cos Steve Waugh said so)

Hi Fiona,

I understand you recently had a 30th birthday- Happy Birthday. I also hear you used this special milestone to selflessly raise $1,115 for the Steve Waugh Foundation! Thank you to you, and your family and friends who got behind you to support the work we do. The public support by people such as yourself is immensely valued and appreciated. I hope you had a great birthday. All the best.

Steve Waugh AO

What is the Steve Waugh Foundation??

The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases to improve the quality of life of children affected by rare diseases (0-25 years of age).

We strive to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by rare diseases.

The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research and therefore, without reason to hope.

Families and carers of children with rare diseases experience significant psychological stress due to social isolation, unemployment, diagnostic delays, lack of information and difficulty accessing appropriate health care.

The Steve Waugh Foundation is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope, providing medicine, equipment and treatment, supporting education and research, partnering with other like agencies and organisations as well as supporting specific projects and programs. The Foundation has already supported over 400 families through generous donations from our Patrons, corporate partners and supporters.

We invite you to join the Steve Waugh Foundation to give our children with a rare disease and their families ‘somewhere to turn’.

Yay! You all rock!

So, what’s next on the fundraising horizon?

Well, it’s just over 2 weeks until the City2Surf. And Mum, Jen and I are part of Team Waugh. I’m not personally fundraising this year, but my brave sister is walking the course with the two kids in the stroller and fundraising for the Steve Waugh Foundation. So, if you wanna send her some love, this is her fundraising link and this is her blog (and this is her little boy). Last year, I ran the City2Surf the day after Ezri was born, so this race may become a family tradition! (I’m running this year again. I’m hoping for a colder morning than last year!)

Getting Up and Running!

Wow! I won a 10k training course with Up and Running from Shauna @ Dietgirl… just the kick this girl needs to get back to her running that she’s been putting off for so long!

MS Fun Run Canberra

Yes, I can already run 10k (above is a pic from the MS fun run in sub zero temperatures in Canberra last year!), but this is a chance to get my time down (aiming for under an hour) and to psyche myself into tackling a half-marathon! (and get me on track for the City2Surf in August)

Totally will be posting about this here, but if you want to join me in the 10k course, it starts on June 14, with the 5k version starting Monday 11th June. Head over to Up and Running to find out more about the program.


I'm training with Up & Running Outrun the zombies with Up & Running

Bring it!

(says a snotty, #caffeinefreephona. 23 days to go!)

Back to the Gym

Got back to the gym today, joined one down the street, close to work and home. Had to work out those sore sore legs from the weekend.

city 2 surf results
Official results

Got allocated some more clients today, now I really feel like I’m getting into things :) Still got HEAPS of orientation and learning to do, but I feel kinda like I’m about to be useful soon ;)

Awesome Weekend – City2Surf, New Niece, Chilling with Rish – Warning photo flood ahead!!!

HUGE weekend. Rish arrived midnight Friday, we went to Newcastle Saturday, and while we were on the F3, I got a text from my brother in law to say they were at the hospital because my niece was on her way!! :)


I got dropped off at my parents place, and got to muck around with my nephew for a few hours :)

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We wore funnels as hats, tinman style


Had rides in the washing basket.


Did some gardening


Including a little repotting.



Had a tea party with the empty mugs


Build a tower and didn’t break anything


Then it was time to head to the hospital with my parents and meet little Ezri Rae…

Born 1:20pm, August 13, 52cm, 7lb 3.

New Niece - Ezri Rae

A serious little thing, Ezri is like Ezra, and means “helper”.

New Niece - Ezri Rae

Perfect timing, two days before due date. All are going well, but tired, I’m told.

New Niece - Ezri Rae

After time spent with family, and a later than realised dinner with Rish’s side, we got back to Sydney after midnight… with the alarm set for the big race… City 2 Surf!

City2Surf 2011

What a day! I arrived at the starting point just after my group (blue) started… not to worry it took 10 mins to get to the start anyway!

City2Surf 2011

What awesome atmosphere. I may have been running alone, but I never really was!

City2Surf 2011

Things got tough at the end of hearbreak hill, had to walk for a bit, but then finished strong, and got in around my estimated time – by my time I was in in 1 hour 47 minutes. Only an hour more than the winner ;)

City2Surf 2011

I’m hurting now!!!!! :D

Thankyou THANKYOU thankyou for all of you who sponsored me! I have raised $660 for the Steve Waugh Foundation to help awesome kids with rare diseases who might otherwise have nowhere else to go for funding support. Thank you for your support.

Bring on 2012!! :D

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