Thursday, July 31, 2008

buying online

Do many others buy things online? I've only ever bought two ( now make that 3) books online. The first was a pony book that I loved when I was a kid and couldn't resist getting it again ( and YES I did reread it!!) Had to get a postal order to pay for it- and that caused me a bit of grief and a few trips back and forth to the PO with the address etc! The second was a fitness book from o/s - so to pay for that we had to get my sister in law to write a cheque ( from England) and we eventually repaid her when we went over! I've now bought my 3rd book ( meditations) and being a more enlightened buyer- I used my mastercard which I got especially to buy stuff on here. It's far too easy though, just a few numbers and 'pooff'- I've bought it!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Love my Saturdays!

I have got a really good routine going here on Saturdays. Start with a run/walk ( and have been doing this for years!) Ran about 4kms today and walked about 8kms. Then we've been going to the gym and working out and in the afternoon it's a bike ride! Had the most lovely bike ride today. We rode about 12km to Warburton and then joined the 'sidewalk set' and had latte and ( in lowered voice so Kek can't hear) a muffin! Then we rode the 12km back. I feel fabulous! A hot shower and then raring to go again. We often go dancing Saturday night and then off for a walk in the morning ( 6.30am with a friend) I love my active weekends!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008


I seemed to have done a bit of shopping lately. Went shopping with my older sister and her daughter and was taken firmly in hand with comments of - stop wearing so much black- don't be so unadventurous- try different things- stop wearing trackky daks. Consequently I came home with a 'foofy white shirt' which I don't think I will ever wear!! However, I did try to take heed of some of this advice and since then I have bought a pair of GREY trackky daks and a beige t-shirt, both of which I know I will wear. I also tried on a purple DRESS ( my goodness I'd almost forgotten I had legs!) for my nephew's wedding in November. Didn't buy it but will go back and have another look. It was really nice with no 'foof' or frill in sight! I would have loved wearing all the latest fashions ( ie babydoll foofy styles etc) 30 years ago and I don't really like tailored or jackety type things so I guess I'm somewhere inbetween- lol- in good old trackky daks and windcheaters!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Boring news

It seems to have been ages since I last blogged on here! I was very industrious yesterday and cleaned out the fridge! It's amazing what is stored in the back of it! ( only kidding). However it does give a good feeling to really scrub it out.
My foot is going really well. I'm running a bit more each week and it seems to be taking it ok. When I say 'running more' it's still only baby steps for me. I run 2 mins on treadmill and then walk 1 min and keep this up for 8 mins of running. This week I increased it to 2 mins 15 secs of running and 45 secs of walking! Whoooweeeeeee.....................I'll be running a marathon soon - when I'm 120!! However from having a mightily sore foot that ached all the time to this is a real improvement and at least I get to feel the wind in my hair again.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's that time again!!!

Hmmmm....let me see

  • Haircut - check!

  • pedicure- appointment made

  • dog to kennel- booking made

  • cats looked after- arrangements made

Yep.....just about all organised.....just waiting for August 7th then I'm OFF!!!!!!

off to here again!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Resting Place

Today we scattered the remaining half of our parents' ashes.
It completed their journey. We spread them in the Dandenongs overlooking the Silvan Dam. A lovely memorable spot.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Haha- I knew I had a pic somewhere of my stunning swimming style!!

confession time

I have a confession to make.........I think I actually enjoy swimming! After years of saying how much I hate it I find that I LOVE the way I feel afterwards and on Friday I really found the whole ordeal relaxing! I'm still really bad at it BUT I have reduced the size of the flippers I use and I do more laps of freestyle than I was. When are the next olympics?????

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

My Energetic Weekend

Had a great weekend in Echuca. As promised- just a weekend of decadence and indulgence!!
This is how dry it is in this part of Victoria. The Campaspe River not flowing very freely!

At one of our many 'watering holes'! Taken at Deniliquin- very peaceful and lots of sun!

This track was made for running- but I PROMISED my "Needleman' that I wouldn't run this week:((((((

I love this road- it's the bypass on the Hume Highway- at night it is lit up and therefore is nicknamed ( by me) as the 'pretty road'! lol

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I'm off to Echuca

While all you brave and incredibly engergetic people are heading to the Gold Coast to do the half and full marathon, I'm heading to Echuca for a weekend of indulgence and decadence!! I'll bring some pics back of our wicked ways. Good luck to all who are competing, I would just LOVE to be able to do that too. Maybe soon!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My foot - AGAIN

Went to the 'needleman' again today , thinking, will I take my 'brave pills' and tell him he was NOT going to put those needles anywhere near me, when he took the lead and said he was just doing massage ( or at least trigger point therapy) !! Phew- I didn't have to look chicken after all. It was no less uncomfortable than the previous week but somehow there is something unnatural about having sharp things stuck on your skin whereas the human touch seems ok!!!
Foot is still there and hopefully improving. Not allowed to run this week:((((((((((