Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2 Lots of Exercise

I have finally come to terms with not doing the Auckland marathon but have not done much in the way of fitness for a few weeks. My friend, Anne-Marie, asked me if I wanted to join her for a run as she is training for the Arthur's half marathon (Saturday 18 Sept). The aim was to run part of the course and throw in some extra hills for good measure.

We left it until much later in the day and the running conditions were ideal. We ran from West Coast Rd to Carter Rd in Oratia to Shaw Rd and back to where we parked the car on West Coast Rd. It was only 7.7kms but I was pleased with our effort.

I enjoyed the run as I had a running buddy. We hardly ran together but Anne-Marie gave me the motivation to run, exactly what I need. I think I will join a running club for my next event...

The second day of exercise came on Monday with Moana. She asked me if I wanted to join her for a walk as she too has become a tad unmotivated where running is concerned and walking is also a chance for us to catch up and chat. I was keen to go. We walked for about 8kms.

I MUCH prefer to exercise with my buddies, there is no doubt about it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some Good News and Some Bad News

I always like to get the bad news out of the way first and so will start by letting you know that I'm not doing the marathon after all. The timing just isn't right for me this time round and I have struggled with the training. I have given my ticket to my friend who had maintained her running ever since we did her first marathon together a few years back. At least I know that I did some good with it.

The good news is that I found out yesterday that I am now a fully registered teacher. That means, after I studied for 4 years to get my Bachelor in Education and graduated, I had to work for 2 year and provide evidence of my teaching practice under the scrutiny of an already registered teacher. She signed me off in August as being ready and then I had to wait approval from the NZ Teachers Council. 6 years and 4 months later I am done! Now I can concentrate on living life and teaching.

The second piece of good news is that my son, Luke, has been selected for the Auckland West Under 14 Representative rugby team. This is great news as he has been working so hard to get there. His training began yesterday and so far so good. Now he has to work for game time. Although he was selected as Flanker, he may well be moved to Lock and is now confident in both positions. Let us see how they go.

Thanks for listening and I'll let you know when I'll be up and running again...hopefully soon. I just need to take the pressure off for a while.