Meanwhile, in the Capital…
I spent Sunday to Saturday in Canberra this week – the longest stretch in a few months!
Sadly – this is what it looked like…
No biggie. I just got my purple on and got ready for PROM!
1. You are too old for prom
2. You live in Australia – surely you mean formal?
You are never too old for prom! Or so said Chal to the ANU International Law Society. I’m on the society’s executive, and so I got to be part of the fun.
The prom was in aid of the US election – we wanted to do something fun with our members, and in election year, the US embassy was happy to get involved (one of the perks of living in the nation’s capital!).
After a full day of setting up we headed home to get dressed up, and help each other to forget that we had spent the entire day in tracksuit pants.
I may or may not have been vain enough to spend my morning workout on the rower in the hope that it would show in my backless dress…
(Yeah, I just admitted to that – please don’t bring it up in real life!)
I think I mentioned awhile ago that I’m a bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to heels and running. These babies didn’t last long.
Mr The Rake was in Sydney – which meant that I was partnerless. It also meant that I could do AWESOME things like not drink much, eat mini hotdogs for dinner, and wake up at 7:30am to run 20km with the law man.
I got it wrong, but it’s ok
Here’s where I went wrong:
1. Champagne and mini-hotdogs are not the world’s greatest pre-run fuel.
2. Mentally, I don’t think I was there this morning. I knew I could get through the run, but my mind wasn’t pushing like it often does.
3. Headwind. Epic. The worst I’ve experienced, and I got nowhere near enough tailwind to make up for it.
4. I just didn’t push hard enough. The last lap should have been a lot faster, and it just wasn’t.
5. The best bit – Garmin gave up half way through. For the first time ever, and for no reason. It had plenty of battery life left.
No excuses – I just didn’t run very well. This is a workout I’ll come back to again though, so much appreciated Debbie!
After that 20km, I was highly intelligent and jumped in the car for 3 1/2 hours. You should have seen Mr The Rake laughing when I tried to walk up the stairs in our apartment.
Are you a little bit gimpy Kate? Are you?
It was ok – he bought ice cream. And, even better…
I had a special delivery waiting for me! Chobani sent me a box of my favourite flavour – the plainest of the plain (they asked me!) -
So thank you very, very much to my yogurt family!
You have to ask? I got home to free yogurt!
When was the last time you got all dressed up?
Have you ever done something stupidly vain that no-one would ever notice?
Have you ever run in a really strong headwind?