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Of COURSE the electric blanket gave up on the minus 6.5 degree night. Dammit.

Oh, Hi Canberra winter.

Yes, temperature of minus 6.5. APPARENT TEMP -9.7. And still minus two when I left for the gym at six am.

Canberra Winter

A frost.

Canberra Winter

Obstacles on the walk to work at 8:30 in the morning.

Canberra Winter

And these clothes are clearly not substantial enough. Cute, but failing to warm me.

(I should add that only HALF the electric blanket gave up. Much snuggling required.)

The Running Bug

So, the plan is to slowly increase my running time and distances until I can do 10km. Hopefully BEFORE May 8…

This means some early mornings now that there’s not really light after work! Early cold mornings where I debate whether to wear long pants or shorts, jumper or not, putting contacts in early because my glasses suck to run in, deciding whether to wear sunglasses even though the sun isn’t quite out yet. There are a lot of women’s sunglasses that so do NOT suit my face!

Case in point:

Free sunglasses with Marie Claire
(no, not these sunglasses)
(yes, I look like a bug)
(yes, my shoulders look WEIRD here)

But the running sessions need to be done, if I’m to not humiliate myself and to do my sponsors justice. ;)

I’m pleased to say that I have TWO sponsors for the fun run now, even if one of them IS my mum! ;) I’d of course love it if you’d contribute! It’s for a good cause! (and tax deductible! That’s like making the government donate!)

I need to get to bed earlier though if I’m going to be able to keep up with myself! I got up yesterday morning well enough, but my tummy wasn’t in the mood to be shaken around by early morning movement, so I wound up just doing one block on one block off – running for one block, then walking the next. Not a great session, but better than nothing. Plus I still needed to get home!!!

*yawns*

How do you convince yourself to get to bed early?

Too cold for Ice Tea

So, I got back to work last week, and there was a package of Stolen Recipe ice tea waiting for me. The poor admin staff had had a little worry about it, given it arrived without a name on the address, the name Stolen Recipe, and it came chilled. Liquid explosives, perhaps?

Ice Tea. TOo cold!

Anyway, according to my emails, I won it to taste test via Tasted by Two… SO here goes…

Too cold for ice tea (more…)

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