Monday, 12 December 2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Occupy Adelaide!

I’m working in sunny Adelaide today and tomorrow and catching up with my pal David – I saw the picture above in Hindmarsh Square. For those that don’t know Adelaide (and outside Australia, I suspect there may be many of you), it’s not really on a par with Wall Street or the City of London – for that reason, it struck me as a somewhat incongruous spot for an ‘Occupy’ protest.
I ran to and from work yesterday (33km), setting out around 5:45. I weighed my pack when I got home in the evening, but was a little discouraged to see 6.5kg on the scales; I’m expecting around 10kg for MDS...
I had an early start today too, up at about 4:50 - thankfully before the alarm went off so didn’t wake Blain. I did the ‘300’ workout in the gym here– I’ve brought my running stuff but didn’t really have the energy this evening, plus I’m working through some sample exams to prep for Saturday. Tomorrow’s another day! My hotel is right next to Adelaide’s Botanic Park, so I’ll make a point to check it out.
Btw - My pal (and Resources Guru) Nick texted this morning with some inspiration – he did the run from Crow’s Nest to Balmoral Beach – go Nick!!

Monday, 5 December 2011

MDS Video

Someone sent me a link to a video about the MDS today - it's 47 minutes and online here.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

The Blog

Thanks to my friend Kourosh for his help today in getting the blog online and linking through to A Glimmer of Hope. Training is still taking a back seat to my final exams for the year which are in six days...can't wait to get them out of the way! That said, I worked in Melbourne and Canberra both for a couple of days last week and managed to squeeze in 10k in the South Pacific gym in Melbourne and then a little jog around the lake in Canberra with my friend Kit. He's an ex-army guy and always up for keeping fit. This is the route we took.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I did run back from work last week Friday, kept the same gentle pace (about 10kph) and had no issues aside from a bit of a stitch on the way home. The next day though I really felt it in my shoulders, good to learn that now...