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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

Besting Myself (aka Yeah! I ran 10.75km!)

Gus's soy latte

Today was spent drinking coffee, writing out some answers to expected interview questions. I bought a new dress, a cute one from Review that was heavily discounted. And I ran.

10.75 km worth. The furthest I’ve ever run. And it was dark and cold at the end. But it was fun and good and made me smile.

So, now, to find the 3.25 km (and hill running skillz) needed to finish the City2Surf and to do my sponsors proud!

City2Surf 2011 – Supporting the Steve Waugh Foundation and kids with Rare Diseases

So, I went and did it. I entered the City2Surf. 14km.

I won’t die doing it, but I’ll have fun trying!

I decided, after browsing around at the charities available (including bible groups and missionaries… ) I settled on the Steve Waugh Foundation:

The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and cure of rare diseases – primarily focusing on children (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 200 families through generous donations from our Patrons, corporate partners and supporters. Over a million dollars has been used for medication, treatment, specialised equipment and financial support.

I first heard of the foundation when someone at work was able to obtain funding for a piece of equipment through them, after approaching funding bodies (government and NGOs) all over and not having success.

So, if you’re able, sponsor me in this year’s City2Surf. (Pro tip: Sponsor before June 30 to claim on this year’s tax return!) I’ll be giving updates on sponsorship over the next two months and of course my efforts to train towards a 14km run!!

There’s also a widget in the sidebar that will keep track of all you lovelies. Yes, I’m setting a goal of $1000. But aim high, I say!

Anyone else going in it? :D

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