Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday and Festivities!


I’m back!

Darwin was…Darwin.  Wet season means hot, muggy, humid, step outside and melt kind of weather.

So burnt tanned.  While there, I had planned to go for runs (AHAHAHAHAHAHA whut), then realised within a couple of minutes of arriving that doing that may kill me.

So, to the gym I went!  It was actually great, got to do weights for the first time in ages which felt surprisingly good.  And helloooooo definition!

But now I’m back, it’s been Christmas, and today I went on my first ‘proper’ run for a couple of weeks (treadmills…kinda suck).

It went alright, did W6D1 again and finished but…overall, my legs felt kind of tight.  Particularly at my hip joints.  Awkward.

Anyways!  To watch Vampire Diaries and generally enjoy my evening 🙂



Quick C25K update


I haven’t abandoned the blog!  But working full time seems to take its toll – so tired!  But weekends off are incredible.

So far, C25K is going pretty well!  I’m up to W5D2, which I’ve done twice – that’s an 8 minute run, followed by 5 minute walk, followed by 8 minute run.  So far, so good – run at the same pace both times (although I think the second time I started off slower, and then compensated later).  In any case, I wasn’t slower the second time, and I certainly felt like I was running better – more in a groove, and like I could potentially keep going if I needed to.  Considering W5D3 is a 20 minute run (halp!), that’s a good thing!

I think I’ll do W5D2 again, though.  Just to make sure!

Today, Christmas shopping/packing up house.  Tomorrow, more packing up house (hopefully completed), then mum’s  birthday.  Then one day of work, then Darwin, then home, then Christmas 🙂

So for the 10 days I’m in Darwin it will be silent blog-wise.  But then I’ll be back!




Boot camp is over!


Well, actually, they decided to extend it for two weeks BUT my boot camp experience (hopefully not the last!) is done for now.  The last session was unfortunately not the best, I just…wasn’t feeling it.  I seemed so much less fit than everybody else in the group, I was far behind them in everything, and (while I know the point isn’t to finish everything first) it just made me feel…crap.

I know I should have felt inspired to work harder, but…I guess the negativity took over a little bit.

So, after a two day (three day, actually!  Shocking!) hiatus, I ran again (W5D1, for the second time).  And it felt good!  I did not like the feeling of not having exercised for a few days.  Especially running!  What if I can’t run anymore?? I thought.  What if I’ve lost it?

Well, I hadn’t.  And I ran again today.  Today and yesterday using my nifty new armband!

Like this, only with a clear screen at the front

How did I run without you, Mr. Armband??  I no longer have to hold my phone!  I’m hands free!  Not to mention, I look like a legitimate runner when I wear it.  All kitted out, I mean srs bzns.

Also, uni results came back.  And were as expected for the effort that was put in, ha.  Best subject?  Viruses!  WHUT.  NO SENSE.



Honestly, it makes me think that there’s a really fundamental fact in immunology (or several) that I am just Not Getting.  But hey, doesn’t matter now!

And tomorrow, work.  Had my first week last week doing corporate/customer orders.  Scary!  Hopefully all goes well tomorrow and everything gets sent out as it should.

Then later, Skyrim.