Monday, 2 January 2012

Last run of 2011

I wont lie.  It was a struggle to get out of bed and go for a run today!  However, there was that motivation in knowing it was going to be the last run of 2011 and that I should probably do something good to make up for a little bit of the bad that was going to happen that night.


Since the weather was so warm, I decided to rock my Super Man T Shirt.  Well, it's technically not my T shirt, but it doesn't stop me from wearing.  It makes me feel really fast when I am running (I love mind games with myself).

A little bit slower today, but still felt like a decent run.  I am really getting to know the route I usually take and I think it may be time to find a new one.
On this run, I decided to conduct a little experiment.  I saw on twitter the other day that people were talking about other runners in London and who nods and smiles at other runners when they go past.  I will always give a little nod or a smile to another runner for a few reasons.

  • I am stoked to be out running in the first place.  I am so thankful that no matter how fast or slow I am, I still got myself out the door and I am running.
  • I feel that other people might need some encouragement.  I mean, how hard is it to smile at someone?  It could make their day.
  • The nod? Well, for me that's just a simple notion of the fact that, yes, I understand.  We are both out here, busting our asses on our own for whatever reason.  And I respect that.
When I got home I was starving.  Afternoon tea/snack was baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, lean grilled chicken, red peppers, carrots, cucumber and a little bit of light mayonnaise.  Just about hit the spot!  Well, for an hour anyway.  Then I had to snack on some celery and peanut butter ;)

Although the day was nice and warm, the sun wasn't exactly shining from above.  Pretty darn gloomy isn't it?  It was very hard to see pics on FB from all my mates back home, enjoying bringing in the new year in the scorching heat of Sydney.

For dinner we decided to hit up Ben's Canteen.  It was a lovely atmosphere and the drinks were flowing long before diner was served.  Recipe for disaster?  I think so!

I hope you all had a great night and you bought the new year in with loved ones and close friends.  

Let's all have an amazing 2012.  Stay healthy and safe!

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