Friday, 31 October 2014

Things I Know

It's Friday, my favourite day of the working week and time to link in with Ann from Help I'm Stuck with the easiest linky of all because we all know 'stuff' !!!

Yesterday I finally lodged the building application - and within a couple of hours had two phone calls about things that we had answered in the wrong places !!!!  When the lady told me she was from GCCC I just started to laugh and there was just silence from the other side of the phone - I explained to her that I had called my husband once I had lodged the paperwork (all done online) and said that I was sure I was going to get more than a few calls about the application.  She just laughed and said that it was fine and she would help me through what she could.  About 5 mins later she called back to tell me about something else that I needed to change, so went back, changed that, PDF'd the files and then sent them through to her again.  I haven't heard back from her since then so I'm going with the fact that they are processing the application and they haven't just thrown it away !!!

It was my Mom's birthday yesterday and we had arranged to take my folks out for dinner but my Mom got ill earlier on in the week with chest pains and the shakes.  Apparently her kidneys are not behaving and giving her some trouble.  So we decided to take dinner around to their house to save her having to go out.  I am worried about her - especially because she tends to say "I'm fine" when she isn't.  I suppose at least my Dad is there to keep an eye on her.  The sooner we get them close to us the better.

Tomorrow night will see A and I at a hotel (not sure of it's name or exactly where it is but it's somewhere on the coast).  K won it as one of her prizes when she kicked 4/4 at the pre-game entertainment when the Suns played Collingwood earlier this year.  Unfortunately she wasn't able to use it before she left so A and I will be using it tomorrow night - it's one nights accommodation and buffet breakfast the next morning !!!

We will be skyping K tonight.  We didn't get to talk on Monday night (our normally weekly skype session) as she was having the best time in Washington DC.  She certainly has been out and about since she got over there.  Nine weeks into her stay she had been to eight states !!!!

I'm off to the knee guy after work today and then have a 5km run planned this evening.  Last run I didn't do any hills and managed so much better so I've made the decision to concede the hills ....... for now.  They will not beat me totally but I will just give them a miss until I am fitter and more able to tackle them.

Have the best weekend that you can !!

What do you know this week ?
Have you linked in ?
If you have, I'll be around to see
what you know this week.

TFTD : Go as far as you can see and you will see further.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Need To Change My Head Space

I have signed up for Far & Fast with Operation Move and got my training plan on the weekend.  I know that it is doable and I love that I am now being held accountable because, for me, accountability is what counts.  Accountability is what gets me out the door - especially in the early stages where I am trying to fake it until I make it in terms of loving what I'm doing.  Don't get me wrong - there are some days I can't wait to get home, pull on my runners and get out there but there are still too many days when I get home and force myself to get out there BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S WHAT I NEED TO DO not because I want to.

But, having been down this path before, I know that there will come a point in time when I run because I want to - as well as because I need to !!  I just need to keep going until that switch is flicked.  Once it's flicked, that's me - I'm on my way to a half marathon (well that's my goal at the moment - I'll have to wait and see how it goes)

I am used to running on the flat.  I have times in my head of how fast I ran - on the flat.  Now I am running some flat but some hills as well and I can't get my head around how slow I am.  Yes, I know I've only just started running again but I still feel that by now I should be running faster than I am.

Last night I ran - in tears - because I was just too slow.  Too slow for what - I have no idea - just too slow.  I spoke to A about it and he suggested *shock horror* running without technology - just running and either having a good run, a not so good run or even possibly a bad run.  I told him I didn't think I could do that because I use the technology to spur me on to the next km or for the next minute.  There was a post recently by the amazing Zoey about taking some ego out of your running and I think that is what I need to do - I need to get my head around the fact that I am not the same person I was when I used to run.  I am me now and I am different and I have other issues to deal with that I didn't have back then.  And that it's OK - so long as I am moving, I am making a difference to my body.

As we all know - sometimes our hearts over-rule our heads - and I really need to have my head over-rule my heart on this one.  I accept that I will never win a race - I've never expected to so that isn't a shock.  I accept that I may never run a marathon - I can't say I've ever thought I would, so that isn't a shock either.  But I won't accept that I may never run a 10km or a half marathon race - because those are my goals and, if I can get my head to over-rule my heart, I may just achieve them !!!!

Have the best day that you can !

Does your head or your heart rule you ?
What have you done to change 
which one rules ?

TFTD : Focus your conscious mind on things you desire not things you fear.  Doing so brings dreams to life.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Things I Know

I'll have to check if Ann of Help ! I'm Stuck fame is still hosting the Things I Know linky - if not, then this is just a post about things I know - otherwise I'll be linking in with her.

This week :

- I know that I am enjoying my running

- I know that while I'm not running as far or as fast as I would like, I'm slowly getting there (and I'm sure that if it wasn't for the hills I would be a lot closer !!!)

- I know that falling asleep at 7pm in front of the TV is not something that usually happens to me

- I know that getting up, showering and going to bed after above sleep, has left me feeling drugged the next morning - in fact, if I didn't know better, I would think that I had been drugged

- I know that I am SO happy it's Friday

- I know that I am so happy that the carpeting is finally finished and that it is only one set of shutters and changing the security screens that still has to happen

- I know that the council was put here to take my hard earned money and make me miserable

- I know that if you have a driveway on a plan in order to get into a property, you have to pay another $298 in order to get a licence to build the driveway

- I know that this p*sses me off because how else would you get onto the property ?

What do you know today ?
Have you linked in yet ?

Have the best weekend possible !!

TFTD :  No amount of money will make you happy if you aren't happy with yourself.

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