I think I know why I am feeling run down and with a sore throat at the moment.
Not only am I home schooling 4 kids (teens to tweens) but I have an extra 90minutes a day doing specialist work with one, helping another with her traineeship studies, and then having to reply to people when they talk to me… This is without adding work into the mix.
This traineeship stuff isn’t easy to work out how to do and i think her boss has a bit more work to do then was originally planned for.
Next year the teens will have extra studies from their local (ish) Tafe. And if things go the way they are, my work will pick up and the only spare time I will have will be when I am hiding at my desk on a short lunch break.
Need to add to this my running. Gotta keep that up.
The new year looks to be a busy one, no slowing down but picking up pace.
This weekend just gone was the Glasshouse 100 trail run. Once again I didn’t compete but I helped out in varying positions. I helped set-up, pull-down, top up drinks, chauffeur, take down times, converse with the media and perform minor first aid. I went in as a sports trainer/first aid person so I was forever watching the people, scanning the crowds and talking to people. I loved it all!
I didn’t run the course but I heard stories and 99.999% of people were happy with the event, the only concerns being some of the motor cycle riders purposely directing some runners off course.
My computer has been down. It was working as slow as a snail and on the bad days I just wouldn’t bother to use it. It did create a lot of useful offline time though. But it hampered any work that needed doing.
Thanks to my skilled hubby, things are up and running better then before, which is just as well since my laptop loves the colour blue (blue screen of death!) and is currently out of service..
While I was out I sewed, I walked, I talked and I did stuff. Well, I normally do this stuff, but just a little bit more.
It is bright, it is colourful, it is technicolour and reversible. This is my latest creative piece and I think I need to do more creative and less practical and safe items. I want fun but a pair of khaki green shorts isn’t really fun, and is more practical then creative.
It was a good day to be out and running through the Australian bush, along dirt trails. The day started with light cloud cover, giving false promises of a cool and even temperatured day. It wasn’t long upon arriving that the clouds decided to dissipate, and with that the humidity rose. It was still pleasant however, it just meant you sweated a little more.
Today I ran with my 4 girls, which was an interesting experience in itself. One was super eager to run and took off as soon as the gun went off. Fortunately the track was really well marked and there was no need for her to heed my instructions should she get lost. She did fine and apparently arrived in before the first 10k runner (we were doing the 5k). The others stayed with me on strict instructions not to get out of my sight. My eldest, who has had a break from running, struggled under the humidity, heat and hills. Possibly also the fact she didn’t eat breakfast beforehand either. She made it around and for that I am proud of her. My youngest two did well and quite often I would send them ahead to the ‘next white ribbon’ at which they would get a little break and sometimes a sip of water. The ribbons were about 50m apart.
All of my girls did well on this run, especially considering the level of training they have had recently, which hasn’t been a lot. I think it has also given them a taste for these types of races. We came dead last in the 5k but we completed it and the girls got extra claps from the spectators for completing it all.