Monday, December 31, 2007

The last word......

....for 2007.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, didn't eat too much, and scored a bargain or two in the post-Christmas sales (we did!)

The first week of my holidays are over, the Christmas drinks we went to about a week and a half ago were great, and it was great to catch up with iliketoast and ihatetoast the day after the night before!

The running is coming along nicely. I returned to one of my old runs last Saturday - the Black Mountain nature park run. Omg, I'd forgotten how hilly it is! I have lost all my hill fitness and am still experiencing sore quads from the downhills! I have an easy week this week.

But for now - its back to my book. I'm reading Lord of the Rings. It could take me a while!

Happy new year and here's to a great 2008!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Last day at work......

.....for three weeks. Not that there's too many people here or a lot to do. After weeks of frantically typing up briefs, filling out costings templates, and the like, this week there's been........nothing. However there is still a couple of hours before I walk out of the office today so maybe I shouldn't have let that thought out!

Took my life into my own hands and headed off to the Plaza at lunchtime to search for 'the' present - hoping to get some inspiration. 'The' present is to be a surprise for Mr CJ but I have absolutely no bloody idea what to get him. He would have to be the hardest man in the world to buy for. No luck - I ended up buying Body Butter from the Body Shop for moi - I've almost run out. So I've got 3 days left in which I'm hoping inspiration will strike.

Running is going well. So much so that I forget that I ever had an injury that stopped me running for about 3 months. However I'm not pushing my luck - I'm still running between 8km and 10km but at least I'm consistent. Which is good because I'm surrounded by chocolate at the moment - chocolate santas at home, chocolate truffles at work, an amazing flourless chocolate cake made with Lindt Intense Orange chocolate that someone brought to morning tea yesterday (that was to die for....).

Tomorrow is my long run and I'm planning on running about 12km - 15 km. Then tomorrow night we're off to Christmas drinks at our friends' place - an annual event that's greatly anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fingers crossed....

*whispering* I'm back running but I'm not trying to make too big a fuss about it....just in know..... I jinx myself. I've been steadily increasing my running over the past couple of weeks with no ill effects and I'm running 8km - 10km consistently......but no hills.....yet.

Hence the silence for the past few weeks (ok, month then) - that, and then post-election which meant lots of urgent briefings, costings, etc, etc...and then there's Christmas and yikes.....I'm way behind on everything! However I have one more week of work before going on holidays for 3 weeks....can't wait!

So, I'm back and my next event is........*drum roll* the 10,000m in January. Wish me luck.....I'm going to need it!