Not quite a half marathon…


This weekend I was meant to be running my first ever half marathon. I started training for it back in October of last year, and have dedicated a large amount of my time this year to training and increasing my endurance.

Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

For a long time now I’ve been bouncing between sickness and injury (calf and achilles). I wrote about it in July, and in June…and even as far back as April. I’ve barely been able to run during that time. I fit in a couple of 5k sessions here and there, and did a walk/run one day of 17km to try and get some mileage down (when I was still convinced I could be healthy for the half). But that’s it. Nothing at all like what my training plan had been asking of me. [...]  read more

Monster weekend – pizza nights and zoo visits (video)

We’ve had a huge weekend, and there’s some very weary heads around the house.

From the moment I woke up on Saturday it was GO GO GO. We had a pizza night planned for Saturday night, so my job during the day was to occupy my son to keep him out of my husband’s hair while he prepared all the pizzas. My son and I went to his Saturday morning sports playgroup, then to the aquarium afterwards. By the time we got home at 11.30 he was out HARD. He ended up sleeping for 4 hours – that never happens. I had to wake him up at 3.30 so that he would have time to have (a very late) lunch before everyone started arriving for the pizza night. [...]  read more

A story of video editing rage

You know that holiday video that I’m keen to share with you, that hasn’t made an appearance yet?

Yeah. That’s been real fun this week.

Let me share with you my pain.

Transferring phone > ipad

To apple’s credit this is super easy: highlight them, click send, send via airdrop.

I started to do this while we were on holidays so that I could edit the video a little bit at a time. Except when I selected them it seems I only sent half of them at the time, and when I went to try again the phone was in the bedroom acting as a baby monitor, and there was no way I was going to risk waking Luca up. [...]  read more

Cold temperatures and coughs

For the last few days the family and I have been enjoying some time away in wine country. Also known as Stanthorpe, it’s Queensland’s coldest town. I was worried about how cold it would be while we were there, but as it turned out we missed the massive Arctic winds blowing through the state! When we got home it was still quite cool, and was actually the same temperature as where we’d come from. Except that Stanthorpe was now hitting the negatives! Brr! I kinda wished we’d stayed a day to see it, but I’m also really grateful to be home and warm. [...]  read more

July 52-in-52 update

We’re almost past the middle of the year – 6 months down. I have no idea where the time has gone! And hey, remember those 52 things I try to do every year? I’ve barely focused on them at all! I figured that if I did a bit of a check in that it might motivate me to get cracking on some more.

Back in April I had posted an update and there were 13/52 completed.

My gut feeling was that I wouldn’t be much further than that, and I was right. Two months on I’m at 18 completed, well short of halfway. But hey, it’s about making the time to get these done, right?

New items completed

Since the last update I’ve completed:

Bake something from scratch

– on the first day the Aussie women were playing in the FIFA Women’s World Cup my son and I made pancakes. Except given the event, we put a twist on it and made green and gold pancakes! It was super fun! [...]  read more