Posted by: sharonseidel | October 7, 2014

Closed For Renovations

Excuse me whilst I fight my way through all the dust and cobwebs around here.  It has been a long time since I have updated you on the goings on in my world, so here goes.

It is fun run season, and I started a little earlier than usual this year in July with the Stadium Stomp.  The Stadium Stomp was a new event this year and involved climbing a total of 6400 steps in the SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground for the non-Aussies reading this) and Allianz Stadium.  It was a real challenge – the SCG has been around a long time and new stands have been added over the years, so no two sections of steps are the same height, width or gradient.  Allianz Stadium is much newer and so all the steps are pretty uniform.  I completed it in 1 hour and 18 minutes and I really enjoyed the event.  My calves were not nearly so enthusiastic….

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And because I always like to show proof of workout here are my Stadium Stomp pics:

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Next was the Pub To Pub in August:

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and the Bridge Run in September (see if you can find me in the crowd running over the finish – pink hat, orange singlet and pink shorts – it’s like “Where’s Wally” 🙂 )

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Coming up, I have the 7 Bridges Walk, a 27km walk over 7 of Sydney’s bridges in October and then in December, the Mud Run (costume to be revealed in a later post ) and the Santa Fun Run.  I also want to sign up for the Color Run in February and I saw the Rebel Run, another Sydney fun run, advertised today, which will be run in early November.  These Fun Run things are a little addictive once you get the bug.  I love the challenge and the sense of community for each of these events. And to jog your memory, here is what I looked like completing the Mud Run last year:

On the weight loss front, things have not been going so well.  I kind of got off track in July and August and so I am slowly finding my way back.  It’s funny how you know all the rules and what you need to do to reach your goals, and still you can lose your way really easily.  Losing sight of that clear plan – for me, a few lazy takeaways, a couple of extra vinos here and there and a month of rain all combined to send me off in a direction that I didn’t want to go..now I am getting back to the path and things should start to improve. Watch this space….

Anyway, no journey is perfect and mine certainly hasn’t been.  But one thing I tell my school students is that it is alright to make mistakes, because that is how we learn.  My yoga teacher tells us that there is no point doing the things that you can do perfectly because you will never see changes.  It is in the things that we find challenging that we create the best results and the inspiration to push ourselves further.  Cheers for now 🙂

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